The strange, “upside down” mountain known as Pic de Bugarach is famed throughout the world. It is situated in the South of France, between Toulouse and Barcelona, on the other side of the nearby Spanish border. Like Mount Shasta in California, Mount Thabor in Israel, Sulaiman-Too in Kirghizistan, to name but three, it is considered to be sacred. One legend claims Mary Magdalene spent her last days near here, somewhere between Rennes-le-Château and Mount Cardou. The Knights Templar and followers of the “Cathar heresy” also sought refuge from persecution in this wild, windswept country. And just as Mount Thabor is said to have survived the Biblical Flood intact, so Mount Bugarach is believed to offer protection against the end of the world supposedly predicted by the Mayan calendar for December 21, 2012. Is this really the date for Doomsday?
Newspapers and TV crews are practically fighting each other to grab scoops and make documentaries about Bugarach. The French are beginning to worry about the public infatuation with the place. Things are so bad that the army may have to be called in to stop people climbing the mountain as the fateful date of December 21 approaches.
The Black Stone of Bugarach Mountain was written by three people under the collective pseudonym of "Maurice Prevel" All three authors live in the area and have thoroughly explored its secrets. The story introduces readers to the “Doomsday Mountain” and draws them into an exciting adventure arising from a strange coincidence and fed by rumours in the media.