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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Moonlight Downs (Emily Tempest, #1)
  • Adrian Hyland
  • English
  • 02 February 2017
  • 1569474834

10 thoughts on “Moonlight Downs (Emily Tempest, #1)

  1. says:

    Emily Tempest, central character in this unique Australian novel, born to an Aboriginal mother who died when she was young and a white father, who then took her to live in an Aboriginal community in the central desert until he felt it was time for her to go to boarding school After a few years spent trying various University courses and travelling the world Emily has returned to the people of her childhood in the place she loved so much But after one of the elders is brutally killed, the commu Emily Tempest, central character in this unique Australian novel, born to ...


  2. says:

    Diamond Dove is book one of the Emily Tempest series by Adrian Hyland Diamond Dove is the first book I have read of Adrian Hyland, and I was impressed with the way he portrayed his characters and how the characters intertwine with each other I enjoy Emily Tempest her down to earth behaviour and way she cares about the people around her Also, I was pleased that Emily was not in law enforcement or a private detective, however, was able to find who killed Lincoln in a way that all readers will e Diamond Dove is book one of the Emily Tempest series by Adrian Hyland Diamond Dove is the first book I have read of Adrian Hyland, and I was impressed with the way he portrayed...


  3. says:

    4.5 sWhen Emily Tempest arrived back in her old community of Moonlight Downs after ten years away, she could see that not much had changed But she still felt a sense of not belonging she d always felt pulled between the two worlds Aboriginal and white But when her childhood friend Hazel turned up again it didn t take long before they were relaxing in each other s company But a few days later a dear friend was found murdered mutilate...


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    I am thrilled to see a writer of Hyland s gifts create a series with an Aboriginal heroine called Emily Tempest Hyland s use of language is so specific to the region that readers unschooled in the language of the Australian bush might not be able to comprehend There is a glossary for Aboriginal words and Australian slang but still For me, however, it is pure bliss.Strains of music can be heard throughout the book and one is tempted to read while listening to those artists mentioned to see wh I am thrilled to see a writer of Hyland s gifts create a series with an Aboriginal heroine called Emily Tempest Hyland s use of language is so specific to the region that readers unschooled in the language of the Australian bush might not be able to comprehend There is a glossary for Aboriginal words and Australian slang but st...


  5. says:

    It took me awhile to get into this book, partly because of the heavy, heavy dose of Aussie Aboriginal words and partly because the writing veers back and forth too much Emily Tempest is the daughter of a miner and an aboriginal mother When her mother dies early in her life and her father loses himself in his grief, little Emily is left to wander on her own Since the station they live on has an aboriginal camp on it, she wanders there and learns much about her heritage When the original stati It took me awhile to get into this book, partly because...


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    This book is set where I live, in the Northern Territory, in the center desert country the author is a white man who is writing from the point of view of an Indigenous Australian and doing it very well Adrian Hyland spent many years on communities in the Central Australian desert area so has at least lived with the people whose culture he recreates so achingly well.Emily Tempest has a white father and an aboriginal mother After her mother s death her father took Emily to her mother s peo This book is set where I live, in the Northern Territory, in the center desert country the author is a white man who is writing from the point of view of an Indigenous Australian and doing it very well Adrian Hyland spent many years on communities in the Central Australian desert area so has at least lived with the people whose culture he recreates so achingly well.Emily Tempest has a white father and an aboriginal mother After her mother s death her father took Emily to her mot...


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    Emily Tempest, drawn back to Central Australia and to the place she grew up, Moonlight Downs, instantly feels at peace with the Warlpuju people Here are her best friend Hazel and Hazel s father Lincoln Flinders, a much respected tribal elder The Warlpuju have always been her mob and Moonlight Downs her Country Emily was instantly accepted and included from childhood even though she is the daughter of a white man and a Wantiya women She s done her fair share of walkabout since she left the Do Emily Tempest, drawn back to Central Australia and to the place she grew up, Moonlight Downs, instantly feels at peace with the Warlpuju people Here are her best friend Hazel and Hazel s father Lincoln Flinders, a much respected tribal elder The Warlpuju have always been her mob and Moonlight Downs her Country Emily was instantly accepted and included from childhood even though she is the daughter of a white man and a Wantiya women She s done her fair share of walkabout since she left the Downs and the mob were driven off by the last station owner, so this is her first return since the succe...


