The Eye of Ra, a powerful stone which instills psychic abilities in all children born under its sign, has been missing for some 3,000 years. Joshua Greaves grew up a special baby, and became confused in high school because he saw wrongs - discrimination, rudeness, crimes - but he had to pretend conformity with the world in general until a daydream shattered his certainty the world would right itself. He and Chloe Rogers were attracted to each other because she helped to put things in perspective.
One of Joshua's few supporters is his mother's friend Mary who introduces him to séance, where he learns of disastrous coming changes in the near-future world. A later coded rune message on his website about the Sun God Ra starts him on a dangerous worldwide search mission for the Temple of Ra in order to save the world's endangered humanity.
Author Davies has told a fabulous story for readers in The Eye of Ra, when humanity is entering the Age of Aquarius, a new dawn fraught with danger, jeopardy, chase, pitfalls, hairbreadth escapes - and a hero with a single-minded determination to save the world as we know it.
The story is filled with masterful twists and turns, leaving this reader alternately soaring with Joshua's accomplishments and falling each time his search for the special stone is thwarted.
But oh...how I wished the author had followed basic paragraphing methodology. The story is told in large chunk paragraphs that run speech and actions by different persons together in single paragraphs often almost a page long, making me read slow and sometimes go back up a page to see again who spoke what last. The slow care needed to read the story in this format diminished the joy of reading. Additionally, the story needed a good editor's eye for incorrect/misspelled words. Sadly, the physical presentation making it difficult to read fails to do justice to the great story on the pages.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
*Reviewed by guest reviewer, Delores Goodrick Beggs.
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