Winner of the Indie Next Generation Award for best book series! In its first six months of publication, The Thirteenth Disicple has already won nine prestigious literary awards including the Indie Excellence and Indie Next Generation awards. This groundbreaking novel continues Canova’s ten time award winning Pope Annalisa and The First Souls Trilogy. It fills in many puzzling passages and mysteries woven into the familiar scriptural stories of the Bible. Using the near- lost gospels of the earliest Judeo-Christian mystics recovered in recent times, Peter Canova reconstructs Western spiritual history in a spellbinding thriller of fall, transcendence, and redemption.
Mary Magdalene’s story in not just about the lost feminine voice of the early Church-her story is our story, the universal saga of humanity’s origin, destiny, and purpose. It is the story of an explosive divine knowledge being silenced by opposing powers to prevent a shocking truth from transforming mankind with a new paradigm of existence.
Magdalene escapes slavery and forced prostitution to become the primary disciple of Jesus and bear the secret, radical knowledge he taught to an elect inner circle.
Set against the clash of opposing empires and a backdrop of murder, espionage, and betrayal, Magdalene is pursued by a Roman assassin as she embarks on an odyssey across the ancient world seeking the key that will make her worthy to reveal the true saving message of the martyred Jesus before she too is silenced and her native Judea is destroyed in a rain of fire and blood.
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