|Plot Summary of Savage Land of Jur|
Novel, 2002, 165 pp.
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, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Savage Land of Jur|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
- largely backwards/past
- surviving natural elements on planet
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
Story largely takes place in
- Really long ago
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- dinosaur times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
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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