Kathleen O’Neal Gear created a complex and intriguing character with Sora, the High Chieftess of the Black Falcon Nation. Gear pulled me immediately into wanting to know who Sora is with the first sentence in the book,“OF COURSE, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. HOW COULD ANY SANE person believe that he is still alive inside me?” As I delved deeper into Sora’s world it nt only showed me a culture’s beliefs, customs, and mythology but how the Native Americans explained schizophrenia or epilepsy. Not only does Sora have to deal with her condition, she has to decide the fate of her clan, their relationship with the other tribal nations, conspiracies, and deal with the return of her dead ex-husband’s soul—which was the most interesting scenes in the book.
IT SLEEPS IN ME is about love, obsession, soul possessions, power struggles, and something I found interesting, spiritual suicide. I enjoyed reading it and can’t wait to read the second book in this trilogy.