Journey back five thousand years ago, with famed mummy Otzi the Iceman, except this Otzi is flesh and blood. Otzi and his companions have been invited to a Kuala, a gift-giving ceremony in honor of the gods. Only this year, there's more afoot than a ritualistic gift-giving ceremony. An empire is on the rise, crushing everything in its wake, as it seeks to secure access to one of the world's most valuable commodities: salt. Unfortunately for Chieftain Otzi and his people, their homes lies directly in the path of the growing empire, which is headed by the wily Lord Trilock. Soon Otzi and his companions are in a race, not just for their lives, but the lives of everyone they have ever known. Pitted against a foe with vastly superior resources and no scruples, their only hope lies with Perchta, their beloved moon goddess.
BUD SELIGSON is the product of Chicago, Illinois. He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois-Navy Pier Branch. His love of history, both ancient and modern, led him to Northwestern University's Special Historical Studies. The terrible Chicago winters found him quickly heading to the warmer climate offered by Southern California, where along with his wife and often co-author, Diane, they moved into a most interesting line of work in and out of several movie studios. For many years, Bud worked as a ghostwriter and story doctor to several famous authors whose names are extremely well known! Bud has teamed up within the last year with the famous second writer for Gilligan's Island, Scooby Doo, Laverne and Shirley, etc., etc. His partner's well-known name in the industry is Ron Sellz, and together they have just completed nine new novels that should be in print for early 2017. Bud is the father of two and grandfather of seven.