Solomon's Treasure - Book 2: The PRIEST'S SECRET by Ben Hammott

Solomon's Treasure - Book 2: The PRIEST'S SECRET

byBen Hammott

Kobo ebook | November 22, 2013

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An ancient mystery, a lost treasure, a great secret and the search for the most sought after relics in all antiquity.

The Priest' Secret continues from Beginnings - Book 1 of the Tomb, the Temple, the Treasure, and includes the novelization of some of the Myths and Legends associated with the tiny hill top village of Rennes-le-Chateau and the surrounding countryside. Most of the locations mentioned in this book are real locations, including the caves, the rest is from the author's imagination.


“An exciting action adventure that took me to many places I would have liked to explore. The final chapter is one of the best I have read. Buy it, read it, enjoy it.” (cosmo lit)

“I had been looking forward to the second installment of the Tomb, the Temple, the Treasure for some time now since reading Beginnings, which I thoroughly enjoyed. So when I received the review copy I began reading it at the first opportunity. From the first chapter I was hooked and found it difficult to stop turning the pages. Ben’s easy writing style I first encountered in Beginnings, continues in this second installment to make for an effortless read. The locations are atmospheric. The characters are interesting. The story thrilling and well written. The ending was completely unexpected, which I found enormously satisfying. My only criticism of the Priest’s Secret is that it concluded the story. I would have liked it to continue but perhaps that is just me being selfish. An excellent novel that I have no qualms about recommending.” (Indy-review-USA)

After surviving the trap filled catacombs below Rosslyn Chapel and the two assassins sent below to kill him, Ben travels to France to join forces with Jon Creed whose grandfather was the Abbé, Rivière; the priest who heard Saunière’s death bed confession and recorded it all in a journal..
Together they hatch a dangerous plan to enter the ancient Tomb to remove it's priceless cache of artefacts to a secure location. The task will not be an easy one as they also want the artefacts.

The Rex Deus, the mysterious Order of the Compagnie du Saint-Sacrament, the Knights Templar and the Vatican, all move in on the duo to reclaim that which they believe to be rightfully theirs.

Intent on revenge for the death of her two brothers in Rosslyn, Raven, a sexy and beautiful assassin also seeks out Ben. (See Beginnings)

When their plans encounter an unexpected twist, they enlist the help of a strange German researcher who lives in a ramshackle shack on the edge of the hill leading up to Rennes-le-Chateau. He believes the Shepherds of Arcadia painting byNicolas Poussin leads to a great secret. He is just missing one piece of the puzzle. Ben provides him with the missing information contained on a scroll from the Tomb. They venture inside the sacred mountain, Pech Cardou, to discover a long forgotten secret - an ancient temple. Inside they discover something that if revealed could start a third world war and the deaths of many thousands. They must prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.

Facing danger at every turn, the thrilling story started in book 1 – BEGINNINGS, concludes beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

A story filled with Ancient Crypts, Tombs, Murder, kidnapping, atmospheric locations, exciting chases, daring escapes and a trip to Jerusalem to enter the tunnels beneath the Temple Mount, concludes the thrilling story started in Beginnings. Includes flashbacks to the life and times of Bérenger Saunière, the priest of Rennes-Le-Château.

Together, Beginnings and The Priest's Secret, is an exciting archaeological thriller spanning more than 2000 years. Beginning with the construction of Solomon's Temple, the Fall of Jerusalem, the creation of the Copper Scrolls and the forming of the Knights Templar and their mysterious tunnelling under the Temple Mount. The story then takes us into the trap-riddled catacombs beneath Rosslyn Chapel, on to Rennes-le-Château into an ancient Tomb full of secrets, a Lost Temple inside a sacred mountain and Jerusalem.

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In the catacombs beneath Rosslyn Chapel, one man finds a secret they have spent centuries searching for.They are coming to claim it.

Title:Solomon's Treasure - Book 2: The PRIEST'S SECRETFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 22, 2013Publisher:Ben HammottLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ms I have never been so disappointed in a book as I was with this selection. The story was well conceived but the proofing was absolutely shocking. This took, from me anyway, the pleasure of the read. I am a person who enjoys reading, but I do not appreciate the chore of trying to figure out what the author is trying to say, especially when it comes to sentences being incomplete and words being used that don't make sense, ie why instead of while. Aside from this I enjoyed the story.
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