Rachel Clark presents The Blackfish Prophecy

Know this, young whale dreamer. What you are about to see is one of the most vital pieces of orca-human history ever experienced. It is the reason I have chosen to stay on Earth for so many years, and it is the reason our kind have not given up... It is the key to Earth's salvation... It is no mistake you are here, either. We've been waiting for you.The Blackfish Prophecy

When I began to read, I was absolutely captivated. A marvelous story, and I love the spiritual aspect. I have myself experienced the connection between Native Americans and First Nation's people, and dolphins. ~ Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace 

A powerful tale that helps reminds us of the connections across species, which should be one of the great joys of life on our planet.  ~ Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy & founder of 350.org

A gripping tale of partnership between humans and whales. Rachel Clark beautifully melds fantasy, reality, and a passionate call for protecting life on our Earth. ~ Dr. Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Bladefounder of The Center for Partnership Studies

A sweeping, emotionally packed book, with a gripping tale and a big heart. Rachel Clark has created a fascinating world of smart kids, mystical orcas, and acts of morality that must be carried out, no matter how difficult. Readers of all ages will learn much about killer whales, and why they simply do not belong in captivity. This wonderful story is fictional, but the facts are all too real. ~ David Kirby, author of Death at SeaWorld

An entrancing story that not only captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the native and orca societies which make it so unique, but also the potential for deep and powerful connections between human and killer whale cultures in the wilderness environment. I enjoyed it immensely. ~ Tim Zimmerman, Associate Producer & Co-Writer of the award-winning movie Blackfish

 

Best friends Terra and Tiluk live alongside the wild orcas of Washington State. On the other side of the continent, Miles wallows in anger and self-pity fueled by his parents' divorce. In a moment of harrowing fate, their lives converge when Miles witnesses a captive orca brutally kill his trainer at a marine amusement park. When Miles contacts Terra and her family of whale biologists to better understand the "killer" whale, the three teens soon realize they are more linked to each other - and the whales - than they every imagined. Driven by a primal urge to connect with the highly-evolved consciousness of the orca, the teens take extraordinary risks to challenge big business and renew lost traditions. Their journey is set to restore an ancient mystical bond between humans and whales that ultimately reveals The Blackfish Prophecy...a revelation about Terra - and those like her - that's about to change everything.

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Author Rachel Clark is a mother, biologist, and science writer. She's covered all manner of human impacts on Earth's life support systems for science textbook companies, a government wildfire-research agency, national radio programs, online science curricula, and national magazines. In 2013, Psychology Today invited her to start her blog, Mothering Nature. Once, years ago for a college internship, Rachel had the privilege of working up close with captive dolphins and Belugas. A few weeks after the internship, she had a chance encounter with the majestic wild Southern Resident killer whales of Puget Sound. She lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she, her boys, and their father (a scientist-professor who studies the impacts of dams on wild salmon) visit the returning salmon on their epic migrations each year, and, on a few magical occasions, the wild orca who depend on those salmon. The Blackfish Prophecy is her first book.

You can find Rachel at rachelclarkauthor.com.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781513700038
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Published: Booktrope Editions - March 31st, 2016

Best friends Terra and Tiluk live alongside the wild orcas of Washington State. On the other side of the continent, Miles wallows in anger and self-pity fueled by his parents' divorce. In a moment of harrowing fate, their lives converge when Miles witnesses a captive orca brutally kill his trainer at a marine amusement park.