Neitherworld Book One Akiiwan

Neitherworld Book One Akiiwan

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by Scott Baker
     
 

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Blending Native American myth, archaeological detail, government conspiracy and a sci-fi flair, Neitherworld covers lots of ground with dexterity and grace. This unique story is populated with alien civilizations, 17th-century Ojibwe shamans, shady government agents and archaeologists. Akiiwan begins in the 1600s, when a talented Native American

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Blending Native American myth, archaeological detail, government conspiracy and a sci-fi flair, Neitherworld covers lots of ground with dexterity and grace. This unique story is populated with alien civilizations, 17th-century Ojibwe shamans, shady government agents and archaeologists. Akiiwan begins in the 1600s, when a talented Native American shaman-Voice-in-the-Sky-is contacted by members of an alien race who are interested sharing with the Ojibwe people their secrets and talents. Fast-forward to the modern day: government agents hire skilled archaeologist Samantha Horner to learn more about Voice-in-the-Sky's mysterious powers. But from the moment her excavation begins, strange occurrences, violent storms, unexpected attacks on crew members and baffling disappearances suggest to Horner that something strange is afoot. Horner's tale is told with skillful ease. The prose is elegant and precise. The descriptions-both of characters and of the natural world-are beautiful and evocative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434813299
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.08(d)

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SCOTT BAKER was born in New York City, New York. He was in the Psychology Major honor society PSI CHI at Pennsylvania State University. Today he is active in several Green organizations such as Transportation Alternatives, World Wildlife Fund, and Community Board 6 in New York City.
His writing career began from childhood with his first illustrated manuscript, Impland. A modern-day Renaissance man with interests in astronomy, natural sciences, psychology, philosophy, history, Native American culture, and all future-forward topics, his two-volume opus has been called an exciting read of suspense and mystery that keeps the reader wondering what will happen next.

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I seldom expect too much of a debut novel, but every once in a while a gem comes along. This book by Scott Baker is just such a jewel--it's a keeper!¿¿¿Blending archeology with Native American myth and alien wonder, Baker weaves a story so complex it will stun you ... and he ties it all together with grace and dexterity, like the best of wordsmiths. This story starts with a revered shaman of the 1600s, continuing on into contemporary times.¿¿¿I was hooked from the prologue and couldn't wait to read more ... to find out what happens to Samantha Horner, the archeologist called in by a real estate developer to examine and excavate a site found on Blue Heron Island in Minnesota where he was building a luxury housing community.¿¿¿But is the developer what he claims to be? Why are government agents so interested in the project? Will Samantha be able to save the island the Native Americans hold sacred without a rebellion? And how does a mysterious young girl, descendant of a famous shaman, fit into the picture. Does Samantha--who has a small amount of Native blood--have the supernatural 'gift' that the child does? And what does the 'black hole' have to do with people disappearing?¿¿¿To find out the answers, you will have to RFY (read for yourself) to say more would be to spoil the plot.¿¿¿In addition to exciting twists and turns and several back-stories, there is also romantic intrigue between Samantha and Dr. Ron Griffith, a co-worker on the excavation.¿¿¿It's evident from this first novel that Baker has a talent for writing. His characters ring true, his dialog is impeccable, and the intricate plot is carefully, professionally woven to form a block-buster book. Intriguing storyline! Likable characters with just enough villains to make for hours of good reading.¿¿¿I highly recommend this book--in fact, I 'dig' it--and look forward to the second in the series which has just been released. - Reviewed by: Betty Dravis, 2008