This book genuinely surprised me. Many people believe the events of The Da Vinci Code to be more than fiction. What will they make of this which is not only far better written, but actually based on fact? If you are open to the ideas, it could change your life. If you don’t want your life changed, it is a fascinating mystery. If you just want to read a good book, I highly recommend it. It can be enjoyed on many levels. Personally I feel it is not one to be missed and it’s the first of a trilogy so there are more treats and revelations in store. Interestingly the author claims to be a direct descendant of the Jesus/Mary Magdalene union.
Similar this month: None.
Comparison: Anita Diamant, Dan Brown, Kate Mosse.
When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it.
Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu -- the Expected One.
As Maureen becomes immersed in the mystical lore of L'Attendu, the eerie prophecy of the Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work, and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris to the rocky foothills of southwest France. To search for the scrolls, she must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, dynasties, and scientific minds. Ultimately, she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, and a love triangle that changed the course of history in a deeply moving and powerful new gospel...the greatest story never told.
Publication date: 06/08/2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||6th August 2007|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Kathleen McGowan is an internationally published writer whose work has appeared on five continents and in at least fifteen languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons.Author Q&A1. You began your research with the intent of producing a nonfiction book that tackled the injustice historians have committed against significant female figures. What made you choose to introduce your findings about Mary Magdalene as fiction? I started on this project back in the late 1980s, approaching the book, which I tentatively called Maligned and Misunderstood, from a journalist's perspective. But as I discovered the ...More About Kathleen Mcgowan