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Javi Holis, eldest son of a successful family of tapestry makers, joins a group of religious recluses. He discovers powers hidden in a collection of Mandala designs and spends his life learning how to use them in the service of the god called the Maker of All. When a technologically superior galactic empire invades the world of Javi Holis, the invaders are considered gods. The empire pacifies Archlea, unwittingly dispersing belief in "The Design" throughout the empire where that belief then flourishes. After six ...

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Javi Holis, eldest son of a successful family of tapestry makers, joins a group of religious recluses. He discovers powers hidden in a collection of Mandala designs and spends his life learning how to use them in the service of the god called the Maker of All. When a technologically superior galactic empire invades the world of Javi Holis, the invaders are considered gods. The empire pacifies Archlea, unwittingly dispersing belief in "The Design" throughout the empire where that belief then flourishes. After six hundred years, the Empire of the Kadeki "gods" is collapsing. An Archlean fair witness (a notary public) goes to the slave auctions to buy a house slave and is manipulated into buying a particular slave. He has come to protect and preserve a book of Mandalai hidden by Javi Holis before his death. This is the Book of the Design, and it must be preserved at all costs.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781413775778
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 2/6/2006
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Posted January 27, 2009

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    The Designs of Faith

    Genre: Science Fiction<BR/> Title: Design<BR/> Author: G. Lloyd Helm<BR/> <BR/> Faith in something, belief in something, trust in someone are qualities we all need from time to time if we are to survive being human.<BR/>These qualities are what the remarkable SciFi novel, "Design" by G. Lloyd Helm, explores on a planet that could be the Earth in either the distant past or future.<BR/> <BR/> Indi Ransis, eldest son of a successful family of tapestry makers in a world known as Archlea, joins a group of religious recluses and takes the name of Javi Holis. He discovers powers hidden in a collection of tapestries, "Mandala," designs and spends his life learning how to use these powers in the service of a god the group calls the Maker of All.<BR/> The people of Archlea have long been under the tyrannical control of a technologically superior galactic empire that invaded their world and who demand to be treated as gods- or suffer death.<BR/> It takes great faith to believe freedom will be yours, especially if you are persecuted and live in fear for your life for hundreds of years. But the faith of Javi Holis endures hundreds of years beyond his death, though it remains hidden in the minds and hearts of some.<BR/> After six hundred years, the Empire of the Kadeki ¿gods¿ is collapsing. An Archlean goes to the slave auctions to buy a house slave and is manipulated into buying a particular slave by the slave. The slave believes his part in the "Design" is to find, protect and preserve a book of Mandalai hidden by Javi Holis before his death. This is the Book of the Design, and it must be preserved at all costs, even as the planet undergoes an attack and invasion from yet another distant planet.<BR/> Readers who are quick to dismiss a book simply because it belongs to a particular genre, such as SciFi, horror or romance ,often miss out on a good story. Don't make that mistake with "Design."<BR/> Design is a story I would recommend to all readers because this is a good, well written story of people who have courage because they have faith - ultimately a faith which extends beyond their god to whom they find difficult to comprehend, but also includes faith in the goodness of beings from another planet who are oppressing them.<BR/> <BR/> Helm is a philosopher and writer who believes SciFi stories should be more than just a diversion. They should make the reader think and question Universe.<BR/> He lives on the edge of the Mojave Desert and loves its harsh beauty.<BR/><BR/> Reviewer: Peter Klein, Allbooks Reviews.<BR/> <BR/> Title: Design<BR/> Author: G. Lloyd Helm<BR/> Publisher: PublishAmerica<BR/> ISBN: 1-4137-7577-2<BR/> Pages:356<BR/> Price: $26.96<BR/> Date: Feb. 2006

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