Title: The Ring of Minos
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
2014. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781495938788
Synopsis: The carefree lifestyle of Tassos and the young men of Thera is brought to an abrupt end by the arrival of a messenger bearing devastating news.The ring he wears demands absolute obedience but his message provokes an astonishing response, one that launches them on a clandestine mission to Minoan Crete. In Crete they find an island troubled by severe seismic activity and civil unrest where the messenger's token of authority has a history that threatens their mission before it has even begun but why at a time of grave crisis are those in power so determined to acquire a seemingly harmless bauble? In search of the truth they inevitably attract allies who are also seeking answers. When a horrifying discovery draws them to the legendary city of Knossos they quickly discover that nothing is what it seems. Predictably a terrifying increase in seismic activity leads the people to demand that men of substance account for their inability to contain the escalating phenomenon but where are they? The answers lie deep within the labyrinthine corridors of Minos' awesome palace, where Tassos, his friends and the three women in his life encounter a hostile and violent culture. Their attempts to challenge an ethos where narcotic induced rituals are used to invoke the dark chthonic images of priestly power however, have devastating consequences. Only when the powerful forces of nature consolidate in the cataclysmic eruption of Thera's sacred mountain do they finally come to appreciate the Ring's sublime message. Then it is almost too late: they are caught up in an event that is set to carry them on a journey their worst nightmares could never have envisaged.
Product Description: What is it about a bloody seal-ring that sends the young men of ancient Thera on a clandestine mission to Minoan Crete? Why are those in power there so desperate to acquire a seemingly harmless bauble? Where are the men of substance when a terrifying upsurge of seismic activity leads the people to demand that those in power account for their inability to contain the rapidly escalating phenomenon? The answers lie deep within the labyrinthine corridors of Minos' awesome 'Palace of Knossos', where Tassos and his companions encounter a diverse and enigmatic culture. But dare they challenge an ethos that uses narcotic induced ritual to invoke the dark chthonic images of Priestly power. Only when the violent forces of nature consolidate in the cataclysmic destruction of Thera's sacred mountain do they finally come to appreciate the Ring's sublime message. Then it is too late: they are caught up in an event that is set to carry them on a journey their worst nightmares could never have envisaged.
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