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The sequel to Lucy’s story, this is mankind’s saga. How could a mammal, unequipped as man was to survive in a world that honored physical strength and muscular prowess, eventually call every corner of the planet ‘home’? This story gives you that answer:
Ever wonder how those scrawny protohumans without claws, sharp teeth or thick skin survived the likes of Sabertooth? Me too, so I researched it and ended up with That Which Does Not Kill, the prehistoric saga of Xhosa and her band of warriors. Turns out to be a dashing tale, full of suspense, drama, and the appealing characters that we moderns can relate to. What didn’t kill them made them stronger, and isn’t that what Darwin predicted when he labeled evolution ‘survival of the fittest’?
Xhosa is a teenager, growing up in a typical Homo erectus tribe, when calamity strikes. Her father is killed by a band of strange-looking outsiders with stone-tipped weapons her people have never before seen. With his dying breath, he orders her to protect his tribe, take them away from these dangerous newcomers. Xhosa agrees, oblivious to those among her People who don’t want a female leader and will do whatever it takes to get rid of her.
Xhosa’s high-octane mix of intelligence and heart sets in motion a dangerous struggle to survive against not just Nature and her complement of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and searing heat, but man’s newest iteration, archaic Homo sapiens, In quick succession, she must flee with her People out of Africa, into the unknown lands of what is now the Middle East, avoid the indigenous populations of cannibals and two-legged predators, and accept a tenuous alliance with others like her, forged by the mutual need for protection from those who wish to destroy them. With the promise she made to her father ringing in her ears, she calls on every one of man’s newly-honed thinking skills as she leads her band on a trek across paleo-Eurasia, over lands now buried by ocean, across the Pyrenees, set on finding a new home and fulfilling the vision she imagines for her tribe’s future.
In the spirit of Jean Auel and Kathleen Gear, this is a sweeping epic of prehistory which brings the true story of our ancestors brave migration from the only land they’d ever known, an unforgettable saga of hardship and determination, conflict and passion
Projected publication: Summer 2019
Book 3, Rowe-Delamagente Series
Another adventure where it takes Kali’s brains, Zeke’s physical know-how, and Otto’s cleverness to save the day. This one includes, money, kidnapped children, and a plot to destroy America that’s out of this world.
Projected publication date: Summer, 2020
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