Author: Tommy Scherer
Publication Date: August 5/13
Back Cover Blurb:
The novel begins with the discovery of ancient teachings, which have been handed down by an ancient alien race and reveal the secrets of the universe. These teachings emphasize the utter importance of the human spirit, its capabilities, and its rehabilitation.
The story jumps ahead seventy years and introduces the heroine, Talia, who has mastered the art of spiritual (out-of-body) travel. During a routine spiritual practice regimen, Talia stumbles onto a "soul trap," a device used to enslave spiritual beings. This encounter sets into motion a series of events that send Talia and her newfound love, Robin, on an interstellar journey with an ingenious twist. This, in turn, leads them to discover three new races, but, with each new adventure, they find themselves getting deeper into something insidious and unbelievable. They must engage in an agelong struggle that was won eons ago by a group of deceitful and materialistic alien beings, which left most honest beings lost, confused, and enslaved. Talia and Robin gradually uncover the tool left in place by these thoughtless beings and begin to fight back. In their naiveté, however, they awaken an age-old nemesis and step smack-dab back into the Soul Wars.
This novel definitely kept me on my toes throughout. I could barely put it down. I loved the multiplicity of characters and species/races that Scherer developed. It was a fantastic read.