But when he has forbidden contact with a foreign explorer, Thunder is banished from his village. He is forced to join a monastery to lead a quiet life of study and meditation under the tutelage of his uncle, a high-ranking monk. At the monastery, though, life is anything but quiet. Thunder has to stand up to Zang-po, his uncle's resentful servant, and--even worse--defend himself against Pounder, the menacing soldier who endangers his life. Will he find peace at the monastery, or will he rebel against the life set out for him?
Readers will come to care about Thunder as they turn the pages of this fast-paced, engrossing story set in a truly captivating time and place.
Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL)
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Profoundly changed by his experiences, Thunder turns in the end, armed with a clearer vision of his life's path, toward a prophesied future in which Tibet’s long isolation will end in violence and exile.| Read Full Review of Rebel: A Tibetan Odyssey
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