In the ancient days before the Ancestors kept the stories, the People of the Frozen Earth lived in the vast wasteland that is now called Siberia. Seeking a better life, they moved south across the land bridge into a New World, traveling through what are today Alaska and Canada. Just under two thousand years ago, this semi-nomadic People settled in the basin between the foothills at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and the flat tableland of the Western Great Plains in the area now known as Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. Strong and proud, they lived, loved, hated, laughed, cried, and died in the fullness of Mother Life’s time.
In Book 1: The New Day Dawns, the young warrior Mach and the chief’s daughter Horda are preparing to experience the Mating Rituals. Their joyous plans are interrupted and almost destroyed by a combination of their own actions, tribal mores, evil enemies, and forces of nature. They must use all their skills; strengths; and beliefs in themselves, each other, and the values of the People to not only survive, but triumph. In the end, they learn that what they have become is more important than what they were.
The New Day Dawns was a finalist in the 2007 North Texas Book Festival in the general trade book category!
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“Ms. Schaefer pens a thoroughly delightful tale that transports the reader into a time of love, frustration and new self-discoveries of a great people. The customs, along with the history of the people, many other facets, and ongoing rituals, as well as the list of in-depth characters, blend in such harmony that makes this one incredible read. It is a time where survival becomes essential in one’s life but through all the lessons learned, everyone develops strength with the conflicts. I liked the way she made the women strong throughout all the turmoil. This is one fantastic page-turner.” Five Angels! Linda L. for Fallen Angel Reviews
“The New Day Dawns is a fascinating read that will not only enrich your life, but also the lives of others since 10 per cent of Internet sales of this book will be donated to Dakota Sioux Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It is the first book in a series. Look for the second installment, As Shadows Fall, which will soon be available.” Mary Simmons for Reader Views
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The story continues in Book 2, As Shadows Fall.