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Publication Order of War God Books

Nights Of The Witch (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return of the Plumed Serpent (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of Sorrows (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Africa Guide 1980 (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gulf Guide and Diary 1981 (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey Through Pakistan (With: Mohamed Amin) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ethiopia (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
AIDS (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lords of Poverty (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
African Ark (With: Carol Beckwith) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign and the Seal (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fingerprints of the Gods (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty of Historic Ethiopia (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeper of Genesis / The Message of the Sphinx (With: Robert Bauval) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mars Mystery (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven's Mirror (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fingerprints of the Gods: The Quest Continues (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Underworld (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talisman (With: Robert Bauval) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supernatural (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master Game (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Divine Spark (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magicians of the Gods (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
America Before (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visionary: The Mysterious Origins of Human Consciousness (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Graham Hancock is an English author of history and nonfiction books. He’s been hailed as the Indiana Jones of alternative archeology and the New Age answer to David Attenborough.

In 1995, Hancock set the pace among the academic elites when his book Fingerprint of the Gods was published. The book is a re-evolution of a well known theory that early man’s advanced civilization was erased from the face of the earth by a giant comet near the end of the last Ice Age. In 2013, he published Nights of the Witch which marked the beginning of War God series.

Nights of the Witch

Night of the Witch is the first book in War God series. The story kicks with Moctezuma, and the readers are quickly introduced to the world of Mexicas (referred to as the Aztecs) as seen through Moctezuma’s eyes. The Mexicas are warlike people who conquer everyone around them, forcing them to pay tribute or else take them captives for human sacrifice. Within one of his prisoner pens where prisoners are kept awaiting slaughter is a teenage girl named Tozi. Everyone around calls her a witch.

The Tlascalans, the people against the Mexicas, are represented in this story through the eyes of one of their war chiefs, and him, we get to learn about them and their belief systems. Then from the Spanish side is Hernan Cortes. His loyal lieutenant also plays an essential role in the story and is an expert with a sword. There’s also Pepillo; an orphan brought up by the Dominican monks who are also sent to Corte’s mission of sailing to West from Cuba to work as a page for Father Munoz.

The story is narrated from a different point of views of different main characters. The main character introductions make up the first 50 pages, but other characters do come into the story but follow the storylines of the main characters. But the book itself isn’t light reading. The novel consists of more than 600 pages and boasts a large number of casts such that the author had to include dramatic personae in the last pages to ensure the reader understands the role of each character it the story.

Malinal, Cortes, Torzi, and others well crafted and enjoyable characters. But it’s the period which makes this a compelling read. If you want a story with sword fights, human sacrifices, evil inquisitors, mass battles, then look no further. There’s a vivid depiction of war, and the story leaves nothing to the imagination. The blood and guts are made real by the fact that these historic battles happened.

Fingerprints of the Gods

Decades ago, Hancock published Fingerprints of the Gods to re-evaluate our past that purported that a civilization, advanced than modern culture was wiped out by a comet.

Based on Graham Hancock’s extensive research and interviews with astronomers and archaeologists, Fingerprints of the Gods claims that the remnants of this calamity went to settle in different locations from Egypt to Mexico and convey their ancient advanced knowledge to other remnants. Among the most prominent claims in the novel include: a declaration that the Great Pyramids of Giza were built to store books of knowledge by ancient technology; that Plato, the author of Timaeus and Critias knew precisely the location of the lost city; the Great Sphinx came thousands of years before the Ancient Egyptians.

Upon publication, Fingerprints of the Gods was an instant hit and has remained one of the most influential books ever written. It has been translated into over 27 languages and sold more than nine million copies globally. This book inspired the 2009 disaster movie, 2012 directed by Hollywood director Roland Emmerich.

It’s possible it possible that there’s an ancient civilization buried deep beneath us? Could humanity be experiencing a sort of species amnesia? Well, that’s what the author of this book believes. He presents us with a compelling piece of evidence that advanced civilization did exist. Legends tell of the lost city of Atlantis that was spiritually and technologically advanced the sea swallowed that. Could there be truth to this?

The lost Piri map discovered in 1511, which was an accurate drawing of Antarctica long before it was covered with ice. The map shows rivers, lakes, seas and mountain ranges. This evidence would later be confirmed using modern advanced infrared and X-ray photography.

Next, the author takes us to South America, where there are accurate rock illustrations of animals which can only be intelligible when one is flying above the fields. Carbon dating done on these rocks suggests that they are way older than humankind.

The author takes the readers further to Inca and Olmec where pyramids constructed with stones weighing more than a ton are found. How did these come to exist when a modern man has no technology to create such? Then there is a lake city called Teotihuacan. There’s a legend that a white-bearded man came and distributed his wisdom across South America. It’s alleged that the man came and left on a boat made of snakes. The Aztecs tell of a similar man, Quatzacaclle who dispensed wisdom to people.

In Egypt, the pyramids are believed to be much older than humanity. While we are told to think that the three pyramids meant to be tombs, legends have it that there were meant to be star clocks. They share a similar legend to the Native Americans. It’s believed that Osiris dispensed wisdom to the Egyptians.
According to an interview published on the Telegraph website, Mr. Hancock claims that he’s no academic. But he further notes that the foundations on which human history is based are suspicious. He claims archaeologists and historians aren’t invincible.

Recent discoveries could prove Graham Hancock’s theory right. For example, nanodiamonds- types of diamonds which are only formed as a result of cosmic impact were discovered in North America. The Journal of Geology confirmed that these stones were formed 12,800 years ago. Graham Hancock books claim that the giant cataclysm occurred 12000-13000 years ago. These are a few of the many legends debugged in this book. The novel has excellent strong points, showing us the connection of the ancient civilization.

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One Response to “Graham Hancock”

  1. Tara Mayeux: 1 year ago

    I am almost finished watching ancient Apocalypse on Netflix and I’m completely fascinated by the things that Graham Hancock has discovered. I’m definitely looking for the most recent book that he’s written but I’m also wondering what the top sellers were. Thanks so much!


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