This book is about an Apache young woman who goes astray from the traditions of her tribe and decides to become an Apache warrior to avenge her mother, father and brother Tazhi. However, following the path of a warrior isn’t easy and the hardships along the way are evident in the book. Tanya Landman herself said that “I’ve made no attempt to produce an accurate historical novel.” but having said that the book does seem like it’s quite accurate. There are a lot of characters in the book but the main ones are Siki and Golahka. All the characters in the book are different but there are so many I can’t name them all. This book is not happy, if you are the type of person who cries in books then there will be tears from you over this. I will say that it’s quite a confusing read and sometimes I found that occasionally it was difficult to follow what was going on so this isn’t an easy or quick read, but definitely a good one.
Anyway, there are numerous battle scenes in the book between the Mexicans and the Apache. Where SPOILER: numerous people are killed. But if you’ve read any Sarah J Maas books, I’m sure you can cope. Despite this being a Teen/YA novel, it’s quite a serious book and Tanya Landman ventures towards the older half of the teenage years with this novel. However, I do think that anyone could and should read this and I found it very empowering especially for women and teaches young girls to follow their dreams no matter what. This book would be a great last-minute Christmas present for your friends or family and definitely worth the read. I give this book 9 out of 10 stars and hope you enjoyed my review.
Blurb: Siki is an orphan of the Black Mountain Apache. Her mother was killed by Mexicans three years ago and her father lost in an ambush the winter before that. When Siki witnesses the brutal murder of her little brother Tazhi, she vows to become an Apache warrior and avenge his death.
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