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The Halo Revelations [Kindle Edition]

J. S. Colley
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Book Description

The body of an archaeologist is sent home in an urn. At the same time, a video he recorded ten years earlier goes viral on the internet. The video shows him wearing an ancient crown-like object, and acting so odd, the public thinks the once-famous archaeologist had a mental breakdown during his last expedition.

The artifact, which is soon dubbed the Halo, becomes the subject of a worldwide search by those who desire to understand and protect it, and by those who would abuse it.

While each harbor their own reasons, the archaeologist’s son, Nick; his old partner, Henry; Jane Carter of the SETI Institute; and NSA Special Agent Veronica “Ronnie” Vagnetti, all become embroiled in a battle to learn the truth about both the video and the Halo.

What the small group finally uncovers is astonishing. The shocking revelations contained within the Halo explain the once unexplainable, and answers questions that Man never even thought to ask.

But not all the ancient secrets of Man’s past are hidden within the object. Others secrets are revealed to only one of them.

Should the fiercely guarded secrets passed down through the ages and today known only to a few elite organizations and The Vatican—secrets that undermine the theories of both creationism and evolution, and that would shake the foundations of Christianity—be revealed? Is the World ready to learn the truth?

And will those individuals—whose lives have become intertwined with the fate of the Halo—find what they’ve been searching for?

The Halo Revelations will appeal to those intrigued by Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code.


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Booksquawk:

"The Halo Revelations is an intellectual thriller that blends fact and fiction on a [grand] scale...
One of the central themes - that of history itself having been manipulated by the powers-that-be in any given timeframe - is convincing."

About the Author

J. S. Colley was born in Virginia, lived for a short time in Florida, and finally moved to Michigan with her family, where she still resides. She studied Management Information Systems at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, but always managed to take a few literature courses in between her computer science classes. She's continued to polish and hone her writing skills alongside a career, marriage, and child rearing. She is intrigued by all things science, and likes to ponder how new discoveries might affect our future. She has teamed up with VIPER Press to publish The Halo Revelations, her first novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 437 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985251514
  • Publisher: VIPER Press (March 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007M0QM4Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,138 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Asks: What if...? April 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am acquainted with J.S. Colley through social networking, and was privileged to be a beta reader of this manuscript. She is also the most recent writer to have been invited to be a Booksquawk contributor. Neither of these facts should be taken as an admission that the following review is biased; I strive to be objective when I write reviews for the books of people I know.

The Halo Revelations is an intellectual thriller that blends fact and fiction on a grander scale than the works of Dan Brown. Here we confront the science fiction (or, depending on which conspiracy theorist you ask, the science fact) of our planet's denizens having not only been visited on numerous occasions in the past by aliens from outer space, but guided by them throughout civilization. To persuade the reader to accept this notion, Colley offers up popular alternative extraterrestrial interpretation of the meaning behind items of ancient artwork such as the Drôpa stones and structures like the pyramids and Nazca lines.

The story is told through multiple points of view. We are most often in the head of young Nick, son of an archaeologist whose body has finally been recovered ten years after his disappearance in the Himalayan Mountains. Nick's reactivated sorrow is tempered by his mortification when someone posts a video of his father that makes him seem like a raving UFO lunatic. His father had been dabbling in the dubious art of archeo-astronomy, plus, he was working with Henry Applegate, the infamous alien-conspiracy-theory author. Nick's mother Liz doesn't want anything to do with Henry, and doesn't know that Nick has secretly been friends with the reclusive old man during the ten years his father has been missing.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling, gripping read May 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Engaging, fast-paced and well written, "The Halo Revelations" contains unique ideas that had me going "Huh..." and sent my mind pondering on those "facts" we've always believed about our world. The bit about the Grand Canyon was magnificent!

Nick first gets interested in truth versus YouTube manipulations when his mother gives him his father's journal. Nick is able to follow along with his father's last days, and this, along with the threats to his family and the interference of visionary author, Henry Applegate, gets him involved, completely, and irrevocably changes his life.

The story never once had me rolling my eyes or thinking, "No way." Everything is so logical, so believable, it sort of reminded me of the book "The Andromeda Strain," which I read years and years ago. The Halo itself is a masterpiece of invention: realistic, alien, and profoundly revealing.

