Monday, April 23, 2012

The Reincarnatinist by M.J. Rose

Goodreads Description:

THE REINCARNATIONIST is equal parts modern-day thriller, historical fiction and love story. With one foot in present-day Rome and New York and another in Rome some 1,600 years ago, my story is about two worlds consumed by the fires of intrigue and passion. 

Photojournalist Josh Ryder survives a terrorist's bomb, only to be haunted by near hallucinatory memories of a past life in Rome as a pagan priest whose dangerous congress with Sabina, one of the Vestal Virgins, poses a transgression so serious the lovers will face a certain death if exposed. Scents of jasmine and sandalwood and images of furtive liaisons and violence descend on Josh at will, pulling him to an ancient yet strangely familiar Roman burial chamber harboring the remains of a woman clutching a wooden box. 

A trail of present-day murders takes us deeper into a labyrinth at whose heart lies the enigma of a collection of ancient gems or memory stones whose origins trace back to both ancient Egypt and India. The stones' promise to "assist the wearer in reaching his next incarnation" sets the ancient and modern worlds on a collision course. 

The questions of who we are cannot be asked without first asking who we were. And I've tried to answer that using my own research into reincarnation theory - as well as the tenets and writings of those who have studied and believed in reincarnation over thousands of years.

My Rating:

My Review:

I read the 4th in this series, and had to pick up the rest.  This is the first in the series and was the search for the memory stones in Rome.  These stones are said to help people remember their past lives.  One person, who works for a society that researches reincarnation in children, has had flashes of previous lives ever since an accident involving a terrorist bombing in Rome.  This story is about his story and search for answers and also about the value of the stones and those who do anything to get their hands on them!  Such a awesome mystery and suspense!  I can not wait to get going on the second in the series.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so so much! You made my day! ( I hope you post your review at Goodreads and Amazon or BN if you are so inclined - it helps us authors!)