The Expected One: A Novel (Magdalene Line) by Kathleen McGowan

Title: The Expected One: A Novel (Magdalene Line)
Author: Kathleen McGowan (click here to read TBB interview of this author)
Binding: Hardcover
Isbn: 0743299426
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2006-07-25



Book Description

THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD!

A POLITICAL RIVALRY THAT ENDED IN TWO EXECUTIONS

AN INTRICATE LOVE TRIANGLE THAT ALTERED THE COURSE OF HISTORY

A RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD


Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters 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'attendue -- The Expected One.

When journalist Maureen Pascal 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. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as 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 . . . and ultimately to search for the scrolls themselves. She must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, including Sandro Botticelli, Nicolas Poussin, and Jean Cocteau; the Medici, Bourbon, and Borgia dynasties; and great scientific minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. Ultimately, she, and the reader, come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene.

2 comments:

Vicious Trollop said...

Shosh,

Did you start the book already?

I've been reading it like for a month. It has some interesting stuff but some things are really starting to annoy me.

Too many coincidences (sp?), too much description of things that are of no use to the advansement (is that a word?) of the plot. *sigh* and yet I want to like this book so much!!!

Let me know how its going.

Serendipity said...

Well, I am still at the anticipating phase. You know, when there is a book you want to read, you keep looking at it, you pick it up to look at it, you anticipate reading it but never does, not yet anyway.

I am still anticipating reading this book. LOL.