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Son of the shaman is a shaman - but what of the daughters?

When Otto Krugg's daughter follows in his footsteps, he's faced with the task of changing a century-long rule that will force her to make decisions no one should have to make.

When Jimmy Pirano gets tasked with enforcing that rule - no matter what - he goes down the rabbit hole to try to find out who established the rule...and why they can't let it go.

©2020 Nathan Lowell (P)2020 Podium Audio

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The Sci-fi you have when you aren't having Sci-fi.

Brilliant! The whole "Golden Age Of The Solar Clipper" universe could have existed outside of the Sci-fi world. What it uses the genera for is the licence to create social, economic and spiritual structures independent of the current state of the world. If you're looking for photons, lasers, mass accelerators, interstellar out growths of the marine corps and R.C. Bray (And who isn't ?) you're in for slim pickings, BUT DON'T LET THAT PUT YOU OFF! This is a universe solidly realized and populated by realistic sympthetic characters. I think the best way I can describe it is as a series of historic novels set in the future.

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  • Michael
  • 22-10-2020

Ugh, This book is so good

It's annoying how good Nathan Lowell is at giving us complex and realistic characters, ones that have flaws and make mistakes but also try to do the right thing. People are complex and it can be difficult to show that in books when one of your characters is the protagonist and others are just there to help tell the protagonist's story.

This book did not follow the path of what I expected, I'm not mad about it but it certainly wasn't where I thought it was going to go.

Nathan doesn't shy away from hard subjects, but he doesn't dwell on them longer than they need to.

I really really want the next book now.

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  • Eric Wasson
  • 02-10-2021

Another excellent book from Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell’s books are always a joy to listen to. This one fills in some gaps in a character introduced awhile back.

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  • daniel l. newell
  • 02-08-2021

It made me cry

This book in and of itself is amazing! I was already a huge fan of Nathan Lowell’s Golden Age of the Solar Clipper universe, the multiple series of which are all fantastic!!! Without giving anything away, this book establishes the history of Sarah Krugg, before her misadventures aboard the solar clipper Lois McKendrick (Traders Tales #2, Half Share). It also nicely follows Otto Krugg’s life from the previous book in the Shaman’s Tales series “South Coast”. What does the only daughter of the Shaman do when only first born sons are allowed to carry the title Shaman? This book takes a hard look at the damage induced by a Patriarchal society. Meanwhile weaving a tale of hope and strife on a girl trying to fit in, when she’s so obviously outstanding! As I’ve listened to all these series as audiobooks I have to congratulate Jeffrey Kafer on another fine performance. He is a delight to listen to! Nathan Lowell has a steadfast position in my top ten favorite authors. His character development leaves no room but to care about his characters as he deftly plucks your heartstrings like a well tuned symphony orchestra!!!

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  • Miget Kids
  • 24-05-2021

I’ve never been more….

disappointed in characters than in this story. How can grandparents and a good father all miss the obvious signs & one honest warning of an abusive predator. Now I’m depressed. Not certain if I’ll finish the series. I do not expect “happily ever after” in every story I read but this ending hurts.

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  • Tammi L. Duis
  • 18-03-2021

Nathan Lowell is the best!

The Universe is better for the characters Nathan Lowell has created. His books always come through.

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  • Virginia Duncan
  • 15-02-2021

nice background story

excellent background on a character from The solar clipper series. well done on tying Sarah's story into what was already written in the tales of the solar clipper.

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  • Daniel Cascaddan
  • 01-02-2021

metaphor

Like all the best science fiction, this one is an excellent social science
metaphor. I plan to combine it with a certain Wikipedia article as an assignment for my students learn about unintended consequences of short-sighted public policy.

Everything Dr Lowell writes is absolutely magnificent! I’m no salt, but I am an academic, and I was a US Navy PACE professor in the Northern Arabian Gulf. I must say that he certainly knows his subject matter.

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  • Ian Jaqua
  • 05-01-2021

another great story

Nathan Loeell takes us back to St. Cloud. this book is a bit gut wrenching if you have read half share, but its absolutely a wonderful read.

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  • glynyrd
  • 01-01-2021

Fantastic!

Loved it!
Great read as usual!
Nathan Lowell knocks another one out of the park!

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  • c utley
  • 13-12-2020

Contrived after the fact ,just don't....

If you've read/listened to all the Ishmael Wong
books you know who Sarah Crueg is and you know of welkies. The first South coast book helps you learn about wellies, but this second south coast book is supposed to be about Sara and how she got on the Louis. This isnt necessary because she explains how she got in the Louis in one of the Ishmael books. point!!!
before she got on the Louis she had made no decisions o weather she should be a shaman or that she should even try. It was Ishamels support and caring that allowed her to try.
I am disappointed in Mr lowell for adding this book. I diviates from the facts if his solar clipper series. We all love welkies and would like to see more about them in context with Ishmael.
I think he needs to continue the Ishmael wong series and what happens after the Chernykova
Maybe he can come across Sarah again some how. just my opinion.

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  • elogden
  • 26-01-2021

Loved it

I had to buy 2 and 3 before I finished the first. Iv read all the others and can't wait for the next one of both series, the story moves along never too fast or slow you can easily believe this word is real its so captivating you can almost smell the salt, I love the way it ties in with the other traders tales iv listen to those more than once I think the shame series is a new favorite too.

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