- Since the ancient Maya of Central America accurately predicted the collapse of their own civilization, doomsayers believe 2012 will mark the end of the world, while others more optimistic hope it will be the chance for a new beginning. The fact that this date also marks the first winter solstice in 26,000 years when the sun and Earth will align with the center of the Milky Way has people even more concerned that devastating changes in our global make-up may occur. After experiencing a life-changing encounter while deep in the jungles of Guatemala, two authors dedicated themselves to promoting the Mayan message of 2012.
For accurate and informative answers to the questions that have everyone stirred up, read "2012: The Secret of the Crystal Skull" by Chris Morton
and Ceri Louise Thomas
(O-Books Publishing). The release date of this riveting book coincided with the release of Roland Emmerich's
epic blockbuster movie "2012" starring John Cusack
, Amanda Peet
and Thandie Newton
This fast-paced, action-packed thriller revolves around an ancient prophecy, a deadly secret, and one woman who can save the world. This woman is Dr. Laura Shepherd who discovers her colleague dead, clutching a mysterious crystal skull. As she learns of the terrifying prophecy for the year 2012, her quest for the truth takes her on a dangerous mission to an ancient Mayan temple buried deep in the rainforest, surrounded by armed guards who will protect the skull's secret whatever the cost. Determined to unlock the secret, the path she takes risks her career, her marriage - and even her life.
Morton and Thomas' previous best-seller, "The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls" was translated into 15 languages, sold worldwide, and became the inspiration for the Indiana Jones movie on the subject.
Their latest novel "2012 The Secret of the Crystal Skull," which is released in the U.S. and Canada this month, "Began life as a screenplay that inspired the latest Emmerich blockbuster '2012,'" says Morton.
For more information go to www.2012thesecretofthecrystalskull.com