Taming the Blowing Wind (Dragon Shaman #1)

Taming the Blowing Wind (Dragon Shaman #1)[PDF / Epub] ✅ Taming the Blowing Wind (Dragon Shaman #1) By Teresa Garcia – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Every girl yearns for adventure romance and magic in their lives BlowingWind MountainChild had all of these and lost them just as she was starting on what she thought would be the greatest adventure o Every girl yearns for adventure romance and magic in their lives BlowingWind MountainChild had all of these and lost them just as she was starting on what she thought would be the greatest adventure of her life Now she is being called out by the forces of life and undertaking the journey into adulthood alone However journeys always seem to entail healing and a uest to find her lost love turns into Taming the PDF/EPUB ² something even greater Take Ryu is a boisterous magma ryugami trapped for five years beneath Mt Fuji for the crime of becoming too engrossed in human affairs Upon the end of his imprisonment he emerges to find a strange and undefended shaman woman within his territory Falling prey once to his kind heart he too is swept up in the threads of a destiny that neither human nor dragon could have ever believed This is the first book of the Dragon Shaman series which will follow BlowingWind and her family in a saga of such depth and breadth that some greater being or beings must surely be behind the scenes But for what purposeMore than supernatural romance than fantasy this multi genre series will have a very different end than what the author usually finds to readwhich is just how she wants it. I enjoyed this book I am not sure how to describe it but the style of the book reminded me of The Last Unicorn by Beagle It had that dreamymythologywisdom vibe to it There was also some beautiful descriptive prose to enjoy and it tells this love story nicely This is not an action pact adventure with mysteries to solve; it's the poemy words that keep you reading I liked the main character and I wished to see of her life lessons and interactions with different types of people I didn't like her name though it's a romantic book give the poor girl a romantic name The images that blowing wind conjures in my head doesn't do her justice The secondary characters are interesting and I would have loved the opportunity to read about their adventures during the book This is a return to old school fantasy so if that rocks your boat I would give it a gander I will be interested in reading from this author Do you believe that there could be to our world than meets the eye in the possibility of spirit realms filled with guides to aide us on life’s journey? Dragon Shaman Taming the Blowing Wind the first book in the Dragon Shaman series by Teresa Garcia delves into the legends spirits and beliefs of multiple cultures while telling a beautiful story of the pain of young love lost healing and moving on along the path one is destined for BlowingWind MountainChild is the daughter of an Irish mother and an Apache father She has grown up steeped with the legends of both cultures and is deeply connected to the spirits of the Native American culture and the natural environment around her following the spirit guides who call to her Wind has dreams of adventure love and a future filled with all life has to offer but when she loses her one true love her inner spirit fragments she is devastated and knows she must travel across the globe in search of answers in her own spiritual uest In Japan now earthly wind must contend with the barriers of language and cultural differences while spiritual Wind finds solace in the spirit world of Japan Will she ever be whole again? What are the spirits trying to show her? Is she ready for what she discovers? Is she ready for Ryu?Dragon Shaman Taming the Blowing Wind is complex well written and combines multi cultural beliefs with beautifully descriptive prose It is a love story a coming of age story and a tale that demonstrates the similarities of age old beliefs between diverse and distinctly different cultures Teresa Garcia remembers to put some “fun” and light heartedness into her characters making them all the likeable If you’ve ever felt like there may be ‘several’ enitites within you you know the angel on one shoulder the devil on the other or felt “shattered” by some life altering event in your life you may find a commonality with young Wind If destiny cultural legends tales of environmental spirits poke at your interest you’ll find much to enjoy here in this beautifully written novel I’d like to thank the author for providing this read for review copyPublication Date September 10 2006Publisher Teresa GarciaSeries Dragon Shaman Book 1ISBN 0978802802Number of pages 244Genre Romance Fantasy Literary FictionMy Rating 4 StarsAvailable at Barnes Noble For reviews check out Tome Tender's Book Blog or find us on Facebook From the outset Dragon Shaman Taming The Blowing Wind by Teresa Garcia plants one foot firmly and confidently in the realms of the spirit world But this is no preachy evangelical sermon or airy fairy new age nonsense this is the spirit world of the Native Americans As I read on I was reminded that this spiritual perception of nature and the world at large is shared by many other cultures in many other parts of the worldOur heroine the wonderfully named BlowingWind MountainChild is the daughter of an Irish mother and an Apache father Although her father is killed while she is still a child she continues to follow the spirit path of her Apache heritage Later she is devastated by the