What’s the message?

A reporter writing about The Stonehenge Scrolls asked  me if I had a message or theme I wanted to convey in the book. I told him I just wanted to tell a good story about compelling characters and give readers food for thought.

If there’s a message in the book, it’s probably that people are psychologically much the same today as they were 4,000 years ago. I said that people then and now devise ingenious solutions, plot and scheme, adore their children, fall in love, and confront envy and opposition.

On further reflection, the book does have an underlying theme: intangible ideas you can’t see or touch are just as important to creating a common culture, a society and a civilization as tangible structures like Stonehenge.