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Outview by Brandt Legg

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Last Librarian, comes OUTVIEW, the first book of The Inner Movement trilogy. A saga which will leave you questioning everything.


Only the thinnest veil separates life and death. For thousands of years, humans have sought to lift it. Imagine the secrets waiting for discovery, insights into the unknown, and powers beyond the possible.

Nathan Ryder wondered.

After the death of his father, the loss of his brother, and mysterious messages, he finds himself enmeshed in a centuries-old conspiracy to hide the truth about what lies beyond that veil.

He must juggle prophecies and mystic knowledge, trace a quest across countless lifetimes, and grasp a complex destiny, before he can unravel the ancient puzzle.

Scores have died to protect the secrets. The trusted whispered the clues, guarded the locations, and hid the keys to what humanity was not yet ready for.

Until Nathan Ryder found a way.

Those protecting the "veil" know he did. And so do the ones who have been searching since before he was born. At the same time, a clandestine group, wielding overwhelming power, wants him silenced.

Nathan Ryder is running.

A mystical adventure . . . a metaphysical thriller.

International Bestseller – More than a third of a million copies sold/downloaded!
1000+ 5-Star reviews worldwide! Thousands of To-Read and recommended lists.

#1 Fantasy 
#1 Metaphysical & Visionary 
#1 Conspiracy Thriller

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158051586
Publisher: Laughing Rain
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: The Inner Movement , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 129,625
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Brandt Legg uses his unusual real life experiences to create page-turning novels. He’s traveled with CIA agents, dined with senators and congressmen, mingled with astronauts, chatted with governors and presidential candidates, had a private conversation with a Secretary of Defense he still doesn’t like to talk about, hung out with Oscar and Grammy winners, had drinks at the State Department, been pursued by tabloid reporters, and spent a birthday at the White House by invitation from the President of the United States.

At age eight, Legg's father died suddenly, plunging his family into poverty. Two years later, while suffering from crippling migraines, he started in business, and turned a hobby into a multi-million-dollar empire. National media dubbed him the “Teen Tycoon,” and by the mid-eighties, Legg was one of the top young entrepreneurs in America, appearing as high as number twenty-four on the list (when Steve Jobs was #1, Bill Gates #4, and Michael Dell #6). Legg still jokes that he should have gone into computers.

By his twenties, after years of buying and selling businesses, leveraging, and risk-taking, the high-flying Legg became ensnarled in the financial whirlwind of the junk bond eighties. The stock market crashed and a firestorm of trouble came down. The Teen Tycoon racked up more than a million dollars in legal fees, was betrayed by those closest to him, lost his entire fortune, and ended up serving time for financial improprieties. 

After a year, Legg emerged from federal prison, chastened and wiser, and began anew. More than twenty-five years later, he’s now using all that hard-earned firsthand knowledge of conspiracies, corruption and high finance to weave his tales. Legg’s books pulse with authenticity. 

His series have excited nearly a million readers around the world. Although he refused an offer to make a television movie about his life as a teenage millionaire, his autobiography is in the works. There has also been interest from Hollywood to turn his thrillers into films. With any luck, one day you’ll see your favorite characters on screen. 

Legg now writes full time – his favorite endeavor ever! For more information, visit BrandtLegg.com, or to contact Brandt directly, email him: , he loves to hear from readers and always responds!

