Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish

Book One of the Primeval Origins Epic Saga

by B.A. Vonsik


Book Details

An Epic Tale of the Origins of Mankind’s Eternal War Between Good and Evil

To save the future, they must suffer the past!

She scoffs at the legends of long-ago civilizations. He grew up battling deadly dinosaurs. When their lifelines intersect, can Nikki and Rogaan survive humanity’s genesis and the deliverers of Providence in our apocalyptic end times…the Four Horsemen…in the ancient battle for Our Eternal Souls?

An epic science fantasy book series winning 41 awards and honors!
An adventure saga written for teens, young adults, and adults alike!
Explore the worlds of the Primeval Origins®.
A story 65 million years in the making where Jurassic Park meets Stargate SG1!

Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish (Book #1 in this Epic Saga, 3rd Edition)
Book winning 11 literary awards and honors!
Winner –
Young Adult Book of the Year, 2014/2015 Reader Views Literary Awards
Finalist –
Fantasy Book of the Year, Readers Favorite 2016 Book Awards
Finalist –
Fantasy Book of the Year, 2016 International Book Awards Distinguished
Distinguished Favorite –
Epic Fantasy Book of the Year, 2017 Independent Press Awards
Winner –
Fantasy Book of the Year, 2017 New York City Big Book Awards
Winner –
Science Fantasy – Winter 2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE)
Winner (Silver)
– 2021 Literary Titan Book Awards
– Action/Adventure 2022 Book of the Year Award, Independent Author Network
– 2023 Global Book Awards
Winner (Silver) Coming of Age Fantasy, 2023 Global Book Awards
Winner (Gold)
Epic Fantasy, 2023 Global Book Awards

Bolivia, 2080s.
Nikki Ricks dedicates her life to scientific truth. So when the book-smart graduate student discovers a perfectly preserved blue-steel sword among the fossilized bones of a Cretaceous-era dinosaur, she struggles to accept what should be an anachronism. And when the ground gives way, she finds herself plunged into the memories of a prehistoric young man.

65 million years BC.
Rogaan yearns to claim a place among his tribe’s heroes. Already a skilled archer and metalsmith, he chafes at his father forbidding him from his planned foray into adulthood by joining the town hunt. Defying his family’s command and going anyway, the brash would-be warrior reveals a forbidden weapon… and draws the attention of an assassin.

With Nikki torn between her physical body and her mental journey, she grapples to hold on to the logic of reality… despite a fierce conviction that a mystical doomsday is looming. And as Rogaan fights to dodge death from a powerful sect, he realizes the world is more complex and dangerous than his wildest imaginings.

Are the tangled senses of this strange pair fated to bring about the end of mankind?

In this meticulously researched tapestry of legends, B.A. Vonsik entwines humanity’s mythologies, scientific discoveries, and religious wisdoms into a seamless whole. Cleverly contrasting modern research with ancient knowledge, this multiple-award-winning novel will leave you breathless and questioning as you delve into its intricacies.

Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish
is the visionary first book in the Primeval Origins Epic Saga of science fantasy adventures. If you like prehistoric heroes, fast-paced thrills, and hidden truths, then you’ll love B.A. Vonsik’s apocalyptic legend.

Buy Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish to wield the secrets of the ages today!

Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish - Book #1 in the epic story revealing mankind's undiscovered history, the ancient origins of 666...the Beast, and the rise of the legendary Four Horsemen.

Join Nikki, a paleo-archeology graduate student suffering life altering events turning her life upside-down and sending her on the run from forces unknown as she learns of humanity's undiscovered and hidden history. A history filled with terrible tyrannies, deadly dinosaurs, brutal beasts, ancient gods, and heroic hearts as the origins of our End Times is revealed, answering the question, "What if all of our myths and legends are true?"

Back of the Book

Myths and Legends…just fables and fantasies for those taught to scoff at the misunderstood, as I was taught when a graduate student in the sciences; scorn and ridicule the forbidden. Myths are just…myths. Legends are just…legends. Then, I discovered different, in a South American dig where my life went upside down after finding what should not be with what we thought we knew so much about. My consciousness, my Light, plunged through a maelstrom bound to those of our undiscovered history. I witnessed through the eyes of ancient warriors, Rogaan and others, a wondrous human civilization of old, grand beasts and dinosaurs, and celestial gods of myth in what the modern Hopi and Maya branded our First World-Age. An age deep in blood and conflict born of gods and new man covetous of true powers and self-motivations loosing upon their world tyrannies, energy forces…sorceries, and abominations affronting Creation. Sealing the fates of the age, sword-messengers, warrior angels, risen new to bring forth the Harbinger of Creation’s Judgments, slayers of civilizations…both of men and gods, the Horsemen. I am bound to them. In the here and now, standing at the precipice at the end of mankind’s Fourth World-Age, I fear what is to come from the others…the Horsemen of Prophecy. And yet, I have hope for what follows. As our ancients did in tablets of clay teaching us our undiscovered past, I Nikki, now share these steel bound epics with you before the sounding of the trumpets.

