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Savage Land of Jur Book Review Summary

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Novel, 2002, 165 pp.
ISBN: 1591050766

While searching ancient ruins in Africa, twentieth century French archeologist Odette St. Clair falls through a time portal landing 65 million years before during the Jurassic Period. American Aaron “Ron” Jamison trying to find her follows her through the time portal. They share an adventure, fall in love, and are married by the elderly native Avo.

Together, Odette and Ron seek the Ancient Ones, praying that the technologically advanced race has the devices to send them back to the future. However, the Ancient Ones though immortal through genetics have met catastrophe due to a deadly disease and are subsequently forced out of at least two cities. Traveling the Hite River surrounded by danger from deadly flora and fauna, the time travelers journey to the city of Florbust in hope of finding an Ancient One.

SAVAGE LAND OF JUR, sequel to the exciting JUR: A STORY OF PREDAWN EARTH, is an exhilarating adventure tale that takes the audience on a deep adventure through the Jurassic Period. The story line is fats paced and loaded with non stop action whether it is surviving a storm raged river, battling flesh eating plants, dueling a giant spider or communicating with native populations. Ron and Odette display their love for one another as both willingly risk life to save their beloved from a precarious situation. Though too many flashbacks to the first tale interferes with the smoothness of the expedition, this is one trek readers will want to join.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Plotlets:    -   surviving natural elements on planet Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Really long ago

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   dinosaur times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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