Introduction to The Elements
7 ELEMENTS · 7 DECEPTIONS · 7 REVELATIONS
THE ELEMENTS is a hi-concept mystery thriller series, a quest for the truth set in the timeframe of the 20th century with the depth and breadth of vision of epic fantasy: A story universe blending the tough gritty world of the cold war spy, subterfuge and deception with the search for an esoteric truth that lies buried deep in the shiting sands of time.
The Elements is an exploration of time, belief and fate. This is based on archaeological discovery and esoteric doctrine is the common thread linking different people at different times together, linked by chance, circumstance, ideas and actions. The central underlying premise that ‘reality’ is not absolute. Reality as ‘actions-in-time’ is multi-threaded and determined by those who have gone before us, our actions partly determining our present as we ourselves define the conditions for the future.
ANGELICA IS ON A QUEST – FOR THE TRUTH.
In the quest for truth, to discover that truth will mean struggling to understand the lives and actions of the past. To reveal that truth means to remove it from the shadows of those who would not be found, those who would not enlighten, caught up in the tide of fate and time. To survive that truth will mean challenging the game masters who want to keep the mysteries just the way they are.
SOMETHING VERY STRANGE HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A VERY, VERY LONG TIME…IN THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH:
It is Angelica’s job to uncover what is happening at Lethragard in Denmark, a scene of an archaeological investigation that is somehow linked to the murder of Archaeologist Karl Oskar Eklund in 1982. Little does she know Karl Oskar Eklund’s truth lies encrypted and locked away within the past deeds of a world that does not want to be discovered. Suspecting a hidden world of puppet-masters is covering crimes committed in the name of ideology, she is left with a simple choice: find and reveal the truth, or survive and live another day. However, Angelica is not alone in the quest for that truth… and the world is not a place where it is possible to hide.
INTRODUCTION TO THE LABYRINTH TRILOGY, PART 1: NAKED GROUND
Their world was ending. Hers was just beginning. The first book in the elements pantheon Labyrinth 1 concerns fate and time, following MI6-analyst Angelica Lux’s experiences in London and Copenhagen. Her mission: Investigate the circumstances uniting the discovery of a preserved SS officer from the second world war in a forest bog and the murder of the survivors of the resistance cell called The Nightingales.
Summer 1986: Lethragard, Denmark: Something strange has been going on for a very, very long time…
A preserved bog body is discovered mutilated by the Viking blood-eagle. Soon afterwards, a member of the Danish resistance cell the Nightingales is murdered by the same method used during wartime liquidation operations.
Angelica Lux (link) is a young attractive analyst working for MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service. Lying in the grounds of a connected nobleman’s residence, the discovery has both second world war and cold war repercussions, with Angelica is sent to Copenhagen to investigate the connection. What at first seems like an investigation into a past psychopathic killer, becomes a journey into liquidation actions of those who fought on both sides during the war. Questioning the true motives of her superiors, she becomes irrevocably involved in a labyrinthine network of past deeds and hidden agendas – where her quest for the hidden truth leads her into dark places and darker deeds.
As her investigation takes her deeper into the past, Angelica begins the task of discovering the truth, meeting survivors of the resistance group and compiling tapes on their past deeds while the last remaining Nightingales are still left around to tell their tale. When the nature of the truth becomes more and more illusive, Angelica is left isolated, struggling to understand the true nature of her involvement, forced to overcome fear while navigating the delicate balance between morality, reason and a Count with a taste for fast drugs and faster women.
Suspecting the Lethragard Estate’s past involvement is being covered up, Angelica turns to her only allies – the archaeological staff left to maintain the increasingly empty shell of a bogus excavation. When she realizes the only common denominator is a name, the one name that has not been mentioned in her brief – the Swedish archaeologist Karl Oskar Eklund, murdered four years previously, Angelica begins her journey into the underworld that is the Labyrinth.
The Labyrinth trilogy is one evocative book, rich in detail, broken down in three parts. The reader is taken on a journey of discovery, with repercussions no one can predict, least for all those caught in the tide of events they have become an inextricable part of.
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