Friday, May 16, 2014

A Meeting of Clans by Kathleen Flanagan Rollins

Product DetailsA Meeting of Clans is a fascinating look at prehistoric societies in Mexico. One clan has come from across the Pacific and the other from Africa. Their subsequent meeting and melding of their customs is the subject of this book. It combines detailed descriptions of their ways of life, including hunting, fishing, crafts, story telling, song and dance, and beliefs in the natural world. The characters were intriguing and ranged from a dwarf who was a stone carver to a woman warrior to a storyteller.

This is the third book in the series and I did not read the first two books which I feel was a real detriment. I really needed a list of the characters and which clan they belonged to at the beginning of the book. It was hard to keep track of who was who. I also didn't feel that their languages should have been so alike that they could communicate readily; maybe hand signals would have been more realistic. But it was a very interesting and informative book.

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