Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of Jean Auel's famous Clan of the Cave Bear
, Song of the Axe
is about the rich panorama of prehistoric life spread out on an epic canvas, and the origin of myth in historical events.
Song of the Axe is the story of two lovers, Agon and Eena, and their family, who lived 30,000 years ago. Agon is a great warrior, a master of the deadly axe song, the music of his weapon. Eena, beloved of Mother Earth, can fight like a man and cast a spear better than anyone. They and their tribe live by the banks of a huge, glacier-fed river at a time near the end of an Ice Age, when fearsome invaders threaten their lives.
"Potent . . . Dann's prehistoric epic is a dizzying amalgam of legend, myth, archaeology, warfare and romance. . . . "-Publishers Weekly
"Impressive research lends flintiness to a work that holds up well indeed to Jean Auel's Earth's Children trilogy." -Kirkus Reviews
"In the tradition of Clan of the Cave Bear, this prehistoric epic introduces a gallery of memorable characters while successfully conjuring the primitive culture and environment of the Ice Age. . . . Suffused in the mythology and mysticism of an ancient era, this mesmerizing saga will enthrall a broad spectrum of readers"-Booklist
Includes bibliographical references (p. 610-613).