Young Adult Books (ages 12+)SeriesNovels
Anadolu’da Bir Zamanlar Dizisi

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Uçurumlar Ülkesi Urartu’da

Golden Slave

İsmet Bertan

Editor: Müren Beykan
Grafik tasarım: Suzan Aral

Three thousand years ago at Urartu Land, the country of cliffs in the midst of East Anatolia…

İsmet Bertan’s “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” series continues with this seventh book. The story takes place in 600 BC around the city of Van (Tushpa with its old name) and its surrounding harsh geography. Urartu itself plays a pivotal role in the novel with its capacity to harbor many people from different languages and cultures. Themes like slavery systems, political power, ordinary people’s daily struggles and the creation of a grand civilization are woven within a cinematographic plot enriched with the lively storytelling of a master author.

Overview

Golden haired young man Orion, with his lyre and legends to tell, is on the way of becoming a famous traveler and storyteller. His life gets upside down when pirates capture and throw him to the vicious Mediterranean slave market. Sold to Urartu royal house, Orion manages to survive with his never-ending passion for life. In this journey of survival from stone pits to the arenas, Orion’s personality and talents enchant powerful princes and princesses. Urartu the Country of Cliffs’ future, is his future now…

İsmet Bertan
AUTHOR

İsmet Bertan

He was born in 1959, in a little village named Piyadeler in Alaşehir, Manisa. After graduating from Erzurum Atatürk University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, he worked as a teacher for a couple of years. Then he moved to İzmir and worked as a documentary program producer and director at TRT (Turkish Radio Television) for many years. His first children’s novel Speedy Tosbi (Hızlı Tosbi, 2005) was published simultaneously with its picture book (in “Colour Your First Book” series) […]
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Specifications

276 pages
120x180 mm
1. edition: 2014
2. edition: 2020
ISBN: 978-605-4603-79-4
Barcode: 978 605 4603 794

Themes

freedomwarearthquakeslaveryurartuscivilizationsmyhologiestorytellerAnatolia

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