Thursday, 15 December 2011
Book review: Through the Third Eye by Lynn Boston
Publisher: Lynn Boston Books (July 31, 2011)
Word count: 106,753
Source: Free copy from author in exchange for an honest review.
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In this fast-moving thriller, Clay Barton and Shali Faisal are seeking ancient documents hidden since the beginning of recorded time–documents that could forever change the course of human history. They use secret, archived CIA parapsychology techniques for past life regression that Clay discovered while working at the Stanford Research Institute. Together, they must make contact with present-day people whose historically famous past-lives are tied to the writings.
They finally locate their treasure trove of ancient knowledge, but not before a harrowing journey that takes them around the world. Along the way, their one-time affair of the past pokes into their professional treasure hunting relationship. But eventually they come to understand the reason these writings have been hidden and protected for millennia: the knowledge contained within could change the world as we know it.
They realize that now is the time in history to reveal the secrets, but a dangerous and unknown force is trying to stop their efforts. This thought-provoking thriller will challenge many accepted paradigms and will make the reader rethink the world around us.
The first thing that struck me about Through the Third Eye was the front cover. It's quite startling and compelled me to read the synopsis, from which point I was immediately hooked on the story. I've always been fascinated by the concept of past lives and this book certainly gave me plenty of food for thought. Through the Third Eye is a fast-paced, action packed but also a very intelligent story. I enjoyed the characters of Clay and Shalli. I thought that the book was very well-written and well-researched. I think it would make an excellent movie and I could definitely imagine it on the big screen. I didn't want the book to end, which is always a sign of a good story. I was delighted to know that Through the Third Eye is the first in a trilogy and I can say that I will be first in line to buy the next installment.