New Novel, 'The Bronze Horsemen' by Author David Mallegol Tells the Story of the First People to Domesticate Horses

New Novel, 'The Bronze Horsemen' by Author David Mallegol Tells the Story of the First People to Domesticate Horses

Horses are among the most dependable domesticated animals to serve mankind. They were a staple means of land transportation until the advent of the locomotive and the automobile, and to this day still see use in recreational riding and equestrian sports. Horses also had an invaluable role in martial history, having served as steeds for countless armies through the ages. In The Bronze Horsemen, author David Mallegol depicts the first people to domesticate horses, and how that act changed their society forever.

Mallegol's work describes an actual Bronze Age people called the Botai (pronounced bow-tie) who dominated the steppes of what is now southern Russia for 600 years. According to Discover Magazine, these people were very likely the first to domesticate wild horses. The Bronze Horsemen is a fictional account of their lives, their adventures, and their struggle for survival. It also shows how their fortunes changed when they were able to tame a horse. Being mounted gave the Botai an advantage over those who sought to destroy them, and Mallegol shows the profound ramifications the domestication of horses had on both civilization and warfare.

The Bronze Horsemen is a compelling work of historical fiction that successfully portrays the gritty way of life of a prehistoric people and the great effects equine domestication had on their lifestyle, as well as the harsh realities of Bronze Age violence. Mallegol's novel will take readers to another time and place, where they will witness the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the Botai and their faithful steeds.

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About the Author
David Mallegol attended high school in N.J. and graduated from Rider College where he wrote the basketball program and later worked for the Doylestown, Pa. Intelligencer newspaper. He joined Johnson and Johnson three years after graduation. His career covered 38 years in marketing and federal regulations. His achievements include being one of two people to start Janssen Pharmaceuticals as a division of JNJ and he brought Imodium to the world market. He and a team of ten people wrote the first guidelines for interactions between pharmaceutical employees and physicians. He and his wife, Irma, live in Palm Beach Gardens, where they are avid bicyclists, enjoy travel, boating, restaurants and sunny weather.

The Bronze Horsemen * by David Mallegol
The First People To Tame Horses
Publication Date: November 9, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 387 pages; 978-1-4797-3961-5
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