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Alter Ego: My journeys beyond human boundaries

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  23 reviews
France, 1745. A boy wakes up in a forest on the outskirts of Paris with no memory of his past.
Through a fortuitous accident, he discovers he possesses an inexplicable power: the ability to transmigrate into the bodies of others. The young man turns his singular gift into a sinister profession at the service of the Freemasons and other powerful figures of eighteenth-century
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published December 17th 2019 by Independently Published (first published July 10th 2017)
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Antonella  M.
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Sentii come un fremito improvviso partire dal braccio e percorrere tutto il corpo. Poi vidi una luce, tanto accecante da chiudere gli occhi. Quando li riaprii non credetti a quello che mi trovavo di fronte: il fiume dall'alto, una mano tesa verso il basso e nessuno lì sotto a tenersi aggrappato. Ero nel corpo del mio sconosciuto salvatore, mentre il mio era scomparso improvvisamente e i vestiti, che si erano svuotati di colpo, stavano cadendo nell'acqua sottostante."

Di viaggi, leggendo un li
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 RTC Anche se lo stile è molto monotono, questo libro esprime al meglio ciò che cerco in uno storico: una ricerca accuratissima degli eventi e dei personaggi storici di cui si parla (nei ringraziamenti l’autore dice di averci impiegato due anni a ricercare le fonti e, dati i risultati, ci credo eccome). Unica pecca, il finale troppo aperto.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incuriosito dalla trama e dalle recensioni positive ho preso questo ebook su Amazon.
Trama avvincente che percorre veri avvenimenti storici. Idea originale e ben scritto, con personaggi molto ben caratterizzati.
Consigliato assolutamente.
Stefano Zorba
Un buon romanzo, curato e ricercato, a cui manca solo un piccolo gradino per diventare un ottimo testo. Un autopubblicazione credibile, e non è assolutamente facile trovarla.

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Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romanzo interessante e molto dettagliato. È stata un'ottima compagnia. ...more
Barbara Poscolieri
Le idee alla base di questo romanzo sono di quelle capaci di catturare l’attenzione del lettore di tutti i generi e i sottogeneri del fantastico, e non solo.
La prima, motore di tutte le vicende ed elemento di maggiore interesse, è la capacità del protagonista di trasmigrare nel corpo di persone con le quali viene a contatto in uno specifico modo. Questa caratteristica peculiare non va intesa solo come una sorta di superpotere, anche se è prevalentemente questo l’uso che il protagonista Ariel ne
The Modern Bookzilla
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved it!

Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would enjoy such a story based on historic events. Being someone who was not interested in any kind of history growing up, Alter Ego has changed my perception immensely. This amazing historic sci-fi story, beginning in the early 1700s, takes us on an expedition of life through a man named Ariel who has a specific power, and with this power he is able to reconstruct the course of history specifically through the time of the French R
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book through For Voracious Readers Only, and was pleasantly surprised. The story begins when a 15 year old boy wakes up naked on a stone alone in the woods. He is given the name, Ariel, by a priest in the nearby village, where he lives until he feels drawn to go to Paris. It is in Paris that he first discovers his ability to inhabit the bodies of other people when he mingles his blood with theirs. Ariel and his good friend, Patu, begin to use his fabulous ability to make money by ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The concept for this book was extremely fascinating - the book takes you throughout 18th century France and its political intrigue as seen through the eyes of the main protagonist. Not only was the concept superb, but the writing style, language, and character development were also engaging. My only complaint was that there was a significant amount of sex in the first half of the book - some of it was plot relevant, but in my opinion there much of it wasn't. However, this only slightly detracted ...more
Abel Montero
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una corsa senza sosta nella (lunghissima) vita di un uomo dalle capacità straordinarie, che dovrà imparare a gestirle per sopravvivere ai mille pericoli che nascondono. Alter Ego è un romanzo dal ritmo forsennato, con tanti pregi e un paio di difetti difficili da perdonare.
Una recensione più approfondita nei prossimi giorni!
Elisabetta Roma
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
bel libro, scritto bene, senza refusi come in tante auto pubblicazioni.
Davvero appassionante.
Complimenti all'autore.
Salvatore Maddaluno
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
libro scoperto per puro caso, che si è rivelato piacevolissimo
Giuseppe Fede
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
scritto bene, piacevole e per certi versi geniale. Lo consiglio.
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
When a teenager awakes alone, naked, on a stone in 18th century France with no memory of his past, he is taken in by a nearby village. When he leaves this sheltered haven for Paris, he discovers a great and terrible gift resides within him, and must determine how to use this gift.

While I really enjoyed this novel, there are some elements that I think will make it appeal to a particular audience. The first such element is the pacing. While I think the pacing worked really well for the story bein
Jeremy Craig
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A truly enjoyable story

An all in all entertaining and imaginative read, while the graphic sexual content wasn't really my cup of tea I have to say that I really did enjoy the story. It is well written with creative character development, a gripping and unique story, and a fast pace that turns it into a true page turner.
La seconda stella è per l'idea.
Purtroppo, mi sono distratta con la punteggiatura, lo stile pesante e paragrafi troppo lunghi. Ho trovato delle incongruenze nei personaggi e quindi l'interesse iniziale per la storia è scemato. Peccato, partiva bene. Credo, però, che possa essere salvato. Per ora, è difficile leggerlo e non mi godo la storia.
Bella l'idea, molto curata la parte storica, ma troppo veloce il ritmo che non mi ha permesso di assaporare gli eventi narrati. Alcuni, fulcro del romanzo, per me avrebbero avuto di bisogno di un maggior approfondimento per meglio comprendere le dinamiche. ...more
I don't get all of the wonderful reviews of this book, as I am DNFing this at 30%. Sexual peccadilloes and body swapping, for profit, in mid 18th century France. Sounds exciting, I know. Just not to my taste right now. ...more
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scritto bene a metà tra fantascienza, fantasy e storico nelle ambientazioni.
La storia mi ha affascinata.
Leggerò con piacere altro dello stesso autore.
Annette Sweeney
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Loved this book, although it was fantastical it was told in such a way to make it seem possible. Would highly recommend.
Shani Lila
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
What a journey!

Truth be told, I was a little sceptical when I first started reading this novel. I do love historical books but I had never read or heard about a story like this one. But my interest was really piqued after finishing the first chapter. Which is only logical since that is the exact moment when the story takes a completely different turn.

This book is about a young boy named Ariel who wakes up in wood with no recollection of his life and a strange scar on his wrist. A little shaken
Chiara Danesi
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Davvero molto molto bello, mi ha tenuta attaccata dall’inizio alla fine, storia a parer mio originale e intricata, accompagnata da dettagli storici ben studiati e ambientazioni molto interessanti, lo rileggerei una terza volta
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