The Bronze Horsemen is a pre-historic novel that describes an actual Bronze Age group of people called the Botai (Bow-Tie) who dominated the steppes of Ural Mountains, Russia for 600 years. According to Discover Magazine, Summer/2010, the Botai were very likely the first to capture and domesticate horses. The characters and adventures are fiction as are the names of their leaders and the challenges they faced as they struggled to survive. Their fortunes changed when they tamed a horse. Being mounted gave the Botai an advantage over those who sought to destroy them and changed the world for thousands of years.
Adventures of the Bronze Horsemen is the second book in author David Mallegol’s series of prehistoric novels. The story begins exactly where the first book left off. Daven, the lead hunter, and his long time friend Bruno, the clan leader of the Botai, learn that they are about to be attacked by their old enemy, the Smolens. These are the same brutal people who drove them from their original homeland 25 years before. The Smolens have superior numbers of fighters, but the Botai have horses, better weapons and new leaders who refuse to run. Still the numbers they face are overwhelming. Their plan is perfect down to the smallest detail only to have it exposed by a traitor who is willing to see the Botai destroyed for personal gain.