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Gene of Isis
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Mia Montrose is a 21st-century Australian woman with a Doctorate in Ancient Languages who has just scored the most promising job of her career. When Mia experiences mysterious happenings and forces beyond her control, she begins to understand that history does not always stay in ... read full description below.
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Mia Montrose is a 21st-century Australian woman with a Doctorate in Ancient Languages who has just scored the most promising job of her career. When Mia experiences mysterious happenings and forces beyond her control, she begins to understand that history does not always stay in the past. Ashlee Granville is a 19th-century clairvoyant, forced to suppress her talents as she enters the marriage market of English upper-class society. But Ashlee is not a girl who likes to bow to the inevitable - she has plans of her own. Lillet du Lac is a 13th-century woman, priestess of an ancient order now protected by the Cathar faith, who are making their last stand against the Roman Catholic Franks at the giant hill fort of Montsegur. As the castle falls, Lillet escapes with something more valuable than any of their lives. Despite the time, distance and cultures that separate them, these women have several things in common. They belong to an ancient bloodline of Grail kings, protected by a Sion knight named Albray, and they are each compelled to visit an ancient mountain in the Sinai. This mountain contains the keys which may unlock a gateway to a dimension of light and the Gene of Isis.
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Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2012
||Psychics, priestesses, secret societies and ancient mysteries abound in this thrilling mystery with a touch of romance, spanning thousands of years, with a storyline so close to 'real' science and history that it almost seems not to be fantasy or science fiction. ... Reader Edwina Wren presents voices from the 13th, 19th and 21st century, in accents ranging from common European and Romanian, Bedouin, the serene voice of Grail Priestesses and the deeply troubled villain whose undead existence spans many hundreds of years. This excellent performance so enhances the story that reading the book in the silence of page-turning is unthinkable, when compared to hearing the culture and voices of the characters through Wren's artistry. ... This truly excellent production is worthy of at least two listenings, and will remain in this reviewer's library along with its forthcoming sister-works. -- SoundCommentary Edwina Wren's sense of timing engages listeners in this fantasy romance novel featuring three women. Mia Montrose, a 21st-century Australian with a doctorate in ancient languages, understands how historical events may be linked across time. Ashlee Granville, a nineteenth-century clairvoyant, is forced to suppress her talents when entering the English upper-class marriage market. Lillet du Lac is a thirteenth-century French priestess. The three women belong to an ancient bloodline of Grail kings and are protected by Albray, a knight. Wren's reading is so outstanding that listeners will have to remind themselves that she's the sole narrator. She creates an assortment of character voices, raising or lowering her pitch and altering her accent to fit the variety of characters. Embracing the characters and the story, Wren creates an authentic mood and atmosphere for all three time periods. -- AudioFile Magazine
Traci Harding is one of Australia's best loved and most prolific authors. Her stories blend fantasy, fact, esoteric belief, time travel and quantum physics, into adventurous romps through history, alternative dimensions, universes and states of consciousness. She has published more than 20 bestselling books and been translated into several languages. Edwina Wren is a Melbourne-based actress. She spent two years at the University of Melbourne studying Arts, before leaving to commence studies at the Victorian College of the Arts drama school. Since graduating, Edwina has performed in theatre, film, television, radio drama, animation and audiobooks. In 2005 she was awarded Bolinda's Rising Star Award.