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Historical Fantasy Novel, Adin: A Novel of Prehistory is Receiving Rave Reviews

New historical fantasy novel, Adin: A Novel of Prehistory is receiving rave reviews from readers online.

New York, NY, March 16, 2013 --( This novel is a fantasy tale of Adin'Ur, a member of the animistic Kurgan tribe--the first people to ride horses--during the Fourth Century, B.C. It tells of Adin's adventures across the Central Asian Steppe. He has taken his young son to escape the black sorcery of his wife, Fi'Me. He is searching for a place that "is calling him from the ground", but he is followed and tortured by his nemesis, Dahig, a member of the warrior Scythian tribe.

The author’s unusual family name led him to discover that his DNA matches that of the body of a member of the Kurgan tribe who lived over 5,200 years ago, on the Central Asian Steppe. After having done extensive research on the Kurgans, he was inspired to write this unusual novel. A sequel, No. 2 of Kurgan Tales, titled "Explaining Wardiyah", is expected to be published in 2013.

Recent blurbs from readers who gave the book five star reviews:

“Captivating Historical Fantasy Novel”

“A New Window Opened To The Fascinating Prehistory of Humanity”

“A well paced adventure as Adin, in the 4th millennium BC 'comes of age' and takes leadership among a tribe on the steppe of Central Asia plagued by roving bands of adversaries.”

“I think this is a fine book, should be added to texts for students around the world to study. I could not put the book down - my greatest praise.”

“As I read, I found myself pausing to visualize the scenes of the action. Mr. Uerkvitz has painted these scenes with such detail, that I often felt that I had been there.”

Book Information:
Adin: A Novel of Prehistory
Author: David Uerkvitz
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1467979610
Pages: 503
Published: August 2012

About The Author:
David Uerkvitz grew up on the plains of western Oklahoma. A pianist, he graduated with the first doctorate in music from the University of Oklahoma. He has performed globally, and lives in Taiwan after receiving a Fulbright Lectureship Award. David’s family is scattered throughout the Pacific Rim and he speaks fluent Spanish and functional Mandarin Chinese.

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