“I was born out of sorrow, so my mother named me Rain.”
So begins The Foretelling; a favourite book of mine which I read a few years ago. It is a very short story, but the lyrical beauty of Hoffman’s prose is absolutely enchanting. Rain, a young woman shunned by her own mother, struggles in her search for her own identity. She is desperate to prove herself in a society of strong Amazon women; but she will soon discover that she sees a different future for herself.
After recently discovering that I actually had two copies of this book, I’ve decided to give one of them away!
Here’s the description from Goodreads:
A stunning tale of primal power and mythic beauty from a New York Times bestselling author. Rain is a girl of the Amazon tribe of women warriors, the daughter of Queen Alina, living in a time of blood and fear. As the future leader of her people, she must seek and hold fast to her inner warrior. But amid the horrors of the battlefield, Rain is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy–men–within her. What she encounters along the poignant and harrowing path toward her destiny–a kind young man, a strange recurrent prophecy, and a condemned baby brother–lead her, against odds, to forge mercy, love, and peace.
I think any writer could learn from Hoffman’s prose; she absolutely amazes me. And any reader would be entranced by her prose and storytelling.
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