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(The Vision Chronicles #1)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  59 reviews
2018 BRAG Medallion Winner

Kaleidoscope is the first fast-paced, captivating novel in the Vision Chronicles series by award-winning author Chariss K. Walker!

A man with a secret that he doesn't want to share, 44-year-old geophysicist, Michael James Lewis lives a life most would envy. Handsome, well-paid, and well-traveled, what could be the problem?
He can't tell anyone that
Kindle Edition, 383 pages
Published February 22nd 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published February 16th 2014)
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Entertaining read. What I really liked about this novel is how we are gently eased into the protagonist's life. We are gradually made familiar with him and his peculiarities. We are also gradually shown what 'a life on hold' really might mean. I definitely like the tableau.

What felt a bit fairy-tale-ish is how virtually everyone in the book either hasn't Q:'aged a day other than laugh lines at the corners of her bright green eyes'(c) or is 'Q: Troy, in his late twenties, had blonde hair, blue ey
Chariss Walker
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I admit that I am the author of this book, Chariss K. Walker but if I don't believe in it by rating it, how can I expect you to do the same? Besides, my review gives unknown tidbits. such as, Kaleidoscope was inspired by a personal dream I had where I was watching a scene through a kaleidoscope. The toy wasn't filled with pretty colored glass. It was filled with a horrifying disaster. Needless to say, it was shocking, and then, I was awake for the rest of the night thinking about what I had seen ...more
Chariss Walker
I love this series. It is a look at the struggles one man has about his paranormal ability as he attempts to attain a normal life and family. He has dealt with this gift his entire life, but his memory is wiped clean. That fact isn't revealed until Spyglass, Book 2. Each book covers about 8 to 10 weeks. Yes, it is slow in places--it is a "slice-of-life" novel which means that his daily activities are covered. The entire 8-book series evolves as Mike's ability changes. The more comfortable and ac ...more
Jun 04, 2014 rated it liked it
This story appears to have been created using much of the knowledge and life experiences of the author. She has created a hero, who has a psychic ability to see the future.

We are shown Mike's reluctance and apprehension in accepting this. Although that does not affect him initially, this alters as the story evolves into a thrilling narrative as Mike discovers that someone is aware of his gift and is actually actively trying to abduct him.

There are graphic sexual experiences, which are all part
Benedict Stuart
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A cliffhanger from the start, this book is a great beginning to a suspenseful series with visionary, sci-fi, conspiracy elements.
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kaleidoscope by Chariss K. Walker
A huge thank you to the author for giving me a free copy in return for my honest opinion. Kaleidoscope kept my attention and I am left wanting to know what is next for Mike! This book takes you on a ride into the mind and life of Mike who has a vision of an event that happens in the near future, when one event happens he gets another vision and so on....who is trying to grab Mike so they can use his gift/curse? Will they succeed getting their hands on him or will
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
`Every time I close my eyes I see visions in a kaleidoscope...filled with black and white images of the future.'

Author Award winning author, Chariss K Walker lives in Amarillo, Texas and has studied religion and metaphysics extensively for many years through seminars, e-courses, home-study courses, self-help books, and earning educational degrees (Bachelors of Metaphysical Sciences and Masters of Divinity). In her words, her real qualifications are what matter more: life experiences, true insigh
Bena Roberts
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles #1)
by Chariss K. Walker

I am not sure how to describe this book. It is very easy to read and even easier to get into. But paranormal - I am not sure, but the visions element is super. Paranormal in a real way - if that makes any sense! I expected something completely different when I looked at the cover!

The Good!
I loved the fact that Mike has a secret and he wasn't aware of it. It built intrigue from the start and Odom opening the door to his visions. I felt ba
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a story. Michael has a boring, quiet life. Only one problem. He can see future disasters. Intriguing and gripping
Pamela Peerce-Landers
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mike Lewis, a confirmed bachelor and PhD geologist, leads an idyllic life. He travels all over the world doing short assignments for GSM. He is well-paid and lives very comfortably in New York City. Everything is perfect until an Egyptian laborer, Adom, tells Dr. Mike (as he calls him) that he has long had the ability to see the future. Mike gets angry and denies any such power. Adom taps him on the forehead and instantly, Mike's life changes.

He begins to see kaleidoscopic visions of future eve
Joan Barstad
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another "first author" for me. But you can rest assured that I will be reading the rest of the series.

What a story line...seeing little clips into the future!

Well worth reading.
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action Packed Thrill Ride You Won’t Want to End

Michael, a geophysicist, thinks he has a boring, mundane life, with one exception: He can see a horrific, random future event, until it comes true, but they are scattered images, similar to what you would see through a kaleidoscope. He has fought this “ability” for over 17 years, but once he is ready to accept it, he realizes that he has been constantly monitored for evidence of his ability since he was a child. He realizes that he is being followed
Reeca Elliott
I enjoyed the uniqueness of this novel. It was so different. The story kept pulling at me and was entertaining. I did feel the characters might need a little more developement and the conversations were a little stilted. But over all this was really good read! A+ on originality! AND that ending!
gj indieBRAG
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that KALEIDOSCOPE (The Vision Chronicles, Book 1) by Chariss K. Walker is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Carolyn Injoy
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chariss Walker fans, paranormal readers
Recommended to Carolyn by: Author
Kaleidoscope: The Vision Chronicles, Book 1 by Chariss Walker, published by CreateSpace Direct is intriguing. It is not a stand-alone book. They are designed to be read in order. There are eight books in this series.

