Laws of Nature by Jacqui Murray

laws of nature

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.


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Jacqui Murray

Author bio:

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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Happy reading! : )

Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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39 comments on “Laws of Nature by Jacqui Murray
  1. balroop2013 says:

    What a co-incidence Cathleen! Great minds are connected like this! I also shared my review of Jacqui’s book at my blog today. I agree, Lucy is not dumb… what an observation! Kudos to Jacqui for creating such an incredible character.

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    • I’ll pop on over and read your review next. Regarding Lucy’s intelligence…one of the things I like best about Jacqui’s work is that it challenges me to re-evaluate what true intelligence looks like. And I agree–creating such a vivid character is the bulls-eye we’re all trying to hit. : )

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    • Thanks so much, Balroop! I have so enjoyed visiting both of your blogs and sharing ideas with your visitors.

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  2. I also enjoyed this book, Cathleen. Jacqui’s imagination brings the world and primitive characters to life. A fascinating read.

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  3. Thanks, Cathleen! I love being with your group.

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    • Dear Cathleen,
      Thank you for featuring Jacqui’s book.

      Dear Jacqui,
      Congratulatiions to you on the completion and publication of your Book 2 entitled “Laws of Nature” for the trilogy “In the Dawn of Humanity”!

      Happy August to both of you very soon!

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    • Isn’t it kind of wonderful, Jacqui, being part of a group of online friends–people who will read your books and appreciate all the hard work that went into creating them. That can be incredibly important, or at least it has been to me. It’s not always easy writing books. It’s such a solitary endeavor. You have to wait until publication to see if your work is really going to connect with other people. It helps a lot when you know other folks are waiting to cheer you on. : )

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      • I completely agree with you, Cathleen. I love knowing the folks who leave reviews–at least virtually knowing them. This is one of the joys of being an Indie author few talk about. We do have a community.

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Great review! I’m reading and enjoying this right now 🙂

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  5. Jacqui’s written another winner:)

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  6. Hi Cathleen, I enjoyed Born in a Treacherous Time very much and loved Lucy. Lucy is far from dumb, she is actually quite innovative and observant. Thanks for joining Jacqui’s lovely book launch. I’ve enjoyed all the articles I’ve read as part of her tour.

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  7. Thanks for pit stopping by the blog.
    Have a great reading/writing evening;)

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  8. Ooo, I need neeeed to read both of these!! Thank you for introducing me to them 🙂👓📚

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  9. Great review, Cathleen. Yes, I’ll catch up with book 1 for sure.

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  10. I love Jacqui’s writing, and this one is on my TBR!

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