Book Review-The Last Neanderthal Clan-Lisa M. Lareau & Charlie Boring | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Last Neanderthal Clan-Lisa M. Lareau & Charlie Boring

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The genre according to Outskirts Press of this book is FICTION / Fantasy / Historical. All I know is that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! There is a minor sub story about modern day anthropologists but that (thankfully) got lost in the intriguing story of these pre historic peoples. Most of this is fiction but I believe the times were depicted correctly. Of course it has been a while since I took an anthropology course.

You travel along with the clan as they make their escapes from other clans farther and farther south as the ice caps recede from the ice age-you live through the dangers and difficulties of the period. You learn about how they possibly lived, shared work and survived all the dangers of that time period. There is even a wolf who was semi domesicated by Raka.

This is the last two paragraphs in the book--maybe there will be a sequel--I hope there is

Raka lay the burning branch back into the fire and sat near Dawa, as the night grew darker and everyone talked excitedly. They wanted to hear about Raka's journey, Dawa's clan, and the forthcoming baby. The prospects for the Kopsut Clan were looking up; but only time would tell if the clan would prosper south of the great mountains.

As for Raka, in the back of his mind, he carried a small worry, that the Nord Clan might find a way through the mountains and find the Kopsut Clan in its new home.


About the Book: (from the back of the book)


As Humanity Evolves, Two Competing Spcies Struggle for Survival!

The earth is warming after a long ice age. As the topography changes, humanoid clans can travel where they have never gone before. The Cro-Magnon clans, called the northern clans, and the Neanderthal clans, called the southern clans, now have an unprecedented opportunity to meet in each other's territories. Many of the Cro-Magnon clans are cannibalistic, and have developed clan traditions that encourage hunting and killing Neanderthals. The most dominant Cro-Magnon clan is the Nord clan. Its leader, Carni, fathered a son with a Neanderthal woman, and left the woman and child with her clan. Now, he leads the Nord clan in a quest to take Neanderthals slaves. But Carni doesn't anticipate that his son, Raka, will inherit his own leadership skills to become head of the Neanderthal clan. Determined to survive, Raka takes the remnants of his clan into the mountains to evade his dangerous father, and to find safe ground for his people. Full of facinating anthropological detail, richly charactorized, and a vivid portrait of life lived among extraordinary dangers, The Last Neanderthal Clan will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.

This book cn be purchased at Amazon and at Outskirts Press.

About the Authors: (from Outskirts Press)


Lisa M. Lareau and her father Charlie Boring share a lifelong interest in prehistoric civilizations. Lisa grew up listening to Charlie’s tales about cave-dwelling clans, and the characters in those stories have been developed and expanded in The Last Neanderthal Clan. Charlie and Lisa live in Virginia, but have traveled extensively in Europe, where they set their novel. They hope that you enjoy reading their novel packed full of Neanderthal fiction as much as they enjoyed writing it.

Lisa Lareau is the daughter of her co-author, Charlie Boring. She is a professional analyst that developed an interest in story telling from the stories her father told her as a young girl. The stories were of cavemen and women and the animals that roamed the earth with them. Charlie Boring contributed ideas that led Lisa to write "The Last Neanderthal Clan." Contact Authors at thelastneanderthalclan@gmail.com








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17 comments :

Lexie Lane said...

Oooh! I like stories about the neanderthal. Sounds like it would be a great movie!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Agree with Lexie! Who knows, we could see this book hit the big screen in the near future. :)

Kim Croisant said...

I will recommend this book to a friend of mine. He loves these kinds of books. Very intriguing.

Christy Maurer said...

Wow! That's not normally one I would pick up to read, but you made it sound interesting!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh what an interesting sounding book how do you come across all of these! x

Healy Harpster said...

Nice story and very interesting based from the title alone. Would love to hear the end of this. A sequel will be great!

Mamalicious RAOM said...

Sounds Like another great read. I can hardly keep up. Keep them coming , I am not complaining. :)

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

Ha! You made me laugh a lot when you said that thankfully the subplot about modern anthropologists got lost in the rest of the story. Nonetheless, this book sounds really interesting. Maybe not my thing, but so glad you enjoyed it.

Heidi Bee said...

Wow-this sounds really interesting! I am going to have to check this out!

becca said...

ok i'm 50/50 on this one must consider thank yu for sharing

Emmy Barnes said...

I'm not a fan of the synopsis but i'm sure it can be appealing for some.

Tingting R. said...

This story reminds me of the movie Resident Evil - the fight to survive,

Marms said...

Might become a movie, who knows. :) Good one!

Adin B said...

When I read the title I thought it would be something of an interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

Kero said...

I have a fascination for pre-historic facts so this book is added to my reading list.

Thank you for sharing a comprehensive review!

April M. said...

I am not a historic buff but my hubby is. will recommend this one to him.:)

Chubskulit Rose said...

This would be such an interesting book to read.

 
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