I received this book for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
This book had a lot of interesting elements. Time travel, shamans, a protagonist who travels to outer space—there was no shortage of remarkable things happening here.
I want to say this wowed me and that I was drawn in to the many time periods and concepts traversed in this book. Rather, I am walking away feeling confused and like there was something in this story that stayed just outside my reach. Lisa, our main character, found herself able to enter a sort of dream state after a traumatic event in her childhood. In her late twenties, she learns this dream state is the result of her shaman status and that she can stop evils from different time periods in Earth’s timeline. This leads to many action scenes and many discussions on inner truth vs. external understanding. It was all very fascinating but felt inaccessible to those who aren’t already well-versed in advanced shamanistic teachings.
Away from Lisa’s shaman world (called Exo), she leads a physical life that I felt didn’t really meld with the shaman side until the very very end. She is a scientist in real life, and again, the science felt like it was beyond the average person’s understanding.
There are many, many characters, and the POV jumps between them at will. This made following the story tough. Even more, it made connecting with the characters difficult. Most of the story seemed to be Lisa, but even so, she never felt fully fleshed out. Getting little glimpses into the thought processes of so many others left me feeling like I’d been introduced to too many people at a party.
Overall, I think this book has a lot to offer but not necessarily for everyone. I spent most of my time confused. When I wasn’t confused, there were some truly visionary things happening, and the book gives some fantastic commentary on different time periods. Perhaps I needed to be in a different mindset to fully understand this. Nevertheless, I think those who want a book they can read over time and really ponder would enjoy this.
- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: www.bibnat.ro (29 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 973027729X
- ISBN-13: 978-9730277296
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
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