From the bestselling author of Bloodline of the Holy Grail and Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark comes an explosive historical detective story, presenting secret archives on the mysterious life of Mary Magdalene, the hidden lineage of Jesus and Mary, and the real 2,000-year-old conspiracy involving the entire history of Christianity. Sales and Marketing: Dan Brown's smash hit The Da Vinci Code has sparked a huge interest in Mary Magdalene and her relationship with Jesus, and renewed interested in the whole ancient wisdom genre. The perfect opportunity for an alternative sequel to Bloodline of the Holy Grail, as a stand-alone book it also expands on the themes explored in The Da Vinci Code that have so captured the public's imagination. Competition: Lynn Picknett - Mary Magdalene: Christianity's Hidden Goddess; Margaret Starbird - The Woman With The Alabaster Jar; Baigent, Leigh, Lincoln - Holy Blood, Holy Grail; Simon Cox - Cracking the Da Vinci Code; Martin Lunn - Da Vinci Code Decoded; The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ - Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince; Michael Baigent - The Messianic Legacy
* Laurence Gardner, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, is a constitutional historian, lecturer and broadcaster. * A Knight Templar of St. Anthony and Prior of the Sacred Kindred of St. Columba, he is also the internationally best-selling author of a cycle of books exploring the messianic dynasty of Jesus, Bloodline of the Holy Grail and Realm of the Ring Lords.
Praise for Bloodline of the Holy Grail: "A controversial and uniquely comprehensive book of Messianic descent, compiled from the most intriguing histories ever written." Publishing News "This book, provocative as it may be, is not a work of fiction, but the product of years of painstaking research. Committed Christians will find it casts fascinating light on the origins of their beliefs." Daily Mail "Here is more than enough evidence about continual plots to suppess our Messianic heritage." The Times