Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway!


Hey Guys, as part of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Blog Tour, I have a guest post from the author, Ambelin Kwaymullina for you today about - Dystopia and the Dreaming! There's also a giveaway for readers living in AUS/NZ ( scroll to the bottom for that!)


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Dystopia and the Dreaming

Aboriginal people have the oldest living culture on earth, and our ancient stories tell us that everything began with the Dreaming Ancestors; that through their songs and dances and travels, the world was made. The reality shaped by the Ancestors is one in which everything lives, and where rock, tree, river, hill, animal and human are linked together in a greater pattern of relationships. This pattern moves and shifts, as all life moves and shifts, forming a web of interacting connections that stretches out to enfold our homelands.

When writing The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, I had to consider what reality might be like hundreds of years into the future, after an environmental cataclysm destroyed the world as we know it now. What would emerge from a destruction so terrible that it caused the tectonic plates to shift and form a single, lonely continent amid a vast ocean? And it seemed to me that the ancient spirits of this land would survive. In my book, one such spirit emerged from his resting place, deep in underground water, as the earth broke apart around him. He gathered up all the scraps of life that he could find, and journeyed through the chaos. Those scraps included seeds of tuart trees, themselves survivors too – even now, the last of these great trees stand in remnant forests along Western Australia’s swan coastal plain.

A dystopia imagines the end of the world. But in the reality created by the Dreaming Ancestors, where everything has spirit and consciousness, life is not easily extinguished. We are all part of greater patterns of birth and renewal. To think of the end of the world, therefore, is also to think of its beginning.

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My Review - HERE

Purchase - Fishpond | Booktopia | Dymocks | Angus and Robertson

(Goodreads) The Reckoning destroyed civilisation. Rising from the ashes, some people have developed unique abilities, and society is scared of them. Guided by the ancient spirits of the land, Ashala Wolf will do anything to keep them safe. When Ashala is captured, she realises she has been betrayed by someone she trusted. When her interrogator starts digging in her memories for information, she doubts she can protect her people forever. Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?
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GIVEAWAY

AUS/NZ ONLY


Head over to the next stop of the tour over at Head Stuck in a Book!

Badass Bookie xx

13 comments:

  1. I seen this book EVERYWHERE, I swear! It seems fantastic.

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  2. Thanks for a great review and giveaway! This is the first I've heard of this book... definitely going to go check it out :)

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  3. I love the look and sound of this book. I really enjoy dystopian stories and it's great to see an Australian one.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway Lisa! <3 This sounds like such a cool dystopian and it's AUSSIE! Whoooop!

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  5. Kim m galwayst@hotmail.comAugust 26, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    This looks like a really good read!

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  6. Thanks for this giveaway!
    Looks like a great book.

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  7. Today is the first time I've seen this book. The Synopsis sounds great and the fact that its an Aussie books just makes it even better :)

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  8. Oh, Ambelin and Lisa, wow oh wow oh wow...

    I don't think I've ever heard the Dreaming so hauntingly and eloquently described... the cultural history of the people this country belongs to... wow... seriously, I'm actually kind of speechless.

    This is quite possibly the single most beautiful, evocative guest post I have EVER read. Thank you so so much for sharing ♥

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  9. I haven't heard of this book before, but it definitely sound intriguing!

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  10. I finished this book about half an hour ago, it only took me a day. That's how much I loved it. Also, loving the AUSTRALIAN dystopia!

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  11. Oooh, Dystopian Aussie with Aboriginal spiritual touch! Sounds intriguing, looks fantastic!

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