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Thursday, March 31, 2011

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Zan Gah #1 & #2 by Allan R Schickman


Book #1 Description

The hero, Zan-Gah seeks his lost twin in a savage prehistoric world, encountering suffering, captivity, conflict, love, and triumph. In three years, Zan-Gah passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes: survival, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, nature's wonders and terrors.

Book #2 Description

The prehistoric saga continues in Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country, the sequel to the award winning Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure. In this story, Zan s troubled twin brother, Dael, having suffered greatly during his earlier captivity, receives a ruinous new shock when his wife suddenly dies. Disturbed and traumatized, all of his manic energies explode into acts of hostility and bloodshed. His obsession is the destruction of the wasp men, his first captors, who dwell in the Beautiful Country. When he, Zan-Gah, and a band of adventurers trek to their bountiful home, they find that all of the wasp people have died in war or of disease. The Beautiful Country is empty for the taking, and Zan s people, the Ba-Coro, decide to migrate and resettle there. But the Noi, Dael s cruelest enemies and former tormentors, make the same migration from their desert home, and the possibility develops of contention and war over this rich and lovely new land.

About the Author

Artist, teacher, author, and historian Allan Richard Shickman was an art history professor at the University of Northern Iowa for three decades. His first novel, Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure won an Eric Hoffer Notable Book Award and was a finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award.

Details Book #1

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Earthshaker Books (July 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979035708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979035708

Details Book #2

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Earthshaker Books (September 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979035716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979035715

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MY THOUGHTS
LIKED IT

This is a wonderful action-adventure series that should appeal to boys and even those difficult to please ones around 12 years old.  I think these are probably safe for more mature 10 year olds as well.  The story takes place in prehistoric times where status is created by being a provider of safety and food.  There are themes that should spark some discussions about how humans came to be hunters and the devastation of war.  I liked how the author worked in diplomacy in a primitive warrior culture.
 




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