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Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money (Bloodsong #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Will Duane had it all. Head of Numenon, the vast, multinational corporation he founded, Will was the richest man on the planet and made more money with every breath. Still in his prime at sixty-three, he had the looks, the women, and the where withal to be completely on top of the world. But a force he could not identify pursued Will Duane. A dark and destructive power lur ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Vilasa Press (first published 2007)
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Sep 08, 2008 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Smart people who like thrillers. It’s an intricate puzzle about good and evil, wealth & power.
Recommended to Sandy by: I wrote it.
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Adults, rejoice! We no longer have to read the kids' copy of Harry Potter because we have Sandy Nathan and Numenon!I could not put it down. Numenon is an epic of similar proportions to Jean Auel's Clan of the Cav
Todd Fonseca
Leading Numenon, the largest and most powerful corporation on the Earth, Will Duane carries a secret. Haunted for years by the memory of his demanding and verbally abusive father, Will compensates by driving for ever greater success at all costs. Ethics, faithfulness, relationships, all take a back seat to his overriding lust for power. But the success he achieves leaves him empty. Forever stalked by a dark presence creating a pall over everything in his life, Will finds solace by retreating wit ...more
JoAnn Jordan
Feb 08, 2011 JoAnn Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book about a fully imagined civilization of native Americans and some corporate types coming to meet them. The characters are intriguing and the situations they face go beyond the ordinary.

I found this book very enjoyable and am looking forward to reading the next in the series. I think anyone will find this story a fine read.
L.C. Evans
Jul 14, 2010 L.C. Evans rated it it was amazing
Loved the spiritual elements and character development.
Dec 22, 2014 Jerry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
I just finished reading Numenon, the book that is garnering major positive reviews from everyone, including the press. Unfortunately, I came away with a very different perspective. I guess if you like talking animals, rampant sexual dysfunction, a nebulous villain, and pages chuck full of navel gazing with very little "adventure," then perhaps you will enjoy this more than I did. I only finished the book because I consider it a failure when I don't. But I gave up interest around 3/4 the way thro ...more
Sharon Tillotson
Jun 24, 2011 Sharon Tillotson rated it liked it
Shelves: visionary
I really enjoyed the book, this is really 3 1/2 stars. The story was engaging and presented many concepts, most I agreed with and some I did not but gave me pause, which was all good. Toward the end there were many typos which began to distract, and the end was... well, not an ending. It felt as if a resolution had been promised but I did not feel as if even a preliminary awakening had been resolved. It was as if this book was rushed to publication - many characters were left stranded. I really ...more
Apr 23, 2011 Lia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was ok. I was intrigued by the description of the book, but in the end it turned out to be the black/white, god/devil same old boring dichotomy. There were flaws that kept jarring me out of the story, before I realized the dichotomous nature, but they hinted at it. I was uneasy about where the story would lead, from early on. But the characterization kept me guessing, so I continued reading. I almost put it down somewhere past the half-way point when it used yet another character to harp on a ...more
Michael Schulz
Mar 19, 2016 Michael Schulz rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-age
A cliff hanger ending, where is the next book? Very "New Age", but lite and interesting.
David Rosen
Mar 07, 2011 David Rosen rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned
I really wanted to like this book. The writing was nice and the characters were intriguing.

But I abandoned this book after reading 75% of it.

Why? Because the plot build up kept hinting at "Something Big" happening any minute now. For 300 pages the story promises that any minute now "Something Big" is going to happen. Finally, I decided that it was time to call a spade a spade, and so, I laid this one to rest.
Oct 13, 2010 Kathryn rated it really liked it
I agree with reviews that there is very little to like about most of the characters in this book but this is a very well written novel that explores some ideas that I feel comfortable with but experience little in my reading. This book felt like light fair, even considering the topics (power, spirituality) yet is a quick read, fairly fast paced and written with a respect and feeling that the author strongly believes in.
Sep 06, 2010 Denise rated it it was ok
I really couldn't find anything good about the book. Each character except, grandfather, was not likeable. The lead in the book, Will wasn't someone I could buy into either. I got 40% though the book and gave up. I just didn't want to finish a book where there was no one I could root for in the end.
Tim Barrable
A stunning book. Brings together strands of Native American Shamanism and history, Christianity and mysticism with corporate America and the supernatural. An epic tale of good vs evil told in a spellbinding way... couldn't put it down. One of those life changing books that comes along once in a while.
Chariss Walker
A philosophical contemporary fiction book about shamanism
Sandra McLeod
An intriguing read!
Feb 20, 2008 Zoe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in a series my Mother is in the process of editing. This one has been published for reviews and contests and has already won a USA Book Award! (Gloat...Yes, I'm gloating. Go Mom!)
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