I don't want to spoil anything. Part of the fun of reading this book are the unexpected avenues you'll encounter, all twisty turny like a winding mountain road. I'll just add that the author explores possibilities that I've never read in any other novel; he/she obviously has a deeply grounded knowledge of science coupled with a far-reaching imagination. So while, in some small way, I did think of "The Da Vinci Code," I found "The Halo Revelations" more intriguing and more original. And yes, one does maybe think X-Files, a bit, but I personally was reminded more of the first Indiana Jones movie.

It's a great read.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A teen DaVinci Code with Aliens April 9, 2012
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This book is a likable journey into the world of a recently found "halo" that gives the wearer amazing knowledge about human history.

Because of this, the titular halo, found by now-deceased Doug Farraday, is an object sought by many, including government organizations, wannabe thugs and religious organizations. Those who want it kidnap Doug's daughter Emily and Doug's old boss, Henry. The government also wants it and tells the Farraday survivors (wife Liz and 16-year-old son Nick) that they can get Emily back if they just give the government the halo.

The action moves pretty swiftly and there's tons of tension with Emily and Henry's kidnapping. Teenage The book sags a bit in the middle, because Emily's kidnapping is actually resolved there, and you wonder, well, why are we still reading? But, you get to learn more about the halo, it's origins, it's alien creation and more. Nick has to dodge all sorts of sinister characters and hoook up with some allies to solve the mystery of the halo and he's cornered by more people who want it.

The book is a fun foray into alien theories and cool theories of how some of our great wonders were created (like the Grand Canyon). The book moves well, and if you are into sci-fi of this nature, I don't see why you wouldn't like it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent read August 20, 2012
By D. Pick
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book a fun and decent read. The following are merely a few whines to a book I enjoyed.

*SPOILERS:*

Just a few criticisms: I thought Nick sounded too old to be a 15 year old. Having intimate knowledge concerning the odor of a cab's interior is a little far-fetched for a 15 year old mid-westerner. Also far-fetched is the thought that an alien civilization has the capability (and desire, for that matter) to target a multitude of specific square mile sectors on earth and track them throughout the day from about 440 light-years away from Earth. A big WTH, when the Catholic church appeared out of nowhere and explained the whole underlying basis of the story. Finally, a few quickies--how did Frank bring in the Marines--literally--at the end? Why would the Feds handcuff kidnappers in back of the same van with their victims (a serious beat-down as soon as the doors close)? And then one last thing--it was annoying as hell to have aliens constantly referred to as "ET."

That's it, thanks for a decent read on a subject I've always found interesting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Great conspiracy theory story. It seems more logical, to be more truth than fiction to me. I enjoyed each fully developed character in the story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by mariu
4.0 out of 5 stars Science threaded with intrigue and future speculation
The story builds as the characters are chased for knowledge by organizations, governments, and the intrigue builds. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Chicago scotsman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story!
I really enjoyed this book! The writing was clear and having a good mix of characters, while not having so many you can't keep track of them was very well done. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Intregring
A tale that grips the reader with a whole lot of what ifs. There are a lot of unexplained things on this planet and this suggests some possible answers. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kenneth Bowen
3.0 out of 5 stars Great premise fails to deliver
The best part of THE HALO REVELATIONS turned out to be the Amazon-written descriptive blurb. There is nothing inaccurate about the blurb, but it contains just about all there is to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by James Tepper
4.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable book
If there are two things I normally avoid in books it's sci fi and YA books but I happened to pick up on this one and it sounded interesting. I wasn't at all disappointed. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Book lover
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting speculations!
Very interesting theories on alien signals and what they could mean to us. Held my interest. Could use a sequel!
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Moreish
Enjoyed the read but was left feeling unfulfilled - really needed more background and details of the characters. The science was perhaps a little dated? Read more
Published 13 months ago by Paul Fuller
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Author - A New Adventure Begins
Once I started reading The Halo Revelations, I couldn't stop until I got to the end. It has suspense, adventure, believability, intrigue, and family to tie it all together. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Diane Brogan
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read for the genre
Would have given it a 4 1/2 if it wasn't for the extremely slow start, I actually put it aside for awhile, now I'm glad I didn't. Read more
Published 14 months ago by TLK
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J. S. Colley was born in Virginia, lived for a short time in Florida, and finally moved to Michigan with her family, where she still resides. She studied Management Information Systems at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, but always managed to take a few literature courses in between her computer science classes. She's continued to polish and hone her writing skills alongside a career, marriage, and child rearing. She is intrigued by all things science, and likes to ponder how new discoveries might affect our future. She has teamed up with VIPER Press to publish The Halo Revelations, her first novel.

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