Author(s): Raewyn Dawson
Will the Peace Way succeed? East of the Black Sea, c.300 BC: Fifteen-year-old Melo is one of the most gifted Riders in the Wild Horse Tribe, destined to become a leader in her female warrior clan. Her old rival Mithrida, however, has cunning plans of her own. But when city slave traders cut a violent path through the Plains, all the Amazon Tribes are under threat. Far, far away on the Holy Island, Sofia, a young priestess-intraining, wonders why these strangers have landed on their isolated shore. Can she find the answers from the Black Rock? When the worlds of traders, slaves and warriors collide, new alliances come from unexpected sources and new powers are harnessed. But is it enough for the Peace Way to succeed?
'Fast paced and elegantly written. A pleasure to read a young adult novel with strong female protagonists that can be safely put into the hands of younger teens. This debut novel breaks new ground exploring themes of cooperation and peaceful resolution of conflict.' Johnann Williams, School Librarian
Raewyn Dawson is a recognised poet, award-winning public speaker, previous Classical Studies teacher and pianist. She has lived and worked in the Pacific and now lives in Christchurch with her husband.