I actually read and reviewed the second book in this series, The Ice Cap and the Rift, before I read this one (the first). I mentioned that I probably should have read the first first and the author read my review. He wrote back to me and asked if I would like to review the Mountain Place of Knowledge. Of course I said yes and it was sent to me! Thank you so much. A lot of the questions I had are now answered--whew---
This book is every bit as good as the second. It really keeps you turning those pages late into the night. I just did not want to put it down! There is political intrigue aplenty surrounding a mountain in Belize. What is inside the mountain will astound and astonish you. I am eagerly awaiting the third and final book in this series, The Numarians. I can not say enough nice things about this author and his books!
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The Revised 2nd Edition: “…techno thriller…keeping you turning the pages feverishly. —Hilary Hemingway Cape Coral, FL “Vivid word pictures enhance the most horrific situations, allowing readers to live vicariously through the eyes of a main character...Kick-start impressions infuse the book with life, propelling the reader though its pages. Lovers of Indiana Jones movies will enjoy the work of this promising author.” —Foreword Magazine, Clarion Reviews "Masterful blend of reality with cutting edge science fiction…a spell-binding page turner." —Lee Ashford: Top 1% GoodReads Reviewer Tense, driving thriller reminiscent of the Indian Jones books. Marshall Chamberlain gives us a raging adventure into plausible reality. A PLACE OF KNOWLEDGE INSIDE A BELIZEAN MOUNTAIN A SENTINEL GUARDS THE ENTRANCE A SCEPTER INSTRUMENT THAT HEALS AND DESTROYS A JEWELED BALL OF BLUE DEATH A RACE TO PRESERVE ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY.
The burial chamber of a revered Mayan sorceress is uncovered atop a sacrificial pyramid at the Caracol ruins in western Belize. Translation of ancient metallic scrolls and a 1100-year-old codex found in the chamber reveal the existence of a secret entrance to the inside of a mountain. The scrolls refer to the interior as Trinium, the Place of Knowledge, and explain its creation by an advanced civilization A flash of mysterious blue light brings death to a U.N. official, and investigators are sent to Belize to discover the source and locate the secret mountain entrance. What they discover inside is bizarre and unimaginable; mental prodding guides them to the Place of Seeing for the most shocking experience of their lives Leaks of the discoveries cause one nation to determine the mountain poses a threat to world order, and it will take great risks to neutralize the danger. The Mountain is a mesmerizing adventure, scientifically mysterious and metaphysically familiar. Breaking new ground at the speed of light, stalwart characters meet the unknown head on as Chamberlain weaves the first book of the Ancestor Series.
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About the Author: (from author's website)
I live in a small beach-house I call The Writing Rock, located on Estero Island, better known as Fort Myers Beach, FL. Typically I spend Oct-May writing and editing my thrillers and enjoying the great Southwest Florida weather. The rest of the time I periodically pack up my toys aboard “White Fang,” my customized, Toyota FJ Cruiser, and set up camp at special spots to write and enjoy nature. Two or three times a year I visit my kids and their families and stop in on old friends.
As far as education is concerned, I obtained a graduate degree in Resource Development from Michigan State University, and another, after a stint as an officer in the USMC, in International Management and Finance. Business wise, I spent some sixteen years in investment banking and small business consulting. And then the forks in the road: divorce and the search for meaning.
My career melted away in the face of disillusionment and the question of worthy purpose. I studied yoga, the science of oneness with God, and made a living as a professional waiter. The search for meaning never led me back to climbing a corporate ladder. Moving from place to place as I was led, I remained celibate, immersed in understanding the nature of reality. The sojourn led me to discover the simplicity and self sufficiency of living aboard a thirty-foot sailboat, and gave me a treasure trough of experiences.
When I settled my boat in the back-bay of Fort Myers Beach in 1998, the writing started. Training and combat experience in Viet Nam as a USMC officer, the ongoing search for meaning, a survivalist’s mentality, and the many and varied challenges I experienced in business and finance, are the eternal springs that I hope add flavor, depth, and authenticity to my writing.
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