The Last Scion

The Last Scion

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The Last Scion is a fast-paced novel set against the backdrop of the mysterious hilltop village of Rennes-le-Chateau in southern France. This Da Vinci Code-style thriller blends fact with fiction as it pieces together the legends of Mary Magdalene fleeing Palestine after the Crucifixion for what was then the Roman province of Gaul. Did the companion of the Lord end her days in France? And if so, what secrets did she take with her to her grave? Reed uncovers the secrets being guarded by the French Cathars as they faced the horrors of genocide in the 13th century, when tens of thousands of innocent Christians were slaughtered by the Pope's brutal crusade. Solved, too, is the riddle of the enigmatic 19th century priest of Rennes, Berenger Sauniere, who turned his church into a shrine dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Why did he suddenly come into such astonishing wealth - millions by today's standards? Was he blackmailing the Church over some earth-shattering secret?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 395g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508418292
  • 9781508418290

About Postdoctoral Research Fellow Richard Reed

Richard Reed is a freelance journalist with a life-long fascination for historical mysteries. He hopes the book will throw new light on the story of Mary Magdalene, and the riddle of Rennes-le-Chateau. Richard lives in Dorset, England with his wife, more

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