One Is the Sun

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What to expect

Surviving a massacre of wise Mayan priestesses, Earth Thunder flees her temple and journeys north to teach those who wish to know Mother Earth and her great circles of life. Meanwhile, a European noblewoman sends her family across the ocean to renew a spiritual link with native America. To her grandniece, Helle, she entrusts a mission.

In her quest to share her ancient knowledge, Earth Thunder meets River Singing, a slave girl who becomes her apprentice, as does Helle. They build a new temple of learning in the Deer Lodge valley of Montana Territory. There they live by the old wisdom of life: One is the sun, Two is the Earth … Five is the human self.

When enemies threaten to destroy them all, the Deer Lodge people will fight bravely and leave their mark in time.

Critics Review

  • “Taps into both the current frenzy for goddess lore and renewed interest in American Indians…illuminating.”

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • “[Raver] reads with a sense of empowerment and importance, giving each complicated character their own identity through a large arrangement of voices and tones. A memorable listening experience and powerful denouement await those willing to give this story the time and respect it deserves.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • “Filled with goddess lore and Native American history…Raver invests each of the many characters with a convincing personality.”

  • “This incredible book ought to be in the library of every woman and man who loves the Mother Earth, welcomes the Great Spirit, and honors the ancestors.” 

    Michael R. Gorman, award-winning author

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