This exciting thriller from new author James Alexander, The Feathered Serpent is a heart-pounding, at times bizarre adventure that can only be described as Indiana Jones meets X-Files meets The Da Vince Code. Anthropologist Henry Williams is drawn onto an intriguing trail of clues when a dubious collector of antiquities sends him a mysterious parcel containing a papyrus from Egypt with an incredible story to tell. The papyrus turns out merely to be bait for a far more fascinating document, one so important that the collector of antiquities will only deliver it himself: A Mayan codex so rare that most Mesoamerican academics don t know of its existence. Telling of mankind s distant past, The Codex rewrites all history, shaking the very foundations of civilization as it is known. Should it come to light, The Codex would defy scientific theory in all disciplines and force a re-evaluation of all major religions. It tells of the influence of a creature, known as Typhon, on mankind s past. Williams and his colleague, Dr. Piers Anderson, chase clues across two continents while being shadowed by a sinister society called The League of Horus, a group desperate to stop the academics from discovering the truth. Having followed the trail to Mexico, each new discovery brings Williams and Anderson closer to the truth and closer to the ever-lurking threat of death. Stops at Chichen Itza, Palenque and Teotihuacan each hold their own hidden secrets and dangers. And when they encounter a Mayan shaman, he introduces them to the sacred Crystal Skull, which introduces them to a mythical, legendary place Atlantis. This is no ordinary adventure, and The Feathered Serpent is no ordinary story. Follow these intrepid seekers on a desperate chase across the world as they struggle with their inner demons, learning to trust and distrust equally in a battle for survival against an overwhelming foe. The Feathered Serpent is his first novel and also the first in a planned trilogy. If you enjoyed reading The Feathered Serpent then watch out for the next novel in the trilogy The Crystal Dragons .
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I was born James Robert Alexander in May 1958, in the village of Hampton, County of Middlesex. I left school at the age of 16 and moved down to the beautiful county of Devon in the heart of the West Country of England, where I live to this day. In 1977 I met my wife Mandy and married her in that same year, and we are still happy together after 34 years of marriage. Over the years, I can safely say that I have been educated in the University of Life, dodging all the kicks and punches that life can throw at one. From these experiences, both good and bad, I have learned to draw from and include in my writing. I am an avid reader, enjoying mainly alternative history and science books. I love walking and enjoying the countryside, travelling (especially around the United States of America), and going to the movies. In recent years, I have developed a wide interest in all things strange and paranormal, including Spiritualism and UFOs. I have even become pagan in my beliefs, choosing to follow the ways of my ancestors in the Northern European tradition known as Asatruism or more commonly as Odinism. This novel, The Feathered Serpent, is my first novel and it is also the first novel in a trilogy, of which I hope you will enjoy.
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Book Description Olympia Publishers, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 332 pages. 7.95x5.51x1.10 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1848971583