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The First ChronicleSeven Point Eight

by Marie Harbon

The First Chronicle is the beginning of a five-part epic which follows the spiritual and emotional journey of five people in their quest to understand the universe and our place within it. Seven Point Eight is the most powerful number in the universe, the number that connects everything.

I really enjoyed this novel, it was a well crafted book that used the narrative approach blended with the presentation of character voice that did not distract from the tale itself; but added to the development of the major characters. There is a strong historical background to set the scenes in our reality and these snippets are accurate and vivid.  We journey from the 1940’s to the present day, flavouring each era as we pass through it. There is also a firm scientific basis for the tale, again accurate; but not too detailed to stretch us beyond our comfort zone, just to give credibility to the story-line developing within it.

The story itself is a blend of the paranormal with psychic powers, detailing strange visitations to most of the characters and then moving into the exploration of mysterious dimensions or worlds, and the science behind them that seeks to explain the inexplicable. We have the enigmatic and sensual Tahra; a remote viewer, working with the enthusiastic scientific “expert” Paul; who is quickly out of his depth in controlling what is happening with his out of body experience machine. Behind them is the “slightly murky” Max; selling their findings for evil military designs and making lots of money from their naiveté. There are Ava and Sam alongside these characters; but not yet connected within the scheme of things. And how does it end? On a cliff-hanger that needs to be resolved in the next chronicle!

It is a clever and intriguing story that blends science and spirituality and calls us to question what we believe in – what is reality. There are scientists, psychics, musicians and businessmen faced by choices and repercussions of those choices as they make journeys of self-discovery through the book. Science is faced with alternate realities, metaphysics and the paranormal;and is then seen to be bumbling along slightly out of its depth with the consequences – that is where we are left. The historical and scientific base is solidly built and then challenged by the paranormal events that overtake it. It is a thought provoking read that those who enjoy fantasy and science fiction are sure to enjoy. It will be a series to keep looking at and I will certainly look out for the second chronicle to read.

Review by Ros Ogden

ISBN: 978-1461072485


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 by Larry Dossey MDThe Power of Premonitions

From his first premonition in his first year as a medical practitioner, Larry Dossey had to know why Time seemed to ‘flow backward carrying information into the present from the future’. After a cluster of vivid premonitions, he went on a quest to find the answer. After many years of painstaking empirical research, he has come to the conclusion that premonitions come ‘factory-installed and part of our original equipment’ and are present in humans and animals. He asks the reader to ‘ponder the implications of mind outside of Time’ and to invite premonitions into our lives so we can ‘touch that exquisite infinite realm to which premonitions, now as always, are a door’. He presents strong evidence that the existence of the knowledge of future events cannot be put down to just luck.

I would recommend his book to anyone with a thirst for scientific evidence of who we really are, who isn’t afraid of a long read.

Review by Jane Stewart Adams

Published by Hay House www.hayhouse.co.uk  ISBN Number: 1848501668


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