  8. says:

    I liked this book about rural Australia and also liked the very gutsy protagonist I will definitely readin the series.


  9. says:

    Having recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Adrian Hyland s Gunshot Road Emily Tempest 2 , I thought it only right that I read the first Emily Tempest book, Diamond Dove and I was not disappointed.Emily Tempest is the daughter of a white miner, Motor Jack and his deceased Aboriginal wife Being of mixed race, Emily has a diverse grounding in both Aboriginal culture and white Australia She attended boarding college in Adelaide, is well read, went to Uni for three unfinished degrees and has t Having recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Adrian Hyland s Gunshot Road Emily Tempest 2 , I thought it only right that I read the first Emily Tempest book, Diamond Dove and I was not disappointed.Emily Tempest is the daughter of a whit...


  10. says:

    MOONLIGHT DOWNS 2006 Adrian HylandHyland is an Australian author that I have recently come across This book was his first, featuring his series character Emily Tempest Emily is a mixed breed woman from central Australia, who has gone back to her roots after being out in the white man s world for many years She is not current with what has been going on with her people in her absence, and soon is present when one of the tribal chiefs is found murdered The novel is almost wholly driv MOONLIGHT DOWNS 2006 Adrian HylandHyland is an Australian author that I have recently come across This book was his first, featuring his series character Emily Tempest Emily is a mixed breed woman from central Australia, who has gone back to her roots after being out in the white man s world for many years She is not current with what has been going on with her people in her absence, and soon is present when one of the tribal chiefs is found murdered The novel is almost wholly driven by the exploration of the group of people she left behind and the study of their behavior It is a different world, and she has to reacclimate her thinking to correspond to the behavior she finds there At times, this novel drags on, and I had to force myself to turn the page It almost became a mini study in anthropology rather than a crime novel The author cert...


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Moonlight Downs (Emily Tempest, #1) Packs A Real Wallop An Epic And Ambitious Mystery Set Against The Vast Backdrop Of Central Australia, Where Indigenous And White People Live Side By Side In An Uneasy Truce Vogue Australia Incorporates Geophysical Data, Race Politics And Aboriginal Spirituality Into A Seamless, Often Hilarious Stream Of Narrative It Has All The Hallmarks Of A First Of A Very Successful Series With The Potential To Forge A New Sub Genre Of Detective Fiction That Of A Feisty, Female Indigenous Sleuth Whose Intelligence And Tenacity Prove Superior To Force And Ignorance The Sydney Morning Herald Witty, Knowing, At Times Downright Hilarious The Plot Is Absorbing And Hyland S Characters Are Originals As Emily Tempest Untangles The Knot Of A Murder, She Also Comes To Rediscover Her Past, Her Belonging And Her Self Brisbane Courier Mail Emily Tempest, A Feisty Part Aboriginal Woman, Left Home To Get An Education And Has Since Traveled Abroad She Returns To Visit The Moonlight Downs Mob, Still Uncertain If She Belongs In The Aboriginal World Or That Of The Whitefellers Within Hours Of Her Arrival, An Old Friend Is Murdered And Mutilated The Police Suspect A Rogue Aborigine, But Emily Starts Asking Questions Emily Tempest, A Modern Half Aboriginal Sleuth, Is A Welcome Successor To Arthur Upfield S Classic Detective Adrian Hyland Worked With Aboriginal Communities In Central Australia For Ten Years He Now Teaches At LaTrobe University In Melbourne This Is His First Novel.


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