After rescuing his brother Dael, from the fierce Noi tribe that had captured and tortured him for two years, Zan Gah feels like he may finally be at peace with his life. He falls in love with the beautiful Lissa Na, a young Noi woman who helped in the rescue. But Dael is not the young carefree boy from their youth. He has changed, the torture has made him into a different man then he had been.
There is anger and distrust, which haunt his very soul. Lissa Na continues to love him and is the only one that could soothe his soul. They married, but when she dies during childbirth, it brings out another side of Dael that is vindictive and spiteful. He hurt people and he hated his twin brother Zan Gah with a vengeance.
He develops a group of followers who find his intensity and propensity interesting and exciting. He no long wants to be a twin, so he shaves his head and tattooes his face to make himself different.
In the young adult novel Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country, set in prehistoric times, Allan Richard Shickman has brought you a story of change and upheaval. What happens when an entire culture moves their clan and families? How do the changes change the people? For some the change is not so hard but for many the differences are brutal. He also takes you further into the lives of Zan Gah, as well as his twin brother Dael after the initial Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure.
Zan Gah had grown during his search for his brother. He was thrilled to have him back in his life, but it did not take him long to realize that Dael was not the brother he remembered. Zan Gah is a cautious but enlightened man; he marries a young woman that many in his tribe would not consider. She is a hunter, which is not acceptable in his clan, and yet he admires her for her prowess. He continues to love his brother and tries to help him to overcome his anger and rages, even though at times Dael is quite cruel.