Shards of History
Rebecca Roland
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Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM By Rebecca Roland

Feared and reviled, the fierce, winged creatures known as Jeguduns live in the cliffs surrounding the Taakwa valley When Malia discovers an injured Jegudun in the valley, she risks everything exile from the village, loss of her status as clan mother in training, even her life to befriend and save the surprisingly intelligent creature But all of that pales when she leFeared and reviled, the fierce, winged creatures known as Jeguduns live in the cliffs surrounding the Taakwa valley When Malia discovers an injured Jegudun in the valley, she risks everything exile from the village, loss of her status as clan mother in training, even her life to befriend and save the surprisingly intelligent creature But all of that pales when she learns the truth the threat to her people is bigger and malicious than the Jeguduns Lurking on the edge of the valley is an Outsider army seeking to plunder and destroy her people It s only a matter of time before the Outsiders find a way through the magic that protects the valley a magic that can only be created by Taakwa and Jeguduns working together.
  • Title: Shards of History
  • Author: Rebecca Roland
  • ISBN: 9781452405933
  • Page: 125
  • Format: ebook

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Maria Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
Shards of History has to be one of the most beautifully written novels I have ever read - both visually and metaphorically. Rebecca Roland has the ability to capture you with her stunning descriptions of the world surrounding the Taakwa people, Jegudun creatures and yes, even some dragons.Our protagonist, Malia, is a strong-willed, selfless, courageous and unyielding woman - so, needless to say, I love her! She comes from a village where typical gender roles are reversed and women have all the p [...]
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Amalia Dillin Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
This book had a great, rich world, and a wonderfully strong woman as the protagonist, who led us on a very natural journey of growth. There are so many possibilities and doors left open for exploration in this world, still, too, and I'm curious to see if it becomes a series.
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A.M. Leibowitz Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
This is a terrific beginning to the series. Although it does end with some loose threads, it can still be enjoyed as a complete story. The main plot of the book resolves by the conclusion.The world-building here is excellent. While there are some longer descriptive passages, they pertain mostly to providing us a visual of the countryside, home life for Malia and her people, and the encampment of the Maddion. Nothing feels like too much or as though it’s there only for exposition. For the most [...]
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Carolyn-anne Templeton Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
First, I want to start a fan club for Enuwal. The novel really turns the traditional alpha male/submissive female trope on it's head. And damn it, sweet, adorable guys are hot. For some reason, don't ask me why, he reminds me of Ren from Gabriel's Ghost (who, unlike this book, was the only redeeming quality of an otherwise horrible book), which is a BIG PLUS. The lead character, Malia, is very strong and encounters her travails with an admirable amount of confidence that is, refreshingly, not br [...]
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Nicole Bates Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
Rebecca Roland's first novel, Shards of History, is a beautiful blend of historical fiction and fantasy. The Taakwa, a tribal people much like the Native Americans of the southwestern United States, live in fear of the Jegudun, an avian species that they believe to be their life-long enemies. What the Taakwa don't realize is that the real threat comes from the dragon-riding Maddion, a people they have labeled The Outsiders.One woman, Malia, learns the truth about the Jegudun, and her own people' [...]
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Susan Sullivan Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
I love this book! The world building is so refreshing and captivating and the jeguduns are fascinating. Malia is a compelling heroine and I found myself wanting to live in her world. Frankly, I'd tired of traditional fantasy years ago, but I gobbled up this fantasy novel like candy. Can't wait for the sequel!!!! This book is amazing! I highly recommend it.
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Richard Flores IV Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
needs to add three more stars to their rating system just for this book. I loved everything about it. I love Malia and everyone she meets a long the way in her journey. The world is amazing, the description is awesome. I'm just simply in love with this book.
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Chrisette Trevino Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
Malia, clan woman in training, finds her life changed forever when the magic surrounding her valley fails & the Outsiders attack. The Taakwans & the Jeguduns find themselves having to work together in order to defeat Kushtrims' forces. Will they be able to put aside their fears & differences ? Will Malia be able to convince them all to come together ? Does she have enough experience in her young life to be able to consolidate them against the Outsiders ? Definitely a book to keep you [...]
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HeatherAnne Norbury Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
In terms of world building, Rebecca has done it beautifully in Shards of History. She eschews the traditional Medieval Europe angle of most fantasy novels for a decidedly American Indian one. Malia is a strong heroine who must make extremely dangerous choices, that fly in the face of generations of history, in order to save her people. In Malia's world, gender roles are somewhat reversed. I say “somewhat” because the men are still the hunters and warriors, but the women are the leaders and t [...]
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S.L. Saboviec Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
Shards of History proves that a book from a small press can be as absorbing, well-written, and well-edited as a book from a large press. The characters were realistic and the struggles were palpable; the writing propelled me through the pages.My favorite portrayal was was Malia, such a strong yet vulnerable protagonist. She's stuck in crappy situation, with a husband she has to stay with because of her obligations to her village and a discovery that she can't unveil because of her society's prej [...]
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Amber Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
This was a nicely written book and a good first book from this author.According to oral history the Taakwa and Jegudun have always been at odds with each other. The Taakwa are not allowed to leave the valley or they'll be attacked by the Jegudun. When the main character Malia encounters one in the forest she begins to see that perhaps there is more to the Jegudun race then they know. Some of the plot was a bit predictable. The world setting doesn't extend too far and some of it is presented rath [...]
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Eileen Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
Young adults and those of us who've been reading fantasy for much longer, will love this one -- particularly since it eschews the second-world fantasy trope of pseudo-Medieval Europe in favor of the rich landscape of the Native American cultures of the Southwest.The social and cultural dynamics build to a clash and crescendo at the end of the novel. And Malia is a heroine we can all root for! Not some fainting flower, she defies the men in her life to save her people, and as it turns out, fix th [...]
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Linn Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
A nice new world setting and interesting plot. Somehow though it never fully caught my interest and maybe I guess it was because the writing style didn't appeal to me. I'm usually one for long descriptions and visual build up, whereas this was more plot driven.
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Laura Harvey Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
This is a fast, fun read. Roland creates an authentic feeling world populated by distinct creatures and cultures, magic and mayhem. Malia is a heroine from the start.
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Tess Mar 25, 2019 - 16:35 PM
I enjoyed this book with it's imaginative world and characters. Roland makes them come to life and kept me guessing as to what would happen next. I like that! Looking forward to the next book.
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Shards of History By Rebecca Roland Feared and reviled, the fierce, winged creatures known as Jeguduns live in the cliffs surrounding the Taakwa valley When Malia discovers an injured Jegudun in the valley, she risks everything exile from the village, loss of her status as clan mother in training, even her life to befriend and save the surprisingly intelligent creature But all of that pales when she leFeared and reviled, the fierce, winged creatures known as Jeguduns live in the cliffs surrounding the Taakwa valley When Malia discovers an injured Jegudun in the valley, she risks everything exile from the village, loss of her status as clan mother in training, even her life to befriend and save the surprisingly intelligent creature But all of that pales when she learns the truth the threat to her people is bigger and malicious than the Jeguduns Lurking on the edge of the valley is an Outsider army seeking to plunder and destroy her people It s only a matter of time before the Outsiders find a way through the magic that protects the valley a magic that can only be created by Taakwa and Jeguduns working together.

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