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Convincingly blending historical fact with fiction, this centuries spanning adventure will have you questioning the truth about reincarnation. In 533 an ecumenical council ordered by the Roman emperor made it a crime of heresy to continue to teach or believe in reincarnation. Some theologians have contested the council’s validity to issue this edict as the group was not ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 312 pages
Published December 9th 2012 by Lulu (first published November 11th 2011)
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Lucinda
Dec 22, 2012 Lucinda rated it it was amazing
A spectacular debut novel that explores Christianity within history; which is fascinating, intriguing and quite remarkable!!

This astonishing book is quite distinctive for I have not encountered anything quite like it; therefore I feel that the author’s originality and freshness is something worth noting. Stefan Alford blends together both fact and fiction in such a way as to make the narrative convincing, compelling and absolutely absorbing to read and discover! This beautiful book explores rei
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Edward
Oct 25, 2013 Edward rated it it was amazing
What an awesome book!

The mystery of Da Vinci Code.

The intrigue of the Bourne Identity.

And my favorite part: The clever humor of Marty McFly. :-)


I won't bother getting into the plot details - there are plenty of reviews here that lay it out. But I will say that it was refreshingly original. I read a lot of books and I've never run across anything of this subject matter, let alone the author's clever treatment of it.

The protagonist Matthias was extremely likeable, and I couldn't help but to pull f
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Melissa Bowersock
Jun 11, 2012 Melissa Bowersock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is based on an interesting premise that (1) reincarnation is real and (2) some souls remember all of their past lives. It puts an interesting spin on the argument that if people really understood reincarnation, would they consider death (and life) less monumental? Would they toss away lives easily, knowing the soul would return? While I found this aspect to be worthy of much thought and discussion, the other thread in the book, the battle between those who would keep knowledge of ...more
Maud
Jan 23, 2013 Maud rated it really liked it
In 533 an ecumenical council ordered by the Roman emperor made it a crime of heresy to continue to teach or believe in reincarnation. Some theologians have contested the council’s validity to issue this edict as the group was not convened by the Pope. As a result, however, the very fabric of Church philosophy was changed. Over time, and with no competing spiritual viewpoint allowed, Christians were raised accepting the theory of immediate salvation or eternal damnation upon death, as opposed to ...more
Paul
Jan 12, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this from the writer via Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.

Before getting to the story, I'd like to offer a bit of constructive criticism of the book's presentation.

1. This book needs to be read and corrected by a professional editor.
There are too many instances of typos and phrase construction mistakes, although this couls be expected in a first book, they do tend to divert the reader's concentration.
An example, on page 13, 3rd paragraph
...final time. To watch
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Natacha Pavlov
I received the book in exchange for an honest review. The author did address the formatting and editing issues, so I won’t be addressing that in my review.

I found the book to be very easy to read, with dark subject matter and conspiracy theories that may bring to mind The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. I did also enjoy the—at times macabre, at times rather innocent—sense of humor.

However it turns out that I couldn’t be entirely impartial as I read the story. I’ve read too much about reinc
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Lyle Appleyard
Jan 03, 2013 Lyle Appleyard rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received an advance copy of this book through the GoodReads Giveaway.

If you like conspiracies, religious secrets, reincarnation and secret societies, then this is a novel for you. This novel had all the elements that I get a kick out of reading. I think that is why I had a hard time putting the novel down.

It was not a hard read. Although at time I thought the authour was trying to include too much into the story, he did manage to make it work. It did take me a few chapters to get nto the nove
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Elle!
Apr 14, 2013 Elle! rated it liked it
My apologies for taking so long to get to this review. I had some stuff I had to deal with in my life. Any, let's hop right on to it. Thanks for sending this novel for my to review Stefan Alford.

Summary: Imagine a boy, a child, and his name is Jake. He is a normal child until a horrific event sends his mind hurtling to remember events from a life he's never seen. It's impossible are the first words rushing through his mind. But these memories build and suddenly the worlds gets a a drop more dan
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Jen Minkman
Jan 28, 2013 Jen Minkman rated it liked it
I was intrigued by the blurb about Church conspiracies and reincarnation, and I wasn't disappointed. The book has a nice and flowing writing style, and the characters and their lives are all pretty interesting. At some point I felt the plot was a bit lost on me (why exactly are the two main characters chasing each other through the centuries if neither of them really remembers or cares about the original assignment/message they had to deliver or prevent from being delivered?) but I was hoping ...more
Leesa
May 10, 2013 Leesa rated it really liked it
The author was kind enough to send me a copy of his book when I didn't officially win the First Reads Giveaway.

This was an entertaining story about reincarnation originally being part of church doctrine, but was erased over time. It's a classic tale of two adversaries driven to destroy each other in each lifetime, and the factions built up on either side, creating more conflict and confusion.

Our protagonist, Matthew, keeps coming back, keeps trying to stay alive, and luckily enough retains the
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Fred Hughes
Dec 07, 2012 Fred Hughes rated it liked it
This book was received free from the author for review.

We are quickly introduced to Jake Lawton who on his 13th birthday proceeds to break up a fight involving 5 older boys beating up a younger negro child. After successfully defeating the five older boys, much to Jakes surprise, he proceeds to kill the negro child by strangulation.

Waking up as if out of a fog he is captured by the police and sent to an insane asylum. We are then introduced to reincarnation as the factor that contributed to Jake
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Rhiannan G
Jun 21, 2013 Rhiannan G rated it really liked it
Fistly, I love the dedication you wrote for your wife, it was really sweet.

Anyways, I have never read anything on the subject of reincarnation, I found myself instantly intrigued. I did feel really bad for the little black boy, it was a tough scene for me to read but once I got past that and it explained why Jake did what he did, I found myself extremely interested in all the lives the main character has lived. I was especially captivated by Matthias' story.

The font kind of irritated my eyes, I
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Suzanne Eastman
Apr 28, 2013 Suzanne Eastman rated it really liked it
First I must apologize to the author for waiting for four months before reading his book! Thank you for selecting me to receive a copy of your book with the Goodreads giveaway, I really enjoyed it! This story was a great surprise, and very thought provoking. The debate over reincarnation discussed by characters who are dealing with not only the mysteries of the event itself, but the religious and humanitarian implications that would arise if the "truth" behind the recycling of souls were in fact ...more
Foggygirl
Oct 08, 2014 Foggygirl rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-read
It was a decent read, the story moved along fairly quickly and I was able to finish it within a day. Both the characters and story were interesting enough that I would read a second installment, although the humour could be a tad predictable.
Trish
Jan 24, 2013 Trish rated it really liked it
Shelves: won
I enjoyed this book when I received it as a giveaway. It was easy to read, lots of twists and turns with good characters and plot. Thank you for sharing your book.
Kim Heimbuch
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May, 2013- Review coming soon to my new website and will also be posted here. www.musingwithcrayolakym.com
Heather Lowry
Oct 20, 2013 Heather Lowry rated it really liked it
Biblical references were thought provoking
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