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Beyond the Sea of Ice Excellent book I couldn t put it down This is the first in an older series written by Sarabande It s about the few survivors of a mammoth attack on their village and their fight for survival as they head east looking for food And toward the Corridor of Storms, known to us as the land bridge between Asia and America.Sarabande writes a very engaging story, filled with detail about the time period Her main characters, Torka, Lonit, Karana and Umak are people that we can love and sympathize wit Excellent book I couldn t put it down This is the first in an older series written by Sarabande It s about the few survivors of a mammoth attack on their village and their fight for survival as they head east looking for food And toward the Corridor of Storms, known to us as the land bridge between Asia and America.Sarabande writes a very engaging story, filled with detail about the time period Her main characters, Torka, Lonit, Karana and Umak are people that we can love and sympathize with None are perfect but they are all good people Of course they meet some terrible people and I found myself reading as fast as I could to make sure that the little band was safe.I would recommend this book for those who are fans of Kathleen O Neal and Michael Gear and Jean Auel Also those who love books on prehistory and the settling of America Been on a bit of a prehistory kick recently and it s interesting to compare the First Americans series with the novel Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson as well as similar works by Sue Harrison, Jean Auel, Kathleen O Neal and Linda Lay Shuler There are numerous parallels in all these stories that deal with characters facing similar hardships in a cold environment.Beyond the Sea of Ice has a fascinating premise the story of the first humans to cross the Bering Strait but this book is plagued by o Been on a bit of a prehistory kick recently and it s interesting to compare the First Americans series with the novel Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson as well as similar works by Sue Harrison, Jean Auel, Kathleen O Neal and Linda Lay Shuler There are numerous parallels in all these stories that deal with characters facing similar hardships in a cold environment.Beyond the Sea of Ice has a fascinating premise the story of the first humans to cross the Bering Strait but this book is plagued by one dimensional cardboard characters without zero motivation for their actions It feels like the external bones of a story that sits within a vacuum, lacking the sort of dramatic conflict that arises from believable characters with fiercely opposing goals This narrative was in some ways the converse of Sue Harrison s Storyteller Trilogy Song of the River, Cry of the Wind, Call Down the Stars , a meandering saga without any high concept premise, but draws you in through a rich tapestry of families and tribes in conflict, emotional punches to the gut when these characters we identify with suffer tremendous adversity.In contrast, it was difficult to identify with any of the characters in Beyond the Sea of Ice Umak the Spirit Master and the boy Karana had at least some interesting qualities, but the rest were largely forgettable one dimensional heroes, martyrs or villains The character of the dog Aar was somewhatbelievable than the humans, but it was simply too much to ask of the reader to imagine the same man who first crossed the Bering Strait not only invented the spear thrower single handledly, but was also the very first to domesticate dogs Interesting concept that could have made for a great story, but the author needed to spendtime fleshing out these characters intobelievable people with interior lives, the desires and contradictions humans have known throughout the aeons It seems the author compensates for cursory characterization with scenes of tremendous external danger extreme sexual violence, torture, mutilation etc , but without the emotional grounding in believable characters these brutal scenes simply ring false I picked up this book because I read somewhere that it was along the same lines of the Clan of the Cave Bear books and I can see why someone would say that but there is no way they can be compared as far of their readability Both series are written about people living thousands of years ago and struggling to survive but Beyond the Sea of Ice just didn t capture my imagination the way the Clan of the Cave Bear did so I doubt I ll read anyin the series maybe if I could get them at the I picked up this book because I read somewhere that it was along the same lines of the Clan of the Cave Bear books and I can see why someone would say that but there is no way they can be compared as far of their readability Both series are written about people living thousands of years ago and struggling to survive but Beyond the Sea of Ice just didn t capture my imagination the way the Clan of the Cave Bear did so I doubt I ll read anyin the series maybe if I could get them at the library I would but I won t be paying to readof them I was shocked by the cruelness in the book and I am sure life was cruel during this time but still it was hard to read about the elders being pushed out into the cold to die and babies being eaten so people had food all winter long that is just not something that appeals to me This is a true test for Joyce Saricks I distinctly remember reading a series of books about early Native Americans when I was in fifth grade Distinctly, because they were pretty scandalous for a 10 year old and I think that s where I first learned the mechanics of sex And 15 ish years later, I couldn t for the life of me figure out what those books were Obviously, I want to re read them and see if they were actually scandalous, or if I was as prudish as I recall being According to Ms Sari This is a true test for Joyce Saricks I distinctly remember reading a series of books about early Native Americans when I was in fifth grade Distinctly, because they were pretty scandalous for a 10 year old and I think that s where I first learned the mechanics of sex And 15 ish years later, I couldn t for the life of me figure out what those books were Obviously, I want to re read them and see if they were actually scandalous, or if I was as prudish as I recall being According to Ms Saricks Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction, this is a contender We shall see fingers crossed that it s dirty Whoa Um, yes, Joyce Saricks was correct This was the book And wow There were some images in here that would scar me now I can t believe this made it into an elementary school library Interesting parts about making clothes out of caribou and whatnot disturbing parts about sterilizing