Synopses & Reviews
The enigma: a discovery at Rennes-le-Château that offers little in the way of material wealth, but whose secret rocked the foundations of contemporary politics and the Christian faith. The players: the Knights Templar, the Cathar heretics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a dynasty of obscure French kings deposed more than 1,300 years ago. The conclusion: as persuasive, controversial and explosive as it was when first published over twenty years ago.
A 19th-century French priest's discovery develops into an historical detective story which radiates out from a small Pyrenean village to encompass the whole of western civilization, with repercussions which stretch all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of Christian faith.
Revised and updated edition of this book that sparked off a storm of controversy when it was first published in 1983. It is a story that changed from the search for a nineteenth century French priest's discovery in the Pyrenees to a modern day quest for the Holy Grail.