Featured Official Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater [October 2019 Book of the Month]

Please use this forum to discuss historical fiction books. Common definitions define historical fiction as novels written at least 25-50 years after the book's setting.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
Post Reply
User avatar
smaggelet
Posts: 1
Joined: 30 Nov 2018, 09:40
Bookshelf Size: 0

Re: Official Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater

Post by smaggelet »

I very rarely come across a story including Aboriginal characters. The representation is appreciated, but I wonder if the portrayal is a little bit of a stereotype?

User avatar
holsam_87
Posts: 844
Joined: 03 Feb 2018, 15:45
2019 Reading Goal: 150
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 16
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 92
Currently Reading: Snow White and the Power of Light
Bookshelf Size: 1691
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-holsam-87.html
Latest Review: Herai by Aaron D Key
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by holsam_87 »

I haven't read the other two, but I'm extremely interested in reading this book as I like completing all books in a series.
Samantha Holtsclaw

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

—J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Latest Review: Herai by Aaron D Key

User avatar
Disneyland
Posts: 714
Joined: 11 Feb 2017, 22:23
2019 Reading Goal: 17
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 470
Currently Reading: Deadly Waters: The Vietnam Naval War And Its Aftermath
Bookshelf Size: 777
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-disneyland.html
Latest Review: What's Your Favorite Color? by Amber L Lassiter
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by Disneyland »

'Official Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater' serves the purpose of prior information of the book, for the readers. It prepares the mind to read the book. Nice to learn that the reviewer is encouraged to go back and read the first two books in the Triology, after reading this book!

User avatar
Jgideon
Posts: 656
Joined: 03 Apr 2018, 03:37
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 106
Favorite Book: Gates to Tangier
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 244
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jgideon.html
Latest Review: Clara Colby by John Holliday

Post by Jgideon »

The rescue mission of Colonel Johnny Cook seems to be full of adventure and action. I am glad that the book also offers the reader an opportunity to learn "new vocabulary from different languages." It sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading. I will add it to my to-read list.

User avatar
hsimone
Lilimaster of Bookshelves
Posts: 5922
Joined: 17 Jul 2015, 20:19
2019 Reading Goal: 52
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 38
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Currently Reading: The Wishing Spell
Bookshelf Size: 448
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-hsimone.html
Latest Review: You & Me & Allergies by Shelly Orloff
Publishing Contest Votes: 27

Post by hsimone »

Hopefully Jamie, Jack, and Sarah can rescue Colonel Johnny before it's too late! It's great to hear that there was never a dull moment here and that your interest was piqued enough to want to read the first two books in the series. I love when there is diverse characters and learning new words when reading. I never heard of the word, "lubra", but that's a good point to make - might need to be reconsidered as a word used in today's world as it's offensive. Glad to hear you enjoyed this well-edited page turner! Thank you for sharing!
"Love is patient, love is kind." -1 Corinthians 13:4

User avatar
Kibetious
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 2392
Joined: 26 Jul 2017, 01:48
2019 Reading Goal: 70
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 70
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 49
Currently Reading: Diary Of Saint Shy Shy
Bookshelf Size: 936
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kibetious.html
Latest Review: The Reel Sisters by Michelle Cummings

Post by Kibetious »

This is a wonderful book. I read the first book and I do remember Sarah quite well. Her skills in tracking were unequaled. Congratulations to the author. Thanks for the review too. I will have to read this book.
​​​​​​He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy :techie-studyinggray:

User avatar
DorcasToo
Posts: 664
Joined: 02 Feb 2018, 16:01
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 48
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 43
Currently Reading: Call Me Pomeroy
Bookshelf Size: 197
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dorcastoo.html
Latest Review: East Wind, 2nd edition by Jack Winnick

Post by DorcasToo »

The Warramunga series has some aspects of stand-alones. I have read the Warramunga war and it was not just enjoyable but satisfying too. I can't wait to read this one too from the review I deducted that it's also a stand-alone. The author always has a way with words in his books and I can't wait to read this.
He lays me besides still waters. He prepares a banquet before my enemies.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall not fear.
For the Lord is my Shepherd
.
:techie-reference:

User avatar
Catherine Amarachi
Posts: 192
Joined: 08 Jul 2018, 16:10
Currently Reading: Grace Revealed
Bookshelf Size: 71
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-catherine-amarachi.html
Latest Review: We are Voulhire: The Fires of Virko by Matthew Tysz

Post by Catherine Amarachi »

Historical fiction is not really my taste of genre but I still appreciate the nice review on it.

