Thursday, June 7, 2007

Book Review: Migration of the Kamishi

It’s time for my first book review on Rosetta Rants. And no, this is not a paid review. I don't think I'm quite to that level yet of readership yet (perhaps, soon?). Anyway, I’m always excited to read an author’s inaugural masterpiece, and boy, have I found a winner this time.

Gaddy Bergmann hits the scene with Migration of the Kamishi, the first novel in the Feral World trilogy. Imagine this: in twenty-two years, the asteroid Apophis strikes the Earth destroying Civilization as we know it. Against all odds, mankind survives and millennia later, in the Fifty-first century, our descendents live in a post-apocalyptic stone age. Bergmann paints us an intimate portrait of post-apocalyptic life, as we follow Blake and Manosh, two Kamishi men on their quest to find the Warmland. And with the earth unencumbered by civilization for thousands of years, you can imagine the feral beasts and trials of nature the men must face on their journey.

Bergmann’s writing is beautifully descriptive – Jean M. Auel meets J.R.R. Tolkien – while never shying away from free-flowing action. I describe this book as a post-apocalyptic Clan of the Cave Bear. With a master’s degree in zoology from the University of South Florida, Bergmann’s science is spot-on. Beasts leap from the page with stunning realism as landscapes engulf all of your senses. Migration of the Kamishi is as much an inner journey as it is a voyage through breathtaking savannahs. Bergmann guides us straight into the heart of a man, revealing the hope and perseverance that truly make us human.

I give Migration of the Kamishi 5 out of 5 passports.

It’s totally worth the journey.

Now THIS I get. No further translation necessary.

Buy it today at Amazon.Com!


dragonpearl said...

What did you think of the photo on the front? It's my husband's first published photo.

Translator said...

It's a great photo, Dragonpearl!