“Lancer Kind takes F Scott Fitzgerald's sensibility and gives it backbone.”
“Completely convincing passing details about life in Mesopotamia, 30,000 years ago...”
Betrayal not just by one individual, but his whole tribe. This is what fourteen-year-old Akiya faces when the Elders force him to leave and friends drive him away with branches and rocks. Despite this, when strangers from afar arrive with magic that inspires Mesopotamian youth to leave their peoples, Akiya wants to help those he love. First, learn the stranger’s magic, he decides. Master it; then his people must welcome him back.
But magic this powerful carries with it many troubles.
Freaky how it starts as a caveman story and then "twilight zone" creeps into the story before you know it has started happening. It starts out with cavemen handling their caveman biznez (you know, hunting, gathering, and procreating) and how they deal with Akiya, a black sheep but the smart guy in the room. Then the time travelers show up with hip-hop and a war breaks out. Total adventure! I am a total sucker for this genre - would love to see a prequel!