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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:496

Mythos Christos

by Edwin Herbert

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Overview
A Vatican team invites the young scholar Lex Thomasson to Egypt to help them solve a sequence of puzzles left by 5th century philosopher Hypatia in her attempt to preserve the truth about the hidden origins of Christianity ─ information the Church did not want exposed. Lex finds himself on an archaeological treasure hunt! But as he unlocks the secrets along the path, mortal peril follows. What forbidden knowledge would the desperate Hypatia risk her life to save and Lex jeopardize his to uncover? Mythos Christos alternates between the two time periods. In both, assassins lurk and fanatics abound. And all along, religious Faith and historical Truth struggle for supremacy.
Description

Alexandria, Egypt / AD 391 ─ When the great temple of Serapis and its library annex are destroyed by the Christian mob, the Neoplatonist philosopher Hypatia becomes concerned the Great Library might suffer the same fate. She vows to save as much of the ancient knowledge as she can, especially certain telling documents concerning the origins of Christianity. But rather than merely hiding the heretical scrolls and codices in desert caves and hoping for the best, Hypatia contrives a far more ingenious plan. She sets up an elaborate sequence of burials, each of which is governed by actual ancient linguistic and geometrical riddles which must be solved to gain access. Only one steeped in Platonic mysticism would be capable of finding and unlocking the buried secrets.

Oxford, England / June, 2006 ─ American Rhodes scholar Lex Thomasson is sent to Alexandria to aid a mysterious Vatican group known only as “The Commission.” They require a specialist in ancient languages to solve a sequence of Greek Mystery puzzles in what soon becomes evident is Hypatia’s ancient treasure hunt. The Oxford paleographer demonstrates his unique talents by unlocking the secrets along the trail. It does not take long, however, for him to become suspicious of the Commission’s true motives, and the trail becomes a trial fraught with danger.

About the author

Edwin Herbert has been a newspaper op-ed columnist, an avid promoter of science and skepticism, and a leader in his local freethought society. He has a busy optometry practice in southwestern Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife in their empty nest. Mythos Christos is his debut novel.

For more information about my novel or about the Christ myth in general, visit my website at www.MythosChristos.com.


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