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Award Winning Author’s New Book Praised by Nachez Chief
H. T. “Hutke” Fields, Uvcenv Cunv Uvsel, Principal Chief of the Natchez Nation, has great praise for author Courtney Miller’s new book, “The Raven Mocker’s Legacy”, Book 2 of a 7-book series entitled “The Cherokee Chronicles”. The Chronicles follows a fictional Cherokee family starting in mythical times and follows the generations through classical pre-contact, first contact, European colonization, and ends with the forced relocation of the Cherokee people in the 1800’s.
The chief states, “If you’ve read “The First Raven Mocker,” you’ve already gained an appreciation for the author’s unique ability to spin a tale. His characters seem real to us because Miller took the time to do extensive research about Indigenous Native Americans, the Cherokee in particular. Where possible in this edition of the continuing saga, he accurately describes the dress, lives and culture of the Cherokee prior to contact with Europeans. At the same time, he takes great care not to recreate ceremonies that are sacred and private to those who remain strong in the practice of their Cherokee spirituality.
“This story takes a winding path through prehistory that could have been real. It is a fiction that has numerous actual components. The characters represent a dichotomy of personalities from dreadfully dependent to feverishly psycho. He includes descriptions of striking native beauty while peaking our interest, page after page, in a magical story beyond compare.”
Miller’s first book, “The First Raven Mocker” has received awards from Beverly Hills Book Awards, International Book Awards, and The National Endie Excellent Awards for Historical Fiction.
New Book Garners Critical Acclaim from Professor of American Indian Studies
Courtney Miller’s new book, “The First Raven Mocker”, book 1 of the Cherokee Chronicles series, has been endorsed by Alan Kilpatrick, Professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University and author of “The Night Has a Naked Soul”. Miller’s book gives a peek into the mythology of the Cherokee people and the series will follow a fictional family from mythological times through relocation in the early 1800’s.
“Harry Potter Fans Rejoice!
“Here is a new novel which offers us a rare glimpse into the ancient world of Cherokee wizards. Set in a timeless aboriginal past, the First Raven Mocker is a coming of age story which follows a young Indian boy’s quest to learn the fine art of black magic. Along the way, he encounters witches, sorcerers, and man-eating giants. However, as the reader soon learns, this is the archetypal Hero’s journey with a twist.
“Courtney Miller has created an imaginative adventure tale, one which captures the ethos of Cherokee folklore and myth.”
Read my article on the “Inside Peru” Blog
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