Origins: Discovery

Ծագումը: Բացահայտում

A story of human courage and our beginnings

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What is Origins: Discovery? 

'Origins: Discovery’ is an epic alternative history story of culture and love. It is part of the Origins Project, to open the world's eyes to the beauty of Armenian, Bashkir, Chinese and Nepalese culture and history. Together with the Adopt-a-Village Project, the two projects are intended to encourage tourism and business, and recognition of the genocide of Christians. The pomegranate represents the link to our past in the Origins stories.

Origins: Discovery Part 1: The Axis Rises is free to download (3.1 MB pdf). The novel is written in three Parts, including Part 2: Defending the Free World, and Part 3: Discovering Humanity, and is available in the following formats: Paperback (650 pages), E-book, Հայերեն PDF.

How does the plot unfold?

The story starts in 1930 during Soviet Communist times, exploring the challenges of life in the Armenian village of Areni. One of the villagers doesn't know she has a secret within her of monumental significance. In 1937, a single decision changes the past that we know today – an alternative history.  When Japan decides to attack the Soviet Union in alliance with its Axis partners in 1941, it spells the end of the Communist nation. The United States doesn’t enter the war as it did in reality, while the Axis spreads its tentacles across North Africa, Europe and Asia.

The Axis Powers are victorious in World War II, but it creates a common bond among people who would otherwise be foes. Peoples of different ethnicities fight shoulder to shoulder resisting occupation, and unlikely coalitions are formed. Small nations ironically provide sanctuary for the leaders of more powerful countries.

Five individuals, from small nations or remote communities, each play a key part in bringing the tale to its conclusion, although one pays the ultimate sacrifice. The heroes are ordinary people, not gun-toting musclemen. This is an unusual story, as it highlights the role of scientists that make such a difference in our everyday lives, yet no one seems to honour them.

The seeds are sown for yet another global war, although the conflict and human courage are only a background to one of the most important discoveries in human history. Two threads in the story intertwine. One thread involves the conflict itself and the development of increasingly advanced technology such as nuclear weapons. The second thread involves the Origins project, which reveals a great secret about human beings. This provides a mirror to human consciousness that ultimately plays a crucial role in the fall of the Axis. The world has changed forever; as has the way in which people understand their humanity.



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Touring Attractions Featured in Origins: Discovery

Interested in visiting the special places featured in Origins: Discovery? We provide guidance and recommend people who can make your travel to amazing places from the novel an unforgettable experience. If you have a high quality travel-related business in the locations featured and would like to be advertised on our website at no cost, then please feel welcome to contact us.

Who wrote Origins: Discovery?

The story was written by humanity, as we have struggled through the years to choose right from wrong, and learn about ourselves. Inspired by the history and fortitude of his wife's nation Armenia and the people of central Russia, the author Len Wicks simply retells the tale in a form that is hopefully enjoyable and able to convey information about these cultures to others. 

Origins: Discovery is the first of two major novels in the Origins series. The second book is called Origins: Humanity.


We have an ultimate goal of creating a movie series based on the Origins novels. This will need the support of many people getting behind the Origins project to ensure it has a great profile, or a visionary movie industry leader who wants to take advantage of a unique and inspiring historically significant story, set in breathtaking scenery.

In the meantime, here are some wonderful movies and dramas on Armenia and the Genocide to support: