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Then there are Conductors, people with the special ability to alter people’s minds, allowing them to experience alternate dimensions. Before you know it your introduced to ghosts, a creature called Daath that exists in multiple dimensions simultaneously, a shadow creature that observes the strands from his perch on a tower that sits at the center of the strands, strange crab creatures and a worm storm.
The Strands is a wild ride, at times packed with a lot of information but it was a worthwhile read filled with action and thought provoking ideas.
An ancient Society, The Strand, was originally formed to support the spiritual evolution of industry, but has now turned into a conspiratorial monster industry where people’s dreams are tapped into with the purpose of stealing ideas, patents, etc. One of the former, employees, Alex, has become the first Strand terrorist who enlists, Blake, an author and kindred spirit to go on a journey with him to find truth.
We meet an assassin, Macaria, and her father , Romero, who is now seen as a relic and ignored by the other Society Board members. We are also introduced to Blake’s friend, Alma, who is the creative character given the task of finding spiritual, artistic evolution.
Macaria is given the job of capturing and killing any rogues who turned away from the Society because of its dalliance from the founding principles. In Macaria, we find a strong woman character who has earned respect, but appears to be misguided in her desire to kill and annihilate anyone who deserts The Strand. She will endeavor to track down Alex, Alma, and Blake.
The book is extremely well written and is both captivating and engaging.
White brings us to a climax where we are searching for truth and meaning and cheering for the character who has abandoned everything to “see the light.” It is with a burst of excitement and triumph that we view the character(s) who survive the rebellion and bring us to an explosive end of the journey. The book would make for a terrific special effects movie. If no movie rights are in the making, I will be the first in line to order White’s next book. A great read.
The eccentric characters in this novel each had a different motive for wanting to explore or control the Strands. A corporation that wants to exploit them, a mystic and a musician who want to understand them and physicist that wants to explain them and reveal them to the world and finally the messianic assassin that wants to destroy the whole system, so that the world can start over from a clean slate.
There are oddities galore to explore as the story moves back and forth between the “normal” world and the alternate dimensions of the Strands as the race towards the tower at the center of the universe commences.
Through the writing I was able to visualize the odd landscapes and creatures of the Strands and was intrigued by the concept that there is more to reality than what we can see. In the Strands there is an unlimited potential to explore alternate worlds and choices, bringing about spiritual evolution.