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Beyond Atlantis: An Epic of The Ancient Americas
Lucius Beauchamp

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
ISBN: Paperback 978-0-6488929-0-8  
ISBN: E-book 978-0-6488929-1-5
ASIN: 0648892905 
ASIN: B01I4OMBVY
Number of pages: 448
Word Count: 158,240 
Cover Artist: Flametree Creative

Tagline: Greater Atlantis, where The Guardian Tribe roam

Book Description: 

10,000 years ago, ancient Atlantian Tribes of magicians flourished in the lower Americas and along the Mississippi. 

Galen, an Atlantian magician priest is locked in a relentless power struggle with an envious sorceress who blackmails, lies, and manipulates. A prince of the blood, Galen is determined that nothing will stop his becoming an Archpriest.

Eten, blackest witch and high priestess sees angels and seeks a forbidden treasure. She finds Galen’s curse of having a soulmate particularly helpful. 

Half a millennia ago the Island of Atlantis sank off the Biminis, the 13th Tribe was held responsible for the demise of Atlantis. The surviving Atlantians stripped the 13th of all technology and exiled them. 

Vengeful, the 13th Tribe wishes to return but the 13th’s warlocks fear crossing into Greater Older Atlantis. They do not dare set foot on the Guardian-protected land. The great Guardian Tribe possess a formidable circle of psychics who roam North America keeping constant vigil to keep Greater Older Atlantis safe for all Atlantians. 




 Hello, I’m Lucius Beauchamp and I’ve written a fast-paced fantasy novel, called ‘Beyond Atlantis: An Epic Of The Ancient Americas’. Right now, I’m talking about blackmail.

Excerpt:

     “They nodded, and Galen gestured toward the emeralds. The men clutched the beautiful gems.

     Galen smiled. ‘My friends, you’re men without ties; well-travelled. I admire men who dare to explore.’

      Light flickered, revealing a closed chest on another pedestal. Opening the box, Galen dipped his hand in and brought out a dozen prize pearls. He let them fall back. ‘In the Far World, pearls are almost emeralds.’

     ‘My lord?’

     ‘What you see before you is a king’s treasure. A hundred times your agreed payment.’ But the men looked worried. ‘You doubt my word?’

     ‘Never, mist maker.’ ‘Good! A man would be a fool to prefer a little gold over becoming a prince.’ Galen smiled, ‘I wonder if I’ll ever see the Sphinx of our ancestors.’

     Galen’s knuckle briefly touched his lips. ‘Now, a warning.’ He paused. They all stood, paused, the hairs on the heads of the two messengers stood on end. ‘The curse I put on the emeralds can only be broken if…”

 

Blackmail, in all its forms, seems to be one of the few things whose power really lasts. Historical examples abound. During the reign of England’s King Charles 2nd, the crown jewels were stolen from the Tower of London. Dressed as a parson Thomas Blood, and two friends,

stole the crown, sceptre and the sovereign’s orbs. When captured, Blood asked for an audience with King Charles. Surprisingly, the king agreed. Even more surprising, Blood was pardoned. Not only that, Blood was given a rather nice estate in Ireland with an annual income of 500 pounds. So, what did Blood have on King Charles? It must have been big; and like the best blackmail we’re still guessing at the secret.

Excerpt:

     “Eten’s slow smile was a drawn dagger. ‘And you won’t find any in your apartment.’

       Sucking in his breath, Peregrine’s eyes darted up and to the right. ‘I moved your package.’ His feet shuffled of their own accord. Eten soothed, ‘You’ve been very clever Peregrine, don’t stop now.’”

  Blackmail one of the reasons the Roman Empress Livia had so much control, and Cicero certainly wasn’t above a soupcon of well-judged protection. Countries all over the world, as ever, still apply a little trading pressure to each other when they think it appropriate. To blackmail, nor not to blackmail, that’s the question for many a powerful entity. In murder mysteries, blackmail is often a reason for a killing; even in ‘The Chrysalids’ by John Wyndham.  Blackmail is evocative of powerful emotions, all of them negative. How do we, in our super-civilised 21st Century, feel about the ancient’s and the old American Wild West’s answers to blackmail?

 

About the Author:

Like Plato, Lucius believed Atlantis existed. Interpreting Plato's description of location, backed up by Edgar Cayce's readings, the Island of Atlantis was off the Biminis. Therefore, for him, the Continent of Atlantis (Greater Older Atlantis) was North America.





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