... O'Donnelly's work is rich with very vivid, original characters who exhibit a type of Old World charm rarely seen these days. While all three (novels from the Lands of the Morning series) offered a unique reading experience, I have to say that I favor The Horseman.
(PRWEB) March 13, 2005
Kristina O'Donnelly, whose multi-cultural epic novel The Horseman, had won the Romance Novel of the Year Award by JADA Press, FL, USA, is a firm believer in the can do, will do, spirit, and that one should never give up the good fight as every person's effort, counts.
THE HORSEMAN is the lead novel of the international, multi-cultural series "Lands of the Morning." An explosive, controversial, unforgettable epic work that is timely and very much alive. Presented with a you-are-there immediacy. 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 OÂDonnelly 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."
Revolving around a dynamic American heroine, THE HORSEMAN is a kaleidoscope of passion, Mid-Eastern politics, esoterica (reincarnation, Tarot, mythology), as well as the roots of the bloody battles between the Turks and the Kurds. Complete with magnificent settings from Turkey and Mecca to Ireland and the United States, 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 socio-political stage.
The electronic version of The Horseman available at FictionWise.com contains additional material not in its print version.
... a hard-hitting story... a substantial novel..." Piers Anthony, Author, FL 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 colourful 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
"...fascinating! I took time off especially to read THE HORSEMAN! O'Donnelly is for Turkey what Kazantjakis is for Greece. This is a cosmic tale of love, sin, and redemption with a variety of information about customs, archaeology, history and philosophy indeed spanning from Keltia to Anatolia!" Dr. M. Ilmiye Cig, Sumerologist, Istanbul, Turkey
"... O'Donnelly's work is rich with very vivid, original characters who exhibit a type of Old World charm rarely seen these days. While all three (novels from the Lands of the Morning series) offered a unique reading experience, I have to say that I favor The Horseman." Lewis Perdue, author of The Da Vinci Legacy, CA, USA
Author of six exotic novels, Kristina O'Donnelly was born in Rome, Italy, and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Her diversified rucksack of professional experiences span 25 + years and include acting, writing (journalist, columnist, editor, and publisher), as well as advertising (12 years with the New York Daily News), union activism (The Newspaper Guild of America) even real estate sales. Married to her soulmate, Michael O'Donnelly, native of County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Kristina feels at home in Turkey, Ireland, as well as U.S.A.
Visit Kristina O'Donnelly online at http://ladyliterature.com
or click here for on online Q & A Interview: http://www.ladyliterature.com/Q%20&%20A.Interview.KristinaODonnelly.htm
THE HORSEMAN, by Kristina O'Donnelly
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Print Publisher: Rose International Publishing House,ISBN 1930574320, available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Print version contains art contributed by Nurdogan Senguler and his team of talented artists at http://www.lesartsturcs.com, Istanbul, Turkey.
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