Originally Posted by sirbruce
Sounds very "Clan of the Cave Bear"-ish.
I have occasionally referred to my book jokingly as "Clan of the Cave Bear meets the Once and Future King." Actually it's about 2% Cave Bear, in that it's a story with a strong central female character. That is, in fact, the only thing it has in common with Cave Bear, but when Clan of the Cave Bear came out, there were hardly any books with strong central female characters, which was why it was such a hit with women. Finally! A story about us! Us as central characters! Not just helpmeets and handmaidens!
If anyone remembers The Once and Future King, this modern retelling of the King Arthur story spawned the whole Camelot thing of the 1960s. I thought it was about time we had a hero's journey story with a female hero. My website goes into some detail about the themes of the book.