The Children of First Man
"MASTERFULLY RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN, THE CHILDREN OF FIRST MAN IS A FEAST OF A NOVEL. James Alexander Thom's sweeping saga of Welsh colonization in prehistoric America is loaded with wonderful characters and events, some so poignant I had to stop reading now and then to reflect."
--Linda Lay Shuler
Author of She Who Remembers
With its beautifully written and deeply felt descriptions of the feelings the first white settlers and Native Americans had for each other, THE CHILDREN OF FIRST MAN tells the fascinating story of a European people gradually absorbed into the Amerindian culture until their literacy was lost and their Christian religion submerged in the legend of a Welsh Prince named Madoc, the First Man. Sweeping from the blood-soaked castles of medieval Wales to the landmark expedition of Lewis and Clark, from the hushed beauty of virgin wilderness to Mandan villages of domed earthen lodges, THE CHILDREN OF FIRST MAN is a triumph of the storyteller's art.
"TERRIFICALLY ENTERTAINING...A highly imaginative novel that combines an old legend with historical fact to create an epic tale of America starting some three-hundred years before Columbus arrived."
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OLD SQUASH BLOSSOM SET our AT FIRST LIGHT TO WALK ACROSS the
frozen river to Fat Legs's town, to get the Sacred Bundle that contained the word
markings. She thought her son was too busy with the French leader to go with her
WHEN THE MESSENGERS CROSSED THE FROZEN RIVER TO FAT LEOS'S
town the next morning and learned that old Squash Blossom had not been seen
there for days, they turned and hurried back to Arrow Feather's town without even
He was now where he had been, in that other life, when he and the Shienne had
first looked down upon the town. The ground now was sloping away toward the
river, and the running was downhill, headlong. He looked back over his shoulder
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THE CHILDREN OF FIRST MANUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Thom's sweeping, ambitious historical novel describes the origins and journey of a lost white Indian tribe. Disillusioned with a homeland torn apart by familial power struggles, the Welsh prince Madoc ... Read full review
Great book! Pulls together little known historical facts regarding someone other than the Vikings and Columbus who may have made an earlier voyage. There's just got to be a lot of truth to the story. From beginning to end, it is a real page turner, well written. Might be a little "R" for some but not in the usual ways.