About The Book
Bull Vaulter is an absorbing novel, particularly appropriate for our time, set in 2100 B.C.E. that interweaves adventure, passion, love, wisdom, and Women's Goddess Spirituality as practiced some four-thousand years ago on Keft (Ancient Crete) and Kalliste (Santorini).
Ms. Tieken was inspired by the writings of the late UCLA Archeologist/Mythologist, Dr. Marija Gimbutas, and the excavations of Akrotiri on Santorini by Dr. Christos Doumas and the late Dr. Spyridon Marinatos as chronicled in Dr. Charles Pellegrino's novel, Unearthing Atlantis, An Archaeological Odyssey.
Join Alena, famed Bull Vaulter from Keft, as she sails to the Peloponnesus for a stellar performance with her fellow vaulters from their island culture, meets (under the most horrid circumstances) the Kurgan warrior, Jahal, studies with the famed healer, Aesclevius, and his herbalist wife, Myra, and discovers the special talents bestowed upon her by the Goddess. Alena's is an exhilarating journey that vividly describes the contrasting cultures of that Bronze Age period as it follows Crete's famous bull vaulter on her path to fulfill her fated destiny.