Sunday, September 11, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
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.
Once again, I found myself mesmerized by the prehistoric story of Zan-Gah and his tribe. I really liked how the story picked up from where it left off exactly. It didn't even really feel like this was a sequel, simply another chapter from the first book. I really liked how the story really came to life as I read it, in other words, I felt like I was literally there.
I liked how this sequel had a lot of universal themes in it, like some of the main ones were love, jealousy and war. Throughout the whole story, I felt really connected to Zan, because of all of the challenges and obstacles he had to overcome. Even when things got hard or he didn't know what to do, he never gave up when things got tough.