Thursday, June 3, 2010

Silverhair by Stephen Baxter

Read For:
Fantasy Challenge
RYOB Challenge

Stephen Baxter breaks genre boundaries and brings his unique imagination, epic scope and elegant style to an anthropomorphic fantasy. Starting with the story of a young female mammoth and the struggle her herd has to survive into the present day on a remote Siberian Island the MAMMOTH trilogy encompasses thousands of millions of years, the geological and climatic history of earth and a vision of a startling future. All via an astounding evocation of mammoth. Life, biology, intelligence, culture, myth and legend. It is a triumph of imaginative story telling.

My Review:
A fast paced fantasy novel based on a family grouping of Mammoths. Exciting,emotional, tragic and a moving story of survival.  You might shed a tear or two reading this moving story. If you are a person who likes "animal" fantasy books like Watership Down, Tailchaser's Song, or Redwall, I recommend Silverhair. 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. Hey. I dont suppose u know if Stephen Baxter is doing a follow-on to Flood and Ark?

    I keep hearing rumours but can't find anything.

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