Circle's EndEgeland, Tom: Sirkelens ende So far 70.000 copies sold in Norwegian bookstores!
A medieval Norwegian monastery conceals an archaeological sensation - a gold reliquary containing a 2000-year-old manuscript that might well change the course of world history. Deeply sceptical archaeologist Bjørn Beitø sets out to trace the reliquary's origins. His quest takes him from the monastery via a scientific 'intelligence organization' in London and a research establishment in the Middle East to a Crusaders' castle in a French village.
Coined by critics "the Norwegian Da Vinci Code", Circle's End is a different kind of thriller, in which myth, mystery, history and theology are inextricably intertwined.
Praise for Circle's End:
"A groundbreaking intellectual crime novel"
“ Circle’s End belongs to the same family as The Da Vinci Code, but its main character is more interesting … the essential emissions and intriguing false leads can spur anyone’s imagination”
“Wow! If you’re one of those who’d wish to be able to read The Da Vinci Code again for the first time, this is your chance”
“Egeland deserves all the success he has received. This is an exquisite suspense novel, catchy until the last page. And Egeland, too, has done his research, and it is outstanding”
“One becomes much more involved with its characters; they are, as opposed to the people in The Da Vinci Code, real people, to whom one can relate”
"A thriller with a high intensity! Interesting and obvious similarities with The Da Vinci C ode. An exciting story with a high tempo. The author effectively builds his fiction on both facts and fantasy. Exciting!"
"Egeland is a better novelist than Brown. He has a vivid language and cares about his main characters"
"A fantastic historical thriller. A breathtaking adventure"
(To Paron, Greece)
"A cleverly constructed story with a controversial subject"
(Corriere della Séra)
"An adventure story for adults, Egeland’s work is much more credible than Brown"
(Suomen Kuvalehti, Finland)
"A good thriller!" (El Periódico de Aragón)
"... more literary forerunner than The Da Vinci Code"
"A much deeper book than The Da Vinci Code"
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First published 2001by Ashehoug
Tom Egeland: Biography and bibliography
Rights sold to
|Brazilian Portuguese||Novo Século Editora|
|British English||John Murray|
|Chinese (simplified)||Wisdom Distribution Service Corp. (Chinese Complex characters )|
|Estonian||Publishing House Ersen|
|Korean||Bookhouse Publishing Corp.|