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Do dragons exist? Do our dreams become part of our reality? Einarr, a young warrior, follows a riddle from his father to find the treasure of his life. Gaby, a little girl and passionate reader, makes an amazing discovery within the pages of an antique book. Pat climbs a mountain to escape overwhelming changes in his life and his sick pregnant wife.
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Published May 7th 2013 by Jim Murdoch
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Wendy Mackenzie
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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From the fiery breath of ancient myth and magick, Jim Murdoch has given us a book of riddles rhymes legends and thrown in a dragon just for good measure. Read carefully as there is great wisdom embedded between the lines.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride on the back of a dragon to see the world from a higher vantage point? From the physical and spiritual plane this book takes the reader higher then we have ever flown before.
Where is the great
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Iva Kenaz
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pursuit is a timeless, adventurous and philosophical novel about battling the shadows in order to find the inner light and connection to the divine guidance.
I love how the three stories bound by an ancient mysterious book merge together and support each other. All the stories are equally entertaining and lead to the same crucial conclusion, yet each of them also manages to keep its own unique atmosphere. Sometimes, when a story has multiple protagonists, there’s the danger of one overshading the
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A.R. Von
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
A little bit of a slow start, which I understand because the author was easing us in to the story line and giving us many facts and details that all were needed to truly understand the story. All in all quite an enjoyable read once it got going. One any fan of the genre will enjoy spending their time escaping with :)

There are a variety of things going on within this story with four different characters that intermingle with the one main focus which is an amazing book that hold the secrets to fin
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Crystal Marie
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There have been a few books that I have read recently, where I have actually re-read the books at some point in the future. With this book, I have read this book probably 3 times in the past 2 weeks, just trying to understand it. Trying to figure out what exactly is going on. Each time that I have read this book, I learn something that I missed before. And I realize something else about myself.

Usually it upsets me when it comes to books such as those, but with this one, I just couldn’t put it
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Katrina
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A mystical tale of the quest for one’s own Holy Grail. A journey beset with deprivation, adversity, trepidation that can only be overcome through the conquering of one’s fears and listening to the inner voice. The three main protagonists must learn this in three different timelines, connected by a mystical book. I love the symbolism of dragons in Pursuit—what they represent to each individual and to humanity as a whole.
Threaded throughout the book were philosophies found in Esoteric and Mystica
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Katesa Wesche
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story...the power of the imaginative mind by Jim Murdoch.
Do we believe in the magical world of dragons ?
These mystical creatures are told to be the guardian or key to some secrets.

Jim used this thought not only to link the three ages throughout time,
but also to show us great lessons of our own personal journeys in life.
The treasures we seek are always found in our souls,
if we learn how to listen and connect as explained in the book

The dragon in this book guided Einarr, Gaby, and Pat
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Kendra
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I did have a hard time getting into the story, but I'm glad I stuck with it. It's slow to start, but definitely picks up. There's a lot of mystery and ideas, theories, superstitions, tales to discover and weed through, and for the characters to work through.
The writing was a bit slow for me, or maybe just not as detailed as I'm used to, but there was still plenty of detail and plenty of adventure throughout.
The stories of each unfolded and the book became more interesting, to the point of *havi
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Buffy Kennedy
Jul 26, 2013 rated it liked it
This one started off a tad slow, but it was necessary for exposition and build up and all. Once it gets going, it’s a mysterious and magical adventure full of riddles. The time and characters jumps can be a little disorienting, but you run with it and it’s integral to the weaving of the story. The dragon is different than expected which is just neat. Most of all, I think it’s the message within that I really appreciate. I don’t want to ruin anything by telling you that message outright, so I’ll ...more
William O'Brien
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Pursuit - Jim Murdoch

A great read that will touch your heart!

Murdoch has created a great detailed story, which reminded me of a cross between Reign of Fire and a magical story, probably the dragons that did it! Without doubt Pursuit is a lovely, charming tale and an adventure of enlightening spiritual dreams. The book takes the reader on a mystical tale capturing the imagination for a soul-searching journey. Wonderful chapter switches take one out of the 'norm' giving an interesting variation th
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Marcel Brussee
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, great story. Dragons, dreams, discovery and destiny: pretty much sums up what's inside the book, with wisdom and obviously great life experience as its 'secret sauce'. Quite an achievement, Jim. I really enjoyed myself reading cover to back in a single sitting. This is a keeper..., to re-read!

The proofreader overlooked some minor mishaps. Not utterly annoying, but disturbing the quality. I hope these will be corrected in the second edition. Otherwise, the book itself does breath quali
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Katharina Murdoch
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the way the stories moved onwards and how the riddles unfolded. Wonderful in depths truth that only comes to awareness as one experiences in life. Great to let the characters tell loving caring stories and the touch of kindness in it all.
A book that inspires and makes you think deeper.
I look forward to more adventures of inner truth.
Hannah Spencer
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it
One quest, three entwined stories. A traveller seeking self worth, an inquisitive child and an expectant father all seek a treasure that can only be found inside themselves.
A well paced story with clever riddles that must be solved, with an important philosophical message. A little slow in places but overall a good read. I will certainly read the next book in the series.
Gion Murdoch
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
From the beginning till the end this story captivated me.
The characters feel real, you can relate to them. Each Chapter reveals just enough to keep your fantasy going.
It's an adventure that catapults you back and forth through time, telling the stories of the different Protagonists, which in the end all come together in a way you wouldn't expect.

Looking forward to the sequel.
Lolly K Dandeneau
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
The mystical journey the reader takes during this story is one not to be missed. While I am not a huge dragon fan, anymore than I am anti-dragon, the dragon in the pages of an ancient book the characters receive in the story fits beautifully. The characters are on their own journeys, spiritually and physically. There are parts where time jumps occur and it can be dizzying but not a problem that would deter any reader. It is unique to read a story that is both magical and spiritual. There are leg ...more
Buffy Kennedy
This one started off a tad slow, but it was necessary for exposition and build up and all. Once it gets going, it 19s a mysterious and magical adventure full of riddles. The time and characters jumps can be a little disorienting, but you run with it and it 19s integral to the weaving of the story. The dragon is different than expected which is just neat. Most of all, I think it 19s the message within that I really appreciate. I don 19t want to ruin anything by telling you that message outright, ...more
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From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jim Murdoch faced a paradigm shift which gave him a new world view. He views everything and everyone being connected. A path of self development studies followed where he delved into many subjects including metaphysics and, yes, dragons. With his wife, Katharina, he co-authored their self-help story Wings of Change. This got him thinking about writing fiction instea ...more

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