Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Join the Adventure, 80,000 Years Ago

As you can see from our book trailer, The Quest for Fire: a Novel of Prehistoric Times, by J. H. Rosny, is pretty exciting. If you're interested in the ancient past, when humans hunted mammoths and struggled against giant predators, then you won't be able to put this book down once you've started reading.

What's more, there were different species of humans living simultaneously. There were the Neanderthals, who were shorter, more muscular, and hairier, and the Cro-Magnons, who were an earlier version of modern humans, like you (but not me, since I'm a feline). My ancestors were the giant cats that hunted the people!

By far, the greatest dangers to our heroes in the Oulhamr tribe come from other human tribes competing for resources and living space. Central to the story, of course, is the quest for fire. This drives the Oulhamrs (as well as the plot), and we can't wait to discover what happens next. It is a classic adventure that anyone age 9 or older should enjoy.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

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