Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul Goble

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One of the most gorgeous book about cultural heritage and coming of age surrounded the Native American’s tradition of horse raiding. The foreword explained a length about the history and basically tried to explain the basic around the horse tradition and how things changed since then (because these horse raids technically is a civil war among tribes). It was sad to know how these stories became more obscure in modern literature but the colorful artwork brought the tale into life and its glory.

There was some mystical quality and there’s action and violence in the tale as expected. At a first glance, I thought the artwork was about Mongolian horse nomads. Although it seemingly written in a way similar to children’s book format, I don’t genuinely think it was meant for younger audience. The text content was too descriptive and lengthy, stylistically similarly to coffee table books. It was obvious to see the amount of hard work and careful details being rendered into the storytelling.

The ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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