The Expected One: A Novel (Magdalene Line) .

by Kathleen McGowan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780743299428 Global Overview for this book
Registered by librarymousie of Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA on 10/1/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by librarymousie from Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 01, 2007
From the back cover:

An ancient prophecy predicts the arrival of The Expected One, a woman who is destined to bring Mary Magdalene's gospel to the world. When Maureen Pascal stumbles into a dangerous and secret world of people who will fight to the death to keep--or to destroy--one of the world's most powerful secrets, she also discovers that the ancient prophecy points directly to her. Follow her breathtaking adventure as she deciphers ancient clues, defies the world's most powerful traditions, and risks her life in order to fulfill her destiny and find the scroll that begins:

I am Mary, called Magdalene, a princess of the royal tribe of Benjamin and a daughter of the Nazarenes. I am the lawful wife of Jesus, the Messiah of The Way. . . . I leave these words for the children of the future, so that when the time is come they may find them and know the truth of those who led The Way.


A quick read. The story, if read as pure fiction, is entertaining. If read as semi-autobiographical (which is the author's intent), it's self-aggrandizing and irritating. The writing style will not win any awards, but the story plugs right along--with the exception of some historical inaccuracies which will have you shaking your head as you pick them up, thus disrupting the "flow" just a bit.

Recommended beach reading if you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code.

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