Under the nom de plume of Jeanne D'Août, I have published 2 novels called "White Lie, the Quest for the Forbidden Relic" (aka "The Forbidden Relic") and "The Eye of Ra". A third one is planned, but I am not sure just yet when I get a chance to write it. The idea has always been to create a trilogy. My website: www.jeannedaout.com
In 2001 I joined the AMORC (Ancient Mystical Order Rosa Crucis), becoming a student of Hermetic Teachings, mysticism and higher natural science. Its Egyptian and Essene origins intrigued me, and I have learned so much from them. At a certain point in my life, I decided to share my findings with a larger audience and eventually, my first novel was born.
(White Lie: the quest for the forbidden relic)
By Jeanne D'Août
Third edition, January 20th 2015
Also available as an eBook
There are secret underground compounds where highly specialised scientists, physicists and professors develop secret technology for unknown employers. In 2011, Professor William Fairfax succeeded in creating a stable wormhole, through which people could travel back in time. Unable to predict the miraculous events that were about to transpire, Dr Danielle Parker and Dr Gabby Standford excitedly travel back to the first century, where they discover the amazing story of Oshu, the real Jesus.
This incredible adventure back in time results in the terrifying abduction of time-traveller Danielle. For Danielle's freedom, the kidnapper demands one of the most intriguing historical artefacts known to the world. To find it, the team has to follow the old trail of the Knights Templar that leads them to Cathar Country in southern France.
The team is accompanied by a mysterious German relic hunter, whom had already been brought from the 1930s to the present: SS-Obersturmführer Otto Rahn. Though Rahn is assigned to assist the team in southern France, he carries with him a heavy, dark secret. In constant fear of being forced to return to 1939, he decides to follow his own agenda.
Steve Berry - New York Times bestselling author (known from e.g. The Templar Legacy)
Andrew Gough - Presenter of historical documentaries, Editor-in-Chief of The Heretic Magazine
Richard Stanley - Screenwriter, Filmmaker
By Patrick Bernauw - author
"The Forbidden Relic is a historical mystery novel, reminding us of Dan Brown and his The Da Vinci Code. But what makes the book special, is the original and fascinating mix of historical mystery, true treasure hunt and science-fiction themes, such as time travel. And a superbe blend of facts and (adventure) fiction.
Reading this novel, I had to think more at those lovely "amazing stories" of the Golden Age science-fiction novels, and how these writers succeeded in "suspending the disbelief", giving you "a sense of wonder" (yeah, and that's a Van Morrison record too). Jeanne D'Août gives the reader the same feeling.
The non-fiction parts of the book, nevertheless, were for me the most fascinating. What she tells us about Otto Rahn, or Oshu and Mariamne (based on the author's personal interpretation of Jesus and Mary Magdalene), for instance. The author proves us to be very familiar with the secrets of the Languedoc region and the hidden and/or "alternative" history of southern France. And this shouldn't surprise us, because Jeanne D'Août is living in "Occitania", and organising guided tours to the stunning prehistoric caves of the region, the ancient sites of the Cathars and Knights Templar, and of course the enigmatic Rennes-le-Chateau."
PATRICK BERNAUW is a full time Flemish writer of historical mysteries, faction and fiction, supernatural stories and fantasy novels. His work was translated in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish,... He is also a playwright, performer and producer of music theatre, murder mystery and city games. www. bernauw.com.
Sometimes, writing a book comes from deep within. Emotions and experiences you go through inspire you to take your writings to a different level. As my first book had been my way of sharing forbidden history through a fast moving adventure story, writing my second book would be much more disciplined, going deep into the characters and their own emotional journeys. Although it reveals a big ancient mystery often overlooked by historians and archaeologists, this work is an adventure of a different kind.
By Jeanne D'Août
Also available as an eBook
It all starts with a ring, inlaid with a seemingly insignificant black stone. Discovered on its own by the famous archaeologist Flinders Petrie, the stone had not been recognised for what it was, for up until the fall of Jerusalem in the 6th century BCE it had always been one of a pair. As a pair, these stones had been used for divination in Biblical times. Together they are known as the Urim and Thummim. Determined to find the highly valued, lost stone and bring the separated pair together once again, a powerful secret order sends a team of intrepid researchers back in time to the era of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, only to discover a much greater enigma.
Andrew Gough, presenter of historical documentaries and Editor-in-Chief of the Heretic Magazine
"In The Eye of Ra, Jeanne D'Août cleverly uses fiction to bring alive ancient Egypt and its magic. A most entertaining and fun book to read!"
Robert Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery
"A real page-turner, great plot, fast moving and a fun read!"
Tim Wallace-Murphy, Writer, TV Personality and Lecturer