The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman

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A coming-of-age story that pierces the soul and heals the spirit, this is the tale of the future leader of the Amazon women warriors. Rain must hold fast to her inner warrior, but she is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy.
 

About Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman is the author of fifteen novels: Blue Diary (2001), The River King (2000), Local Girls (1999), Here On Earth (1997), Practical Magic (1995), Second Nature (1994), Turtle Moon (1992), Seventh Heaven (1990), At Risk (1988), Illumination Night (1987), Fortune's Daughter (1985), White Horses (1982), Angel Landing (1980), The Drowning Season (1979), and Property Of (1977). She is also the author of three children's books: Aquamarine (2001), Horsefly (2000), and Fireflies (1997). Born in New York City, and raised on Long Island, Hoffman graduated from Adelphi University and received an M.A. from Stanford University, where she was Mirrielees Fellow. She currently lives near Boston with her family and her dogs.
 
Published December 5, 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 196 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, War, History. Fiction

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“Born out of sorrow,” Rain is the only daughter of Alina, queen of the Amazonia, a race of warrior women living in a “time of blood.” Ignored by Alina, Rain is determined to prove herself worthy of her royal heritage.

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Rain, the heroine, is a young Amazon princess who was born to Alina, Queen of the legendary Amazon warriors.

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But as the queen-to-be, Rain is raised with many guiding hands as she learns every aspect of their all-female tribe, including beekeeping, archery, and Rain's favorite --- the horses.

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This novel is a coming of age story centered around the life of a young Amazon queen-to-be, Rain.

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