This daring adventure begins with the fallen angel Bechard somberly observing the world’s natural resources being destroyed by mankind’s greed, corruption and indifference. Realizing drastic measures are needed, he searches for people who might join his quest to protect the planet before it’s too late. The fallen angel finds the 17-year-old, big-hearted Zachary, who had hoped to take over the family’s organic farm until fracking ruined their water supply, and Billy White Smoke, a mysterious Native American who is the young man’s mentor. Bechard also discovers Haruto, a courageous woman and spiritual healer living in Fukushima, Japan, who wants to fix the nuclear meltdown that is raging out of control; Mahakanta, a cotton farmer in India, who commits suicide after his GMO crops failed; an Amazonian tribal shaman and his beautiful daughter, Conchita, who are fighting against intruders illegally tearing down their rainforest; and the Bear Claw First Nation tribe members who are dealing with an unstoppable oil spill that is ruining their traditional hunting grounds. Blue doors and ethereal mists beckon the characters to a spirit realm where they meet the mastermind Bechard and form an alliance. Together, they use supernatural powers to grab the world’s attention, demanding that the world’s leaders implement the changes…or else. But as the events unfold and governments retaliate, the characters are forced to question their motives, fight for their lives and listen to their hearts.
PSA: This review was scheduled prior to the natural disaster in the US. It was in no way chosen to rub it in people’s face. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those, who lost their homes, and to those, who lost even more than that.
Elizabeth M. Herrera, yet again, strikes with an unbelievable story. Just like the previous book I reviewed (Dreams of Heaven), this one deals with the spirit world too. Although, not quite in the same way. Let us get to it.
Warning: This will not be your usual “cover all the details in the story” review.
The book deals with corruption and destruction of our environment, our world. The destruction that, in the end, leads to natural disasters. The first few chapters in the book are used to provide different points of view from different people. Whether it be native tribes or business men, buying their shares of forests to ruin.
The author then switches the view-point and focuses it on, what we could call, the spirit of our world. The spirit that oversees everything and manages to connect the people, who will fight to save the world around them. Not for money, but for themselves and the future generations. The same people who lost everything, because others did not care about them. Does it sound awfully familiar to what we are experiencing in our world right now? I will not go into more detail regarding the story, because you need to pick it up and read it for yourself. The ending is superb.
What I want to do in this review, however, is raise a few questions, and I want each and every one of you to answer them to yourself.
Who have we become? Why are we willing to sell our souls for a few glorified papers that we call “money”? Why are we destroying not only our world, but the world of future generations? Believe it or not, but we are here only for a fraction of a moment. In that fraction of a moment, we can make a difference. We can influence others. Not with money, but with good deeds. Help each other. Nothing else will ever matter. There is no amount of money in this world that you can trade to live another life. If you do not believe me, ask Steve Jobs.
The reason I cut this review short, and in the end, it is basically not even a review anymore, is because this blog does not deserve it. This book is not something you can review, because it speaks to you on a higher level. I could go on blabbing about how corruption is bad and whatever, but what would be the point? Read the book. Let it influence you, and make your own review, in your head. Share that review. Share the idea.
Book recommendation: 10/10