by Delaina M. Waldron
HerStory a novel by Delaina M. Waldron is a paranormal/thriller that takes the reader on a journey in the life of a young African slave woman named Ayira who has a dark secret. A dark secret she does not understand and is beyond her control.
Ayira can see the past and the future and she can also speak to the dead.
It is the beginning of slavery in America, a Native American tribe rescues Ayira and she struggles to balance her special powers and face her dark past to help the people around her.
Ayira must overcome her fears of her dark past, survive the present and accept her destiny to help prevent the Indian tribes fatal outcomes.
Talk about a unique plot! Somehow, Waldron has created a story that combines two cultures and histories, that of the African slave and the Native Americans, into one story.
The story focuses on Ayira, a young woman who has the power to see what has happened and what will be. As if that weren't enough, she has the power to speak to the dead. It is no surprise that this paranormal aspect of Ayira's existence is foreseen by one of the Native American elders. Through her experiences, Ayira learns more about herself and how her gift can be controlled/understood.
The book itself was a quick read and I did enjoy it. I would have liked to learn more about the tribes themselves. However, this might be because of my personal interest in Native American folklore (note to self: give recommendations for those interested in Native American books and authors...).
Anyway, if you're interested in historical fiction (leaning more towards the fiction...) and a quick read, this is for you! However, if you do not like reading about what could be considered the "occult" - sit this one out.
Delaina M. Waldron is a screenwriter, novelist and freelance writer in her spare time. She wrote two feature length screenplays one of which was adapted to her novel "HerStory" and the other a comedy called "Ghetto Ghost Hunters" was a finalist in the 2011 Hollywood Screenwriting contest. She also wrote a short screenplay a thriller called "Peeper", which is currently in production.
Delaina M. Waldron is a single mother of one and is currently a city bus driver and a military veteran for the Army Reserves, based in New York City.
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