Well of Mirrors by Kalifer Deil
Approx. 27,690 words.
Published on October 26, 2010.
A novella length book about a group of monks assigned to an old mission in the California desert. They decide to dig an old stone lined well a bit deeper in the hope of increasing their water supply. What they discover is a fantastic archeological find of all time but its about to set civilization back to the stone age. As the number of researchers grows so does the danger.