The Expected One (Magdalene Line, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Expected One - Magdalene Line, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Kathleen McGowan, Linda Emond (Narrator) 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 ... more »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.
This book, along with it's sister-book The Book of Love, are both beautifully written testaments to the author's belief. Though these ARE works of fiction, they both gave me food for thought and another viewpoint to consider. Neither of them have the heart-stopping suspense found in The DaVinci Code; but they certainly have more feeling and heart than found in other popular Mary/Wife fiction in the field today. Because of these two books, I can hardly wait to read the third of the series - The Poet Prince.