Book: The Sword of Stonehenge (The Martin Culver Series Book 5) by Malcom Masseycategories: Book, Stonehenge, Archaeology, Ancient Treasure, Excalibur, CIA, Vikings, Astronomy, Repatriation, Espionage, Smuggling, Conspiracy, Thriller
Malcom Masseyabout this book: The Stonehenge megalithic site has intrigued visitors throughout its long and storied history, a history as enigmatic as the supposed purpose of Stonehenge itself. Who built Stonehenge? How old is the site? Which cultures have ruled this mysterious site? Was Stonehenge truly an ancient burial ground, or a massive celestial calendar, as many have speculated? Or is the actual purpose of Stonehenge still to be discovered? Find out in "The Sword of Stonehenge", the fifth novel in The Martin Culver Series.
In "The Sword of Stonehenge", a complex blend of legends and myths confront factual discoveries being made practically on a daily basis. Utilizing the latest technology, including scans that peer meters beneath the rolling Salisbury Plain, captivating details reveal that Stonehenge itself was but one of scores of henge sites, the tip of an archaeological iceberg of prehistoric sites scattered across Britain and the world.
"The Sword of Stonehenge", a fiction thriller, leans heavily on factual techniques, current thought and recent discoveries, making the plot realistic to the headlines of any reputable newspaper or scientific journal. Yet this novel delves into other secrets as well, illuminating the dark objectives of sinister souls who would control not only ancient artifacts, but would eliminate anyone who makes it their mission to protect these historical objects, removing the antiquities and their protectors permanently. Readers who seek an armchair view into a hot topic with fast-paced action and believable characters will enjoy "The Sword of Stonehenge."
Martin Culver finds himself drawn against his will into the brewing Stonehenge storm. Leader of the International Antiquities Foundation, Martin's sworn mission to identify, protect and repatriate items of antiquity to their proper places in the world, opposing looters, museums and uber-wealthy collectors. Little does he know the fate of Stonehenge is resting in the hands of those shadowy black market players who buy and sell our historical and cultural heritage to fund war and conflict around the globe.
Because of its mystery and lore, Stonehenge is a perfect location for a fiction author. The title came out of my research, as I examined the etched dagger-swords on the sarsen stones at Stonehenge. I spent over 200 hours researching the material in this novel, which covers 4,000 years of European, Scandinavian and Middle Eastern history. The cover art speaks volumes, representing significant conflicts occurring at Stonehenge over the ages.
This novel was completed in about 18 months, allowing for the interruptions of daily life. I now write full time, and so I expect to bring new novels to life in a shorter time frame. I would simply like to say to readers a sincere thank you for your interest, and a jesting caution. The complaint I hear on The Martin Culver Series is that the reader finds it difficult to put these novels down. "The Sword of Stonehenge" is no exception. You may want to read the series in consecutive order for maximum enjoyment. I recommend that you start with "Holiday in Havana, The Adventures Begin".
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