death of her lover to the point that her soul is fractured into the separate components that make up a human psyche She travels to Japan on a spiritual uest where she encounters the Japanese euivalent of the Native American spirit worldPersonally I would have preferred to remain in America and learn much about the wonderful and mysterious native culture there but I had the feeling we were retracing the steps taken by the author at some point in her lifeThere was just enough of the Irish mother’s spiritual heritage to remind me personally that this way of looking at nature where mountains and lakes and rivers are inhabited by entities that may be malevolent benevolent or simply indifferent to man was also shared by the Gaels of my own country I live in an area where we are surrounded by the echoes of this long forgotten spirit world Stone circles mysterious mounds tombs carvings even dare I say it an entity which was believed to inhabit Loch NessA book like this is so rooted in the beat and pulse of nature the descriptions of the natural world so rich and vivid that only someone with the eye of a poetess and the heart of a naturalist would be able to do the story justice Passages such as the following are typical The stars blazed overhead like diamonds in a rich field of blackened velvet while the pines whispered among themselves in their uiet groaning language that only they spokeWord painting of this uality is a joy to read and I was genuinely disappointed when I reached the end of the book Fortunately for me and for anyone else who discovers this wonderfully talented writer this is the first in a series I look forward therefore to spending time looking at the world through the pen of Teresa Garcia I would recommend this to anyone that likes long plots multiple plots world building stories fantasy Japanese culture dragons ryuryuu youkaiyokai kami Native American culture IrishCeltic culture mythology spirits ghosts time travel the possibility of multiple timelines exploration of the spirit exploration of the possibility of and manners of reincarnation as well as environmentalismI thought long and hard about whether or not to review my own book On the one hand I am very critical of myself On the other this actually gives me the opportunity to speak about the process of the bookFirstly I have had readers that I didn't even know send me old fashioned in the mail honest to goodness fan mail telling me how much they liked the story I have had people come up to me ask if I was the lady that wrote it and then proceed to tell me they enjoyed it and ask about the inspiration Paperbacks have been passed reader to reader in families and I have hear from teens what they loved about the story the name Blowing Wind for example and Ryu's antics and getting them interested in environmentalism So this tells me that it struck a chord and the one I was wantingBlowingWind was hard to write When I originally conceived of her she was much farther along in the grieving and growing process and when I started using her in other stories people began asking about her backstory That is where this book comes in I went back to tell the tale of her first big turning point and how a half Apache half Irish young woman wound up in Japan taking environmental engineering courses and partnered with a roiling magma dragon kami With this in mind I have to be careful not to spoil the next books of the series by saying too much before I've finished themMy father was a big influence on this book as he lost his cultural heritage when he was three and given to a white family Through him I can trace Irish Apache Navajo Mestizo Spanish and bloodlines my mother comes with yet others so a big part of my growing up was about reclaiming and salvaging what was possible and reconnecting with various cultures Dad was my first proofreader Dad was the one that gave me advice when I'd get stuck and it was his uestions that shaped the tale Our family makes a brief cameo as the Sanchez family as my father had been diagnosed with cancer shortly before I went to work on the manuscriptThis series also has a brief crosspoint with an earlier series that I had started while in Junior High about a girl that was to go to school in a parallel world to learn to use magic long before Harry Potter started to be known in North America I regret shelving the Shadow Chronicles when I did to work on other immediate concernsAlthough BlowingWind was hard to right it surprised me how utterly resistant she became when experiencing her first boyfriendspirit partner's death For her though it was appropriate given that she'd lost her father when young and so had some attachment issues A small fact is that when her father was killed is about the same age that my mother's father died So I had a lot of consultation on what people going through grief were like Hence why she tends to slip in and out of her own thoughts and in my opinion obsesses a bit much Writing her is always an interesting challenge thoughA lot of research went into the cultures involved also and later in the series other cultures will come into play as our young shaman grows into her role and retrieves her missing bits of soul and finds of her spirit partner's soul The reason for some of the time travel of one of the characters will also come into play I wanted to explore why so many cultures had interweaving themes and the way the spirit world handles thatThe one knows about the cultures that the motifs are coming from the deeper the tale gets which is as I wanted it I wanted to inspire at least someone to go digging in