Sunday, October 12, 2014

THE MERKABAH RECRUIT

The Merkabah Recruit
By
L.Z. Marie
Remember Clark Kent?  You know the mild mannered, boring reporter?  Well meet his counterpart Miss Daphne the meek, mild mannered Assistant Professor, who is deeply immersed in her world of academia.  Even Daphne is bored of herself and her life, but she is safe in her shell and plods on through life.  Until—tall dark, handsome, and hot walks in and turns it upside down.  Suddenly our meek mousey Assistant Professor by day is discovering another side of herself at night.  A side that would make Superman proud.
All the way back to Homer’s telling of the story of Atlantis, myth and legend tells of gods and creatures.  Every culture in the world has tales that tell of these creatures.  They all have different names, but what if they were all talking about the same beings?  What if they were still here?  What if some of us still had that gene that carried all the way down from Adam that allowed us to sense this dimension beyond the veil that was drawn closed, before history began?  What if the beings that lived on earth with man, and had faded to the lands of legend and myth, were still here?  What if the war between good and evil was still raging behind the veil and about to spill over into our dimension? The use of the various spirits and demons and other entities in the novel was well researched, and created an eerie realism to what was happening. 
L.Z. Marie scripted a narrative of two worlds colliding that was hair raising and terrifying and had me dreaming of monsters under my bed.  But at the same time, over the nightmare that was happening behind the curtain, she wrote a beautiful comedy of three sisters that had me rolling with laughter.  A tale of three ordinary sisters living in an ordinary everyday world, dealing with life in their own unique way.
This novel is one that will take a place on my “to be read again” shelf, for there are sections that force the thoughtful reader to go back and look to see how you missed that.  At times you want to leisurely read through some sections for the pure poetry of discovery and wonder, just before you turn the page to find our mousey professor in a nightmarish quandary…again.

I recommend Merkabah as a must read, especially for the para-normal, ancient history, thriller seeker, audience, and anyone who wants a novel that seems to turn the pages for you as you dive between the covers and into the thick of the story with Daphne and S.J.