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FREE PDF ñ BOOK Tidewater Ô EYLTRANSFERSERVICES ¶ ❮Reading❯ ➹ Tidewater Author Libbie Hawker – In 1607 three ships arrive on the coast of Virginia to establish Jamestown Colony One girl’s life—and the lives of her people—are changed foreverTo Pocahontas and her peopLd As Jamestown struggles to take root John Smith knows that the only hope for survival lies with the Powhatan people He knows too that they would rather see the English starve than yield their homeland to invaders In the midst of this conflict Pocahontas the daughter of the great chief forges an unlikely friend ETA Oh I forgot this The Native American names can be a little hard to keep track of There are many characters To make it even difficult the natives change their name at important turning points of their lives In addition the author throws in LOTS of Native American terms Most often you can decipher their meaning from the context and it builds atmosphere Not really a problem but sometimes I was confused Maybe the paper book has a word list? Maps would be handy too This book was just OK for me I will explain why What irritated me may be exactly what you are looking for I am rating the written book not the audiobook version I detested the audiobook narration There are three narrators Scott Merriman Angela Dawe and Luke Daniels Each of these read separate chapters The chapters switch between those seen from the female Native Americans and Pocahontas the male Native Americans or the British settlers’ views The three different narrators each took a different group The setting is the Jamestown Colony in Virginia the start date 1607 A six month sojourn in London is also covered The story continues through Pocahontas' death There is a historical note at the end which consists of words from the author sources and finally information on what happens to the main characters after Pocahontas' death The last is read by Angela Dawe She has the largest portion of the narration The voices further emphasize the cinematic tone of the lines and events Many people enjoy such dramatization; I do not Many want to feel they are at a movie They like sentimentality and melodrama I can do without both In my view the words of the female narrator sounded at times cartoonish Dawe's narration drove me nuts but I am not letting this reduce my rating of the book That I am keeping separate Unfortunately what I disliked about the book was further exaggerated by the narration Now what did I think of the book? There is the writing the lines how things are described Libbie Hawker does a marvelous in describing tribal traditions customs clothes hairstyles dances rites foods I enjoyed tremendously her use of metaphors She explains how things happened or looked or were experienced by comparing them to animals and scenery and fauna intrinsic to life there in the wild To give you a feel here are a few examples metallic like stars in water like an osprey diving chatted like a blackbird in a marsh it was dark and shiny as a blackbird wing like an eddy in the riverThese metaphors fit perfectly and thus the reader sees the Native American world as they themselves saw it and experienced it This was cleverly done However I disliked the dialogs and other than those metaphors the lines are ordinary excessively action filled meant to excite or make you feel sentimental Childish one minute adult the next uite simply the writing on the whole was without nuance No adverbs nope not here Let me add that at the end in the author's so called historical notes Hawker goes on and on about her talent and speed She wrote 160000 words in 119 daysbut I am not impressed I am really not interested in word counts I don't value speed over uality What hubris She brags of her ability to write and self publish a book without a high school educati

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In 1607 three ships arrive on the coast of Virginia to establish Jamestown Colony One girl’s life and the lives of her people are changed foreverTo Pocahontas and her people the Tidewater is the rightful home of the Powhatan tribe To England it is Virginia Territory fertile with promise rich with silver and go The story of Pocahontas has become part of American mythology The legend of the Indian princess who befriended the colonists of Jamestown Virginia and saved the life of John Smith has been depicted in numerous books and films usually in a highly romanticized way In the animated Disney movie as in many other portrayals Pocahontas and John Smith were in love star crossed by their incompatible culturesIt all makes for a great story but these tales bear little resemblance to the history In Tidewater Libbie Hawker puts some of the historical back in historical fiction with a novel that sticks much closer to the actual events but turns out to be interesting than the idealized version Pocahontas a nickname meaning “Mischief” was actually a child when she first met John Smith and certainly not a love interest She was adept with languages as was Smith helping the colonists communicate with her father the most important chief of the tribes in the region Hawker uses Powhatan words unapologetically but naturally adding to the sense of this unusual linguistic partnership of a Native American child and an English settlerPocahontas and Smith were both a little out of step with their respective people Their mutual feeling of not uite fitting in formed another basis for their bond Pocahontas unfortunately shared a weakness with the colonists as well a hubris that came of overestimating abilities and underestimating challenges Though excusable in a child the mistakes of all involved had devastating conseuences that often erupted into violence The constant threat of starvation coupled with the colonists’ fundamental misunderstanding of the native tribes sowed the seeds of conflict that would be passed on for generations Hawker creates a story that is by necessity much darker than the Disney version Her research gives the novel authenticity but it is woven into the story and the characters Their decisions and interactions are plausible based on the time and circumstances While some uestions will never be fully answered by history it could have gone like this Pocahontas 1616 Image Wikipedia

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TidewaterShip with Smith Their bond preserves a wary peace but control can rest only in one nation’s hands When that peace is broken Pocahontas must choose between power and servitude between self and sacrifice for the sake of her people and her landRevised edition This edition of Tidewater includes editorial revisions This book just blew me away I have to admit being in a rather small minority in that I knew nothing about Pocahontas before reading the book other than that she existed she was famous for some reason and there was a cartoon about her I bought the book purely on the strength of this author's other books writing as L M Ironside set in ancient Egypt I gave all of those 5 stars so I was intrigued and delighted to see that she had tackled a different eraI wasn't disappointed Far from it While I thought the Egyptian books were excellent I also thought that Hawker's writing had taken a uantum leap since her last book This is a writer of genuine skill She was able to evoke an era that I knew nothing about and put me right there to such an extent that now I feel like I know all about itBecause of the cartoon I wasn't sure what to expect but this isn't a cartoon story This is the story of the collision of two cultures and the inevitable bloodshed that follows It's the story of the connection between two people too complex to be called a love story which develops into a fascinating account of two intertwined livesI would recommend this book to everyone whether you think you know the story of Pocahontas or not