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BULL FIGHTER New Home Byzantium
A Turcoman nomad on their way of migration in 1200’s! Seljuks, Greeks, Armenians and others...
Award winning author an documentarist İsmet Bertan, added a new adventure to his series “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” narrating the ancient civilizations of Anatolia with his film like exciting epic novels. With this book, Bertan is taking the readers to 1200’s in Anatolia. The story depicting the period starting with Seljuk Sultan İzzeddin Keykâvus and continuing with Sultan Alâeddin Keykubad is inspired by the real events which took place between Seljuks and Byzantines. It’s an amasing story witnessing the immigration of a Turcoman nomad from Kayseri towards Alanya in a geography enriched with different religions, different languages and different life styles.
Courageous Böke, invincible wrestler and son of Pars Ata, chief of the Turcoman clan, finds himself obliged to move when his father and uncle fall out. When the clan is in search of a new homeland, Böke falls in love with Sarı Babita, daughter of the priest. The Oğuz Kağan saga that he had listened to numerous times guides him both in his unrequited love and in his efforts to prove himself. The adventures of the clan in places where they settle and migrate to take them to the bull fights organized in Byzantium during the wish festival.
İsmet BertanHe was born in 1959, in a small village of Manisa. After studying Turkish Language and Literature in the university, he worked as a teacher for a couple of years. He moved to İzmir afterwards and worked as a documentary program producer and director in TRT (Turkish Radio Television) for many years. His first children’s novel Speedy Tosbi (Hızlı Tosbi, 2005) was published together with its picture book Little Tosbi Looks for His House (Minik Tosbi Evini Arıyor, 2005) in […]
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