Here, we have a masterfully woven novel that brings the most unusual events into a fascinating world of fiction. Glossolalia means speaking in tongues. A young woman, Nancy, is the leading female character that instantly grabs readers attention. She does things like chasing after a truck that dumps harmful chemicals, works at her uncle's firm that kills animals, and fighting. There's never a dull moment. The main character suffers from bouts of amnesia. She takes us through herentire life and into a mystical land. This is the first book in the psychological suspense series called The Agents of The Nevermind. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this intoxicating fantasy series by Tantra Bensko. Glossolalia takes readers on an environmental and psychological journey. Overall, I highly recommend it to all." -- Danielle Urban, Urban Book Reviews
"With the missing shipment weighing heavily on her fragile mind, Nancy decides to take action and is thrust into a world of government conspiracies, brainwashing, snake-handling churches, and a hell of a lot more that makes falling down the rabbit hole seem like a tiny spill....The amount of story jam-packed within the pages of Glossolalia is enough to make readers question their own sanity along with Nancy....The unreliable narrator motive adds to the success of the novel, and as far out as the plot ventures, the actions of herself and those around her never seem out of place." -- Indie Reader
"As Nancy progresses through the story's landscape, the reader is regularly faced with questions as to which of the various revelations are real and which are illusions. The book cover refers to the novel as a"psychological suspense" and that it is. As such, it follows in the literary footsteps of Tom Robbins rather than that of Thomas Harris,which provides the likable, if odd, flavor." -- Mary-Lynne Monroe Portland Book Review 4 star
"One glance at the front cover of author Tantra Bensko's book brings to mind the stylistic intentions of wickedly clever Tim Burton, the American film director and artist who forays into the gothic world in his works, perhaps most famously the recent Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Johnny Depp. While you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, reading Glossolalia most certainly brought to mind those dark and quirky fantasy films, with a dose of snorting laughter thrown in for good measure.You'll most certainly feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole after taking in a few paragraphs. "-- CC Thomas Hollywood Book Review 5 star
"This thriller is the initial book in a continuing series, which will offer the reader many insights into politics, evangelism, and psychological intrigue. On a deeper level, exploring what is fantasy and what is reality is something we all face as we search to explore meaning in our own lives, just as Nancy does, albeit, in her complex, surreal story." -- Carol Anderson, D.Min., ACSW, LMSW The US Review of Books
"It is this kind of skillful foreshadowing that elevates Glossolalia far above any other ordinary examination of what the bad guys in our own government might be doing to us -- or, rather, what they HAVE been doing for decades.
The CIA is transformed into a creepy, all-knowing agency called the Nevermind, which routinely alters the consciousness of people around the world, working ruthlessly with nefarious corporate entities and a radicalized Religious Right to steer destiny in the direction they deem most profitable.
This tale is well-told through skillful imagery and excellent writing. The author regularly delivers lyrical prose that transcends." -- Publishers Daily Reviews 5 star, also at Midwest Book Review
"What is really interesting about Glossolalia is its underlying message about the importance of critical thinking. Nancy starts off as naïve and not knowing much about the world, and she's jealous of people who have more knowledge than her. But then she learns to not just accept things at face value and instead she decides to investigate until she figures out the truth. Even if the truth turns out to be terrifying and turns her world upside down." -- Sabrina Ricci, Musings and Marvels
"The only way I can think of to explain it is - imagine staring at a Salvador Dali painting whilst on speed because the pace of the novel is almost neck breaking. Bensko is a talented, intelligent writer and she successfully gets us to question everything by making us doubt our own perceptions. I would definitely recommend that you give Glossolalia a try. It's a brave and unique story and Tantra Bensko is an assured writer. I'm willing to bet that if you connect with it this novel may well turn out to be one of your all time favourites.-- Lindley Reviews
From the Author
Theme of the series: The heroism of recognizing, resisting, and exposing social engineering.