Tuesday, September 24, 2019

New Release: Prehistoric Fiction, The Quest for Home by Jacqui Murray



The Quest for Home by Jacqui Murray
Driven from her home. Stalked by enemies.
Now her closest ally may be a traitor.
Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog. So glad you stopped in so you can be part of the celebration of my friend Jacqui Murray's release of the latest in her Crossroads trilogy series, The Quest for Home, a prehistoric fiction novel. 

Jacqui shares the Five W's in this unique story that takes place 850,000 years ago!

Thank you, Jacqui, for being my guest. 

The Five W's for The Quest for Home by Jacqui Murray


The 5 W's in Story: The Quest for Home by Jacqui Murray
As laid out by JQ Rose, the 5 W's of a story are who, what, where, when and why. These important W's make up the bones of a story. Today I'll show you how they apply to my latest prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home:

The Quest for Home
Prehistoric Fiction

Book #2 in the Crossroads Trilogy

WHO--The main characters of The Quest for Home are Xhosa and Nightshade, two early humans who lived 850,000 years ago; and Wind, an advanced human who saves Xhosa’s life in Book 1 and becomes an integral part of her journey in Book 2. Xhosa and her People are a tribe of early humans who time has preserved mostly through bone fragments and stone tools. In this trilogy, I flesh out their desires and challenges to give readers a peek at life long ago when Nature was king and our goal was simply to survive.
WHEN— The story is set 850,000 years ago, a time in prehistory when man populated Eurasia. He was a violent species, fully capable of addressing the many hardships that threatened his survival except for one: future man, the one destined to obliterate any who came before.
WHATIn this trilogy, Crossroads, we join Xhosa as she searches for a new home after being chased from her East African home by a more advanced form of man who would ultimately replace Xhosa’s species, Homo erectus. She is joined by other groups of Homo erectus, also driven from their homelands in South African, East Asia, Indonesia, and the Levant. They ultimately travel across Europe and settle on the Iberian Peninsula, hoping that will become their new home.
WHEREIn an effort to find a new home, Xhosa leads the combined Peoples across Eurasia to the Iberian Peninsula where they are stopped by the Atlantic Ocean. Here, they must make their stand.

A map of the route traveled by the combined ancient Peoples tribe.

WHY— Chased by a ruthless and powerful enemy, Xhosa leads her People and four other tribes on a grueling journey through unknown and dangerous lands. As they struggle to overcome treachery, lies, danger, tragedy, hidden secrets, and Nature herself, Xhosa must face the reality that her most dangerous enemy isn’t the one she expected. It may be one she trusts with her life. Based on a true story, this is the unforgettable saga of hardship and determination. Xhosa and her People must be bigger-than-life, prepared time and again to do the impossible because nothing less than the future of mankind is at stake.

Click these links to purchase your copy now.
Available at: Kindle US   Kindle UK   Kindle CA   Kindle AU


Click here to visit Jacqui's guest post for the first book in the series, Survival of the Fittest.

About Jacqui Murray

JMurray--early for TF interviewJacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Timefirst in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Quest for Home, Summer 2019, next in the Crossroads Trilogy. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

Click on the links below to connect online with Jacqui :

Word Dreams (Jacqui's blog) https://worddreams.wordpress.com
Jacqui's author page https://jacquimurray.net

7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, JQ. I like this format. It really let me dig into the bones of the story!

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  2. You're welcome, Jacqui. And what great bones this story has. Figuring out the Five W's helps me to write a synopsis for my books. Glad you like the format. Thanks for being my guest!

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  3. I agree with Jacqui, this is a great format. I love the fascinating premise of your book, Jacqui. It must have been so interesting to research. Thanks for the insight into your story.

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    1. I had to think a bit, to make the summary concisely these factors. It was a good exercise.

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    2. Hi Helena, Fascinating is a good word to describe the story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Fascinating subject for books, Jacqui. The research must'be been killer and then to make the folks seem real had to be hard. Good luck on this series. :)

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    1. It's actually fascinating. I'm researching stuff now for Book 3--it is so interesting!

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