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by Ron Fritsch

In Promised Valley War, the individuals among two prehistoric peoples most curious about their “eternal” enemies, and most willing to treat them as their equals, nevertheless set the stage for what they’ve feared more than anything else: another horrifying war.

Promised Valley War is the second in Ron Fritsch’s Promised Valley four-novel series, in which prehistoric farmers inhabit a fertile river valley they believe their gods promised them in return for their good behavior and obedience. Their enemies, hunters roaming the mostly barren hills beyond the mountains enclosing the valley, believe their gods gave it to them.

In the first book in the series, Promised Valley Rebellion, the farmers’ king refused to allow the marriage of the coming-of-age prince to the daughter of the farmer who’d saved the king’s life in the last war with the hunters. The daughter’s outspoken brother decided he had to help his sister and the prince, his boyhood friend, correct the flagrant injustice.

That decision led them and their youthful allies into a rebellion against the king and his officials who ruled the kingdom from their bluff-top town. The far more numerous farmers in the villages below, who despised the highest officials but not the king, and who admired the prince, were in a position to determine whether the rebels would succeed or face execution for treason.

Kirkus Discoveries said this about Promised Valley Rebellion: "Fritsch's debut novel . . . encourages the reader to ponder the universal elements of the tale. . . . Fritsch . . . grant[s] his characters an easy, unforced humanity that is instantly inviting. His people . . . sound like individuals, and . . . make the story memorable. A strange, primitive world that feels winningly real."

Promised Valley Rebellion was the winner of the gold award in the Literary Fiction category of the inaugural 2010 eLit Electronic Book Awards.

Promised Valley Rebellion was the first-place winner in the Gay & Lesbian & Transgender Fiction category in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards competition.

Promised Valley Rebellion was the winner of the silver medal in the Historical Fiction category, and a finalist in the General Fiction category, of the 2011 Readers Favorite awards competition.

The US Review of Books said Promised Valley Rebellion "is a good tale that feels real, with a strong promise and a good twist at the end," and a "good book to read by the fire in wintertime."

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