HERSTORY

Mystery & Thrillers

By Delaina Waldron

Publisher : Xlibris.com

ABOUT Delaina Waldron

Delaina Waldron
Delaina M. Waldron is a Screenwriter, freelance writer and filmmaker in her spare time.  She wrote two feature length screenplays one of which was adapted to her novel "HerStory" and the other a comedy called "Ghetto Ghost Hunters" was a finalist in the 2011 Hollywood  More...

Description

HerStory is a paranormal thriller about a young African slave woman with special powers who is rescued by a Native American tribe during the beginning of slavery in America. A local Indian tribe attacks boats transporting African slaves along the Mississippi river and rescues a group of slaves. One of them, a young woman named Ayira, holds a dark secret. She can speak to the dead, as well as see into the past and the future. The young woman is haunted by her dead father, a witch doctor who wants to control both her body as well as her gifts. However, her powers are beyond her own control. As Ayira struggles to balance her special powers and face her dark past, the Indians around her attempt to help her cope with her new circumstances. The tribal chief’s son, White Hawk, thinks Ayira is mad and will be the cause of his tribe's downfall. What he does not know is that his fate lies in Ayira's hands. Ayira must overcome her fears of her dark past, survive the present, and accept her destiny to help save the tribe from their fatal outcomes.

This is book is also a screenplay. I created an African slave woman with special powers living in the worst time for Africans. When the beginning of slavery in America began. It's a what if… What if one of those African slaves had special powers that was beyond their control and was something they could never imagine. When no one ever heard of such powers, except for the Native Americans who saves that African slave woman. They not only save her from herself but they save themselves in the process.

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The author manages to skillfully mix both African shaminism and Native American elements without ever allowing the differences to blur. I found myself unusually engrossed in the story; part of the pull was the prose itself, which has a haunting, mystical tone throughout. Flashbacks are rarely written well., but the author of HERSTORY weaves them in without ever breaking the flow, and they're always perfectly timed and just the right length so that the flashbacks actually add substantially to the story. As much as I enjoyed the book overall, it was the surprise at the end of it that truly blew me away. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but the entire book is worth reading just to see how the story ends. Besides the surprise ending that made the book seem so well written, it was incredible how easily the author tied up all the loose ends.


If you want to truly escape with a good read, this story will really pull you in. I just can't recommend it highly enough.