Loon returns to his tribe and, as time progresses, makes his mark as a man, succeeding as a hunter and taking a wife. The tribe struggles in the hardships of primitive life, hunkering down to outlast bone-chilling and lengthy winters, to emerge in the spring and seek out game, working hard to prepare all they need before the winter comes again. And things are thrown more into chaos as Loon's wife, Elga, is kidnapped by a party of "northers.
In the process, he ends up launching the last third of the book into a rousing action adventure that makes the whole trip worthwhile.
It could have been a great book, and Robinson is certainly capable of great books. Where it ultimately falls is in those same details that make it so fascinating. Robinson paints and explores such a vivid world, but his character creations that populate it are flat and uninspired, so much so that it seems they are merely included in the book because they have to be there. Quite the contrary, the book is one that readers can enjoy as long as they prepare themselves to be extraordinarily patient and let the story slowly unfold.
If you can make it to the halfway point, then it will reach the hook point and you will be turning pages much quicker. The events of the final half and the fate of the Wolf Pack, as well as Loon, Thorn and Elga, make up for the slowness of the beginning. All the way, Robinson will captivate with his examination of the world that we never saw. Until now.
Thorn, a shaman, lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. Heather is the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. Elga is an outsider and the bringer of change. And Loon is the next shaman who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple and where it may lead is never certain. How can you help? We have launched a GoFundMe campaign and are asking for donations.
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Novel set in human prehistory, 30, years ago. First Edition.. First UK edition, hardback. London: Orbit, First British edition.
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