Book Blast: The Laws of Nature by Jacqui Murray #newrelease #prehistoric fiction @AskATeacher

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Today I’m happy to be participating in the book blast tour for Laws of Nature, the new release from Jacqui Murray, and the second in her Dawn of Humanity trilogy. Jacqui puts an extraordinary amount of research into her fiction, her love and interest in the prehistoric world evident with every book she writes. Please join me in celebrating her her latest achievement!

A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help. 


In this second of the Dawn of Humanity trilogy, the first trilogy in the Man vs. Nature saga, Lucy and her eclectic group escape the treacherous tribe that has been hunting them and find a safe haven in the famous Wonderwerk caves in South Africa. Though they don’t know it, they will be the oldest known occupation of caves by humans. They don’t have clothing, fire, or weapons, but the caves keep them warm and food is plentiful. But they can’t stay, not with the rest of the tribe enslaved by an enemy. To free them requires not only the prodigious skills of Lucy’s unique group–which includes a proto-wolf and a female raised by the pack–but others who have no reason to assist her and instinct tells Lucy she shouldn’t trust.

Set 1.8 million years ago in Africa, Lucy and her tribe struggle against the harsh reality of a world ruled by nature, where predators stalk them and a violent new species of man threatens to destroy their world. Only by changing can they prevail. If you ever wondered how earliest man survived but couldn’t get through the academic discussions, this book is for you. Prepare to see this violent and beautiful world in a way you never imagined.

A perfect book for fans of Jean Auel and the Gears!

The famous Lucy skeleton (found by Donald Johanson) was a 3.2 million year old Australopithecine, 1.5 million years older than this story. Why use that name? 

Congratulations—you know your paleoanthropology! This story’s Lucy is more evolved than her namesake, I chose a name often associated with prehistoric man to make the story familiar to readers.

Book cover for Lawns of nature shows prehistoric buy holding staff crouched by wolf, rugged cliffs in background

Series: Book 2 in the Dawn of Humanity

Genre: Prehistoric fiction

Editor: The extraordinary Anneli Purchase

Available (print or digital) at: Kindle US   Kindle UK   Kindle CA   Kindle AU  Kindle India

Author bio:

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman , the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022.

Social Media contacts:

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Thanks for visiting today. I hope you’ll drop Jacqui a comment or two and wish her well with her release. Don’t forget to click for your copy at the Amazon seller of your choice!

Available (print or digital) at: Kindle US   Kindle UK   Kindle CA   Kindle AU  Kindle India

105 thoughts on “Book Blast: The Laws of Nature by Jacqui Murray #newrelease #prehistoric fiction @AskATeacher

  1. Congratulations, Jacqui, and much success with your new release. I immediately thought of Clan of the Cave Bear, since I read that one when it was released. Yes, the first time, forty years ago! 😮 I remember how much I enjoyed that book and the feeling of connection with prehistorical times. Now I can’t wait to read this series, too.

    Wonderful trailer, btw, as if I wasn’t already convinced to add these books to my Kindle. Thanks for a super post, Mae, and again, best wishes for much success, Jacqui! 🙂

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  2. Fascinating trailer and showcase. Thank you for featuring Jacqui today, Mae. There’s so much I need to learn about prehistoric times and her series seems a great beginning. 🙂

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  3. Congratulations on your new release, Jacqui! I can see the reason why you chose Lucy as the name of your character. What a fascinating story about Lucy, 3.2 million years ago, 3.5 feet tall and about 11, or 12 years old. The characters in your story are 1.8 million years ago. That’s a lot of research.
    Thank you for hosting, Mae!

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  4. A lovely post, Jacqui. Now you need to write a book featuring Mrs Pls and Little Foot both of which I have seen at the Sterkfontein Caves. When they reopen, I plan to visit and take some pictures to share with you. There is a lot of fascinating ancient man information at this site. Thanks for hosting, Mae.

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  5. Great book, great series! I’ve learned such a lot about prehistory from Jacqui’s meticulously researched novels, while at the same time thoroughly enjoying the ongoing story of Lucy and her little tribe.

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