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The Keys of Wisdom Paperback – September 15, 2006
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The characters resonate with the timeless heroes of India - Raynor, the reluctant leader, to a certain extent echoes Arjuna, the warrior prince of the Bhagavad Gita. Like Arjuna, Raynor does not want to kill if it can possibly be avoided. Then the island school is reminiscent of Mahatma Gandhi's ashram, where the young people of the Indian freedom struggle learnt the necessary lessons of right conduct and humility etc.
Whereas the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings were written when the world had recently been at war, and were a cry in the dark, a reminder that there is hope in troubled times, this book, the first part of a trilogy, is written in the Age of Aquarius. It heralds the coming of a bright day, and there is an optimism that good will win out.
`We fully intended to be an instrument for the Sorcerers' destruction, even if we had no idea how,' the narrator asserts in Chapter One, using the popular name for the evil `High Priests' who hold their outwardly orderly land in a stranglehold of fear.
Even though the characters in the book have their faults, they do not just stumble along. As they overcome their weaknesses, the negative forces of their world begin to flounder.
Like ancient India, much of the Keys of Wisdom takes place in lands of saints, jungles and tigers - and like India many astonishing things happen, `Talking about miracles makes... one realise how amazing they are.' Many of the incidents are based on personal experiences of the author, who, knowing they were too incredible to be recorded as facts, wrote them into a fantasy.
"The Keys of Wisdom" is the first part of a trilogy titled "The Saga of Nova Septima,' or the "New Seven." Go on the journey of a lifetime with Asha, Raynor, and other young children who have been chosen to fulfill a prophecy that will liberate their native land and allow its citizens to once again laugh and enjoy life! In search of the secrets to the "Keys," these powerful, courageous children must overcome many obstacles in order to save their country of Teletsia from the evil sorcerers who have complete control over its citizens and all aspects of their lives.
Images of incredible beauty interweave with evil creatures as the children continue their suspenseful journey Subtitled "A Fantasy of Reality," "The Keys of Wisdom" displays great depth in the understanding of the human condition. In the confused and chaotic world we live in, the author offers the reader hope and a very positive vision of the world and humanity. She also raises the reader to a great spiritual dimension of the highest level. "The Keys of Wisdom" reaches a depth that is rarely found in literary works. Discover the heauty and the powers in all of us as Asha and the other children journey to the lands of the "Nova Septima" and unlock the fascinating secrets of the "Keys." It is a great adventure!
Anna M. Mancini
Now, thousands of books later, I am reading the fantasy novel KEYS OF WISDOM by Linda Williams and I feel something which I felt very few times in my life and which I can compare only to the feeling I had reading the NARNIA-series. KEYS OF WISDOM is a modern classic in the tradition of LORD OF THE RINGS and C. S. Lewis. It is as entertaining as the HARRY POTTER books and I hope it will become equally successful and popular around the whole world. For me, it is greater than HARRY POTTER, because like the great masters J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and Michael Ende's THE NEVER-ENDING STORY or MOMO it offers true spiritual insight.
KEYS OF WISDOM is a complex world on its own which countless characters, adventures, places and countries developed by writer Linda Williams over 25 years. For me KEYS OF WISDOM is as great a read as Christopher Paolini's ERAGON and ELDEST and Cornelia Funke's INKHEART, INKSPELL, DRAGON RIDER and THIEF LORD.
In KEYS OF WISDOM we experience Mother Earth as a living, intelligent, loving being. This Mother Earth created certain sacred stone formations comparable to Australia's Ayers Rock, England's Stonehenge or Tibet's Mount Kailash worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists alike. This stone formations express the subtle qualities of Mother Earth and therefore life itself like innocence, creativity, self-confidence, satisfaction, generosity and compassion. By awakening one of these sacred stone formations known as The Temple of Support, our group of young heroes trigger an earthquake, shatter the power of the dark sorcerers of Teletsia and the prophecy takes its way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great book for all ages filled with a wonderful life journey. Definately on the level of the Narnia tales, both from the quality of the tale and the depth of the message. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Dara Emerson
A delightful, and thrilling read - this story enters into the creative and imaginative minds of children, much like Enid Blyton's 'Enchanted Wood' or 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' and... Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by fashionated
This is a fascinating story of a travel undertaken by seven children in order to save their native Teletsia. Read morePublished on September 4, 2007 by A. Dumitrescu
Inside this great book I found a wonderful love story. Of the higher love. And I love love stories ! :-)
First you have to find love inside yourself. Read more
This group of people, they have these strange adventures, but it is not something very unlikely to happen to one living in our world. Read morePublished on February 8, 2007 by D. Alice
I enjoyed The Keys of Wisdom. The story flows smoothly and the characters are easy to relate to. A wonderful story for children and the child in all of us.Published on February 3, 2007 by Tina Lechowicz
I just finished readind this book one, and it gave me such a joy, swinging with the incredible beautiful lands described among breathless adventures. Read morePublished on January 26, 2007 by Cyro Ribeiro
I have just finished reading this book. I didn't want to put it down. A very good book for all ages. Read morePublished on January 15, 2007 by Hilary Thomas
Many people looked for clues to life inside Tolkein's and C.S. Lewis' series and even in 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek! (I know - I did too!) Without much satisfaction. Read morePublished on December 3, 2006 by Sylvia Yamshchikova