Friday, October 21, 2011

Review: Zan-Gah (Zan-Gah # 1) by Allan Richard Shickman

Title: Zan-Gah
Series: Zan-Gah #1
Author: Allan Richard Shickman
Release Date: July 15, 2007
Publisher: Earthshaker Books
Source: Publisher
Zan-Gah, seeking his lost twin brother in a savage prehistoric world, encounters adventure, suffering, conflict, captivity, and final victory. In three years hero passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes include survival, brotherhood, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, and nature's wonders and terrors. This is the electronic version of Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure, which has been awarded Mom's Choice Gold Medal for Series, the Eric Hoffer Notable Book Award, and was a finalist for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year.
Review:I haven’t ever read any books based in the pre-historic times so I was very excited to read this book. Zan Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure was a great read!

This book follows the adventure of Zan-Gah who is searching for his missing twin brother. Dael has been missing for a few years but begins to ask Zan-Gah for help in his dreams. Zan-Gah was a great character and I loved seeing the world from his point of view. He faces many, many dangers along his way but somehow, he makes it!

He eventually finds his brother with another, very savage tribe of people and is shocked to see that Dael isn’t the brother Zan-Gah remembered. As they are making their way home again, more trouble seems to follow them. The Wasp, a very savage tribe of people are getting ready for war. Zan-Gah realizes that everything he’s learned from his journey will help him and the other teams defeat the Wasps.

Allan Shickman wrote very well, detailed setting and descriptions. His world building was awesome! I enjoyed this book quiet a lot but there was a lot of violence so I’m not sure if it’s very suitable for young tweens (if that makes any sense).

Overall: 3.5/5
Cover Comments: 4/5—I think this cover goes very well with this story!

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