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9781921720086By: Ambelin Kwaymullina

The Tribe bk 1

Ashala Wolf has been captured by Chief Administrator Neville Rose. She is in the hands of a man who will do everything he can to destroy her, for he believes in destroying her he will end The Tribe, the group of young runaways she is leader of. Ashala will not give up so easily. She is a leader who will do whatever she has to to protect her friends. Things don’t look good for Ashala, she is injured, has her ability to sleepwalk blocked by one of Neville’s gadgets and is about to be put on the very illegal Machine. If she succumbs her secrets will be given up to those she is fighting against.

A decimated world, with restricted technology and a fear of those who are different, may not be an usual backdrop but Kwaymullina has taken these familiar things and made it her own. Ashala is wonderful. She is strong, powerful in both ability and character. Justin Connor is a love interest with a difference and to say more  would give too much of the plot away. The story is layered, a complex thing revealed at the perfect pace to keep you engaged. I believe it’s a good thing when you don’t want to put a book down until it’s finished and this book was like that. It also has a touch of spiritual often associated with indigenous peoples, this natural empathy adds a unique and appealing dimension.

It has been included on several book awards short lists including the Aurealis Awards and the CBCa’s.

Highly recommended.

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Published: 01 July 2012

Format: Paperback

Categories: Fantasy, Dystopian,

ISBN 13: 9781921720086

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Comments on: "The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf" (1)

  1. […] with great protagonists, then this is well worth a look. If you want to check out my review then go here. Finding gems like this book make reading a joy. It’s why I read and why I write. I can only […]

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