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I was the first child born to a hunted people, in the first winter of their flight. My earliest memory is of being carried on my mother's hip across barren plains, with wild mountains all around, and of rough tents made of skins stretched across sticks planted in the dust, of hunger and thirst and a feeling I did not like or understand, but which I know now was the fear that shadowed my people, as a wolf shadows a wounded deer.
Avala dreams of becoming a healer, but her dreams are not the same as her destiny. Hers is a mighty but lonely fate, for she is the chosen one—the one who will bring the Time of the Eagle, when the hunted will become the hunters and win back their freedom. It is a destiny that requires the spirit of a warrior and the heart of a healer. But does Avala have the courage to set the Eagle on its flight?
In this epic story about a girl born to greatness, Sherryl Jordan tells an unforgettable tale of destiny, betrayal, and the power of love and faith.
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Sherryl Jordan is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning books, including The Hunting of the Last Dragon, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; The Raging Quiet, a School Library Journal Best Book and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults; Wolf-Woman, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Winter of Fire, an ALA/YALSA Recommended Book for the Reluctant Reader and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and The Juniper Game, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. She is also the author of Secret Sacrament, the prequel to Time of the Eagle and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Tauranga, New Zealand.From Booklist:
In this sequel to Jordan's Secret Sacrament (2001), Avala, daughter of Gabriel Eshban Vala (the previous book's hero), tells of her life as a healer and as the Chosen One of the persecuted Shinali people. Born of the love between Gabriel, a Navoran healer, and Ashila, a Shinali woman, Avala must bring about the Time of the Eagle, which prophesies the Shinalis' uprising and the destruction of malevolent Navoran emperor, Jaganath. To do so, Avala must persuade both city-dwelling Navorans and the Igaal, a nomadic tribe, to join forces with the Shinali. Jordan offers a tale of a young woman navigating both calling and duty, although some may find the end result more pleasant than complex. Many of Jordan's characters seem too good to be true, and her bad guys are not truly villainous—until the true archnemesis arrives for a brief and tidy final confrontation. Avala's lyrically narrated story will appeal most to teens who enjoyed the first book. Koelling, Holly
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