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Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country - Allan Richard Shickman


Synopsis:
Well past the middle of the night Zan felt a shaking of his shoulder as he slept, and then an impatient foot kicking at him. Instinctively grabbing for his spear, he looked up and saw the orange glow of a torch, and as his eyes adjusted to the invading light he recognized his brother's ghastly face. Dael's dangerous brow was furrowed, and the vein of his forehead bulged under the old scar. His teeth were clenched, and his eyes darted nervously back and forth. His every motion expressed a profound agitation, and Zan knew that what he had been dreading had come.
"It is time, Zan. Let us go!"
"Where? It's dark!"
"I want to find where the river comes from."
The volcanic turbulence that shakes Dael's mind carries him to vicious extremes. It is Zan's task to calm his brother and lead him away from thoughts both destructive and self-destructive. But even the paradise of the Beautiful Country will not erase them.


©2009


My Opinion:
I liked the first one in the series a lot, but this book was so much better. The elements in the story were more exciting, and far more action too! I couldn't put the book down, and read it really fast.
Zan-Gah is such a great character, that I hope the author writes more books in this series. I really don't want this tale to end!
A must read, and a HUGE recommendation! But read the first one.
(5/5)


~I received a copy from EarthShaker Books. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. This sounds like a really good read, I will add it to my wish list.

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  2. Thanks, Freda, for this wonderful, enthusiastic review. I am very grateful. It is always pleasing for an author to know that his book was read and had impact. Now I have to write another. Actually, I am working on it.

    A. R. Shickman

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  3. WOW! All of a sudden the Zan-Gah orders have started pouring in. I don't know what happened. It must be all of those blog reviews I have been getting lately. Not a single order for a while, and suddenly I am selling Zan-Gah by the case! I may even have to go to press again (3rd printing!). My thanks to you, to my many reviewers, and to all of my new readers. People are paying attention.

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