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At the heart of the story are fundamental questions: what is the purpose of life and death? Are we eternal? Do our choices matter? The particular achievement of this book is that it weaves these threads into a story that is both intellectually and emotionally engaging. This is a highly recommended, challenging, and ambitious work. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In the 14th century, the plague hit Europe. But instead of killing a third of the population, it kills 99%. Islam and Buddhism rise, along with China and the Ottoman Empire. Read morePublished 18 days ago by DabOfDarkness
Not sure I'm being fair here. I just read the downloaded sample, which goes for about 3 chapters. It started off well: good writing, potentially compelling plot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George
- Profound meaning and commentary on the meaning of life
- Historically captivating and filled with references
- Deeply interesting and philosophically intriguing
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Brilliant command of history in a sweeping epic spanning centuries. The reincarnation mechanic as a means of following two characters through the centuries is intriguing and works... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Constantine K. Christakos
Very entertaining, interesting, and thought-provoking! Also obviously well-researched. Highly recommend.Published 2 months ago by Scuba Enthusiast
Absolute rubbish. There's no story line and the characters are all mixed mixed up. With a bunch of crazy religious junk on top. This is not a novel. Just crazy ramblings? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean
Sorry that I can't recommend this. I Love the Mars Trilogy, I love the peripheral books related to the trilogy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by anaid
Great epic plot but, like the Mars trilogy, things tend to get a little muddled, confusing and plodding. Reel it in a little and get an editor with a pen and scissors.Published 4 months ago by Jacob Huelstrunk