Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure by Allen Richard Shickman
Publication Date: July 15, 2007
Publisher: Earthshaker books
Received from: publisher
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
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.
I thought this book was very refreshing. I have never read anything prehistoric or about cave men so I really enjoyed trying something new. The book starts out with Zan hunting for his very first time. He kills the animal which earns him the name of Zan-Gah. But he has a twin brother, who went missing a few years back and is trying to tell Zan something. Zan knows he has to go out looking for his brother and he does. The rest of the book is filled with a lot of adventure and a lot of great writing.
It was very odd at first to read about this time period and some of the vocabulary they used. Also, the names were very hard to pronounce which took some time out to try to say them over and over and over again.
Will I reread it?
I don't think so, it was more of a one time read. I recommend this book to probably a younger audience that enjoy a lot of action. This is also a very short book (around 130 pages) so it's good if you have a short attention span.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and no compensation