The Matriarch Matrix by Maxime Trencavel

The Matriarch Matrix by Maxime Trencavel

"Lyrical and Riveting" * "Most thought provoking"
"Suspenseful, mysterious tale" * "Complex and intriguing and will keep you guessing"

The Matriarch Matrix - an intricately woven, plot driven, speculative fiction epic chronicling the words of wisdom passed down from a matriarch in 9000 BCE to her genetic heirs in 2021. 

For twelve thousand years the legend has been passed down through their families. Now, as the world teeters on the precipice of war, two vastly different heirs to ancient lore, aided by a former priest, race to find an artifact to bring peace to the world, or face its ultimate destruction. Can a Kurdish freedom fighter and a California copyeditor defeat a dangerous oligarch and save the world?

By fate or destiny, Zara is thrown in with Peter Gollinger, a quirky Californian editor from the other side of the world. The other side of everything she believes. But he, too, is heeding the voices of his ancestors. Joined by a former priest, these three people—from worlds apart 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 lying…

The Matriarch Matrix is a rich and deeply layered epic story – a spiritual odyssey with a heartbeat of an action adventure. The complex, well researched, plot-driven style of Dan Brown combined with the spiritual reflectiveness of Mary Doria Russell.  It blends our past with a speculative future with a blend of 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.