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have ever questioned our reason for being, this trilogy will get you thinking and understanding. The soul powers are a nice addition and I am still wondering if they are possible. I don't know if we are ready for all this but the soul truely does know everything so who knows what is possible. It is in your best interest to read this and think and imagine. Nice job, Brandt!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*****  Wow! I was blown away!! Frankly, I am usually not a paranormal kind of person; that genre seems to go in one ear and out the other.  Imagine my surprise when I started reading Brandt Legg’s Outview and was totally hooked from beginning to end! I am, however, a sucker for great characters I can relate to, and this author certainly does not disappoint.  Enter Nate, a teenager experiencing repeatedly violent visions/dreams and worrying he’s going insane. Added to the mix is a beloved dead father, a distant mother, a brother who’s been committed to a mental institution, two Vietnamese-born best friends, and a fatherly neighbor, Sam.  Totally believable and, in the case of his best friends, extremely likeable, this cast instantly helps draw the reader into Nate’s life.  More and more, Nate discovers that not only is he not insane, he actually possesses mystical powers. Now, normally, this is the point where I would jump off, but not so in this book, because the way these Buddhist-like, reincarnation-oriented powers are explained and demonstrated is totally authentic and plausible.  Now, that takes talent! In short, this book grabbed me—Legg’s beautiful, movie-like descriptions of different time-traveling, portal-based lands were wonderful; his philosophical take on the evils of corporate and political greed and power, riveting and spot-on, and his basic storytelling outstanding.  A true, 5 star recommended read!  S. R. Mallery, author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a good thing I read this on a holiday weekend so I can still get some work done at home! I could not stop reading this well-written book by Brandt Legg. I enjoy reading books that tap my senses and this does it. There were times I felt I was actually in the scene and I was lost in imagination. Nate's episodes are intriguing and deep to say the least. I would highly recommend this wonderful read to teens and adults. 5-Stars and more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author Brandt Legg weaves an imaginative tale of suspense in Outview. In the beginning, Nate, the protagonist, is experiencing an outview. An outview is similar to a horrible nightmare but much worse. The reader experiences this nightmare right along with Nate. My heart breaks for the tortured life that Nate lives. Blaming himself for the death of his father and dealing with the fact that his mother had his brother committed to a mental institution, leaves Nate feeling that he is alone in the world. On top of all of that, he fears that he is headed for the same fate as his brother.With the help of his friends, Nate discovers that the outviews are only the beginning of his journey to self-discovery.This is a well written YA read with everything from murder, mystery, and government secrets enhanced with paranormal aspects. You will be thinking about this book long after you have finished it. I’m excited to read the next book of the ‘Inner Movement’ series.I highly recommend this book-----Five-Stars
HamsterBookCritic More than 1 year ago
Nate, a sixteen-year old boy, is tormented. Each night he is having "Outviews," how he calls them, painful experiences of someone's death. Shot, drowned, succumbed to a painful disease, the end is always the same--he experiences someone's death. Talk about nightmares. Nate's father died when he was twelve. His older brother Dustin was committed to a mental institution when Nate was fourteen. Nate's mother busies herself with her work, running a fashionable restaurant; for all practical purposes they are estranged. Life is no peaches for Nate, but it is more bearable because of his close friends: Kyle, who is slightly older and Kyle's cousin, Linh. However, Nate cannot tell everything that troubles him even to them. At least at first. When he does let his friends in, just a little bit, it leads to the unraveling of events that would make the lives of everyone who is involved change forever... Whose deaths Nate experiences? Was his father's death a natural one? What was the real reason Nate's older brother was committed to an institution? Is there more to see than what we perceive around us? Would the Nate's very existence put the people he cared for in jeopardy? This novel takes it's time answering all these and other questions through a well-written narrative of self-discovery and adventure. Outview (The Inner Movement) by Brandt Legg is a book that qualifies as a YA novel because of the age of most main characters, however, it does have the sophistication that is usually reserved to more mature novels. Serious philosophical, cultural, and ethical issues are raised and examined throughout the book. It is based heavily on the New Age mysticism and philosophy, yet firmly grounded in a modern-day, relatable happenings. The main character, Nate, comes through as a typical teenager, and as such, he is very believable. He goes through some adventure, dangers, learning, yet his core of a very young man stays untouched. He is also not a stereotypical hero. Nate says at one point: "If I dwell on all that's at stake, then I'll run away and hide." This book is a Sci-Fi, so have an open mind when you start reading it. The conspiracies are larger than life, the New Age philosophy presented in this book is very detailed and well-researched, and the possibilities, be it fictional, are as large as the Universe itself. Good read. Disclaimer: I received the copy of this book for the purposes of a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a 300 page fantasy, young adult book. It is a cross between the new TV show, FOREVER! and the movie GROUND HOG DAY. A young man, Nick must die a horrible death every night and then come back to life. This is not my favorite genre, I have a great dislike for romance, then paranormal, then fantasy, so you know I have trouble giving this book a great review. It is a nice length, nicely edited, has likable characters, a good flow and while the plot is not unique and is rather predictable, it was well written and did entertain. It is pretty violent, but there is no sex or profanity, which is also a plus. For ages 14 and up. I have read a lot worse. This is not a bad book, just not for me. AD
DFLBookWorks More than 1 year ago
