The Neolithic novel/scenario considers the human instinct for survival and lays bare the human cost of a changing world
Mike Meier’s new book “The Final Days of Doggerland” is a story of Stone Age survival in Northern Europe. It is largely based on archaeological facts.
— Mike Meier, author of “The Last Days of Doggerland”
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, August 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — When the author mike meier started 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 archaeological facts, such as the migration of the Yamnaya people, the use of spices in food and a land sinking into the sea. Meier’s story begins at the time of the first westward migrations from the Pontic steppe between the Southern Bug, Dniester and Ural rivers. “I tried to create a world as it was 6,000 years ago in Northern Europe,” Meier notes. “A time when the only goal was to survive.”
In “The Last Days of Doggerland”, a group of weary nomads arrive in northwest Europe at 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 leader, Viggo. One of the captives, Oane, relies on her skill at crafting poisons to survive, while figuring out how to reach dry lands to the west. But his planned escape may come at a price.
Meier’s vision of Neolithic tribalism comes to life through his vivid illustrations and original songs. And as he explores the motivation to survive in a time when death was a constant threat, Meier brings perspective to modern concerns. “Imagine if your biggest worry wasn’t your next social media post or who wins the election, but simply survival,” Meier posits. “And with survival as your greatest concern, the only other thing you could think about, if you ever find the time, would be your purpose in life.”
“The Last Days of Doggerland” is available for purchase online at Amazon.com. For more information about the book and the author, please visit 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 magician and fortune teller known as Wladi-Kami. Alone since his teens, he has lived in several different countries, including Argentina and Japan, and held jobs such as washing dishes, repairing bicycles and painting houses. When he’s not writing award-winning books or screenplays, you’ll find him somewhere playing Latin and flamenco guitar…or playing in a rock band. He holds a master’s degree in political science, as well as a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in law.
The Last Days of Doggerland – A Story of Stone Age Survival in Northern Europe by Mike Meier. It was the time of the first wanderings of the Yamnaya people…