Ember of a New WorldLGBTQIA+, Neolithic, LBK, Linear Pottery Culture, Coming of Age, Female Protagonist
Short Story (~130,000 words/~300 pages) - ~5500 BCE Early Neolithic Western Europe
Ember of the Great River people was a carefree young woman living in a small tribe in prehistoric Germany when a sign from the gods sends her on a quest to the world's ends, where the Sun sets! Armed with only her fishing spear, obsidian dagger, and a keen mind, she faces raiders, relentless hunters, human sacrifice, wolves. She struggles against nature for her very life as she learns what it means to be a warrior and truly live. Well researched and highly descriptive, Ember of a New World is an inspiring coming-of-age story featuring a strong female protagonist and set in the early Neolithic period of prehistoric Europe, 7500 years ago. Clothing, weapons, rituals, and daily life are described in detail as the reader is transported to wild tribal Europe.