Satisfying conclusion to the Ivory Carver Trilogy The author did a good job tying up loose ends, giving answers to pressing questions (Why did grandmother and aunt spend all of their time making death mats?) and even a little epilogue that gave us a glimpse into the future.If you've read the first two books, a mustread. Not as good as the first 2 but I think that had to do with the extreme amount of new characters introduced and the switching perspectives (which I do enjoy) but it was hard to keep it all clear as I was reading so I read slower which was fine I am sad to have ended the series and look forward to starting the authors's next series. In the desolate Aleutian Islands, two women, Kiin and Kukutux, confront tragedies that threaten their very survival, while Samiq, leader of the First Men, must face the cruel challenge of leading those whom the spirits have abandoned Having lost her husband, Kiin must depart the camp of the First Men and journey with her husband's enemy back to the village of the Walrus People from which she has only recently fled Behind her she leaves one of her twin sons and her soulmate, Samiq Kukutux watches as the village's hunters return once again without food, the body of her husband strapped across their boats And, alone, she faces both starvation and the hostility of the clan The last of the triolgy, finally all the pieces of the puzzle are in place and it is good! Although I am a bit disappointed by the predictable conclusion, it was wrapped up a little too neatly The stories come full circle and the characters are so well developed that their spirits seem to rise up out of the pages My thirst forabout the people, their customs and ultimate survival is satisfied I will readbooks written by this author in the future. Another enchanting book that finishes this trilogy Sue Harrison's writing makes you really connect with these first peoples who settled around the Alaskan Peninsula You get an insight of how life might have been, and probably was, for these hunters and gatherers fishing the sea for their food and clothes, making everything they needed to survive and believing in spirits connected to nature that would help them in their everyday struggle for survival Their life was so hard but they were in tune with, and understood, their environment. even though every chapter follows a different character on their journey they are all connected its easy to read and get lost in their lives just as with her other two in this series I am enjoying this one and dont want to put the book down. I've owned this signed first edition since 1994 but my I don't believe I ever finished reading it until now My first baby was young and kept me busy back then; it was fun to find a 25yearold coupon for baby wipes embedded a third through the book! I enjoyed the story, it kept me engaged and wanting I read the last 200 pages in one day because I didn't want to put it down The sadness and tragedy continues for Kiin in this third piece of the story but throughout all of it, there is a sense of hope and endurance. I really enjoyed this novel about some of the first men of the Aleutian Islands The story revolved around two brothers who were born at the same time There are multiple characters with all sorts of names and places that were a little hard to keep track of That is one of the problems with a Kindle There was a map and glossary in the book that would have been really helpful, but it is hard to flip to the front or back of a book on Kindle This book was the third in a trilogy by this author I will likely read Books 1 2 Book 3 was that engaging. I found this Trilogy (Mother Earth, Father Sky; My Sister the Moon; Brother Wind) fascinating Sue Harrison did extensive research on the Native Americans and the Ice Age it took her nine years to write the first novel in this series Harrison blends the story of families with strong women, men who were seal, whale, and walrus hunters with the harsh environment in which they lived at the frozen top of the world I especially liked the author's very detailed descriptions of the Native American's use of every bit of what they had on the islands to make their food, shelters, and clothing Absolutely nothing was wasted from the fish, seals, walrus and whales This would be an excellent series to use as a teaching tool for middle to high school age students. I hate to say it, but this book is somewhat disappointing As an Auel fan I was hoping this would be similar to something of hers Sue Harrison writes a decent story, but it's not as gripping as I would like it to be I think it might have needed a littleaction But maybe that's just the guy in me I'll let you knowwhen I finish it.Okay, finished the book It picked up towards the end and had a good finish Not sur if I'd read it again, but I might be willing.