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Fire and Ice is a blog that reviews and highlights books mainly from YA and LDS fiction. We post parental content reviews Monday- Friday. If you are an author or publisher we invite you to contact us for interviews, book trailer stills, author and event photos, promotional book tour packages, swag design and reviews

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Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure

Zan-Gah:  A Prehistoric Adventure - Allan Richard Shickman I received a signed copy of this book in the mail from the publisher for review on our blog. I must say I had never heard of preshistoric fiction so it was completely new genre for me. The first couple of chapters which describe Zan's encounter with a lioness and becoming a man in his tribe were a little slow. As he grows into a man and travels in search of his twin brother, things pick up. The landscapes and people he encounter are fascinating and vivid. I found myself wishing there were more detail about red haired, green eyes Lissa-Nah the priestess, her culture and background. I also was disturbed by the graphic detail in chapter 10 as Dael starts to reveal his psychological scars and kills a man. I really think the gory details could have been left out to make it more applicable and suitable for a younger reader age 11.

What caught me were the wasp people and the interesting conditions of life that Zan-Gah comes across. The landscape and descriptions of nature will stick with you after you put down the book. I give it three stars and congratulate author Allan Shickman for going out on a limb to incorporate the themes of anthropology, psychology and coming of age.

We are giving away a signed copy of "Zan-Gah" as well as the sequel, "Zan- Gah and the Beautiful Country" to our readers at http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com