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"I feel that this series (Primeval Origins) is destined to be recognized as a classic." Reader Views, 5 STARS!

"Vonsik's series opener offers an engaging plot to keep the fantasy fan reading." KIRKUS Reviews

"I am not only hooked, I am obsessed: the cliffhangers happen one after another, whether is an action scene or through dialog, and I am compelled to know what happens next. I could not stop reading this book until I reached the last page!" Maria C. Cuadro,, 5 STARS!

"A debut fantasy novel transverses the modern day and a strange ancient time...Complete with otherworldly surprises, this tale delivers an inventive adventure." KIRKUS Reviews

B.A. Vonsik interview about Primeval Origins®

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Book Excerpt

More Praise for Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents

“Vonsik’s tale of mythic creatures and wars between good and evil are fast paced and extensive…Ultimately the author delivers another riveting fantasy epic.” BookLife Contest Review, Sept 2019

“Originality is the primary strength of this series…the scope of Vonsik’s work is admirable, ambitious, and unique.” BookLife Contest Review, Sept 2019

“Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents…a fascinating tale, really well-written and with some cool characters.” Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers Favorite, 2019

“Primeval Origins is a conceptually fascinating series which is certain to draw in readers who are interested in the world of mythology and its potential origins in ancient times.” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

“…author B. A. Vonsik writes with an epic atmosphere, calling up old echoing voices with their speeches, proverbs, and warnings as Nikki discovers the frightening reality of the Old Serpents.” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

“…a superb story told with a cinematic eye for scope and detail…” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

"The action, the adventure and the sheer brilliance of the narrative was enough for me to read the story in a single go and love every single second of it. A riveting conclusion!” Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“B.A. Vonsik continues to explore a vivid history and a detailed world with dangerous beings and plenty of surprises awaiting the characters around every turn.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“You never know what to expect with each chapter keeping you guessing.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“The language is fitted to this world with Vonsik capturing your attention with dialogue specific to various characters and their use of speech helps create diverse characters that further shape the world.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Primeval an epic tale of adventure that explores a unique history, rich mythology, dangerous journeys, stunning sea-dragons, and a surprising ending.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“This story is definitely one for the reader who seeks true epic fantasy.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Author B A Vonsik has created a world in which all of our most fantastical nightmares and legends about the past and the origins of humanity have come true.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Simply put, this [Primeval Origins] is the eternal battle of good vs evil played out on an epic stage across epochs.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“[B A Vonsik] has a superb and engaging style which keeps the reader riveted and turning the pages.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“The fight scenes (and there are plenty of them) were incredibly descriptive and realistic. One could almost hear and feel the magical power in the air.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“If epic fantasy is your thing, then I have little doubt this book will sustain you and give you plenty to think about.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“B.A. Vonsik pens an ambitious storyline with incredible creativity and attention to detail, enabling the reader to escape into an exceptionally magical fantasy world.” Amanda Rofe for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Hang on to your seat for a whirlwind journey with a mythical ride through myth, legend, biblical prophecy and the end times.” Amanda Rofe for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Rogaan is a richly satisfying character, as are most of the cast. I enjoyed all the main protagonists and many of the others!” Amanda Rofe for Readers’ Favorite, 2019


About the Author

B.A. Vonsik

B.A. Vonsik is a 1985 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and flew as an USAF Special Operator aviator in missions world-wide during the Cold War, Panama, and Gulf War before entering an adventurous 25-year career as a systems engineer in Lockheed Martin. While architecting advanced simulators and training systems for the US DoD and allies around the world, B.A. Vonsik spent his “off time” creating and detailing the worlds of Primeval Origins®. His insatiable curiosity as to why so many of our myths and legends, from so many cultures which never interacted with each other, are very similar, B.A. learned of our human origins not taught to us in school…our undiscovered history. Now retired from Lockheed Martin after a highly successful career as a principal systems engineer, B.A. Vonsik is focusing on his writing and storytelling. Armed with 40+ years of research into our mythologies, legends, ancient alien theory, ufology, accepted human history and our undiscovered history, the sciences…archeology, paleontology, and many others, our modern and future engineering technologies, metaphysical studies, and our religions as written in the Bible, Quran, Hindu Vedic texts, and Native American traditions, B.A. Vonsik is revealing our mind-bending human story in his multiple award-winning science fiction / epic fantasy Primeval Origins® Epic Saga, answering the question, “What if all of our myths and legends are true?”

Also by B.A. Vonsik

Primeval Origins: Light of Honor
Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents


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