Of course everyone is going to compare Sue Harrison's books to Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear novels. They share a strong female protagonist working against horrendous odds--difficulties of both culture and of Mother Nature. But where Auel focuses a lot of her descriptive powers on the physical landscape with its plants and animals, Harrison has concentrated more on the myths and legends of the early Northern peoples. A good read!
From back cover: An abused and unwanted daughter of the First Men Tribe, young Kiin knows the harsh realities of life in a frozen land at the top of the world. In an age of ice nine millenia past, her destiny is tied to the brave sons of orphaned Chagak and her chieftain mate Kayugh--one to whom, Kiin is promised, the, other for whom she yearns. But the evil that her own family spawned drags the tormented young woman far from her people--where savage cruelties, love and fate will strenghten and change her... and give her the courage to fight for the future of her own helpless progeny.
I really liked this book. The first one was good too and I will definitely be reading the 3rd book Brother Wind. My Sister the Moon was entertaining and very interesting. It makes you wonder just how much truth there is to our speculations of early human kind. Harrison has done a ton of research so I'm sure this as accurate an account as you can get without a time machine! I loved the story! It was very emotional and kept me hooked the whole time!