Chilling nightmare horror in the dark bleak landscape of Berlin…
For famous journalist Jane Wilkinson, a peaceful architectural assignment in Berlin is a chance for some much needed relaxation.
Until she notices that something very sinister is happening...
Until she is touched by an occult evil more terrifying than anything she has ever known. An evil that will engulf her and reach out remorselessly to her husband Bob as he is literally haunted by his wife after her mysterious death, and tries to discover her fate and what lies beneath the ancient legend of the VRIL CODEX…
Part romance, part conspiracy thriller, involving Nazi‘s, the mysterious cults of the “Thule Society“, and the “Devils Bible“, supernatural forces and conspiracies combine, leading Bob and his companions into danger and a confrontation with the ancient Vril power…
In this book Real life Nazi and Vril power conspiracy theories are combined with ancient Norse myth and the writer's fantasy world to bring you a controversial heart stopper thriller with a science fiction twist.
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About the Author
Ben Manning is a trained actor from the UK. He studied English literature and Art history at the Arts University in Bournemouth. He was taught by noted biographer Gijs Van Hensbergen who has published acclaimed works on the architect Gaudi. Ben has taught about the great poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge at Coleridge cottage, run by the National trust. From 2008 to 2012 he led guided tours on the romantic poets on the Quantock hills. In 2011 he performed at a major UK music event at the Beautiful Days festival which is held at the birthplace of the great romantic poet. Manning has also worked on architectural/Design and music publications for SPG Media in London.
In 2012 Ben was featured on BBC radio, firstly on national radio for radio 4 talking about his experiences as a writer and then on BBC Somerset/Bristol and surrounding areas talking about his Vril Codex novels. In 2010 he wrote a tribute to the poet Coleridge and to Roald Dahl as an epic poem and as a result it is displayed at the Roald Dahl museum in the UK. In 2012 a number of his articles were published on the popular online magazine called “World through my specs”.
He continues to develop his Vril series as well as science fiction books. The Vril Codex is the first book ever written on Vril power myths and the Nazi’s as a series, and was first developed in 2010. The Vril Codex is book I in the Vril Chronicles.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
from Amazon Germany - "Hell yeah, I enjoyed this one, and big time! it's a beautiful, and thoroughly entertaining adventure novel, very much in the style of the old "Indiana Jones" tales, and, quite frankly, aeons ahead of Dan Brown's literary outings. "The Vril Codex" deserves a bigger readership, and,in general, more recognition. Let's put it like this: I have little time to read these days. I have to handpick the books I read for leisure, or I get all messy with my free time. And I didn't regret this one. And, more than that, I think Ben is planning a sequel. I will read that one, too. And I never read sequels. Except when I do! So, go, and read this one! :) " Gripping September 2, 2013 By ChristophFischerBooks TOP 1000 REVIEWER Format:Kindle Edition"The Vril Codex" by Ben Manning is an unsual and to me a highly original read. While the main protagonist is a widower and tries to overcome his grief with a work trip to Berlin, the plot edges into paranormal area and sheds light on some supernatural cult around Hitler and his hardcore followers. I have read quite a few stories and articles about it, all handled as rumours, but their existence is so persistent that the plot - speculative conspiracy as it may be - sounds very plausible to me. The book is well written and held my interest throughout. The most pleasant aspects of the book are that the characters are so real and believable, more dimensional and that the storyline is far from flat, as I find so often with books in the genre. I found it a compelling and fascinating read.
When I first learned about the book, I thought it was going to be filled with gory scenes that most stories of this genre had. I'm glad I was mistaken. I really enjoyed reading it. I like it because it has a great sense of mystery, a touch of adventure, paranormal stuff and factual research all rolled into one novel. While there were a few rough spots, the novel--as a whole--proved to be a splendid read and kept me highly entertained. A good page-turner! Note: I received this book for free and have written my honest opinion about it.