Beth's Review: The Night of the Eleventh Sun by Steven Burgauer
RELEASED: October 26, 2016
GENRE: YA, SCIFI, ADVENTURE
LENGTH: 131 pages
FORMAT: ebook, paperback
The fossil record is unclear. Did Neanderthal speak? Did he laugh, have music, feel love? Did he interact with Homo sapiens or get killed by him in mortal combat or get pushed to extinction on less marginal lands? This book answers some of those questions in a strongly researched fictional setting. Now meet Strong Arms, leader of the clan. Predator species have spite hardwired into their behavior. Killing the competition before it grows up is always a good genetic strategy for any meat-eater. Now, take one that’s smart, adaptive, and a consummate tool-user, and you have the makings for a conflict of monumental proportions. It’s man versus Neanderthal in the mountains of Iberia. Only one will survive. You may be surprised by which.
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
I have to admit, when I choose this book, I was expecting a boring research book full of statistics and terminology I wouldn’t understand. I was so wrong! I was pleasantly surprised, The Night of the Eleventh Sun everything but boring.
Steven Burgauer writes for the “whole reader;” readers will become completely immersed in this book. I felt the hardship, joy, struggles; every emotion possible. The clan jumped from the pages and became more like family, than characters in a book. The ending left me wanting more, but I still loved it.
Overall a great read. The only thing I would change is the cover; it doesn’t do the writing justice. I rate it with 4 huge Boundless Stars.