Outview is an engaging story that will keep you thinking long after you have finished reading it! Outview is a supernatural murder mystery that reconnects the reader back into their own childhood where we all still ponder those unexplainable coincidences, those fleeting visions, and most memorably, the dreams. The visions and dreams that float so freely in the mind of a child. Lost loved ones revisiting us, nightmares of death experiences, visions of lives and places that were not of our time nor our own homes. What impressed me the most was the way Brandt merged ancient mysticism with a modern day conspiracy. A very modern conspiracy theory about a small group of greedy and maniacal people who steal the authority of a government and use the full might of a nations resources for their own purposes; turning it against it's own people. Brandt's conspiracy theory taps directly into today's far reaching Homeland Security and our own personal fears that it could one day become the very Nazi Fatherland that our grandfathers fought so hard to extinguish. In summary, the merging of ancient mysticism and modern day conspiracy adds contrast to the story which deepens and enriches the readers experience. With regard to character development, scene setting, scene transitioning, and overall writing style, Brandt has achieved a wonderful story which is well crafted and nicely written. The characters are warm and caring in this story where our hero is a true 'underdog' compared to his enemy. I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, a good thrill ride, and a passion for the supernatural. Recommended with 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in sci-fi. It starts a little slow, but once the momentum picks up, you won't be able to put it down! I just finished this and immediately got "Outin" on my Nook. I cannot wait to see where Nate, Dustin, Kyle, Linh, and Amber end up next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Amazing storyline. Of course the other 2 weren't free. They were cheap though and I had to find out what happens. If this is your kind of reading you will really like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happened to my weekend? Oh, right. I spent it reading "Outview" by Brandt Legg! I'll be honest, I wasn't certain about reading this by looking at the summary. But a friend liked it and the reviews were good, so I gave it a go. And kept on going. The layers of story keep pulling me in deeper and deeper. I found myself drawn back to my Kindle again and again, thinking "Oh, I can't stop now. Just one more chapter." Before I knew it, I had reached the end of the book, surprised that it was here already! From the start, I was drawn into Nate's strange world as he was coping with having these episodes he called Outviews. Slowly, he lets his close friends in on his secret, only to uncover a deeper truth about his life. The mysteries are plentiful but all woven together beautifully. The first person narrative (a story-telling device I quite honestly fear trying to read) was done expertly. There was something about the way Nate told his story that reminded me of Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games (one of my personal favorite books). Like the Hunger Games, this book could be read and understood by teens, but the nuances of the characters and plot development lends it being enjoyed by adults as well. The way that the author explores and explains the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of the world was quite possibly my favorite part. It is this use of his own knowledge to enhance the story without seeming pushy or being too unbelievable that makes this story truly unique. Mr. Legg is able to use what he's learned in his own life as a part of the narrative in a clever manner with light strokes, never dragging the reader out of the story or making them feel preached at. The only critique I have for the book is that there are a couple of spots where odd details about the scene or what people were doing, eating, etc. that seemed a bit jarring or out of place. (Such as the scene near the beginning where Nate is having a meal with his friends and lists off what everyone is eating.) But those tiny details aren't enough to keep me from enjoying this story and looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
AvidReader2015 More than 1 year ago
Rarely have I read such a dynamic opening. It places you alongside an escape route, as the breathless protagonist, in the grip of his "Outview"—his nightmarish vision—runs away from a danger yet unknown to us: "I kept running. Nine of us had sworn our lives to protect the precious artifact sewn inside my belt. Six were already dead…" And from this paragraph to the next, we take a sharp fall—a transition—from an era of sword battles down to the depth of a sacred Mayan pool where Nate wakes up to the present.  Kyle and Linh, his friends, provide support, normalcy, and a sharp contrast to the protagonist's own family life. Since the day his died, Nate finds himself lost in an ever-growing chasm between him and his mom, and the mysterious placement of his older brother Dustin in a mental institution. No wonder Nate's sleep is tortured. The spiral mist of the Outview takes him to a place about which he knows only one thing: he does not want to go there. In the death-like state of dreaming, he experiences a horrible, painful death in a new permeation each time.  The tension between the place he visits in his sleep and the place of his waking hours give the story its lights and shadows—but it also presents two different writing styles: the compelling, dynamic descriptions on one hand and the dialogue, trying to make sense of it all, on the other. I cannot say how other readers may react to this difference. For me,  I found myself growing increasingly curious about the circumstances of his father's death, and of the lockup of his brother Dustin. Will Nate and his friends find a portal to another place, a secret world where they can hide from danger? Would their adventure continue to unravel there, and challenge them to find their inner courage? Like his protagonist, the author has lost his father under tragic circumstances. From that trying time in his life, Brandt Legg became driven to find success, even as he swerved precariously on his way there. The sentences he puts on the lips of his characters are quite telling, in the context of his own experience: "Possessions, of any kind, block us from reaching the power of our soul," and, "I think everything's connected." The author must have recalled the crippling migraine headaches from which he suffered, and used them here as a model for Nate's Outviews. This, to me, is a delightful way to pivot from reality, and elevate its pain into a creative space. Call it what it is: inspiration. Five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started off rather slow for me and I almost put it down I'm so glad I didn't once I got to the end I thought damn this is good a very well written novel
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William_O_Brien More than 1 year ago
An imaginative and intriguing novel which will pull you right into the pages. Great plot twists and turns have been created which will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are super in this well-paced metaphysical thriller. Legg certainly has shown the capacity to craft a great page-turner- you will be gripped to this fantasy adventure. Superb- well worth a look! 5*****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I happened to come across this book after trying out tyree other books (from different authors) that were disappointing. From the first chapter, I knew this was going to break up the humdrum book record. His characters are so well written, and the story just kept me engaged. Even with handling topics that most people don't find interesting (reincarnation, psychics, super powers) he makes the subject matter not only interesting, it comes alive. I've already bought the next two books and can't wait to continue this journey.
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W O W !!!!!
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A great read that keeps you guessing throughout!
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It was a fast paced book that kept my attention but I'm kind of tired of reading book series. I think I'll wait a while before I read the next in this series. I'm sure it will be a good series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This unique compared to the numerous YA fiction I've read. I felt a save the environment theme? It started out at a swift pace, but I got lost a little with the environment stuff. The imagery was fantastic!