Guardians of the Covenant
In the year 1013, Viking warriors raided an Egyptian tomb and unknowingly stole the greatest secret of the Old Testament.
Neurotic, quirky archaeologist Bjørn Beltø leads an average life, until the day he finds ancient Viking parchments containing rune chiffers and code riddles, which lead him on a quest from the wild Icelandic landscape and Norwegian stave churches to Egyptian tombs, antiquarian book stores in Rome, and even across the Atlantic to America and a mysterious palace in the Caribbean.
Powerful forces are against him, but the relentless archaeologist manages to unveil a historical and religious cover-up with potentially fatal consequences.
Part thriller, part intellectual quest, Guardians of the covenant explores Biblical and historical myths.
The book has been published in the following countries:
Brazil (Novo Século)
Czech Republic (Euromedia)
France (City Éditons)
Germany (Random House)
Netherlands (De Geus)
Poland (Wydawnictwo Skrypt)
Romania (Editura Allfa)
Russian Federation (Azbooka)
Spain (Ediciones B)
Taiwan, Province of China (Wisdom Distribution Service Corp., Taiwan)
Turkey (Pegasus Yayincilik)
United Kingdom (John Murray Publisher)
Guardians of the Covenant (2007)
(Original Norwegian title: Paktens voktere)
First published: 2007, Aschehoug