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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Shadow of Time: the Lost Years by Jen Minkman--A Review


The Americas, 1534. 

A young Navajo man goes on a vision quest to commune with the spirits and find out what his life path should be. Little does he know that his meeting with the Bear, his spirit guide, will change him for good and turn his life upside down. In fact, life has more years in store for him than he could have ever imagined... 


This was a novella, so it was short at only 79 pages, but it describes the many lives of Shash and the tasks that were designated to him through his coming of age vision quests.   Reading about these previous lives gives the reader the advantage of realizing exactly what makes our protagonist , Josh, tick.    What has he seen?   What has he endured? How many friends and loved ones have gone before him?   Has he learned what he needs to carry on through the ages??    This is an intriguing tale of differing viewpoints and a clash of cultures throughout history.   It is the very definition of fear as the native Navajo tribes and the Spanish whites face off to live in the west.   The challenge is to live and share in peace, but the reality of this rough and changing life is ultimately determined by greed.   Truly a fascinating paranormal read that I enjoyed tremendously.

I rated this a 4 wink read.

 Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a copy of this book from the author or their representative in exchange for an honest review.


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