Synopses & Reviews
International best-selling science fiction author, David Drake teams with Jim Kjelgaard, legendary creator of Big Red
The Return of a Masterpiece of Middle Grade Fiction!
OUTCASTS IN A LAND OF MONSTERS
Meet Hawk, formerly a hunter in a band of prehistoric nomads, now an outcast for breaking tribal law by daring to create a powerful new tool: the bow and arrow. Now the world is changing, the bison are disappearing, and the tribe has fallen into famine. Their only hope? Hawk and his new tools and hunting methods. But the old ways die hard, and Hawk must find a way to survive in a land of prehistoric predatorsfrom dire wolves to beavers the size of bearsif he is to save his tribe, and show humanity the path away from Stone Age stagnation.
About David Drakes RCN series:
"Rousing old fashioned space opera." - Publishers Weekly
"The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!" - Philadelphia Weekly Press
"[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes alongcharacter development combined with first rate action and memorable world designs." - SFReader.com
About the Author
David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted. He served the next two years in the Army, spending 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th armored Cavalry in Viet Nam and Cambodia. Upon return he completed his law degree at Duke and was for eight years Assistant Town Attorney for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981. His books include the genre-defining and bestselling Hammers Slammers series, the RCN series including What Distant Deeps, In the Stormy Red Sky, The Road of Danger,
and many more.
Jim Kjelgaard's celebrated middle grade and young adult books display themes such as honor, loyalty, courage, and perseverance. His novel Wolf Brother is the winner of the Spur Award of the Western Writers of America. His Big Red, which won the Boys Life Award in 1948, also became a beloved Disney movie.