Welcome to the Christmas book fair and today an exploration of man’s history across thousands of years.
The first author today is Jacqui Murray who takes us back to the world of early man in Laws of Nature (Dawn of Humanity Book 2) a series I can highly recommend.
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 recent review for the book
Jacqui captures the history of man and adds a story with all five senses. Smell in particular plays a part in identifying who you are feeling near you. Fear has a smell too. The journey and migration of people across the land to find a home, food and a safe place to live brings them into contact with danger unimaginable.
I am enjoying Jaquie’s carefully researched series. If you like Clan of the Cave Bear you will love Laws of Nature.
A selection of books by Jacqui Murray