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Rise of the Merovingians

A little about me
Bored with writing academic papers on the Merovingian dynasty, I began researching my family's ancestry for a thrill. I discovered that my wife is actually a direct descendant of King Clovis - the very Merovingian king I had studied for years.

This first novel is not a history book. Far from it! This epic novel unveils Maria's extraordinary adventures according to the ancient prophecy - that one would arise and unearth the ancient power of the Merovingians.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.




Kidnapped while holidaying in Venice, Maria was quickly released at the mere mention of her surname. Returning home, she delved into her Nonna’s ancient leather diary for clues. Headed for London to investigate further, Maria came face-to-face with an MI6 death squad - only to find that life as she knew it was all a lie.

Chased across Europe by MI6, Italian Police, and covert operatives of the Rose Croix, Maria’s relentless search for answers brought far more than she ever bargained for. Fast cars, secret lairs with organic weapons, and all the latest tech, Maria would somehow rise to fulfil her ancestor’s long forgotten prophecy – one would arise and unearth the ancient power of the Merovingians.

416 pages 234 x 156 mm

Paperback ISBN 978-0-9922857-0-8
Hardcover ISBN 978-0-9922857-1-5
EPUB ISBN 978-0-9922857-2-2
Mobipocket ISBN 978-0-9922857-3-9

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Summary review by professional reviewer and blogger
Maniparna Majumder

When George Eugene Magnus first approached me for reviewing his book, “Rise of the Merovingians” (Volume 1 :Unearthing The Ancient Power), the very title intrigued me. Till then, all I knew of the Merovingian was that it was an ancient Frankish dynasty. Primarily I took it as a work of fiction based on extensive historical research-work, but as I delved deeper into the book, it appeared to be much more, an edgy tale of crime and conspiracy and clandestine cults.....
The character of Maria, as well as George, has been delineated with perfection. You can almost visualize their personas. The way author has described each and every painting, church, ancient book reveals his exemplary knowledge as a historian.
If you want to experience an exotic flavour through reading, if you’re a culinary connoisseur or a wine aficionado, if you enjoy reading stories which blend modernity with mythology, fiction with history…… you’ll enjoy this book.

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