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By David Gibbins

Old cultures, a misplaced treasure from the far away earlier: what robust secrets and techniques does it conceal—and how some distance will a few visit own them? Dive right into a new full-throttle hunt from grasp of the action-adventure mystery David Gibbins, as he unleashes…

The path starts off within the Roman ruins and ends up in a shipwreck off the coast of Egypt. quickly the world’s most sensible marine archaeologist, Jack Howard, and his crew of clinical specialists and ex-Special Forces adventurers are pushing their method throughout the mysterious jungles of India, following within the footsteps of a mythical band of lacking Roman legionnaires. in the meantime, at a distant lake in Kyrgyzstan, a stunning lady has came across facts of a mystery wisdom that has price the lives of numerous seekers in the course of the centuries. And what Jack uncovers will lead him to dig not just into the traditional prior yet into his family historical past. For over a century previous his great-great-grandfather lower back from an archaeological excursion in India endlessly traumatized by way of what he’d skilled. And as a way to lay the prior to relaxation, Jack must unearth an artifact that would were higher left buried—and with it an influence that a few of history’s so much ruthless tyrants have sought to rule the world….

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Lake Issyk-Kul lies on the northeastern finish of that massif with just one significant go to move ahead of you get to China. yet it's also possible to go away the path alongside the best way and holiday off south. in case you do this from Lake Issyk-Kul, you’ve received an enormous mass of mountains to get via, fairly forbidding locations, via jap Afghanistan, yet you then holiday into northern Pakistan and the jungles of India. From there, if you’re a traveller from the west within the first century BC, the Roman global is nearby back. ” Costas’ eyes narrowed. “Are you suggesting that escaped Roman prisoners could have long past that method? ” Jack paused. “One of Katya’s colleagues, a guy named Hai Chen, is an self reliant student dependent in Xian who’s made a lifelong research of the Roman connection. He inspired Katya to discover Kyrgyzstan, the petroglyphs at Issyk-Kul. He believes passionately within the tale of Crassus’ misplaced legionaries, yet with a twist. He’s initially a linguist, a professional on reading origin tales and mythology between peoples with a robust oral culture. As a tender guy he spent a number of years in Chitral, one of those Shangri-la in northeastern Pakistan, the 1st position you’d come to after breaking throughout the mountains from the north. ” “The those that think they’re descended from Alexander the Great,” Hiebermeyer murmured. “The mythologies of the region—Vedic, Hindu, Buddhist—are filled with tales of tourists from afar, princes, pilgrims, holy males dishing out knowledge. occasionally they’re on a quest, or princes on a transformative trip, like Buddha himself think the Canterbury stories, Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight, Hercules’ Labors, Moses within the barren region. occasionally the coming fulfills a neighborhood prophecy, and the vacationer turns into king. ” “Didn’t Fa-hsien come in the course of the mountains? ” Hiebermeyer requested. Jack nodded, and glanced at Costas. “A chinese language Buddhist monk who got here to India within the early 5th century advert looking for the holy texts of his faith. His documents of the Buddhistic Kingdoms is among the nice early go back and forth books. He got here to Gandhara, the traditional Buddhist country of northern India. yet Katya’s colleague Hai Chen wasn’t at the path of a Buddhist monk. He’d heard of somebody else. The visitor he recorded from the oral tales was once a yavana, that means westerner. And this yavana used to be no monk yet a warrior, person who governed with a golden hand. He got here to Chitral for a short while, after which left. Farther south Hai Chen heard one other legend of a god-king referred to as Haljit Singh, Tiger Hand. He too left, and went south. ” “Where are we top with this? ” Costas stated. “If you’re our Roman, when you get in the course of the mountains of Afghanistan, previous Chitral, the way’s open to the west. you may have ideas. you could go back and forth down the valley of the Indus southwest to the top of the Indian Ocean, to the port of Barygaza, close to glossy Karachi in Pakistan. From there you could sail to Arabia, then the crimson Sea towards domestic. yet there has been another choice. to be able to make touch with fellow yavanas, with different Romans in India, the higher path used to be to move southeast, down the valley of the Ganges to the Bay of Bengal.

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