[BOOKS] ✮ The Gathering Night By Margaret Elphinstone – Pmgtest.info

The Gathering Night Between Grandmother Mountain And The Cold Sea, Alaia And Her Family Live Off The Land But When One Of Her Brothers Goes Hunting And Never Returns, The Fragile Balance Of Life Is Upset Half Starved And Maddened With Grief, Alaia S Mother Follows Her Visions And Goes In Search Of Her Lost Son Then A Stranger From A Rival Tribe Appears On Their Hearth Seeking Shelter Are His Stories Of A Great Wave And A People Perished Really To Be Believed What Else Could Drive A Man To Travel Alone Between Tribes In The Depths Of Winter Hopes Of Resolution Come When Alaia S Mother Returns Home As A Go Between, One Able To Commune With The Spirits But As All The Auk People Come Together For Their Annual Gathering Night, Who There Will Listen To The Voice Of A Woman The Gathering Night Is A Story Of Conflict, Loss, Love, Adventure And Devastating Natural Disasters This Utterly Enchanting Pre Historical Novel Is Set Deep In Our Stone Age Past, But Resonates As A Parable Of Our Troubled Planet 8000 Years On.


10 thoughts on “The Gathering Night

  1. says:

    I should have liked this book It s well written, the plot is tight and clearly planned out no meandering or filler scenes here and it kicks off with a mystery and develops into a complex cha


  2. says:

    funny thing I had almost finished this book when I discovered there was an italian edition.Now, while I have no problems at all with reading books in english, of course I prefer reading in my mother t


  3. says:

    It was well written, with lovely descriptions of the Mesolithic Scottish landscape 7,000 years ago The author has done a lot of research into what is quite a mysterious period of prehistory I am fascinated by t


  4. says:

    copied from my original review on .co.uk A geologically documented tsunami, a scattering of archaeological evidence, the shamanistic beliefs of hunter gatherer societies Elphinstone has used these ingredients to recreate


  5. says:

    This is set in Mesolithic Scotland, a time about which very little is known This gives Elphinstone scope to portray a fully imagined subsistence society with its own mythology and belief systems Its characters live off the land an


  6. says:

    The Gathering Night is a novel set in pre history We listen to a bunch of people telling a story about a decisive time in their community, over the course of several evenings They tell the story of how one young man disappeared without a tr


  7. says:

    It s not fast paced but it is really engaging The story is told from the viewpoint of several narrators sitting round the camp fire during the Mesolithic era in Scotland And these are indeed different people but they speak with a collective voice whi


  8. says:

    Margaret Elphinstone has written a convincing account of what life might have been like in the Mesolithic era in Scotland This era encompassed six thousand years of human occupation from the last Ice Age until the agricultural revolution of around 4000BC Not m


  9. says:

    Please check out all my reviews at I have to admit that I snooped through the afterword before beginning this book and I m happy I did Elphinstone s perspective and motivation were very helpful in understanding the context of the novel I found out that the story is set


  10. says:

    Margaret Elphinstone knows how to tell a story As an example of novels set in times other than our own, and those for which little historical or archeological records exist, she does an amazing job of pulling together the knowledge that we do have in order to create a story She w


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