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Daughter of Ninmah (Ancestors Saga, Book 2) | Paperback

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Living deep within the mysterious southern forests, the spiritual Ninkuraaja people are being hunted to the brink of extinction by bloodthirsty raiders known only as Woves.

Nobody knows better than a Ninkuraa that a Wove deserves only death.

But when a twist of fate places the life of an injured Wove into young Nyriaana’s hands, she is horrified to discover that the destiny of this most hated enemy is irrevocably tied to hers.

As their burgeoning relationship threatens to tear her whole life apart, Nyriaana comes to realise that she must face a terrible choice: sacrifice the Wove or betray the lives of her own dying people.

Will Nyriaana find the strength she needs to save her tribe? Or will her love for the Wove ultimately doom them all?

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Number of Pages

486 Pages

Time To Read

5 Hours

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The Ancestors Saga, Book 2

Paperback Size

5" x 8" (147mm x 243mm)


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The Ancestors Saga

Journey back 40,000 years into humanity's dark and forgotten past...

Exciting and compelling, The Ancestors Saga takes place as the word is teetering on the brink of another glacial winter, and homo sapiens are not the only human species to walk the Earth.

When the destiny of the entire human race hangs in the balance, the prize for survivors will be Earth itself.

The Ancestors Saga is a fantasy fiction series, a thrilling combination of history, mythology, fantasy, and adventure, retelling a lost chapter in the evolution of humankind.

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Inheriting my love of books from my mom, I've been an avid reader from a young age. As such, I had a very misspent youth, often devouring fifty books per year! (No time for partying when there are books to be read!).

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What a Great Series!

I can't seem to put these books down. Each book in this series is a winner! I'm very glad I ran across them.The story line is interesting, fun and keeps you guessing what will develop next in the plot. Lots of tension, so you want to keep reading and turning those pages! Plays with your own imagination!

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I loved this book. The author makes you feel like you are there with the forest people. Couldn’t stop reading

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This series of books, was phenomenal. Loved this one.

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I had read the previous publication of Ancestors which has been revised and republished as this book: Daughter of Ninmah (The Ancestors Saga, A Prehistoric Fantasy Romance Series, Book 2)Even if you read the original version, I found the new version well worth buying. As The Forbidden introduced several new ideas and some name-changes for the spiritual and practical lifeways of all of the peoples, it helps with the flow from the first to the second books. It also weaves a smoother narrative of their shared but separate histories.Rebaa only survived a few furies/winters once back home, and so Nyri's mum took Juaan in as a young child. Juaan in turn is now raising Nyri as she has lost her mother, too. They struggle to find their place in the tribe... these are a people who are diminishing in numbers throughout the great forests where they live in almost Weaver like nests built into their massive trees. Nyri knows much about Juaan's heritage, but does not speak of it... but she has knowledge of the outside world-- of other peoples. The Cros and the Thals. Remember Juaan's father, Rebaas' mate Juran? Remember Nen?Baarias, Rebaa's brother, healed her when she first returned with Juaan. He is their Master Healer and knows that the tribe's future is looking grim. There are not enough of them to support a healthy gene pool. He is training Nyri to be the tribe's next healer. Juaan and Nyriaaana owe their place in the tribe to Sefaan-- their shaman (Kamaali), and keeper of traditions and wise visionary. She predicts the harsh winters will bring the End of Days. At times it appears that she and Baarias are at odds... but, but, but.... in another attack, their forest home is once again invaded by the Woves who are actually Cros, and their home trees burnt... and Juaan is taken away by them! The tribe now must retreat further into the forest and find a new, but poorer home to hide from them. The forest is dying... the winters are getting longer, the summers yielding less vegan food for Nyri’s people.Now grown up, Kyaati, Nyri's beautiful cousin, draws them into danger at the outset as she is pregnant by her childhood friend and love, Yaanth, who has gone. She and Yaanth were secretly joined by Sefaan instead of the elders’ choice of Dijaar for Kyaati. There is a lot of tension and intrigue.After another Wove attack... and much to Nyri's shock, she finds Juaan again when he is trapped in an old neglected pit. But just who is Juaan now? Why did she hear in her mind him calling...Nyri, Nyri, Niryaana just as when children together? Why did he come with the Woves, and why do Woves attack them at all? Her people see them as evil spirits of Grindah, enemies of her people. She cannot get through to him now at all. He is changed into a Wove! But in her heart she believes he is not one, yet he does not acknowledge her and berates her constantly whilst she tries to heal him in the pit. Though they can communicate and she hides him from the others who now definitely want him dead, it is a relationship fraught with anger and despair. Some wanted him dead as a child as he was a Forbidden,and they would certainly kill him now after the Wove attack and his strange appearance and demeanor.What is he, what is a Wove/Cro really...and what will happen to Nyri.. to Kyaati, to Baarias... to Sefaan who is now very old and has no successor? Sefaan held on stubbornly to her vision of Ariyaana, a yet unborn young woman who will carry the heritage of the Kamaali. But 'who' is she, and when and how will the mysterious Ariyanna come? Or will Nyri be forced to go in search of her and her own destiny? The ending raises hard questions.I feel the stage is now set for The Enemy Tribe, to come out hopefully later this year. In the meantime, Captive will be re-released to again give you Juaan’s perspective of the time in the pit, which I will be adding to my library of this excellent saga.

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