Origins: Discovery (Armenian language version): A story of human courage and our beginnings

Origins: Discovery (Armenian language version): A story of human courage and our beginnings


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Origins: Discovery is an epic 188,300 word story of love, culture and discovery set during the greatest conflicts in history. The entire novel is written in three Parts, including:
• Part 1: The Axis Rises
• Part 2: Defending the Free World; and
• Part 3: Discovering Humanity.

The novel has been written to provide a window to a world few people in the West know about - of villages and people in Asia experiencing the trauma of political change and conflict in the 1930s, but also a world of amazing cultures, music, dance and history.

Armenia is an ancient land, the oldest Christian nation, but it has become part of the Soviet Union. To the east, the Japanese, Soviets and Chinese all warily watch each other, while in the birthplace of many religions - India and Nepal - the influence of the British Empire is slowly waning.

The novel will take the reader on a journey of discovery to many cultures and peoples. It suggests that the answers to the world's troubles come not from messages of patriotism and nationalism espoused by some leaders, but the realisation that we are from a common origin. It reveals the possibility that our differences are actually our strength, and that the unsung heroes of our society are scientists.

Experience an incredible story of self-discovery through the eyes of villagers as they laugh, love and cry; people that will ultimately change the course of history - and provide a lens on why we still have problems in the 21st century between different peoples. Learn about the discovery of a long-hidden treasure that will alter the way we treat each other as humans.

Discover our origins...

Note: for the print-on-demand version of the novel we have provided a webpage on the website at so the reader can easily access the hyperlinks and see or download the black and white printed images in full colour.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502920256
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Pages: 810
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.61(d)

About the Author

Len Wicks is a dual Australian/New Zealand citizen, who is married with three children. He has a background in aviation as an air traffic controller working in New Zealand and the Sultanate of Oman, and in air traffic management in Thailand for the Asia/Pacific Office of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations specialised agency.

Len's interests in geography and history had led him to travel extensively worldwide - but in particular to Russia, the Ukraine and the Caucasus, where he met his Armenian wife, Armine. He also has interests in sport, and children's education (

Writing Origins: Discovery wasn't planned. It was only after returning from a visit to Armenia that the story came to him, and the process of turning a vision into reality started. The motivation to write every day for 21 months in a novel style that was completely unfamiliar to him was provided by his family's encouragement and the knowledge that the world should know about history such as the Armenian Genocide.

He hopes that people will learn about other cultures and treat each other more kindly as a result of the work.

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