Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country- Review

In part two of the Zan-Gah series, 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.


  1. WOW! All of a sudden the Zan-Gah orders have started pouring in. I don't know what happened. It must be all of those blog reviews I have been getting lately. Not a single order for a while, and suddenly I am selling Zan-Gah by the case! I may even have to go to press again (3rd printing!). My thanks to you, to my many reviewers, and to all of my new readers. People are paying attention.

    Allan R. Shickman

  2. I sure hope so, Allan! they're well worth a purchase.

  3. The third book of the Zan-Gah series, Dael and the Painted People, is nearly finished. Watch for it this summer at the new web address:


    I hope you will pay us a visit.

    Allan R. Shickman