Report On Historical Fiction B


Bantam Books published the book, Beyond the Sea of Ice, by William Sarabande, in December of 1987. This novel of historical fiction is 370 pages of a compelling story of a small band of humans surviving during the Ice Age over 20,000 years ago. I believe the author purposed to teach how the people of this age lived, and as such researched many hours with the help of various museums and archeologists. The story seems to be teaching of the value of life, for the other bands sacrifice human children to please their gods; yet the idea the main character, Torka, has of not wasting life is looked upon as evil, and his group is driven from all other people for their values. This immersive novel ...

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mammoth bones and animal skins. The many hunts the characters go out on are shown in great detail, as in the first hunt when the hunters prepare by clothing themselves in caribou hide and antlers, soak their skin in caribou juice from the hides, and stalk the prey across miles of barren terrain in the Times Without Light (when the sun would not show for almost six months). The social structure of the bands is described in detail throughout the book, from Galeena's filthy, crude band who become covered in a glacier to the Ghost Men who live underground and prey on their fellow man, who are annihilated by Torka and Navahk's band. The author seems to wish to show the value of life, for Torka for a time is part of each of these bands until they do something that violates Torka's person code and he is driven from their camp or leaves of his own accord (such as when he discovers the Ghost Men hunt other humans and he leaves). All in all, the author left no ideas or points out and ...

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