Authors Showcase: Discovering the Past
April 25, 2013
The book: The Lightbearers
The Author: Nora Garcia
The Story: THE LIGHTBEARERS is the story of an ancient Egyptian King and Queen, Akhenaton and Nefertiti, who have been reincarnating together for the past 3300 years. They have been entrusted with the mission of The Lightbearers, whose responsibility is to be guardians of the human race and to enlighten any whose path they cross. Through reincarnation, during each of their lifetimes, they strive to overcome violence, greed and injustice and in each lifetime they leave pockets of individuals with whom they have shared their secrets of life and death. They have also been ascribed with the powers of telepathy, astral projection and psycho kinesis. They are highly evolved and highly enlightened.
Discovery of their innate mystical powers is facilitated by the assistance of an alien being who introduces them to the mission of the Lightbearer. Through a series of flashbacks two of their previous lifetimes are revealed beginning in Ancient Egypt and including 17th century France where they switched genders.
The story unfolds in the 21st century where Jean Crystal, Nefertiti’s incarnate, has been kidnapped by Dr. Natas, whose plan for world domination has been temporarily disrupted by Jean and her husband George, Akhenaten’s incarnate. Jean and George have discovered a secret about Dr. Natas experimental school, a school completely computerized and robotized.
Jean is held captive on a laboratory table by a motion sensitive laser directed toward her central nervous system. Not realizing this, upon awakening from a narcotic sleep induced by the doctor, she attempts to move and is suddenly wracked by a mind numbing pain. The more she moves the more pain she receives. By astrally projecting herself she is able to overcome the pain and investigate her circumstances. George has already been assassinated and while awaiting her own demise, George pays Jean a visit in the lab, assuring her of their eternal vow to each other. Jean is very shortly, thereafter, assassinated. Upon the joyful reunion of their spirits on Petite Terre, a tiny island just off the Normandy Province of France, Jean and George plan their return. While it is possible to determine their gender and the time in which they return, they cannot predetermine their identities. They must pick a place, a time and a signal by which they can find and identify each other in their subsequent lifetime. In this particular lifetime, their favorite song was “Imagine” by John Lennon and so on the first Monday of October, 2024 at 12 noon, they decide to meet outside the computer science building on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. She will find him sitting under a tree near the building with a guitar strumming “Imagine”.
Their reunion takes place 20 years later, albeit not without a hitch. Together they set out to rescue the United States from Dr. Natas’s well-placed plans, he has already begun to execute.
Review by L. L. Tannenbaum: I have been a Sci-Fi / Adventure buff my whole life. I decided to try this read. I found it to be one of my favorite stories to date. I read The Lightbearers years ago. It is an impressive first effort for the author. Immediately upon finishing the book I sent a message off to Nora saying I couldn’t wait for the sequel to it.
The story has a consistent pace to it. Love over millennium, reincarnation, political corruption, mind control, yes this story has it all. The love that Akhenaton and Nefertiti have for each other is literally timeless. The twist and turns within the plot only adds to the intensity of emotion between Akhenaton and Nefertiti found in the conclusion of the story.
I truly believe almost anyone would enjoy this book.
Review by Weston A. Kincade: The Lightbearers is a fantastic story where Egyptian royalty, the supernatural, romance, and political corruption all coincide. I enjoyed reading both about the evolution of Akhenaton and Nefertiti’s powers and their struggle to bring peace and power to the world’s inhabitants. The idea that we can be more, do more, with what we have if only we understood how to tap those abilities has always fascinated me, and Nora has certainly written a story that stretches the imagination, but not so far as to be unbelievable.
The combination of tragic loss reminds me of Romeo and Juliet with a sci-fi spin, but in Nora’s world each life is yet another chance to find happiness once more. It’s a moral we should all take to heart in the hopes of a brighter future.
I’d recommend that any fans of the supernatural, sci-fi, or romance pick up this book
The Book: Cornerstone
The Author: Bill Stenlake
The Story: Cador Krev’s family are an old Cornish family. His parents have given him an old Cornish name.
Cador was involved in an accident at work. One of his colleagues died while Cador and one other were badly burned and scarred for life. It takes him two years to be fit enough to decide whether he wants to go back to work or move on to a new challenge. With compensation in his pocket he decides to move to Cornwall, the home of his ancestors. While looking for a property he stays at a private Hotel in Perranporth which was recommended by his surgeon. On his first night he is nearly run down by an out of control car. The family who own the Hotel become involved in trying to help him and protect him too.
Events lead Cador to believe he is the target for one family’s resentment and loss. He finds out he is the beneficiary of a will which appears to be where the hate comes from. Everything seems to centre around the Cornerstone which is an innocuous stone in the corner of a cemetery on the estate. It is believed the Cornerstone holds the key to why the Krevit mines were so successful in the 1700’s compared to the other mines in the area. The secret is there to be told in a book about the Cornerstone but no one knows where it is.
The story deals with Cador’s efforts to resolve the situation today and also eventually goes right back to the middle of the 1700’s when Troudemons Hall was built as Cador follows a trail of clues to uncover the meaning of the Cornerstone, a secret that has remained uncovered for well over 200 years.
Review by actravels: I just finished reading this book, which I highly recommend. There is a lot of action, and it kept me on the edge of my seat.
If you enjoyed The DaVinci Code, you will enjoy this, although there are no religious implications.
A must read for anyone who likes mystery.