Ancient Echoes

Ancient Echoes

by Joanne Pence

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Past and present collide in this spellbinding tale by USA Today bestselling author Joanne Pence.

Over two hundred years ago, a covert expedition shadowing Lewis and Clark disappeared into the wilderness of Central Idaho. Now, seven anthropology students and their professor vanish in the same area. The key to finding them lies in an ancient secret, one involving alchemy, gold, and immortality...a secret that men throughout history have sought to unveil.

Michael Rempart is a brilliant archeologist whose colorful and controversial career has earned him admiring fans and implacable foes, but he is plagued by a troubling sense of the supernatural and a mysterious spiritual intuitiveness. Joining Rempart in this adventure are a CIA consultant on paranormal phenomena, a washed-up local sheriff, and a former scholar of Egyptology. All must overcome their personal demons as they attempt to save the students and, ultimately, the world.

From the Journal of Francis Masterson, 1806--

All hope is gone. Evil is victorious.

In the time I have remaining I will, herewith, impart a tale so filled with Dread and Terror that my heart overflows with immeasurable Sorrow to tell it. It began with the highest of Good Will and Promise and, on my part, great Excitement. I can only trust to Providence that one day this small account which I leave in a land of unimaginable desolation and Wildness, may be discovered, and that it will serve to warn others of the wickedness that may ensnare Good men.

Ours was to be a Secret Expedition...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161944455
Publisher: Quail Hill Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2018
Series: Ancient Secrets , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,912
File size: 959 KB

About the Author

Joanne Pence, an award-winning and USA Today best-selling author, writes mysteries, suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, and romance. The stories present a variety of times, places, and reading experiences from mysterious to thrilling, emotional to lightly humorous, as well as powerful tales of times long past. Joanne was born and raised in San Francisco and now makes her home in the foothills of Boise, Idaho. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a master's degree in journalism, she has also written for magazines, worked for the federal government, and taught school in Japan. Visit Joanne's website at

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Ancient Echoes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
eagle3tx More than 1 year ago
Interesting, but not spell-binding.  The ancient alchemical text of Abraham the Jew is rumored to be lost in the vast, uninhabited backcountry of Idaho - and everyone is trying to find it and control its secrets.  The widow of a Near-and Mid-East CIA scholar is being chased by assassins.  A handsomely famous modern-day Indiana Jones searches for a lost Han dynasty tomb in Mongolia, and his brother takes an ill-prepared band of college students into the wilds of Idaho following clues from a secret mission originally taken by emissaries of Thomas Jefferson to shadow Lewis & Clark.  -- Seriously, how can all this come together into a coherent storyline?  Well, it is largely a success.  The premise and early part of the book had me eagerly turning pages, then it veered into shades of H.G.Wells and lost me.  Someone should have stepped up and removed huge chunks of the other-worldly section of this book.  It dragged on for too long and sadly overshadowed the original premise without adding much to the narrative.  That said, give this book a try and be prepared to suspend a healthy chunk of disbelief.
65-Blount More than 1 year ago
What can I say. I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK. It's one of those books that you can't put down. I was hooked from the first chapter. Can't wait to read more books from this author. This is a must read.
AlwaysReadingDC More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. The story kept me turning the pages throughout most of the book -- there were some areas that were a little too far fetched even for me. That said, I found it to be a great story overall and plan to read the author's book "Ancient Shadows" in the near future.
kathirobbharris More than 1 year ago
Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and H. G. Wells and now Joanne Pence. If you know her only for her cozy mysteries, this will rattle you teeth! This book grabbed me and held on until I finished. The four groups individually had there own reasons for finding the pillars and were inextricably bound to each other until the end. I loved the mix of history and imagination. Having studied the occult for many years, I found most of the information to be given in a factual manner and paired with the plausible locations and good characterizations. I was born in Idaho and know that central unexplored area to be extremely rugged and unforgiving. I am now reading the sequel. Don't start reading unless you have time to stay with it. Excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah, others always ruin things. Interesting info about alchemy woven into the story. But, it's a very long read and I felt a bit too much brutality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grest writer. Read it. You will not be disappointed promise.
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Good reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful read. I highly recommend this book and author!
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Srtguru More than 1 year ago
Cool story line that ties in several different locations around the world to a lost expedition in the western United States back in the Lewis and Clark times. Keeps you interested from start to finish. Glad I came across it.