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Crossing the Rubicon (The Journey Book 1) Kindle Edition

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From the Author

Crossing the Rubicon originated almost 15 years ago as an idea for a screenplay and just sat in the back of my mind until 2012, when I knew I had to expand on the original idea.

Before I knew it, I was 100 pages in and more and more ideas about the story, it's characters and the world they entered continued to grow in my mind. Hearing some of the feedback from the readers since has helped confirm, at least in my mind, that I went down the right path.

The encouragement from the readers has helped push me to work on the second book in the series and I can easily see this evolving forward to even more stories. Since the first book came out, and again due to reader feedback, we've been pursuing potential options for a movie or even a TV series.

Thanks so much for your support.

RC Richter

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Crossing the Rubicon was first envisioned back in 1992 when my friends and I first explored the Chungo Caves. It was a story , which would take twenty years to bring to print. Like the characters in this book, who each day struggle to survive, they make a point never to give up. 
If you have a dream, a purpose, never let go, see it to the end.

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  • File Size: 2277 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: RC Richter; 2014 version edition (October 12, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009L4EIRW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,509 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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R C Richter was born in 1964 to German parents and resides in Calgary, Alberta Canada, just 45 minutes from the Rocky Mountains where his book Crossing The Rubicon begins.

After graduating from school, RC Richter's first job was as a structural gas plant pipe designer, which only lasted one year before he moved on and pursued his dream of working in the film industry. In 1989 with three of his classmates he started Midnight HWY Film Company. Over the next 11 years, they produced well over 100 national and international TV commercials, music videos and films.

During his time with Midnight, RC won a number of awards for commercial, music video and documentary projects. He also began writing a number of screen plays.

On January 1, 2000, RC Richter called it quits once again and now followed his other interest in military off road equipment. This evolved into Environmental Rescue Equipment, where he built special off road firefighting equipment for wildland fires. This further evolved into ERE Logistics which designed and built military emergency bridge systems, based on the company's fleet of all wheel drive trucks.

Over the years RC Richter has traveled extensively, through Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America. Visiting most of the places in Crossing the Rubicon.

In February 2012, on his way to work at the aircraft hangar/shop facility in Southern Alberta, the story of Crossing the Rubicon once again came into play. The first ideas for the book were originally envisioned back in 1992 as a screenplay after exploring the Chungo Caves.

20 years later, on that trip to the hangar, he made the decision to return to those original notes and write the book.

RC Richter has always believed you have to follow your dreams and never give up. Crossing the Rubicon, shares this important vision from start to end.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 21, 2012
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I almost never buy books. I read too much to be able to afford it. With that being said - BUY THIS BOOK!!!! Don't wait around for it to roll around on the freebie list again. It's too good for that!

Crossing the Rubicon (The Journey) is unlike anything else in the genre I have ever read. It's thought provoking. It's heartwarming. It keeps you enthralled (I read it straight through - not a lot of sleep for me that night). The author finds ways to incorporate history with modern technology in seamless ways, without raising the suspicion of the historical characters.

Could this time shift truly happen? I don't know that we will ever know, but the author certainly makes a good argument for it. And, if it ever happens, I truly hope that there is a Trinity in the mix :)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stumblinn on November 20, 2012
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This was a good relaxation read that kept me eagerly turning the pages on my Kindle at times. It had a dash of religion but was not so strong as to overwhelm the story. It was enjoyable watching the group come to grips with the fact that they had traveled back in time and watching how they adjusted. I did feel that at times things came too easily to them to be realistic (such as rich families taking them in at times and giving them a fair amount of money to help them on their way) but they also had to deal with some very rough times that helped them grow.

Eventually they do find out how far in the past they have gone (not going to indicate it here as not knowing "when" they are for awhile is part of the story's intrigue). Learning the date increased my enjoyment of the historical aspects of the story as they visited various places in their search for a place they could eventually call home.

There were a few parts of the story that I felt were rather contrived but overall, I definitely enjoyed the book.

Hint: Make sure you read the entire story as the authors have included an "easter egg" for those who do. :)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Avril on September 28, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book, it was super easy to read and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Very moving, had me almost in tears at the end. This book really gets you thinking and wondering what you would do if you were in the same situation. Highly recommend it to adults young and old. Entertaining and as an added bonus, sneaks in a little history lesson too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kalpit- Best In The World on June 7, 2013
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Highly Engaging Time Traveler plus a memorable Historic Fiction Book.
One of the best and believable Historic Fiction set in a timeline of 18th century, (1739~1745).
This is written as more sort of a Journal/Diary than a Novel.
The book is narrated from first person perspective of Trinity (the main character)

The thing which strikes at first while picking up this book is the stunning cover design, the beautiful pages (feels like a letter head or a expensive diary) and the stunning layout. Not to forget the catchy title " Crossing The Rubicon "

Right from page one, the novel highly engages readers into the most scientific yet sensible way the seven characters (friends) crossed the timeline right from the year 2014 to discover themselves into ever aging 275 years behind in the year 1739.

Seven friends (Trinity, Jacob, Keara, Tom, Kim, Andy and Robert)are out on a sunny weekend, spelunking and exploring the Chungo Caves with Jacob (the most intelligent character) leading the way.
Wandering in the Caves, the teenagers travels in the treacherous land, a creek or a hole in the mountain, giving a claustrophobic feel.
Suddenly, a flash and a blackout and the course of their lives is changed forever.

The Merciless sun compressed the light/sine waves which resulted into the overlapping of two points, PAST AND PRESENT (two parallel world).
As the wave decompressed, the group hangs on to the point of past, crossing the Rubicon 275 years back (and never to return), later to discover themselves in the timeline of 1739.
Possible? -Don't Know.
Sensible? -Hell Yes!

Right from here, the story unfolds as the courageous teenagers get the hold of their senses and start the quest of their survival.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristin @Blood,Sweat and Books on December 27, 2012
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As heartbreaking as it is uplifting Crossing The Rubicon is a book everyone should read at least once. This book was narrated beautifully. I felt as if I was granted a rare glimpse into a diary that was never meant to be shared. I laughed, I cried and at times I even became angry yet.....I couldn't put this book down. I devoured the pages and hung onto them as if teetering on a thin wire hanging over some dark chasm that threatened to swallow me whole if I didn't proceed. Yes, the book was just that dang good.

I loved how the Author put such a unique spin on time travel. The journey the group goes on is very "real" and the places they visit for the most part do exist. I also appreciated that the Author kept the characters humble. They didn't walk around like they knew everything or were better than the people they encountered. No, these characters behaved exactly as I imagine any of us would thrust into a time and place we knew nothing(or very little) about.

In the end the story isn't perfect but in some ways its flaws are part of the charm. With that being said I will be rating Crossing The Rubicon by R.C. Richter ★★★★.

*This book was reviewed through Netgalley but purchased upon finishing. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for providing them.
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