Shining Light's Saga

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

Circles Publisher's Summary

Evolved Publishing brings you a rare glimpse into ancient Native American culture, in the award-winning historical novel, Circles, by Ruby Standing Deer.

With much of the world still undiscovered, a small band of people live a peaceful life, until the dream vision of a young boy, Feather Floating in Water, changes everything. Only nine winters old, Feather's dreams turn his seemingly ordinary childhood into the journey of a lifetime. He must help his people face a terrifying destiny from which they cannot turn away. He must find a way to make his people listen.

Bright Sun Flower, the boy's grandmother, guides his beginnings, teaching him about the Circle of Life, and how without it, no life can exist. But he needs a bigger push, and gets it from a grey wolf and a Great Elder. The boy's journey leads him to discover that the Circle of Life involves all people, all living things, and not just the world he knows.

In the end, an ancient People guide the boy in his visions, toward an unexpected place hidden from outsiders.

This story is steeped in American Indian life, in their beliefs and humor, and in their love of family. It shows how we might benefit from the old ways today.

©2014 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2014 Evolved Publishing LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Circles

    • By: Ruby Standing Deer
    • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    With much of the world still undiscovered, a small band of people live a peaceful life, until the dream vision of a young boy, Feather Floating in Water, changes everything. Only nine winters old, Feather's dreams turn his seemingly ordinary childhood into the journey of a lifetime. He must help his people face a terrifying destiny from which they cannot turn away. He must find a way to make his people listen. Bright Sun Flower, the boy's grandmother, guides his beginnings, teaching him about the Circle of Life, and how without it, no life can exist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful coming of age with a touch of fantasy

    • By Michael on 07-25-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Spirals

    • By: Ruby Standing Deer
    • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A Holy Man, who lives in both this world and the Spirit world, waits hidden in a cave in the canyons, as a newly made woman runs toward him. She flees her would-be suitor, who wants from her more than she can give. The Holy Man and his constant companions, a colony of mice, accept the woman within the cave. She worries that he may be crazy, but given her fear of the man who desires her, maybe crazy is not so bad.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spirals

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Stones

    • By: Ruby Standing Deer
    • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In Book 3 of the saga of Shining Light's people, the listener is swept into the changing world of ancient Native America. The peace that Shining Light and his family have enjoyed in the Land of the Tall Trees is shattered by his young daughter. Dove's dream of mustangs, and of a young American Indian boy named Singing Stone, and his family known as the Mustang People, will not let her rest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series

    • By Seaside Or reader-marshall on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $24.95