I gave this book five stars. There was a lot of research done to write this captivating book.
Michael James Lewis, aka Mike was a geophysicist working outside Cairo in 1998 when he was thirty. He discovered from a co-worker that he had a special gift. He had spent fifteen years denyin
Cheri Reeves
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For some people who want to jump into a fast-paced suspense or action novel with little to no understanding of the main character or what drives him, Kaleidoscope may not be the read for them. For me, however, it was wonderful.

The story of 44-year old protagonist Mike Lewis's discovery of a psychic ability he neither wants nor understands is a thought-provoking and suspense-filled psychological look into the mind of a man who has denied the existence of his visions since childhood. To his few f
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was offered this book for free by LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. I found the story to be very different from anything I have read before and is just the kind of story I love. It revolves around Mike, an ordinary man who sees visions much like a kaleidoscope when he closes his eyes. The catch is that his visions always come true. Now, someone is after him for his gift.
To be honest, I found the first few pages hard to get into but I kept with it and was not disappointed. I think
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kaleidoscope is the first book in the Vision Chronicles by Chariss K. Walker. It features Michael James Lewis, a geophysicist with a unique gift. Mike sees the future as if through a kaleidoscope every time that he closes his eyes. His gift hasn't always worked this way though. He is informed by an Egyptian colleague named Adom that he has a gift and that he always has. Having no clue what he is talking about, Mike is surprised and frightened when he wakes up the next day with terrifying kaleido ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, Joe, I trust you completely, but what the heck are you planning??? Ok. Just had to get that out.

All Mike wanted to do was break free from his monotonous life. Freedom is the last thing The Group will allow him.

You know things are bad when a trifecta of strangers contemplates an unlikely “merger.” Each has a separate score to settle. Information is priceless. Family is highly valued. Family tends to share more than the last name.

I love watching as all the pieces start to come together. As th
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book drags you in until you can't get out of it grasps. It started off slow and it first read liked a journal of events. I didn't understand in the beginning why it was like that, but when it sweeps you off your feet, you understand right away why it had to start like that in the beginning. Mike James Lewis has this paranormal ability to be able to see future events. He has few friends he trusts and when he tells one of them of this "curse" he has things start happening in his life and it c ...more
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those novels that will have you shaking your head wondering what in the world will happen next!

It is bad enough that Mike Lewis has always had second sight--although he was not aware of it--but when he met a man on a job site site who poked him in the middle of the forehead--things got even stranger. He began to see future events when he closed his eyes--but the scenes were fractured--like a kaleidoscope.

He has been hiding this from his friends until he could not take it anymore.
Robin Perron
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We have all heard of a Kaleidoscope. That beautiful childhood toy that allows you to see a colorful combination when you look into it is a favorite memory of mine. What if that beautiful memory was turned into terrifying visions that clouded your mind every time you closed your eyes? That is what happens to Mike Lewis, the protagonist in Kaleidoscope by Chariss K. Walker, every time he closes his eyes. He has a gift for seeing the future, but it appears to him as terrifying pictures in a broken ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles Book 1) by Chariss K. Walker

Mike is able to see visions of horrible things to come through a Kaleidoscope. But someone wants to abuse his "gift" and turn it into something bad. Now he must do what he can to protect himself, friends and family.

A fantastic story with mystery, suspense, paranormal events and a dash of romance. The plot moves at a steady pace, with likable characters and intense moments. The perfect blend for a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed Kal
***Disclaimer - I received a free copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are strictly my own.***

The characters were likeable and I wanted to know what would happen, but it was fairly predictable in parts. Other parts forced me to suspend reality (can Mike really get that good at martial arts that quickly? Come on). Although the plot moved along, it was often driven by statements of what happened with no dialogue or action to involve the reader. It was
Stephen Douglass
One of the few Indie books I've started and could not stop, until the final page. This one hooked me and would not let go. Written in the first person by a female, demonstrating a rare ability to convey, with amazing clarity and credibility, the thrilling story of a male character whose extraordinary ability torments him and nearly leads to his death. I would recommend this book to anyone. I look forward to reading the sequel. ...more
Jane Firebaugh
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful beginning to this series. Well written and fast paced. I loved it and can't wait to dive into the next installment. ...more
Nancy Gockley
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great Book

I truly enjoyed this book. I will read the next one. I hope you keep the series going. Love Mke's character.
Mary Rowe
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rollicking Good Read

Starts out “ordinary” but quickly morphs into a roller coaster ride and a journey of self-discovery and self-preservation. Looking forward to book 2.
Barb VanderWel
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I can’t believe that l actually thought l wouldn’t like this book, but it is a paranormal thriller and it takes you for a ride.
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2018 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion
Award-winning author, Chariss K. Walker, M.Msc., Reiki Master/Teacher, writes both fiction and nonfiction books with a metaphysical and spiritual component. Her fiction expresses a visionary/metaphysical message that illustrates growth in a character's

Other books in the series

The Vision Chronicles (10 books)
  • Spyglass (The Vision Chronicles, #2)
  • Window's Pane (The Vision Chronicles, #3)
  • Windows All Around (The Vision Chronicles, Book 4)
  • Open Spaces (The Vision Chronicles Book 5)
  • Stream of Light (The Vision Chronicles, #6)
  • Lamp's Light (The Vision Chronicles, #7)
  • Clear Glass (The Vision Chronicles, #8)
  • A Dream Come True: A Novelette for The Vision Chronicles (The Vision Chronicles, #9)
  • The Vision Chronicles Complete, Books 1-9 (The Vision Chronicles, #1-9)

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