The Boy, The Mastodons, Book I

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In a time some 25,000 years ago, a small tribe located in a primal valley attempts to survive the many threats from the catastrophes of geological upheavals, where survival is wrested from the elements and life is to endure starvation. The perspective of this sweeping adventure is told from that of a young boy. The hard-learned lessons of life provide a romance of epic proportions in which `The Boy' fights for love and acceptance, while overcoming seemingly insurmountable tribal beliefs. Terrifying and beautiful, in a world full of cataclysmic change, prehistoric man and animals learn to accept and trust one another. Through these trials `The Boy' develops a sense of reason and respect for others which is founded on friendship and trust, rather than fear. At the turning of the last Ice Age, old tribal beliefs and customs are shorn from their fabric as homo sapiens evolve from the last vestiges of primitive man. The first novel of the five-novel series establishes a benchmark for tracing the beginnings of the meteoric rise of the homo sapiens species from their lowly beginnings to their eventual dominance over the planet.

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I write about the human condition. The interaction that occurs throughout social systems, among elemental forces of leadership, religion and science. I write about the individual's attempted integration into such social systems and attempt to define honor, integrity and duty, while I develop my stories. Pre-history points us back, in search and thought of our origins, so that we may better understand how and why we are driven to do the things that we do. Espionage allows for the development of those 'secret' sides of our honest intent, layered with conflicting assaults by interior and exterior forces. My novels area about self-determination and self-discovery. They are about arrival. The arrival and satisfaction of a blissful state from which one can intelligently reflect and then positively direct one's life. The meaning of life is all around us and ever changing, depending upon the perspective of others. I write about the meaning of self, and self-application to the meaning of life.

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In a time 25,000 years ago, a small tribe located in a primal valley attempts to survive the many threats from geology, weather, hunger and health of the times. The perspective of this sweeping adventure is from that of a young boy, Daryl, cast down but not out, ignored by his family and friends, but accepted by the animal life indigenous to this period. It is a story of integrity lost and won, hard-learned honor and its meaning and effect, but above all, a romance of great proportions. The boy loses and learns, fights for love and survival itself, while attempting to overcome physical and social difficulties that at times seem insurmountable. The first novel of the five-novel series establishes a benchmark for the beginnings of the meteoric rise of the homo sapiens species from its lowly beginnings to its eventual dominance over our entire planet.

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