Monday, May 2, 2016

Book Review: The Invasion of Heaven - Part 1 of the Newirth Mythology by Michael B. Koep

Release Date: August 3, 2015
Publisher: Will Dreamy Arts
Format: Kindle
Pages: 416 pages
Genre: Mystery, thriller, mythology, folklore
Buy: Kindle | Paperback 


Synopsis: 

Psychologist Loche Newirth becomes hunted when he sees a painting that opens a window onto the afterlife. An ancient order of men seeking to control the art pursue him across the world, through centuries, into madness and beyond.

Psychologist Loche Newirth wonders if it was his fall: the fifty foot drop from the rocky cliff to the icy water below. Is this why he has been hallucinating? Or is it because one of his clients is dead, or his mentor has gone mad, or that his wife is leaving him? He can't bring himself to believe what he has been seeing. Insane things like a massive, searching eye. He sees it in the water below the cliff. He sees it in mirrors, on walls: a massive, crystal blue iris and fathomless pupil there in the center of his life, looking at him.

To find the answer, Loche pens the recent events of his life into a book and leaves the work behind for his mentor Doctor Marcus Rearden to interpret. As Rearden reads he plunges into the harrowing depths of Loche's reality: his loss of a client, the discovery of an unknown past, an ancient conflict over possession of the human condition, the awesome reality of the gods walking among us, and the crimes of humanity invading the hope that lies beyond the grave.

Review: 

Mystery, Madness, Fantasy, Adventure, Spiritual, Heavenly.  All of those words describe this book. Loche Newirth is a psychologist who finds himself thrust into a conspiracy that goes beyond this world.  He discovers lost relatives, a history he knew nothing about and a gift he isn't sure he wants.

Loche's world is turned upside down.  His gift could help or hurt the world, it really depends on who you talk to.  There are people who want to control it, want to harness it, but who is to be believed? Well written with lots of twist, turns and mythology that almost make your head spin.  Well written, well thought out and sucks you into this strange trip.  I found myself wandering wondering about the ideas presented.  If a book stays with me even after the cover is closed I have to give it props.  This one is sure to be on the shelves with Tolkien, Gaiman, and others for a very long time.



disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. 

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