Buried in cavern, an ancient secret, hidden away for millennia, threatening to change everything we know. An old legend comes to life.
“Gripping, from beginning to end,” Jessica Ryan Goodreads
Two childhood friends who were hiking in the Judean desert when suddenly the weather shifted violently, and heavy rain began pouring, flooding the river channel. The road became muddy. Oren fell into the water and washed away with the flood and met his demise, while Erez managed to find shelter in a newly discovered burial cavern.
For a moment he thought he was left behind. Finally, the help came. Rescue teams found Erez and evacuated him the hospital, where he met Yonit, a volunteer, beautiful and mysterious. A bond of friendship was made between the two. When discharged from the hospital, he found himself dragged against his will into one of the most thrilling of affairs, which could affect us all.
The secret revealed. An ancient scroll, hidden away for millennia inside an urn in a burial cavern in the Judean desert, had been newly revealed by chance of fate, and was threatening to bring about dark omens and hidden power struggles, all to prevent the leakage of information which could change the lives of many forever. Only one person can stop it against all odds; will he succeed?
Present and past collide in a rare moment when scrolls tell us of the people of Qumran, a lone community by the Dead Sea, which is trying to preserve its unique traditions and existence in an ever-changing environment, where violence increases, corruption thrives, and ethics are pushed aside, bringing destruction to the community, during the times of the late Second Temple ere, in the days of the great rebellion.
The book focuses on the personal story of a unique family descended from the titans of old, living in the community and surviving through modern times, despite times of despair and duress by which it is stricken throughout the generations, as they seek to preserve the flame.
Additional categories for this book: Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries.
Buried Secrets is fascinating book series by author Rafael Shamay, and ‘The Chosen One’ is the first one. An intense, immersive plot, full of upheavals and adventures, a fine, intensive reading experience of literature that derives from the cultural treasures of us all.