Lucy is a homo hobilis—a young woman who doesn’t know how to make fire or warm clothing, and something as complicated as a wheel would be completely beyond her ken. Yet she is strong enough to face daily challenges that would bring most modern people to their knees, to cope in a world where a people can end up dying because they sprained their leg or fell from a tree. Where other humans are predators, especially homo sapiens, aka Man-Who-Preys.
Lucy may be primitive, but she’s not dumb. One wry realization of hers really stuck with me: My kind dislikes change, yet it fills my life. Reading that, it’s very easy to believe that nothing truly important has changed in all this time.
As Lucy struggles to keep her small band of humans (plus wolf) alive, she discovers she has another element to juggle in addition to the cold and the constant struggle to keep everyone’s belly filled. A Man-Who-Preys is tracking them. And all their kind has ever wanted is their captivity or destruction…
Laws of Nature is a book 2, and I strongly recommend picking up book 1, Born in a Treacherous Time, first. Both of them form a fascinating character study, richly imagined and meticulously researched. If you enjoy prehistoric fiction, Ms. Murray’s work should definitely fit the bill.
And check out the book trailer: (https://youtu.be/gbyA9rDSy9k)
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman , the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022.
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