A sweeping epic featuring a strong and beautiful woman caught in a love triangle, with the entire history of Turkey as background. The Horseman is an award-winning novel by Kristina O'Donnelly, who writes fascinating and powerful stories that combine modern adventure with ancient myth. More
Kristina O'Donnelly's writings are astounding in their depth and diversity. An explosive, controversial, ethnically diverse, unforgettable epic novel that is timely and very much alive.
Acclaim for THE HORSEMAN: 1st Place, Multicultural Fiction, 2005, POW! Awards, FL; Grand Prize, 2004, Jada Press, FL
The Horseman was highlighted by Romantic Times Magazine, Nov. 2001 issue, as Recommended Read in the Reincarnation Genre;
Selected Reviewers' Choice by Angelfire.com/Midnight Enchantment New Age Books.
THE HORSEMAN is written with a you-are-there immediacy. Revolving around a dynamic American heroine, The Horseman is a gripping, epic tale of intense passion, politics, spirituality, esoterica, as well as the roots of the current clashes between the Turks and the Kurds.
Complete with magnificent and diverse settings from Turkey and Mecca to Ireland and the United States of America, THE HORSEMAN presents an intense, multi-cultural love triangle with indomitable characters united in their quest for social justice. As Ariadne, the American, Burhan, the Turk, and Mehmet Ali, the Kurd, emerge from the mists of 8,000 BC and reunite in 20th Century Turkey, they play out their star-crossed destinies upon an explosive stage of upheavals and changes.
"...There is a lot here, immense detail on Turkish history, culture, and politics merged with a hard-hitting story ... a substantial novel." Piers Anthony, Sci-Fi/Fantasy author, Florida, USA.
"... a gem among the myriad of pebbles, THE HORSEMAN is as literate as it is engrossing!" Dr. Martin Abend, New York, USA
"O'Donnelly writes like Wilbur Smith in a skirt... just so very colorful and descriptive...the characters sprang to life in about three lines. Brilliant!" Mike Subritzky-Kusza, New Zealand War Poet and Author of the Vietnam Scrapbook "The Second Anzac Adventure," New Zealand
" Poison or dynamite to some and manna to others, THE HORSEMAN elicits deep emotional responses from every reader. Prof. Karen-Claire Voss (Istanbul University) in her Introduction to this novel, writes, "Also interesting and at least as compelling is the brilliant, knowledgeable, and courageous way in which Kristina O Donnelly sheds light on the complex and controversial topic of the difficult relations between Kurds and Turks, an extremely sensitive issue, something which has been rarely discussed openly, still less has been made part of a love story. This book is precious. I do not use this word lightly and say it not only because this is the story of a truly incredible woman and a genuinely fabulous romance. I say it because unlike so many other romances, this one is not meant to allow us to escape the complexities of real life; rather, it is intended to lead us deeper into them. It also enables us to develop an empathetic understanding of the complexities of real life as it is lived in contemporary Turkey."
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