In the spirit of Jean Auel, Lucy Story of Man follows a band of early humans as they struggle to survive in a world where Nature is King, where they are prey not predators. This is the first in the Evolution series that follows man from his beginnings 2 million years ago to what we now know as ourselves. It follows Lucy and her band of Homo habilis as they struggle to survive in a world where they are prey not predators. The excitement is in Lucy’s survival. Think Man vs. Wild, not Jack Reacher, the amazing high of finding water where there is none rather than stopping a nuclear explosion.
Each vignette focuses on a piece of early man’s life. They are tied together with a plot that roughly reflects Lucy’s goal to find safety for her child.
Projected publication date: Summer, 2018
The sequel to Born in a Treacherous Time, and the second in the Evolution series.
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.
Planned availability: August 2020
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