Sanyesto
Posts: 378
Joined: 12 Feb 2018, 15:56
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 20
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 121
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sanyesto.html
Latest Review: Escape by Mark Kingston Levin, PhD

Post by Sanyesto »

The plot of this intriguing historical fiction includes kidnapping, theft, and murder. I will be burying my self in the book very soon.

User avatar
truebookaddict
Posts: 664
Joined: 05 Feb 2016, 20:18
2019 Reading Goal: 75
2018 Reading Goal: 75
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 18
2017 Reading Goal: 75
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 12
Favorite Book: The Queen of the Damned
Currently Reading: Virginia Woolf Reader
Bookshelf Size: 3742
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-truebookaddict.html
Reading Device: B00TSUGXKE

Post by truebookaddict »

This trilogy sounds very interesting. I enjoy historical fiction and I've never read books centered around Australia and aboriginals. It's good to hear that it stands alone well. Sometimes that can be frustrating when you find a book is not the first in the series. Thanks for your insight!
“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
~ Julia Cameron

User avatar
asaltares
Posts: 321
Joined: 15 Apr 2018, 07:00
Currently Reading: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016
Bookshelf Size: 231

Post by asaltares »

Book number three of the Warramunga trilogy. A great action filled book that makes you want to read the first two books of the series but stands alone well. A book like that makes you keep reading it in one seating. Congratulations.

User avatar
Nerea
Posts: 1318
Joined: 11 May 2018, 05:13
2019 Reading Goal: 15
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 166
2018 Reading Goal: 10
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 80
Currently Reading: Why does love hurt so good?
Bookshelf Size: 341
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nerea.html
Latest Review: Dynomike: What's Heartfulness? by Frankie B. Rabbit

Post by Nerea »

A thrilling and adventurous story with no graphic and profane scenes is worth my time. And to add on that, historical fiction is one of my favourite genre. Am adding the book to my bookshelf. Quite an informative review. Kudos.
"Regular reading improves your grammar."

User avatar
dragonet07
Posts: 803
Joined: 20 Jun 2017, 16:43
2019 Reading Goal: 10
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 70
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 50
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 34
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 23031">The Beauty of the Fall</a>
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 816
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dragonet07.html
Latest Review: Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide by William H. Coles

Post by dragonet07 »

I have mixed feelings on this one, considering I love historical fiction and the plot itself sounds intriguing. I am also happy to see that there are more than just Caucasian characters in this, although the treatment of other races during this time does call for questionable (at best) language towards such characters, something which I prefer to avoid. I am also not sure if I am in the mood for reading about this time period right now and do not want to read a series out of order, but it's still worth keeping on the back burner. Thank you for the helpful review.
The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you'll go.
~Dr. Seuss

User avatar
Kareka88
Posts: 283
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 08:13
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 4
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 224
Favorite Book: A Ring of Endless Light
Currently Reading: The Rooster Bar
Bookshelf Size: 306
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kareka88.html
Latest Review: Will of The Hill by Marshall Cobb
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by Kareka88 »

Sounds like a great book. I always like books with good character development. I also like the idea of been nag able to hear their accents & language by reading. Thanks for your informative review.,
"Life is an occasion - rise to it." Mr. Magorian

User avatar
LaurenHaupt
Posts: 929
Joined: 28 Apr 2018, 20:19
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 80
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 41
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-laurenhaupt.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing

Post by LaurenHaupt »

This sounds like an amazing story. I like that there's a lot of action and adventure involved. Thank you for the review!
:techie-studyingbrown:

Post Reply

Return to “Historical Fiction”