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'Picknett and Prince are first-class storytellers and their magical mystery tour is totally enthralling' - DAILY MAIL for the Stargate Conspiracy.From the Author:
The case recently fought in the High Court in London between two of the authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and the UK publishers of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has (aside from exploring the legal issues relating to the copyrighting of ideas and theories) highlighted the controversy surrounding the subject of our book, the enigmatic secret society called the Priory of Sion.
Opinions about the Priory have become polarised between those who accept the version portrayed in The Da Vinci Code (and The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail) – a centuries old secret society dedicated to protecting the bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene – and those who dismiss it is a simple hoax perpetrated by a lone French fantasist, Pierre Plantard (which seems to have become the prevailing view in the media).
However, from our own, decade-long, research into – and experience of - the Priory, we have long been aware that both extremes fail to answer important and fundamental questions about both the society and the shadowy M. Plantard. This was our starting part for The Sion Revelation, which outlines the reasons why, in our view, neither the ‘bloodline protectors’ nor ‘hoax’ explanations are satisfactory, and then goes on to explore the Priory’s real nature and agenda – which takes us into some very murky areas indeed.
We have been careful to include ALL the facts and information about the Priory – proponents of the opposing theories tend to select only those that fit their view – and place it into its proper context in the world of European politics and esoteric underground.
(Incidentally, we confess to being puzzled by a certain reader review that suggests that our book deals with a plot to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. The reviewer seems to have confused it with someone else’s book, as, apart from some brief criticisms of the self-style Prince Michael of Albany’s claims to Stuart descent, this is not part of ours!)
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Book Description Time Warner Books, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0316727725