Title: Will Shakespeare and the Ships of Solomon
Author: Christopher Grey
Published: February 3rd 2014 by Basilicus Press
In the fall of 1947, Will Shakespeare saw the world collapse around him. Shakespeare, a secret soldier for the Knights Templar, barely escapes the slaughter of his entire knighthood at the hands of a rogue militant arm of the Vatican in a small Montreal church.
With orders to escort Templar business associate Dorothy Wilkinson back to her home in Bermuda, Will must locate and rescue the most important secret treasure in human history before it is devoured by a hurricane in the watery caves beneath her father’s property.
The spiraling quest sends Will and Dorothy into uncovering dark secrets that make up the origins of the knighthood as they confront the traps and puzzles that masterfully protect the world’s most coveted treasure.
Grey excitingly, eloquently, and thoroughly gives an accounting of the main characters past and his association with the order, thus giving a backdrop for the whole story. The dialogue in this novel is so natural yet in your face that you can’t help but giggle a time or two and appreciate the pair of main characters. I appreciate how well developed the main characters in this tale were, and how they were developed. You get to know them in an indepth manner that makes you love them and want them to succeed without ever having to stop and read about them. For these characters, actions speak louder than words.
My overall thoughts? Holy conspiracy theory Batman! I love it. This story was wildly imaginative yet oh so real. I can’t wait to see.
About the author:
Grey's fascination with the secret world began when he was sixteen after a chance meeting with a conspiracy theorist in a coffee shop sometime in the 1990s. The conversation with this man led Grey on a lifelong scholarly endeavor to learn about secret societies and the occult from a skeptical and secular point of view.
Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in various fraternal societies and has sought to explore the undercurrents of human civilization–to uncover the hidden histories and the forces and patterns that have designed what society has become and to demystify the hidden forces in our society that, for so long, have been vilified and misunderstood.