The Bridge of Deaths
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The Bridge Of Deaths is about a woman who has wanted to know the true circumstances behind her grandfather's death from a very early age. She brings fiction and non-fiction all together in one book. Her research takes her on a long journey of over two decades to Denmark, England and The United States. I love that she said that she got some of her info from the internet. I can relate to this because I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to know something all I had to do was go on the interne...more
The story is unique in several ways; firstly it is based on a true story. The author took time and effort to research the death of her grandfather and in this book his story is told. It is where conventional enquiries ended that this book takes a twist. Psychics, past life regression and shamans play a major role. I loved the fact that the author kept second guessing said routes of enquiry. The love story on the one hand and ...more
I'm a little sad because I feel like this book has to potential to be better than it was. It is a good story idea, and I really enjoyed the two characters Bill and Maggie, I might have enjoyed Catalina if reading her narratives wasn't so incredibly boring.
Bill keeps having a recurring nightmare about a plane crash, he goes to a hypnotherapist to seek help, and it turns out this dream he is having is actu ...more
I got this book for free from the author in exchange of ‘Honest &Fair’ review.
First and foremost, I have to say that I am amazed at the amount of research that has gone into this book. From researching plane crash, visiting museums/archives, reincarnation, to the past life regression, to psychics, to simple internet research… she has done it all. When I received the book, I obviously checked the official website “The Bridge of Deaths” and browsed through to get an idea about the plot. The na ...more
Bridge of Deaths isn’t the kind of book I would be predisposed to read. This is not the novel I thought it was. This book is more of a research treatise combined with snippets of novel interspersed throughout which describes the research as it is uncovered. While I hesitate to use the words magic ...more
The author, M. C. V. Egan, is very forthright in explaining that she is not any expert on world history of the period she relates; in fact, she says that when she began her quest to discover events she knew very little of that era. So as readers we are reassured that the author is not spouting regurgitated history texts, but fictionalizing her own experiences and discoveries. She has no hidden agenda here, no goals except discovery. Instead she is forthright, sharing her explorations and their r ...more
Author: M.C.V. Egan
Published By: Author House
Age Recommended: 17 +
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5
Review: Another phenomenal historically charged novel that I enjoyed from cover to cover. One of the main things about this book that really caught me was the truth of the story. Catalina has been searching for so long to find out the mystery behind her grandfather's death when over on the other side of the pond you have a young man named Bill and a young w ...more
I received this free through Basically Book's ARR for a honest review.
So I was up in the air about whether to give this book three or four stars for a few reasons. The beginning of the book was slow paced until about a third of the way in... it continued to be rather slow (but tolerable) until the middle where it really picked up and became much more interesting. Plus I found it very hard to follow along with all the different people involved with the investigation. At ...more
NOTE: It has come to my attention that The Bridge of Deaths has been re-published since the release of this review. I will not be returning to the piece, but encourage readers to understand the issues I noted may not apply to more recent editions of the novel.
The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan presents a lot of challenges to me as a reviewer. I enjoyed the plot and greatly admire Egan's passion, but her style didn’t strike ...more
**I was given this book by the author in exchange for a review
3 1/2 stars
The Bridge of Deaths is almost like a mystery. A mystery that mixes both real facts of the author’s life and experiences and fictional aspects that she created.
There is a lot of information in this book. A lot. It almost felt like I was back in school in History class, and it's no secret (at least to those I was in class with) that I slept through most of History. ...more
A quote from Carl Sagan at the beginning is:
is waiting to be known.
American astronomer, writer, and
scientist. (page ix)
This book took me about three or four chapters to really get into it. I did not care for it at the beginning but as I got into it, I was very impressed. The book is in the third person. Catalina Egan has taken historical facts and turned them into a novel. I liked the char ...more
I can safely say that this book was far outside of my reading “comfort zone”. I do not read many historical based books. I must say, however, that I had a decent time reading this book. It was a book that had non-fiction as a base, but was turned into fiction by the addition of some fictional characters. I think the fictional twist is what really made me like the book. The informational parts were nice too ...more
This book has a pretty interesting idea. I mean I can't tell you how many times I sat in history class and wondered what really happened. What were the people really like, sure I knew the big picture of things but a lot of times you never find out what happened to the individual person. This book explores what it would be like to have the opportunity to do just that.
I don't want to sound like a broken record, but the begi ...more
This book is not for everyone. This novel is geared for an audience that enjoys reading about war, specifically WW1 or WW2. I am not really part of that audience.
So why did I choose to read this novel? Well, I had a different description of the book that added some emphasis on reincarnation, psychic experiences and regressions, and I am certainly fascinated by THAT! But this book was not really centered on a lot of the paranormal, supernatural, psych ...more
****I received this book as part of IO Book Tours from the author in exchange for an honest review*****
I like history. I don't want to marry it or anything, but I enjoy it and feel that yes, we do in fact learn from it. I like tales based on fact, too, and when I read the synopsis for The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan, I was excited. Past life regressions, a brutal plane crash, soul mates---oh yeah, baby. This sounded great. But….well….the execution didn't come like I thought it would.
Here's t ...more
On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.
I will have to admit from the start that i didn't read this book all the way through.
I was asked to review this book as i have an interest in the supernatural. When this was ...more
World War II is a war that I have always loved to learn about. This book, being set at the brink of the war, provided so much insight to what was happening then. I feel like I just sat through a highly enjoyable history lesson.
The look into psychic belief ...more
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Carl Sagan (American astronomer, writer, and scientist.)
Will you spend 18 years of your life searching for the true? I personally don’t know, but this is what Catalina has done.
In search of the true story behind the death of his grandfather, Catherine was involved in a pre-war world in which espionage and "backstage" was commonplace. Resulting in this boo ...more
A couple in Britain and a woman in Florida are trying to reconstruct the events and the lives of the people who were killed through various channels of research; some of it factual, some psychic.
It is fascinating how the story unf ...more
Bridge of Deaths is a mixture of history, fiction and a journalist sense of searching for the truth.
Although truth has its sides, this book cannot be faulted for the evidence that backs up the author's truth and is only enhanced by the fictional characters that portray it.
Yes, there is a mass of data, yet I feel that this only proved that the author did a thorough job.
This book is extremely well written, although it may be a 'story' that would app ...more
The basic story was excellent, but I got lost in the detail to the loss of the story. I do think that much of the information could have been left out or presented differently and the story would ...more
The date: August 15, 1939. The place: Storstrombroen in Denmark. The people: a pilot, a copilot, two oil-company executives, a German corporate lawyer and a British member of Parliament. A fiery crash, suspicious circumstances, conflicting reports, five deaths, and one survivor. A world on the brink of war. All true facts, all meticulously documented.
Add in Zionists, Palestinians, an arms race, the military industrial compl ...more
M.C.V. Egan’s book ‘The Bridge Of Deaths’ is unique because the author is driven by childhood memories, family stories and perhaps the spirit of her grandfather who died when an English aircraft (carrying 5) crashed on August 15, 1939. Her exhaustive research, passion for details and networking abilities brings this fiction (based on real events) to life from archives buried during the chaos of Wo ...more
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