Author, David Uerkvitz is pleased to announce the release of his new historical fantasy novel, Adin: A novel of prehistory.
David, while searching for the origins of his unusual surname, found, through DNA testing, that he is a descendent of a person buried in a kurgan mound more than 5,200 years ago. While doing research on this tribe, he began to fantasize about how living under their circumstances must have been, and wished to breathe life into his ancestor's bones, thus creating Adin'Ur, protagonist of this unusual novel.
AND ONE MAN SHALL LEAD THEM.
On the steppes of Central Asia in the Fourth Millennium B.C., the'Ur are the most powerful of the kurgan clans. This has been so since Adin's grandfather, Ja, became the first man in history to tame and ride a horse. But Ja has died, and a raid on his burial mound by Schthians has led to a blooc fued between Dahig, the scion of the ruling clan, and Adin, the young, soon-to-be leader of the 'Ur. But Adin's wife, Fi'Me, is practicing the dark arts and Adin, leery of her sorcery, takes their son and his childhood sweetheart and embarks on a journey of discovery and to find the place that is calling him from the ground. Traveling from one kurgan tribe to the next, Adin spreads the skill of hourse-riding and the deep and rich history of the tribe. But Dahig is never far behind, and as Adin searches for the place of his destiny, he also knows that the Scythians will stop at nothing to satisfy their lust for vengeance. Intent on building a new city, Adin must prepare his followers for the ultimate battle, an epic struggle where there will only be life. . .or death.
“This novel concerns an unknown tribe that foraged the Central Asian Steppe,” Uerkvitz says. “They are called Kurgans after the burial mounds that dot Central Asia. Their language has influenced all the languages of Europe. The importance of this tribe in the evolution of civilization is just beginning to be realized.”
Adin: A novel of prehistory
Author: David Uerkvitz
Published: August 2012
About The Author:
David Uerkvitz grew up on the plains of western Oklahoma. He received the first doctorate in music from the University of Oklahoma. A classical pianist, he has performed around the world in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. He more recently has performed at venues in New York, including performances in the Carnegie. He has published method books in Spanish for piano teachers and students, and contributed articles to music magazines. He received a Fulbright grant to teach in Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, where he still resides. His family is scattered over the Pacific Rim.
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