Set in a time period of about a half million years ago, Daughter of Kura tells the tale of Snap, a vibrant young woman in line for leadership of her tribe, the Kura. In a culture where leadership is maternally set, Snap is now of age to pick a mate and is expected to do so at the Bonding ceremony in the fall. However, Snap is discovering it hard to pick her mate for the next year, until strange men begin to arrive in the village.
One new arrival, Bapoto, makes Snap quite uncomfortable, and even though he believes his ‘god’ medicine cured her of an infection from a wildcat wound - Snap is clear in voicing her disbelief. For whatever unknown reason, Snap believes Bapoto isn’t good for her people, the Kura, and remains wary of Bapoto and his increasing interest in her mother - Whistle. Her instincts will undoubtedly prove true. However, another new arrival is different from the men Snap knows - and soon catches the young woman’s interest - Ash. Though Ash’s many differences leave Snap wondering if he is the man for her, somehow she knows she and Ash are bound for a life together.
Daughter of Kura by Debra Austin was a fabulous book to sit down with, in order to pass time in a winter snow storm. With great descriptions of the world so long ago, and fabulous scenarios of life in the days of cave peoples, Daughter of Kura is easily reminiscent of The Clan of the Cave Bear and just as well written.
Daughter of Kura relates the story of a time of great change coming to the prehistoric world. As travelers and traders extend their territories farther, new ideas and ways of life are discovered and are bound to be explored. Daughter of Kura by Debra Austin will definitely hold a place on my “To Read Again” shelf - and I will be passing on my recommendations to read it to all my friends!!
- Date of Publication: 2009
- Publisher: Touchstone
- Author's Website: http://www.debraaustinbooks.com/