old folkore and start meeting ryugami kami totems and kitsune for themselves and to think about meanings behind names and the different versions of some of the tales of the kami Coyote Raven and RattlesnakeI give myself four stars as some typos were found after the original publication and I am sure that other errors managed to make it through the new edition of the ebook for the Kindle and on Smashwords despite my diligently applying what my editor had marked out for me For some reason there always seems to be at least one correction that always refuses to save even when given confirmation the file saved I would love to give myself five stars as I give many other author's works but it is my own work and I do not feel it sporting to do since it might convey the fact that I think it is perfect It probably is not I wrote the sort of book that I wished I had been able to find in the libraries I devoured combining the things I love to research onI hope you enjoy itI thought long and hard about whether or not to review my own book On the one hand I am very critical of myself On the other this actually gives me the opportunity to speak about the process of the bookFirstly I have had readers that I didn't even know send me old fashioned in the mail honest to goodness fan mail telling me how much they liked the story I have had people come up to me ask if I was the lady that wrote it and then proceed to tell me they enjoyed it and ask about the inspiration Paperbacks have been passed reader to reader in families and I have hear from teens what they loved about the story the name Blowing Wind for example and Ryu's antics and getting them interested in environmentalism So this tells me that it struck a chord and the one I was wantingBlowingWind was hard to write When I originally conceived of her she was much farther along in the grieving and growing process and when I started using her in other stories people began asking about her backstory That is where this book comes in I went back to tell the tale of her first big turning point and how a half Apache half Irish young woman wound up in Japan taking environmental engineering courses and partnered with a roiling magma dragon kami With this in mind I have to be careful not to spoil the next books of the series by saying too much before I've finished themMy father was a big influence on this book as he lost his cultural heritage when he was three and given to a white family Through him I can trace Irish Apache Navajo Mestizo Spanish and bloodlines my mother comes with yet others so a big part of my growing up was about reclaiming and salvaging what was possible and reconnecting with various cultures Dad was my first proofreader Dad was the one that gave me advice when I'd get stuck and it was his uestions that shaped the tale Our family makes a brief cameo as the Sanchez family as my father had been diagnosed with cancer shortly before I went to work on the manuscriptThis series also has a brief crosspoint with an earlier series that I had started while in Junior High about a girl that was to go to school in a parallel world to learn to use magic long before Harry Potter started to be known in North America I regret shelving the Shadow Chronicles when I did to work on other immediate concernsAlthough BlowingWind was hard to right it surprised me how utterly resistant she became when experiencing her first boyfriendspirit partner's death For her though it was appropriate given that she'd lost her father when young and so had some attachment issues A small fact is that when her father was killed is about the same age that my mother's father died So I had a lot of consultation on what people going through grief were like Hence why she tends to slip in and out of her own thoughts and in my opinion obsesses a bit much Writing her is always an interesting challenge thoughA lot of research went into the cultures involved also and later in the series other cultures will come into play as our young shaman grows into her role and retrieves her missing bits of soul and finds of her spirit partner's soul The reason for some of the time travel of one of the characters will also come into play I wanted to explore why so many cultures had interweaving themes and the way the spirit world handles thatThe one knows about the cultures that the motifs are coming from the deeper the tale gets which is as I wanted it I wanted to inspire at least someone to go digging in old folkore and start meeting ryugami kami totems and kitsune for themselves and to think about meanings behind names and the different versions of some of the tales of the kami Coyote Raven and RattlesnakeI give myself four stars as some typos were found after the original publication and I am sure that other errors managed to make it through the new edition of the ebook for the Kindle and on Smashwords despite my diligently applying what my editor had marked out for me For some reason there always seems to be at least one correction that always refuses to save even when given confirmation the file saved I would love to give myself five stars as I give many other author's works but it is my own work and I do not feel it sporting to do since it might convey the fact that I think it is perfect It probably is not I wrote the sort of book that I wished I had been able to find in the libraries I devoured combining the things I love to research onI hope you enjoy it

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  • Taming the Blowing Wind (Dragon Shaman #1)
  • Teresa Garcia
  • English
  • 18 March 2015
  • 9780978802806