Another new release this week and one I am looking forward to reading Laws of Nature (Dawn of Humanity Book 2) by Jacqui Murray on pre-order for 10th July at a special price.
About the book
A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help. But can they save Lucy’s tribe?***In this second in the Dawn of Humanity trilogy, the first trilogy in the Man vs. Nature saga, Lucy and her eclectic group escape the treacherous tribe that has been hunting them and find a safe haven in the famous Wonderwerk caves in South Africa, the oldest known occupation of caves by humans. They don’t have clothing, fire, or weapons, but the caves keep them warm and food is plentiful. Circumstances make it clear that they can’t stay, not with the rest of her tribe enslaved by the treacherous enemy.
To free them requires not only the prodigious skills of Lucy’s unique group–which includes a proto-wolf and a female raised by the pack–but others who have no reason to assist her and instinct tells Lucy she shouldn’t trust. Set 1.8 million years ago in Africa, Lucy and her band of early humans struggle against the harsh reality of a world ruled by nature, where predators stalk them and a violent new species of man threatens to destroy their world. Only by changing can they prevail. If you ever wondered how earliest man survived but couldn’t get through the academic discussions, this book is for you. Prepare to see this violent and beautiful world in a way you never imagined.
A selection of books by Jacqui Murray
A review for Born in a Treacherous Time (Dawn of Humanity Book 1)
Prehistoric fiction has been an undiscovered country for me up until now, but what an interesting adventure this book has been. Only a few pages in and I was intrigued both by the setting and by the emerging characters, not just the early hominids, but the other occupants of the prehistoric landscape of East Africa at the time when the rift valleys were being formed.
To reach back so far in time and make the characters believable and relatable within the context of the our understanding of our human ancestors is no mean feat, yet the author pulls it off. We are drawn into a hostile world where danger lurks at every turn. The story of survival which overlays it is dynamic and highly engaging. Parts are not for the faint-hearted; guts are ripped out and tragedy is never far away, but ultimately the story is one of hope.
A book that has clearly been given a solid foundation of research; it also includes an excellent bibliography.
About Jacqui Murray
Jacqui Murray is the webmaster for Worddreams, her blog about all things writing. She is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming prehistoric fiction, Born in a Treacherous Time. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for Ask a Tech Teacher an Amazon Vine Voice a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you are leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.