Review of 'Where The Rain Is Made' Nov 13, 2011 11:27:54 GMT -5
Post by leeannv on Nov 13, 2011 11:27:54 GMT -5
Book Title: Where the Rain is Made
Author: Keta Diablo
Published By: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Recommended Age: 18+
Reviewed By: Lee-Ann Graff Vinson
Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud
On the plains of Denver in 1864, lived a tribe of warriors. The Cheyenne Indians were feared for their Dog Soldiers, men who protected their land, homes and loved ones with a ferocity known throughout the land. One such man, Meko, was the leader of these great fighters. He was also a time traveler. A gift bestowed upon him by the Sacred Council, he vowed to protect the ways of the Cheyenne. By way of the raven, he took flight unto another time and place to fight for the preservation of the People. He was their fearless leader.
Francesca Duvall was a mere teenage girl when her father was cut down by the Cheyenne. Her village had done no wrong to these savages, yet they came and destroyed them like rabid dogs. Francesca and her younger brother, Marsh, ran from the evil overtaking their home, but they were caught. Instead of meeting their instant demise, they were taken prisoner and made to obey the rules of the Cheyenne.
Francesca became the property of Meko, but she refused to bend to the ways of the Cheyenne. She fought her new owner at every turn, earning her the name She-Wolf. She tries desperately to protect her brother, whose new owner beats his slaves. Marsh is in danger and Francesca will do anything to save him. Hatred for the savages seeps out every pore, and she refuses to become like the animals who took her. But the man to whom she belongs, is a strong-willed, chiselled, and wildly-handsome. Meko makes her long to be one with him at the mere sight of his exquisite body. The scent of him all but incapacitates her mind. She must free her brother, but she cannot resist the draw of the Dog Soldier.
The time spent with the Cheyenne brings awareness to Francesca and Marsh. They learn the ways of their culture, their history, their strength. They learn the ways of the Dog Soldier. They also experience the evils of the Blue Coats and their brutal treatment of the Cheyenne, giving them nothing but broken promises in their desire for complete annihilation of the Red Man.
Francesca is overtaken by her love for her captor, now her husband. She fears for the safety of the People, she fears for the man she loves, the man who captured her heart. The man who completes her soul. The passion between Francesca and Meko sets their bodies aflame with desire. The spirits have tested their strength to deny each other the perfection in their love, and they have failed. They could no more stay away from each other than they could stop the sun from rising.
Francesca and Marsh are prepared to fight beside the People to save their village. The attack is the largest in history and many deaths will come. If he survives, will the time traveler be allowed to stay in the world of the Cheyenne or will he be called back home? It is up to the Sacred Council to decide.
‘Where The Rain Is Made’ by Author, Keta Diablo is an exquisitely written tale borne of historic events dipped in the mystical beliefs of the Cheyenne Indians. It will tear at your heart and anger your soul. Her characters are passionate and devotional, as is the way of the Cheyenne. The spiritual beliefs of the Native Indian culture are centuries old. This story awakens your senses to the tribal rituals of yore and mixes them into the world we now know. You will lose yourself in this creative and sensual novel of divine intervention.