We set up a deluxe tour for science fiction “The Matriarch Matrix”. The tour runs from October 16 to November 16.
October 16th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
October 17th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader
October 18th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog
October 20th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness
October 21st: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog
October 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptoriuim
October 25th: Book Excerpt @ Bright Street Books
October 27th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog
October 29th: Book Review @ Renaissance Writer
October 29th: Book Excerpt @ T’s Stuff
October 31st: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian
November 1st: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading
November 3rd: Book Review @ I Heart Reading
November 5th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life
November 7th: Character Interview @ The Book Daily
November 8th: Book Excerpt @ Dark Treasury
November 9th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog
November 11th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
November 13th: Book Review @ Books are Forever
November 14th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading
November 15th: Author Interview @ Jena Baxter Books
November 16th: Book Excerpt @ The Resistance
About the Book
Title: The Matriarch Matrix
Author: Maxime Trencavel
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
The Matriarch Matrix – A speculative fiction novel of origins, faith, passion, and the pursuit of peace.
It was always his destiny to save her. It was always her destiny to die. The fate of the world hangs on their choices…
The past foretells her future…
What does it take to change a loving child of peace into an assassin for a dangerous and powerful oligarch? Zara Khatum knows. Once a fighter for her Kurdish people, the memory of the atrocities inflicted by her captors has Zara seeking one thing: vengeance. But the voices of the ancients call to Zara. In the past, in another life, she knew the secrets of the artifact…
Twelve thousand years ago…
She is Nanshe, revered matriarch of the family she led away from the monsters of the north. In the land that would one day mark the treacherous border between Turkey and Syria, she created the temples at Gobleki Tepe and founded a dynasty, heirs to a powerful object. For millennia, Nanshe’s descendants have passed down the legend of the artifact: “The object can save. But only a man and woman together can guide the salvation of others.”
Heirs to destiny…
By fate or destiny, Zara is thrown in with Peter Gollinger, a quirky Californian from the other side of the world and the other side of everything she believes. But he, too, is heeding the voices of his ancestors. Joined by Jean-Paul, a former Jesuit priest, these three people—from wildly different religions and cultures—must find a way to work together to solve a twelve thousand-year-old mystery of the powerful object that spawned a faith. The world teeters on the precipice of war. The outcome depends on them. And one of them is living a lie.
The Matriarch Matrix is a rich and deeply layered epic story – a spiritual odyssey with a heartbeat of an action adventure. It may make you think, ponder, reflect upon where we came from and where we are going. It blends our past with a speculative future of things that are not so far-fetched. It blends the drama, the comedy, the romance, the tragedy of three protagonists with different cultures, traditions, and beliefs – a Sufi woman, a Jesuit priest, and an alien origin believing atheist. Their journeys separately and together will be a test of their respective faiths and their inner search for personal and family redemption.
Maxime has been scribbling stories since grade school from adventure epics to morality plays. Blessed with living in multicultural pluralistic settings and having earned degrees in science and marketing, Maxime has worked in business and sports, traveling to countries across five continents and learning about cultures, traditions, and the importance of tolerance and understanding. Maxime’s debut novel was written and edited in diﬀerent locations in Belgium, including the Turkish and Kurdish neighborhoods of Brussels, in South America, and on the two coasts of the United States.
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