Five Star Review for The New Day Dawns

Five Star Review
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An Adventure through Prehistoric Times, August 27, 2010
By Jane Squires

When I picked this book up, I did not know I would get an adventure that would hold your attention from beginning to end. I am ready to move to book 2 and continue the story of the people of the frozen earth. I never heard of these people and tried to research if they were real people or not. Regardless the book truly painted a picture in your mind of primitive people in the western states probably before white people entered the picture. The book is rich in primitive culture and the author holds your attention as you move from the rituals of the people into the mating ceremony pulling for Horda and Mach all the way.

The decisions Horda had to make over a mate are really not much different than any culture where the girl has to chose on her own and not what her parents feel is best. A time of growing from young people to mature men and women is so well woven throughout this book.

I knew before Bear Claw captured Horda it would happen but yet I hoped it would not. The survival of the women during this time is remarkable. The abuse Horda took keeps you hoping her beloved shows up soon and saves her.

From one chapter to the next you do not know what to expect. You will be surprised again and again.

When Horda’s Father and Beloved mate go with the team to find the women, they both blame themselves for not listening to Horda’s fears. Just like men.

A womderful wonderful adventure through the primitive times and leaves you ready to continue to book two.

People of the Frozen Earth Series

In the ancient days before the Ancestors kept the stories, the People of the Frozen Earth lived in the vast wasteland that is now called Siberia. Seeking a better life, they moved south across the land bridge into a New World, traveling through what are today Alaska and Canada. Just under two thousand years ago, this semi-nomadic People settled in the basin between the foothills at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and the flat tableland of the Western Great Plains in the area now known as Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. Strong and proud, they lived, loved, hated, laughed, cried, and died in the fullness of Mother Life’s time.

The New Day Dawns

Book 1: The New Day Dawns

The young warrior Mach and the chief’s daughter Horda are preparing to experience the Mating Rituals. Their joyous plans are interrupted and almost destroyed by a combination of their own actions, tribal mores, evil enemies, and forces of nature. They must use all their skills; strengths; and beliefs in themselves, each other, and the values of the People to not only survive, but triumph. In the end, they learn that what they have become is more important than what they were.

Read the first chapter or order the book as a paperback or e-book at GASLight Publishing,  LLC.


As Shadows Fall

Book 2: As Shadows Fall

Mach and Thuro and their mates Horda and Wilda are unexpectedly thrust into leadership roles when they are named leaders of the new band of The People of the Frozen Earth. Mach, Thuro, and Horda rise to the challenge, but Wilda becomes one of their biggest problems. The band leaders have to deal with illness and death among their people, family disputes, an unwanted pregnancy and a miscarriage, droughts, fires, thunderstorms, and other natural disasters. The leaders and the People overcome all the obstacles with wisdom, courage, imagination, strong mores, and the love and support of one another.

Read the first chapter or order the book as a paperback or e-book at GASLight Publishing,  LLC.