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Monday, September 5, 2011

Review - Dael And The Painted People by Allan Richard Shickman

Dael and the Painted People (Book 3 in the Zan-Gah Series)

Title: Dael and the Painted People
Series: Zan-Gah #3
Author: Allan Richard Shickman
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Prehistoric Fiction
Publisher: Earthshaker Books
Received: From Publisher for Review
Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 168

What is it About?

Third book from the Zan-Gah series.  Zan-Gah’s twin brother Dael finds a new life among the “Painted People”.  Still dealing with his guilt of his past transgressions, Dael searches for his place in the world.

My Thoughts:
Thoroughly enjoyable and powerful writing, this third installment of the series has a different voice than the first two. Here we have the original character, Zan-Gah’s twin brother Dael. Dael is now a young man with a past that haunts him. This book takes place directly after the second book where Dael and ,a young girl, Sparrow try to find meaning to their life after outcasting themselves from their original clans.

I read this quickly and really did enjoy this series but one part about the book bothered me . It has stuck with me after reading the book and this thing kinda rubbed me the wrong way which was at one point the book breaks the 4th wall. I felt Mr. Shickman had a powerful reason for doing so but when it happens I just felt like the reader was getting yelled at. It didn’t stop me from liking the book but I think it took me away from the healing message that Dael life was going through and as I think of the book now my mind keeps going to that 4th wall break.

Although I took one star off from 5 I still love this series and think that in general it should be promoted more because I have never seen or read anything else like it.


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1 comment:

Wanda said...

Quite different from what I usually prefer to read, I too quite liked this series! My ARC of DanPP was only 155 pages long and so possibly differs from your copy but I can't seem to remember where the story brakes the 4th wall, ...?