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The Silence of the Chariot Descenders [Kindle Edition]

Nissim Ben David , Tamara Avner , SodHamilim
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Book Description

The rustling of the trees reached my ears, but I immediately concentrated and returned to listening to Monsieur Kreps. “Despite my advanced age and my vast experience, I was not destined to receive the ability to enter the depths of the supreme worlds, and therefore I will only be able to instruct you until a certain point, which is the point of no return for me. At that point, I will need to disconnect and return to reality, while you will have to continue on your own, using your insight and your transcendental characteristics. Remember everything that you have learned about the need and ability to separate emotion from reason. You must rise up over all feelings of fear, desire, love, affection and awe. We will define the objective now and you will attach your entire soul and strength to executing the task. If you do not succeed, your soul will continue to wander through unknown worlds and you will not be able to ever return to the earthly existence with which we are familiar. In this disconnected state, your mental experiences will cause your heart to accelerate until it fails to function, which will cause your death.”
I nodded in agreement as I felt my heart accelerate its beating and excitement thrilling my entire being.

Before the Babylonians succeeded in breaking down the walls of Jerusalem, King Zedekiah instructed a select group of warriors to take the hidden scrolls kept in the Holy Temple and flee the city.
The hidden scrolls were concealed in the Judean Desert, their hiding place known only to a few, members of the “Descenders to the Chariot.” The members of the group hid the existence of the scrolls and passed on the secret to their children and grandchildren who later migrated to Egypt, Carthage, Iberia, Mauritania and some of the European countries.
The descendants of those who had fled Jerusalem lived in exile for over two thousand five hundred years, where they suffered from ostracism, murder, coercion and religious persecution. In every generation, they anticipated the one whose courageous soul would grant him the ability to use the information concealed in the scrolls.

This moving and intriguing novel chronicles the fascinating saga describing the suspenseful, painful and heartfelt events in the life of Moses Ben Yishai, born at the turn of the twentieth century in a small village in the Sahara Desert. The central narrative describes the protagonist’s experiences during the second World War is interwoven with short compelling stories about special people born during past generations , since the destruction of the Holy Temple to the beginning of the twentieth century.



Product Details

  • File Size: 709 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Professor Nissim Ben David (January 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HGBB6BS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,370 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointment February 2, 2014
By Teri E
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This book started out with history, action, and promises of an exciting read. However, the story fell short towards the middle when the author kept switching back and forth from the present situation to situations in past generations. For me, it was difficult keeping up with the names and it became confusing trying to decipher the generational lineages. After struggling through the story, it became a painful chore to get to the end, even though it was interspersed with some exciting moments. After all the accolades, I have to admit that I was disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very fascinating read... April 1, 2014
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This is the first review I have written for anything, a book or otherwise. I enjoyed reading this book and found it to be fascinating, especially the historical background, most of which I am not overly familiar with, but am now motivated to read more about. The story is involved and intriguing and kept my interest. At times, I felt that the prose was likely more beautiful, and lyrical in its original Hebrew, than it was able to be translated into the English, but understanding that, it did not take away from the rich historical backdrop, the events that occurred, and the characters themselves. It does flip back and forth from the present time of the book to historical periods from times past, which can be confusing if you are not focusing and paying attention, but I found the stories from the past to be fascinating and was glad that they were included. The book will not answer all your questions by the end, and you will be left waiting for the sequel to find out what happens to everyone. But that is okay, I can wait.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Far exceeded my expections! January 20, 2015
. The Silence of the Chariot Descenders far exceeded my expectations. The published synopsis does not begin to prepare the reader for what lies within the pages that follow. The history paralleled with the present helped make the characters real and believable. Uneducated about Jewish history I found the history chapters a fascinating prelude to the action that occurred in the present. Having traveled in Israel the images of the country and its people was breath taking and brought back wonderful memories of my time there. The description of events was just enough to satisfy the imagination without being offensive or vague. I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.
I received this book free for an honest review
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Tail With Realistic History to Which I Relate February 15, 2014
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The Silence of the Chariot Descenders is one of a few books that I can relate to. It is evident that Nissim, the author, and I have much in common. Having been born and raised in Egypt and having known how Jews are looked upon in that part of the world, the story had a special effect on me. The author has succeeded in depicting somewhat realities of a life from a philosophical and a historical perspective while inserting personal history in it. Thank you Nissim for the intellectual opportunity.

Dr. Sabri Bebawi author of God on Trial
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Silence of the Chariot Descenders May 6, 2014
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An Excellant Book!!! The writing is often understated. This works well to de-sensationalize some of the events. I did want some of the events in the book to be slightly expanded, but, all told, it worked very well. The descriptions of the battles and war events were accurate enough and vivid enough to make me think the author may have had some battle experience. The end of the story was left hanging a bit, but, then, I do see why it was. Again, an excellant read. A sort of cross between Star Wars Jedi training and Indiana Jones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reading May 9, 2014
By Igor
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It was amazing for me to read a story of adventures while discover the true facts of Jewish history and philosophy.

The book belong to the rare category of books which are interesting both for young people and for serious readers.

Book's language is short, concrete and attractive. A lot of actions. So it is for uninterrupted reading. Like good Hollywood film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I have read this year! May 12, 2014
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I am not big on writing reviews. This is probably my first & so I give credit where credit is due.

The Silence of the Chariot Descenders was not only an exciting read, but well thought out & easy to follow between timelines. I was hooked at page one. This is a must read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book very much January 23, 2015
I recieved this book free for an honest review. I enjoyed this book very much. I liked the two fold story. A very good historical fiction book.
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I read this book free for a honest review
I enjoyed it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its a skipper.
Too intricate and lengthy. Found myself skipping thro the pages to reach conclusion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting....Very Interesting!
The old sitcom "Laugh In" coined the phrase "Interesting....Very interesting but...." and this sums up this book. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars What happened to the ending?
Interesting book all the way thru but when you reach the end, there is no ending. It's as though there are pages missing. Read more
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This book is already sold in Israel at the largest book store (Steimatsky). Many people have already read it in hebrew.
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