POWER OF THE SHAMAN
KATY JO FARMER
ISBN 0-7599-1003-0
October 2004
Hard Shell Word Factory
www.hardshell.com
E-book
$3.50
58 Pages
Young Adult/Fantasy
Rating:

May Holcomb is a charming and very normal young girl who gets to go to an
archaeological dig exposed at a construction site. When May discovers a skeleton, she
is thrilled to be the center of attention, as any child would be. She is also excited to learn
more about the Karankawa Indians. She takes the jawbone home with her when she
leaves.

Soon unusual things happen, and during a storm a Karankawa Shaman appears in her
bedroom. He eventually shows May ways to save the burial site. Will she be successful
without continuing to disrupt her life and the lives of her friends and family?

Power of the Shaman is such a charming book, I could not put it down. It is perfect for
anyone who enjoys reading about history, especially those interested in Native
Americans. Ms Farmer does excellent research, and gets readers involved in the story
quickly.  

The background story of the Karankawa is interesting and the scenery descriptions
make you feel like you are at a public dig site. The dialogue in Power of the Shaman is
wonderful and appropriate to each character. The inclusion of a young girl’s life and
surroundings are excellently done. The characters fit the story well and May is someone
with whom I hope many young readers can identify. This is a definite young adult
keeper.   

Anya Khan
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance


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