The Golden Urn Unveiled

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Since the release of The Gilded Treason (Book 2 in The Alex Hunt Adventures), my inbox has been flooded with questions about the Golden Urn.

Thank you to all of you who have already purchased my book!

Similar to the lost city of Rhapta in The Rhapta Key (Book 1 in The Alex Hunt Adventures), the Golden Urn is indeed a true-life relic which was in reality stolen.

So, in the spirit of sharing the history and true facts behind this remarkable ancient relic, I have put together a couple of images and a news article for you to enjoy.  Of course it is important for me to reiterate that my book, The Gilded Treason is purely fictional; based on the events surrounding the urn’s theft and not necessarily real.

This was the float they used to transport the Urn with in a massive parade up the mountain to the Oudong temple.

Thousands of people gathered in the streets along the 40km (approx. 24 miles) journey to Oudong.

The Royal family and dignitaries arriving at the Oudong Temple to return the Golden Urn to the shrine. 

The majestic Oudong Temple

Oudong Temple at the top of the mountain displaying the four stupas.  The largest on the right is the one the Golden Urn is kept in.

For those who would like to read a little more about the actual incident, please click here

Now that you have some of the facts and visuals down, I’d like to just mention that I am incredibly proud of this book!  I started my writing journey exactly one year ago with two light novellas that are not worth mentioning!  I fondly refer to them as my bicycle training wheels.

In December 2017, I self-published The Rhapta Key (previously known as Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta) and, 5 months later, The Gilded Treason (previously known as Alex Hunt and the Golden Urn) was born.

I had an incredible virtual journey through Cambodia and Vietnam as I dug my heels into this baby of mine in the hope of having you, my readers, join me on my imaginary relic adventure.

With at least five more ALEX HUNT books brewing, I am beyond excited to show you what Alex and Sam get up to next!  So, watch this space!

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Should you have any questions about The Gilded Treason, you’re welcome to shoot me an email at  or leave your comments at the end of this blogpost.

Lastly, Alex and Sam would love to go on Summer vacation with you, so don’t forget to pack at least one (or two!) of their adventures! You can pick them up here

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Disclaimer – The Gilded Treason is a work of fiction. Characters, events and dialogue found within are of my imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, either living or deceased, is purely coincidental.
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