captive women with sloth claws after suffocating their newborns with snow Shudder Excellent book Even though its a fictional novel it s so interesting to read how thing could have been.This is a very well written story The characters seem so real and you can t put the book down I ve read it at least a few dozen times in the past 15 years and will probably read it quite a few timesThe sequels are just as good, but they get increasinglytragic Its a long, sad, dramatic story of Torka and Lonit and their family Even though their story is tragic, you really can Excellent book Even though its a fictional novel it s so interesting to read how thing could have been.This is a very well written story The characters seem so real and you can t put the book down I ve read it at least a few dozen times in the past 15 years and will probably read it quite a few timesThe sequels are just as good, but they get increasinglytragic Its a long, sad, dramatic story of Torka and Lonit and their family Even though their story is tragic, you really can t help but hope for the best for them They are honest hardworking and believe in doing what they must to continue to build life As they think, until meeting other people, that they are the only ones left on earth This book is in my top 10 of my all time favorite books I have read in my life It is 1 in a series I couldn t put the book down and went on to read the rest of the series right after I finished Beyond the Sea of Ice My family was happy when I finished the whole series because I got NOTHING done while I was reading these books I HIGHLY recommend this book and the others that follow in the series. I read this entire series when I was about 10 years old well, up to about book 7 or so the later ones hadn t been published yet and I absolutely adored them I think I might have even read them twice However, when I went to re read them again as a teenager, I found they were too simple and boring for me But I do still have those fond memories of when I originally read them So yes, I would recommend this series to pre teens who are interested in archaeology although I suppose there is s I read this entire series when I was about 10 years old well, up to about book 7 or so the later ones hadn t been published yet and I absolutely adored them I think I might have even read them twice However, when I went to re read them again as a teenager, I found they were too simple and boring for me But I do still have those fond memories of when I originally read them So yes, I would recommend this series to pre teens who are interested in archaeology although I suppose there is some sex violence stuff, but I turned out okay, right It was not written by a native, so the story is incomplete. Beyond the Sea of Ice is the first book in a prehistoric series by William Sarabande As the first book, it is of course where you should start reading, as it introduces all of the characters.Lonit, Torka, and Torka s old father Umak, who is 45 and considered old by the prehistoric standards are the only survivors of a tribe who encountered an enraged mammoth Together, they have to survive and seek out a new place to live if they wish to get back on their feet again But they have a hard road Beyond the Sea of Ice is the first book in a prehistoric series by William Sarabande As the first book, it is of course where you should start reading, as it introduces all of the characters.Lonit, Torka, and Torka s old father Umak, who is 45 and considered old by the prehistoric standards are the only survivors of a tribe who encountered an enraged mammoth Together, they have to survive and seek out a new place to live if they wish to get back on their feet again But they have a hard road ahead with dangerous people and animals everywhere Not to mention Torka is grieving his wife and children and looks at Lonit with revulsion now But Lonit is used to that, because of her strange eyes she s always been considered ugly, she just hopes to be useful so she can continue to travel with the two, as it is her only hope for survival.I like Lonit She s a bit moony over Torka and he can be a jerk sometimes, but her heart s in the right place and she s a hard worker It s hard to realize that in this book she is only in her early teens as she seems so much older Especially in the second half And she goes through quite a bit that no young child should have to go through Torka is a strong, steady, mostly decent man who has a few flaws But he s loyal to a fault and that speaks in his favor And Umak, well he s got a bit of an ego and can be superficial, but deep down he too has a good heart Karana, a little boy they meet in their travels, is probably the most interesting character though because of his backstory and abilities with nature.This book kind of puts a spin on the prehistoric genre because it deals with a lot of death of tribes instead of having them advancing and discovering things Sure there are a few inventions thrown into the mix to make life better, but largely, this book is just about survival And because of the topic of survival, there is a lot of death and violence in this book And also rape, sex, and other things that tend to bother people when they re reading So if you can t handle that stuff, stay clear of this book Really, my only complaint about the book would be the romance between Lonit and Torka They start out at very opposing odds and then out of nowhere it changes I kept going back to see if I accidentally missed a few pages I didn t but I just couldn t see the chemistry there.A good series and I m eager to get a start on the next book This is definitely one that fans of the Gears or Jean Auel would probably enjoy.Beyond the Sea of IceCopyright 1987370 pagesReview by M Reynard 2013More of my reviews can be found at www.ifithaswords.blogspot.com Stunningly visual, extraordinarily detailed, powerfully dramatic, here is the first volume of a remarkable new series The First Americans When humans first walked the world, when nature ruled the earth and sky, a proud tribe is threatened by a series of natural disasters A bold young hunter named Torka, who lost his wife and child to a killer mammoth, leads the survivors over the glacial tundra on a desperate eastward odyssey to the save their clan Through attacks of savage animals and encounters with strangers not unlike themselves, they must brave the hardships of a foreign landscape and learn to live in an exotic new world of mystery and danger Toward the land where the sun rises they must travel Beyond The Sea Of Ice, toward a new day for their clan and an awesome future for the American


About the Author: William Sarabande

William Sarabande is a pseudonym of Joan Lesley Hamilton Cline.


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