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Sunday, July 23, 2006

'The Covenant' Discloses Colonial Cover-Up

As someone with plenty of roots sunk in Essex County, Massachusetts, I'm intrigued by this synopsis of The Covenant—a film to be released by Sony Pictures on Sept. 8th.

In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished - their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now.

Directed by Renny Harlin and written by J.S. Cardone, The Covenant tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students at the elite Spenser Academy who are bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600's, the boys have all been born with special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years. [Link]
I just hate those bloodlines that disappear without a trace. I've run into pesky "covenants of silence" many times in my research, but usually they have more to do with illegitimate children or drunk-and-disorderly convictions than with "special powers."

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