Coronet buys sequel to Hancock bestseller

Coronet buys sequel to Hancock bestseller

Coronet is to publish a sequel to Graham Hancock’s Fingerprints of the Gods, which was published 20 years ago.

Fingerprints of the Gods was a “radical re-evaluation of man’s past” and has sold nine million copies worldwide since its 1995 release, said Coronet.

To coincide with the 20th anniversary, Hancock has written Magicians of the Gods, which is “set to reveal explosive new research and evidence to support his sensational claims of a lost civilisation”.

Coronet said: “Recent scientific and archaeological discoveries support Hancock's disturbing thesis of a massive global cataclysm in the window between 13,000 and 12,000 years ago, around the end of the last Ice Age, that wiped out and destroyed almost all traces (except the 'fingerprints') of a great global civilisation of prehistoric antiquity.”

Coronet publisher Mark Booth acquired British and Commonwealth rights to the book from Sonia Land at Sheil Land Associates.

He said: “I am thrilled to be publishing Graham’s new book. When it comes to books that challenge the historical paradigm Fingerprints of the Gods has dominated the skyline for 20 years. Now in Magicians of the Gods it has its twin pillar.”

Hancock said: “When I published Fingerprints of the Gods in 1995 I didn’t expect the immensely enthusiastic public response to the book or the furious academic backlash that followed. Twenty years on, however, Fingerprints has weathered all attempts to ‘debunk’ it and powerful scientific evidence has emerged to support the case it makes for a great lost civilization destroyed by a global cataclysm at the end of the last Ice Age. It’s because this evidence is so compelling, and so new, with such revolutionary implications for our understanding of history, that I’ve written Magicians of the Gods.”

Coronet will publish on 10th September as a £20 hardback.