Rising Wind: Like Feathers of a Wing: Deep Informative and Pertinent (Book 4)
Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)
Like Feathers of a Wing, the latest installment of the Rising Wind series by author Diane Olsen is suitable for the general reading audience. The book continues Gideon and Secora’s journey as they seek to shelter those in need and find a source of water in the deadly heat of the desert.
As their quest takes them further into inhospitable lands, they come under threat from the beasts of the wild, and the prospect of death looms closer with each step. It’s a gripping adventure filled with danger and excitement that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, but there’s something more to the work.
Diane Olsen has created deep and engaging heroes who are not content to simply survive their adventure; they push forward for a better world and in doing so touch on fascinating subjects involving our relationship with and perception of the natural world. Like Feathers of a Wing grounds itself in the understanding that our world is huge, diverse, and dangerous, and that humans are simply passengers on this planet's journey.
The prose is gorgeous, succeeding in making readers feel the dangers of the desert right alongside the beautiful denizens of the sand which spring to life off the page as they are encountered throughout the journey.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 7.50 out of 10
Plot/Idea: Olsen has presented the reader with a complex—and sometimes difficult to follow—plot that involves climate change, poverty, Indigenous peoples, ancient and modern history, and many other components. The reader may struggle a bit to get situated with the workings of the story.
Prose: The story is full of dialogue, ancient lore, and delicate moments. Although written appealingly in pleasant prose, it can be hard to follow as topics change, or new characters are introduced.
Originality: Olsen's story is highly original, with different inspirations culminating from throughout the world and history.
Character Development/Execution: The dialogue can be challenging to follow at times, so readers must pay close attention to whom is speaking throughout the book. However, once the reader is more acquainted with the characters, their vivid personalities come to light.
Date Submitted: April 11, 2022
03/08/2022Book Four of Rising Wind Book Series Newly Released
Award-winning author and writer Diane Olsen released the fourth installment to her Rising Wind book series titled 'Like Feathers of a Wing: Deep, Informative, and Pertinent.' Diane's new release has already garnished a 5-Star Editorial Book Review given by Reader's Favorite magazine.
As their reviewer shared: "Experience the spiritual, social, and cultural evolution of humanity in the fourth book of the Rising Wind series. Diane Olsen demonstrates through vast research that humanity is interconnected. A treasure to celebrate, no matter what culture or faith we represent. We are as one... Like Feathers of a Wing."