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Paul Laane is a Visual Author of unique Psychological Thrillers with compelling imagery. He has driven Classical Art and storytelling to new limits, allowing you to fully experience the power of his imagination. Paul takes you to the thresholds of the human mind… and beyond.



10 Monks. 10 Secrets.

One Endless Labyrinth.


In the darkest of places, you will discover what it means to be human. Dare you descent into a cavernous world of faith and fear? 




10 Monks.
10 Secrets.

One Endless Labyrinth.


In the darkest of places, you will discover what it means to be human. Dare you descent into a cavernous world of faith and fear? 




Cryptica Book Title
A Classically Painted Gothic Journey into Darkness.

Ten chosen monks have the honor of being brought blindfolded to the most sacred place–a hidden temple called Cryptica. The threshold to paradise they expected soon turns out to be an endless labyrinth where darkness and doubts await. When monks start dying and disappearing, a game of survival begins. Caught in a web of fear, possibly lured into a trap, the brothers must learn whether there is a murderer hiding amongst them…or does the endless night enshroud an even greater threat?


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Cryptica Gothic Fantasy book by Paul Laane
Cryptica Book Title
A Classically Painted Gothic Journey into Darkness.

Ten chosen monks have the honor of being brought blindfolded to the most sacred place–a hidden temple called Cryptica. The threshold to paradise they expected soon turns out to be an endless labyrinth where darkness and doubts await. When monks start dying and disappearing, a game of survival begins. Caught in a web of fear, possibly lured into a trap, the brothers must learn whether there is a murderer hiding amongst them…or does the endless night enshroud an even greater threat?


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Cryptica Gothic Fantasy book by Paul Laane

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Cryptica is an Art Novel described by readers as Margaret Atwood writing a psychological thriller with monks and Rembrandt painting the pictures. Over a dozen classically painted portraits. Experience the visual journey of ten monks through an endless labyrinth in search of enlightenment. Available now in digital or paperback formats. Start the on dark path of discovery by clicking below.

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Genre: Gothic Thriller. English. 6" x 9", 313 pgs (print), 313kb (eBook).


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