And the Stars Began to Fall
Deep in the night at the Bronze Age site of Mycenae, archaeologist Margaret Benson is warned by a tiny clay figurine she unearthed, “We are real girls. You are out of time.” Can Margaret believe and do as a figurine directs in time to prevent a cataclysmic destruction such as ended Bronze Age Mycenae? Believe in time to save herself and the now 3200 year-old girls?
Margaret Benson’s professional and personal life is rich with friends many of whom rush to the Rescue: The owners of the Hotel Belle Helene; her Assistant Director, Allison; teams of Geologists and Anthropologists and Engineers and Archaeologists, all converge at the site. This diverse cast makes for a story that is as entertaining as it is archaeologically fact-filled.
The Peloponnesos Society cataclysmically, mysteriously, spectacularly, ended in 1185 B.C., a Society far more advanced than ours. Was the cause - terrestrial?; Extra-terrestrial?; Gods from on high?
Read: And The Stars Began To Fall.
- J. Murphey on Amazon
as you sink into, “and the STARS began to FALL” it is a perfect blend of whimsy weaved with history! I am inspired to learn more about Greek mythology and visit the archaeological sites to explore! There is a lot to keep up with and it is well worth it as we accompany Margaret Benson on her journey!
- A. Gross on Amazon
What a delight it was to take this marvelous magical mystery tour originating in Bronze Age Greek Peloponnesus, an advanced and humanitarian society, to present day when our modern civilization may be on course to experience the same fate that befell those ancient Greeks, so many centuries ago. Will our protagonist, archaeologist Margaret Benson, who receives warning of impending doom from the clay figurine of a Bronze Age Greek girl, which she studies and which is housed in the museum at Mycenae, succeed in averting disaster for her and her world.
- D. Lease on Amazon
Once I got into the story, I could not put this book down. It made me more curious to learn about Greece, Greek mythology, and understand more about the archaeological digs happening now. If you have ever watched the show 'Ancient Aliens', you will love this book too. How did the great and advanced Bronze Age Peloponnesos Society thrive? What were their contributions, and how did their time on this earth really end? This book will compel you to make that trip to Greece, and visit Athens, the Parthenon, Mycenae, and more. Madeleine de Jean has given us a story I would like to see made into a movie!
And the Stars Began to Fall Review Excerpt
"Readers anticipating an archaeological mystery or supernatural suspense story will find heavy doses of both in this book, as well as an alternate history historical backdrop that will intrigue sci-fi enthusiasts.
Any singular reader of these genres may be surprised by the other elements which coalesce here, but this just makes the book a stronger, wider-ranging, less predictable, and thoroughly delightful story that will reach a large audience."
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