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5+ stars for Tiponi by Evelyn Timidaiski #fantasy #fantasyadventure #fantasyromance #bookreview
Author: Evelyn Timidaiski
Genre: Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy Romance
Two hundred years into the future, the world faces an impending and devastating event, the eruption of a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone, home of the Kahoti Tribe. They are caretakers of a sacred pipe that symbolizes the ancient covenant between the tribes and White Mesa Woman—the matriarch of their tribe. She promises to return when she is needed.
Powaqa, an albino child, is born, and when her mother dies Grandfather (The Great Spirit) sends Hania, her spirit warrior, a wolf, to protect the baby. Once she is twenty and renamed Tiponi, Hania learns she is destined to be his mate and is the reincarnation of White Mesa Woman. She must complete her own quests in order to enact the change, but will it happen in time to bring back the sacred pipe when it is stolen or stop the volcano from destroying all they hold dear?
A supervolcano is set to erupt in Yellowstone and it's up to one woman, Tiponi, and her destined mate, Hania, to stop it from happening. It's the 23rd century and the Kahoti tribe which resides in Yellowstone receives devasting news. The supervolcano will erupt unless the one chosen, Tiponi, retrieves the sacred pipe. Tiponi was born Powaqa and is an albino among a tribe of darker-skinned people. She is, in fact, the reincarnation of White Mesa Woman and must fulfill a set of quests in order to save her people. She will be tested but thankfully she has Hania, her spirit warrior, and destined mate, with her on this journey. Can one woman do what must be done to save so many or will she falter under the pressure?
Tiponi is a beautiful fantasy adventure, unlike anything I've read before. Normally, Native American stories take place in either the past or the present, but this takes place two hundred years in the future. Evelyn Timidaiski creates a mythic world and characters I connected with right away. I found myself spellbound by the intricate mythology of the tribe the more I read. Tiponi is a character anyone can relate to. She has flaws and insecurities yet is entrusted with great responsibility. A heroine in the guise of a young woman. The plot moves at a nice slow pace with detailed narration. Every facet of the story is detailed so well, all my senses perked up. The chemistry between Tiponi and Hania is sweeping, as is the romance. I found myself reading late into the night. If you're a fan of native stories set in a fantasy realm, pick up Tiponi. If you're a fan of futuristic tribed stories, you'll love Tiponi. Fans of clans of certain animal stories have to read this book! Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093YT6TQK
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Evelyn Timidaiski is a Golden Palm winner, Winter Rose finalist, and author of the series Brandon’s Brigade. Her sense of adventure, deep-rooted values, and love of romance enliven her fast-paced novels. Ms. Timidaiski lives with her pup, Chloe, in Mississippi, where she writes romantic suspense, contemporary, and fantasy. When she isn’t painting or taking nature photographs, you will find her at her computer, crafting her newest novel. She loves to hear from readers. You can visit her online at her website http://www.evelyntimidaiskiauthor.com/ or on Facebook.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N