With just two weeks until "Chaturanga" is released (Feb. 1), I am feeling very flattered by the advance praise given the book by experts in their respective fields. Thanks very much to all of you!
"In 'Chaturanga', Andrew C. Katen makes learning fun, he boils down very complex issues, geo - politics, ancient and modern history, international corporate strategy and more in a very digestible manner. Told through the eyes of his young protagonist it is full of wanderlust and adventure, one that Marco Polo himself would have recognized and enjoyed. The genius in it for me is his use of oil as the linchpin of his book, once trade goods such as silk, spices and precious gems animated the Silkroad, today oil is the lubricant reanimating that ancient route and is the Axis Mundi upon which the whole world now turns!"
- Francis O'Donnell, Artist, Author, Explorer &
Emmy Nominated filmmaker of the PBS documentary
"In the Footsteps of Marco Polo"
"What a great story. And, what a great way to encourage the interest of teenagers in history, politics, current events, geography, and economics."
- Larry Eubanks, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
“This novel tells an exciting story through a historical, cultural, political and contemporary narrative that will captivate, educate and stimulate young adults. The writing is fluid, informed, and imaginative. ”
– Hussein A. Amery, Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines,
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
"... an entertaining, heartwarming, hair-rasing, inspirational and educational journey into the world of energy exploration and intriguing geopolitics. Well done! I did not want it to end."
- Stephen Doyle, President, BtuBaron LLC
"...a delightful romp, an epic adventure. Engrossing, imaginative, and beautifully wrought, it is a tale of legend, lore and discovery that, like the best of books, will educate, fascinate, and resonate. Katen's book is one that you will keep, share, and one day, want your own children to read."
- Troy Matthew Carnes, teacher and
author of RASPUTIN'S LEGACY