Orope by Guenevere Lee


The Bronze Age saw the beginning of empires, as well as their mysterious and catastrophic end. In a world not unlike our own, the nomadic Whisperers of the Gods have been given a grave vision of the gods destroying the world in a great flood, and they send three messengers to the great empires in hopes of appeasing the gods. Finding themselves in strange new lands with even stranger customs, the Whisperers soon discover the hardest thing is not o...

Details Orope

Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherMorgan James Fictions

Reviews Orope

  • T.J. Wray
    Rashma Hal'Hoten, Rekra Hal'Hashap. Akrape Hal'Whata, and Karesha Hal'Harag, shall climb the mountain to Matawe and go into Kerla Hal'gepe to find the Goddess of Death, and then return to the Sea of Hatmahe...........My God! I couldn't pronounce any of the words in this book. Since it's all just made up anyway. Why couldn't we just say, "Jack and Jill went up the hill and came down the other side to the sea"? At least I would understand this. I h...
  • Emily
    We met the author at a bookstore in Kingston, ON a few months ago and she told us it would be coming out as an audiobook soon. We just drove across the country from NY to NV, and this story got us from Lake Ontario to the Mississippi. The story is unique and engaging- I already feel attached to the characters. I am an archaeologist, and I appreciate how well researched the history is. The story takes you to several different parts of this fiction...
  • Kelley
    Can't wait to read this! Looking forward to delving into the complex world and meeting the characters created by this imaginative author.
  • Jenn Reid
    Sure, I had to Wikipedia the Bronze Age before I started reading but once I got into the book I didn't have any trouble. Interesting characters and a unique story, looking forward to the sequel!
  • Corinne
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the GoodReads First Reads program.Orope drops you right in the middle of an annual Bronze Age ritual that is meant to predict and create a calendar of events for the upcoming year. This ritual is a great example of the world building in this book. It feels real, like you’re reading about an actual rite from a real ancient civilization. It’s clear that the author is both very familiar with B...
  • Audra Watts
    https://audrasbookblabbing.wordpress....Cleanliness: Trash (10+ curse words, multiple descriptions of body parts, multiple descriptive and non-descriptive sex, ritual cutting, descriptive human sacrifices, animal sacrifices, nudity, blood, drinking, gods, sexualizing women, kissing, and death.)I have never read a book like this book. Maybe that's just me not reading enough unique books, but this is honestly one of the most unusual books I've ever...
  • Fletcher Courage
    A great piece of world building. The mashup of familiar concepts related to famous Bronze Age cultures with unique narrators does an incredible job of drawing you into the books. I eagerly await the sequel.
  • Michele Angello
    “Orope The White Snake,” the debut historical fiction novel of Guenevere Lee, transports us to the Bronze Age, fleshing out Egyptian-like lands, blood-thirsty customs and god-like kings and queens. Lee does an admirable job of creating this world, bringing to life three characters who are chosen to complete a seemingly impossible task of trying to appease the gods. Every chapter is illustrated with ancient-looking maps, showing their path. Th...
  • Noel
    As a fantasy/sci-fi fan and history lover, I found Orope refreshing since it’s placed in a fantastical bronze age in the already saturated market of medieval-fantasy novels.The book’s world was heavily influenced by both Ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian American people. Even though the scant 300 pages wasn’t enough to developed a complex world to its fullest potential, the book was able to immerse me in the world, which will probably be expa...
  • Elise Haskell
    I love Ancient Egypt and fantasy, so this book really scratched an itch for me. I cannot wait to read the sequel.
  • Lego Lass
    A good soft fantasy novel. I liked the evolution of the characters along the novel, and the description of the kingdoms as well. I'm looking forward to the sequel to see how the story continues. 5/5
  • Gregg Buford
    I got this book in the giveaway and it's the first book that I have ever won. I didn't really know what it was about but liked the cover. Started reading the day I got it. This is not my usual type of book to read but I did read books like this once. I didn't get into this book until a few chapters into the story. I like the characters more as the book goes on and you start to see all the experiences they have and see how they deal with them. Tr...
  • Pat
    In Orope, I found similarities between South American and Egyptian cultures. It is a story of a people and land faced with devastation. Three Whispers of the Gods are chosen to take the message that a flood will destroy the world as punishment for corrupting and forgetting the old ways. This chronicles their travels to the ends of the land as they know it. The maps that they use are primitive and sparse. It is an interesting story except that I d...
  • Alvaro
    The Bronze Age setting is unusual and refreshing. I'm afraid I had a lot of trouble connecting with the characters, but I have to say they were well developed, at least Tersh and Sha'di. Maybe it was just me, but I was expecting some kind of cliffhanger, but honestly things just happened, but I didn't feel there was much tension (view spoiler)[(except the death of the "aztec" leader and a few other situations) (hide spoiler)].I may be willing to ...
  • Liam Gibbs
    You can definitely feel the history in this book. Great immersion into the Bronze Age and the culture: the seas, the religion, the travels. Felt like I was right there with the characters. Give it a shot, history enthusiasts!
  • Joan
    Very interesting sci fi reading.
  • Carol
    actually I've just started reading it, wow, I seem to spend a lot of time trying to pronounce the names and places, definitely nothing like anything I've read before....I'll give a better review when I finish it. ok, I'm done... well, when I got past the beginning, it did get better but still not my type of reading.