- File Size: 3117 KB
- Print Length: 362 pages
- Publication Date: December 26, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004Z2JTNS
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,149,066 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Known Afterlife (The Provider Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Trey Copeland builds a fantasy world that’s deep and tremendously interesting. Unfortunately the plot fails to fill the reader in on many of the finer details of the universe Copeland has created. Terms and jargon consistently turn up without any explanation confusing the reader. This book would have benefited from a glossary giving background on many of the entities existing in the Known Afterlife universe.
What if every life you had ever lived combined to make you the one being able to fully and completely embody the life force that created and protected your world?
What if you existed simultaneously in two worlds, and the lessons learned in the one would be the salvation of another?
What if you did not know of this dual existence until it was time to become all that the lessons, loves and lives had made you?
Known Afterlife by Trey Copeland is an extremely well crafted story about two worlds, whose very existence are inextricably combined with one another. Each of the worlds is well developed, with its religion, its society, and the people living there. Each world is on the brink of change, one the natural change of evolutionary progress, the other a revolutionary change brought about by the works of the men and women that live there.
One man is instrumental to the change in both worlds, as he exists in both.
Mr. Copeland has graciously allowed that I, the reader, will have the intelligence to enter into the worlds he has created without becoming pedantic in his descriptions. He assumes that I have come to his book with imagination and the desire to enter a new creation, and he definitely delivers the goods.
I had questioned whether I might take this review request at first, as it did reference a religious theme involving a "Church of Salvation", as I prefer not to speak on any such subjects online in general. Though at times it became borderline for me, in the spirit of Frank Herbert's Dune, I felt the author created a work in which beliefs and disbeliefs are important, but conversion, doctrine and dogma weren't always central points. Known Afterlife definitely has its good points and I think it was a great effort in the sci-fi fantasy genre by an author with a unique style.
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This novel is unique in that it has two distinct story lines. The majority of the narrative is focused on a Guardian who is determined to fight and preserve his world. His is a world rich in nature and lush with various unique and magical creatures.
The second plot focuses on a man called Stalling. Stalling is a successful business man who longs to learn and grow. He aspires to improve his life and make his world, the planet Antium a better place. There is only one problem with his ambition, however. The problem is the Church of Salvation which maintains an iron clad grip on the planet and rigidly controls every facet of it's citizens existence.
The brilliance of the two story lines is how they showcase two sides of the same coin. On one side, the Guardian struggles to maintain a utopia where everyone is free to explore their own spirituality. On the other, a man must risk everything to live his own life and for the chance to give others the same autonomy in the face of the pervasive and rigidly controlling organized religion. In the end, it doesn't matter which religion is being discussed. Many people fight over spiritual views, but the exact nature of the theology is not as important as many believe. What is important is the people behind the theology.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
How many men does it take to overthrow a church?
Sorry, I couldn’t resist making a joke, but in all seriousness that is in part what this book is about; the battle... Read more
"Known Afterlife," sets the stage beautifully for the rest of the trilogy. It explores the idea of two parallel universes working in tandem, told through alternating... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an original look at traditional science fiction and examines some timeless topics in a unique new perspective--such as religion and spirituality. Read morePublished 7 months ago by horrorgirldonna
I've just started the book but I find it difficult to continue reading. The number of grammatical errors is startling. It is very hard to read in spots so watch out. Read morePublished 16 months ago by 74hodag
Known Afterlife is Book 1 in The Provider Trilogy Series. Trey Copeland really shows his talent as an author with this one, and I was extremely impressed. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Karen Ruggiero
This was certainly an unpredictable ride, which is what sci-fi and future fantasy should be, but there were a few moments where things got so disjointed that I became frustrated,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by John J. Staughton
When I began the novel, I immediately felt lost, which was obviously intentional, because it made me pay close attention to every detail, trying to parse the meaning between the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Veritas Vincit
I kept reading only to finally get an idea of where this story was headed. In one story line the team is playing god while in the other story line Steffor is trying to become god. Read morePublished 21 months ago by graycat98
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