Carole Reviews: Song of the River – Sue Harrison

Author: Sue Harrison 
Title: Song of the River (Storyteller Trilogy #1) 
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Adventure
Pages: ebook
First Published: 1997
Where I Got It: On my shelf. Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion


Eighty centuries ago, in the frozen land that is now Alaska, a clubfooted male child had been left to die, when a woman named K’os rescued him. Twenty years later and no longer a child, Chakliux occupies the revered role as his tribe’s storyteller. In the neighboring village of the Near River people, where Chakliux will attempt to make peace by wedding the shaman’s daughter, a double murder occurs that sends him on a harsh, enthralling journey in search of the truth about the tragic losses his people have suffered, and into the arms of a woman he was never meant to love.”

Like earlier stated, I read this for the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion. 

This is the first in another series by Sue Harrison. It follows another character entirely and I was rather upset. Hahaha, I really wanted to continue with the next book of the last series I read by Harrison, but oh well.

I’ll be honest…I didn’t connect with the main character as much as the last one from her other book ‘Mother Earth, Father Sky’, but I did like him. He was brave and everything, but I just couldn’t connect with him. I doubt it has to do with the fact he was a male, because I’ve connected with many male characters in books in the past. Meh. Oh well. I don’t why. :/ Oh well, yet again. Too be honest I had a hard time connecting with anyone in this one. 

This was a little slow moving at times, but it still captured my attention. I think that has more to do with the author’s voice and her writing style. I’ll admit…I skimmed a wee bit here and there. It was just sooooooooooooooooooooo slow moving at times, I just wanted to move along. *hides under rock*

The research and knowledge base behind this story amazed me yet again. Sue Harrison sure did her homework before writing this! I could feel myself being sucked into time with every page and wish I was there (minus all the violence and lack of technology). Not an easy life, but a simple life it was. 

All-in-all, this was pretty good. Yes, some parts were slow and some parts I skimmed on, but I did really enjoy the ride. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sue Harrison’s voice. I will defiantly be reading more of her books in the future! I can’t get enough of the worlds she makes us visit. She knows what she is talking about. I wish I could have loved this as much as her other one, but you can’t win them all, eh? Out of five stars I grant this one 3 stars.

Favorite Character(s): Chakliux (even though I didn’t emotionally connect with him, I thought he was a cool guy) & mama K’os (I don’t really get why a lot of people didn’t like her)

Not-so Favorite Character(s): None I really think off…*thinks* 


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19 thoughts on “Carole Reviews: Song of the River – Sue Harrison

  1. Anachronist says:

    Too slow books are not for me – I am too nervous. Too fast books are not for me as well – I feel tired too soon. Eh, the joys and tribulations of a reader…

  2. Mishel says:

    The cover and title remind me a lot of the other book you reviewed by her. It certainly draws me in for some reason. I'll have to check out some of her work. Thanks Carole!

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