Under the Stone Paw
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Under the Stone Paw

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»-Literary Times« “Sheds light on many interesting historical figures and moments, including the well-known Illuminati, the Freemasons or the Rosicrucian Order and many more. I recommend it.”

»-Book Sense« ”Myth, magic, prophecy, adventure and romance described with poetic rigor, and this hardly refers to what you'll find among these pages. From the first to the last, I was captivated by the narrative, the story and the drama.”

»-USA Today« ”This book will catch you, entertain you and give you much to think about. The author is based on her own experience, studies and extensive research to tell this story rich in esotericism. It's captivating.”

A forgotten family legacy. Six crystal keys. One shot at unlocking the secrets beneath the Sphinx.

Anne Le Clair, a successful, young attorney, has managed to remain free from her family’s gothic past—until now. When she inherits her murdered Aunt’s antique necklace however, she finds no escape from its secrets. Under the Stone Paw is a thrill ride from the upper crust of New York society to the forbidden tunnels underneath the Sphinx, from a time before Jesus and Mary Magdalene sought to free humanity to our own time when a shadowy consortium of powerful individuals threaten to control it.

Katherine Kurtz, author of the Adept series, says “One of the best esoteric novels of the past decade.  Crater knows her way around Egypt and its mysteries.  Evil Illuminati, ancient artifacts, and conspiracies abound. Surpasses The Da Vinci Code." 


Best-selling author Theresa Crater brings ancient temples, lost civilizations, and secret societies back to life in her visionary fiction. Her novels include The Power Places series, Under the Stone Paw, Beneath the Hallowed Hill and Return of the Grail King. The new spin-off Mystic Assassin series begins with Assassin Awakens. Stand-alone novels are School of Hard Knocks, The Star Family and God in a Box. Her short stories explore ancient myth brought into the present day. The Star Family won best fiction in the Indie Spirit Book Awards in 2015 and Return of the Grail King best visionary fiction from the Coalition of Visionary Resources. Theresa grew up in the middle of the civil rights movement, an experience which taught her that anything is possible. She studied English as an undergraduate at UNC-G, the school where you can throw a rock and hit at least two writers. Then, she studied Vedic philosophy and taught meditation until she ran out of money. Graduate school in Seattle lead to her first job at the Evergreen State College, the alternative school that had the distinction of being slated for closure by state senators every four years until it gained an international reputation. Besides writing, she also teaches creative writing, British literature, and does free-lance editing. She lives in Colorado with her Egyptologist partner, who writes and leads tours to Egypt, and their feline overlords. She’s been to Egypt four times so far, and also traveled in Central and South America, Cambodia, and Europe.