Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country, Dael and Zan decide to move their tribe the Ba-Coro, to the Wasp peoples territory- the Beautiful Country.
A simple trek for young men is a several months long, arduous journey for a tribe with both the young and old; but the beautiful country's resources and climate are well worth the effort. Unfortunately on arrival it becomes clear that Dael has only participated in this adventure to get closer to the Noi, who he's obsessed with taking revenge upon.
More compelling than the first book, Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country has deeper charecter development and a larger cast than Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure, and I found I was more involved with the story because of it. The complications of living life in that time period are fascinating and Allan Richard Shickman has obviously thought about it and researched it a great deal.
With an ending as open as the first book, it seems likely there will be more Zan-Gah to come. I look forward to it.
Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country, By Allan Richard Shickman
Published by Earthshaker Books, Sept 2009
Kindly sent to me by Earthshaker books.