Book Cover, The Final Days of Doggerland by Mike Meier
The ravens in The Final Days of Doggerland by Mike Meier
The protagonist of The Final Days of Doggerland by Mike Meier
“The Final Days of Doggerland,” a pre-historic story set in Northern Europe, is now available on Kindle. It is illustrated by the Uruguayan artist Guarazu.
— Mike Meier, author of “The Final Days of Doggerland”
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, August 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Did you know that until about 6,000 years ago, England was connected by land to Northern Europe? We now call that connecting land “Doggerland.” If such historical facts interest you, then this book is for you. “The Final Days of Doggerland” is a Stone Age story, written by the award-winning author of “JoinWith.Me” and “The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico.” It is beautifully illustrated by the Uruguayan artist Guarazú, and contains 5 songs that the author wrote for the story. Many aspects of the story are based on archeological facts, such as the migration of the Yamnaya people, the disappearance of Doggerland, the use of garlic mustard to spice food, and the arrival of blue-eyed people in Northern Europe from the area of the Black Sea.
In “The Final Days of Doggerland,” a group of weary nomads arrive in Northwestern Europe in the remnants of Doggerland and attempt to build a home. But the women and children of the group become captives of the more skilled Bollebarg tribe, led by a ruthless chief, Viggo. One of the captives, Oane, relies on her talent for crafting poisons to survive, while pondering how to reach firm land in the west. But her planned escape may come with a price.
When author Mike Meier began researching his third book, a Neolithic novel set in Doggerland, the land that once connected Northern Europe to what is now England, he was fascinated to discover several enlightening archeological facts, such as the migration of the Yamnaya people, the use of spices in food, and a land sinking into the sea. Meier’s historic tale begins during the time of the early westward migrations from the Pontic steppe between the Southern Bug, Dniester and Ural rivers. “I have tried to create a world as it was 6,000 ago in Northern Europe,” Meier notes. “A time where one’s only goal was to survive.”
Meier’s vision of Neolithic tribalism is brought to life through his vivid illustrations and original songs. And as he explores the motivation to survive at a time when death was a constant threat, Meier lends perspective to modern concerns. “Imagine if your biggest worry was not your next social media post or who wins the election, but simply survival,” Meier posits. “And with survival as your biggest worry, the only other thing you may be able to think of, if you ever find the time, would be your purpose in life.”
The eBook “The Final Days of Doggerland” is available for purchase online at Amazon.com. For more information on the book and the author, please visit the TheFinalDaysofDoggerland.com.
About the Author
Mike Meier is the author of JoinWith.Me and The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico. He grew up in a blue-collar housing project in Germany. His grandfather was a 1930s traveling magician and fortune-teller known as Wladi-Kami. On his own since his teens, he has lived in several different countries, including Argentina and Japan, and has worked jobs such as washing dishes, repairing bicycles, and painting homes. When he is not writing books or award-winning screenplays, you’ll find him playing Latin and Flamenco guitar somewhere…or playing in a rock band. He holds a master’s degree in political science, as well as a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws.
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The Final Days of Doggerland – A stone age story of survival in Northern Europe by Mike Meier.