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Beginnings: A Hunt for Treasure (The Tomb, the Temple, the Treasure Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ben Hammott
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is one of the most exciting novels I've read in years."

"Hammott's writing is solid and the premise intriguing. An entertaining quest filled action adventure.”

"I am not usually a fan of action and suspense novels, but must say I enjoyed this novel very much. If you like Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt (His earlier novels), James Rollins or Matthew Reilly, then check it out.

"...a terrific book with a likable protagonist, skilled plotting and interesting characters. This gripping quest for lost artifacts mystery had me hooked from the first chapter."

WARNING - You will be hooked from the first page!

An exciting archaeological thriller spanning more than 2000 years.

Beginning with the construction of Solomon's Temple, the Fall of Jerusalem, the creation of the Copper Scrolls and the forming of the Knights Templar and their mysterious tunnelling under the Temple Mount. The story then takes us into the trap-riddled catacombs beneath Rosslyn Chapel, on to Rennes-le-Chateau, into the Tomb and beyond.

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In the catacombs beneath Rosslyn Chapel, one man finds a secret they have spent centuries searching for.They are coming to claim it.

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A hunt for a treasure becomes a Quest for the truth.

960BC Solomon’s Temple is completed.

70AD Fall of Jerusalem and the Temple Treasure is Lost

1119AD The Knights Templar tunnel under the Temple Mount. Nine years later they find what they have been searching for and return to France. They become the richest and most powerful order the world has known.

1446 Sir William St Clair builds Rosslyn Chapel.

1891 Berenger Sauniere, a penniless priest of the small French village of Rennes-le-Château, discovers a parchment hidden in his church - it turns him into a man of great wealth.

1952 The Copper Scroll is discovered in a cave in Qumran. It is a Treasure map believed to have been written around the time Jerusalem fell.

All are connected Part of a Secret buried for centuries.
A secret many have been searching for without success.
Ancient Families, Secret Orders, innocents wronged.

All have suffered. All seek revenge. The Secret will give it to them. They just have to find something that went missing over 2000 years ago.

BEGINNINGS is the first book of the Tomb, the Temple, the Treasure and thus continues in book 2 - The Priest's Secret.

If you downloaded Beginnings before 28/9/2014, please update the book file via your kindle updated content in your “Manage Your Content and Devices” to the new professionally edited version.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1319 KB
  • Print Length: 463 pages
  • Publisher: Ben Hammott; 2 edition (7 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058EU0OE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,472 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 14 February 2013 14 Feb. 2013
By Cherry
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Beginnings: A hunt for Treasure (The Tomb,the Temple,the Treasure) Kindle edition.

I thought this story was fantastic and gave the reader lots of wonderful information and it made me feel I was travelling the adventure as well. I can't wait to see what happens to Ben next. Please make it soon!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 6 Aug. 2012
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Brilliant really enjoyed the book, can't wait for the next one, I'd recommend it to a friend, I had problems putting it down
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked from the beginning! 29 Jun. 2015
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Oh, my! Now, this book is right up my street! It promises an exciting archaeological thriller spanning more than 2000 years and beginning with the fall of Jerusalem, it delivers exactly that! I was hooked from the beginning and read this easily in two days. I am quite a choosy reader and demand well written books, with great plots and believable characters. Bravo to the author. I enjoyed all the information provided along the way of the adventure, reminded me of all the trivial knowledge I picked up from Dan Brown novels.The various locations (what a place the catacombs are for an adventure) and the touches of humor were a major plus for me. I have already purchased more books from this talented author. Looking forward to more!
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'Beginnings' by Ben Hammott is a terrific, engrossing novel that is epic in scope and studied in its attention to detail. Stretching across thousands of years, Hammott never loses his eye for detail and for little touches that, even amidst epoch-defining events, gives them a human grounding and emotional core.

Beginning with the construction of 'The Temple of Solomon' in Jerusalem, Hammott sweeps through history, through myth, fantasy and historical realities to the Roslyn Chapel catacombs and on to Rennes-le-Château, with characters odious and heroic mingling along the way.

Despite the heavy subject matter, Hammott injects a sense of fun into the novel - it is a compelling read, and a must-have, naturally, for anyone interested in the lost tomb of the Knights Templar.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ben's great adventure ! 21 Feb. 2015
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What a great adventure story! This book had everything I love in a good read, danger, treasure, religion, different locations and humour. Spanning over two thousand years it really kept me enthralled and I'm now off to start the next one !!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read. 23 May 2013
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This was a good book, there was times i couldn't put it down. would recommend this book to any avid reader.
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Enjoyed the storyline however this was marred by the very disappointing proof reading. Throughout the book there were a number of words that just didn't make sense and in places sentences had been muddled up. Very frustrating having to read something a number of times before it makes sense, especially when you have paid for the priveledge.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It was an OK read. Quite exciting in places ... 29 Aug. 2014
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It was an OK read. Quite exciting in places but I thought nothing exceptional. Storyline predictable really, lots of villains.nothing very in depth about it. Not sure I want to read the follow on! More of the same I suspect!
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