‘It’s written in the same vein as The Da Vinci Code, though it’s more deeply imagined, pacier, and better written.’ —Cameron Woodhead, SMH 14 Oct 2016.
Read the review here.
“A novel that weaves together the past and present in a gripping and complex plot …” Sarah McNeill, The Post (Perth)
‘When Bunting drew this in 1581, absolutely no one in the world could have known what the coast of Western Australia looked like …’
Nick Lawrance, an antique map dealer, is shocked to find his gallery has been burgled. However, this isn’t an ordinary robbery: the thieves have ignored priceless maps and have only taken Bunting’s World Map. All of a sudden, Nick is thrown into a four-hundred-year religious mystery where strange people around him will do anything for this map … even kill for it. Nick has to figure out why, before it’s too late.
Thrilling and steeped in dark history, The Bunting Quest is inspired by a real-life map that displays the Australian coastline many years before its ‘discovery’. Here, two compelling adventures, set hundreds of years apart, come together in this breathtaking page-turner that reveals mankind’s greatest secret.
A ‘fully imagined and compelling novel that balances the historical backstory with page-turning action.’
—Alice Nelson, Sydney Morning Herald ‘Best Young Novelist of the Year’ (2009)
‘Such narrative power from a first-time author – and a map guy? Who knew?!’
—Susan Maushart, author of The Winter of Our Disconnect
‘An excellent book with a highly original plot’ – Review on Amazon
‘… beautifully written, thoroughly researched, and incredibly interesting’ – Goodreads review
About the author: Steven Marcuson was born 1959 and raised in Glasgow, Scotland into a small but vibrant Jewish community. He received a BSc from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, majoring in textiles and marketing. Prior to immigrating to Australia in 1983, he volunteered for a year on a kibbutz in Israel and backpacked extensively throughout Europe, working as he went. In late 1983 he established Trowbridge Gallery, an antique print and map gallery in Perth which he runs to this day. That same year he met Miriam and together they have three children, two now living in Melbourne and one at home. His interests include playing blues and jazz guitar, reading books on history and historical literature and spending time with his family. You can check out his website here.