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!)
Dystopia and the Dreaming
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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(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?