A medieval Norwegian monastery conceals an archaeological sensation - a gold reliquary containing a 2000 year-old manuscript that might well change the course of world history. Deeply sceptical, archaeologist Bjørn Beltø sets out to trace the reliquary's origins. His quest takes him from the monastery via a scientific 'intelligence organization' in London and a research establishment in the Middle East to a Crusaders' castle in a French village. Coined by critics "the Norwegian Da Vinci Code", Circle's End is a different kind of thriller, in which myth, mystery, history and theology are inextricably intertwined.
"A groundbreaking intellectual
- Hamar Arbeiderblad, Norway
"Egeland deserves all the success
he has received. This is an exquisite
suspense novel, catchy until the last
page. And Egeland, too, has done his
research, and it is outstanding"
- Søndag, Denmark
"One becomes much more involved
with its characters; they are, as
opposed to the people in The Da Vinci
Code, real people, to whom one can
- Nordjyske Stiftstidende, Denmark
"A fantastic historical thriller.
A breathtaking adventure."
- To Paron, Greece
"A cleverly constructed story
with a controversial subject"
- Corriere della Séra, Italia
"An adventure story for adults,
Egeland's work is much more
credible than Brown."
- Kristina Carlson, Suomen Kuvalehti, Finland
"A good thriller!"
- El Periódico de Aragón, Spain
"A much deeper book than
The Da Vinci Code"
- Frettabladid, Island
The book has been published in the following countries:
Brazil (Novo Século)
China (Wisdom Distribution Service Corp.)
Czech Republic (Euromedia)
Estonia (Publishing house Ersen)
France (City Éditions)
Germany (Random House)
Korea, Republic of (Bookhouse Publishing Corp., Seoul)
Netherlands (De Geus)
Poland (Wydawnictwo Skrypt)
Romania (Editura Allfa)
Russian Federation (Azbooka)
Spain (Ediciones B)
Taiwan, Province of China (Wisdom Distribution Service Corp., Taiwan)
United Kingdom (John Murray Publisher)
Circle's End (2001)
(Original Norwegian title: Sirkelens ende)