Riddle of the Red Bible is one of the latest science fiction books to tackle time travel and ghosts together, and with a new twist. Set in Hertfordshire, England, Manila, Philippines and California, USA this exciting novel also deals with adventure, religiosity, teen romance, love for family, and courage.
Like many youngsters today, Courtney Nivots is a British teenager with a dream - although she doesn't dream of being rich, winning the latest T.V. talent contest or becoming famous. No, she actually dreams of something even more challenging; meeting her deceased father.
At the very young age of five, she takes her first step on a truly wonderful and life changing journey. Sitting alone in her room one fateful evening, she encounters a truly terrifying thing - her worst nightmare - a ghost. From the way it behaves, she's convinced that the apparition definitely isn't friendly after it violently lashes out and destroys her only remaining link to her father - a porcelain figurine of Jesus Christ with a personalised message inscribed on the bottom. However, what transpires in that very moment takes her on a rollercoaster ride of epic proportions; both physically and emotionally, as everything she has ever known to be 'real' is truly put to the test.
As she enters her teens and develops a deep rooted desire to find out who visited her all those years ago, she discovers a cryptic red book that might somehow make that possible. So with the help of some charming, brainy and downright geeky transatlantic friends, she sets out on a perilous time travel adventure to discover answers to questions nobody thought could ever be answered: Can you truly lay out the path of your own destiny at the tender age of five or do you re-write your future with every brave step you take? When Courtney encounters the most tremendous and tangible example of how it can really be possible to see her own future by looking into the past (without far-fetched time machines and extravagant contraptions) she is forced to find out those answers head on as she journeys to discover who visited her all those years ago and what part her long lost dad might play in her life. However, with the very physics of time combatting against her, there will be many substantial costs to pay before she can really find out who she is and whether she truly belongs in this world.
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K.T. Jae deserves praise for creating the Riddle of the Red Bible’s well-knit plot. Witty and intelligent is the sound definition for the scenario created by the author as the futuristic possibility of time travel was mixed with the concept of ghosts. The uniqueness of the plot enables the story to stand out against most fiction books nowadays. Unlike other books that spoon-feed its readers of the events that would follow, the Riddle of the Red Bible did otherwise. Readers are encouraged to think of the ensuing result of the protagonists’ actions; and just as when the reader thinks that he/she has an idea what will happen next – the author proves the idea wrong! The book is packed with twists and turns, certainly it was difficult to put the whole book down even for a short moment. Aside from pivoting the plot around time-travel; the existence of the main protagonist, Courtney Nivots also imparts the readers with striking wisdoms about life and time. It is implied, or as interpreted in the story; there are actions in the past which we may regret doing but instead of grieving over them and being discouraged, we should instead move forward and do our best so as not to commit those mistakes again.
A friend suggested I read this book and I was not disappointed. I found it to be interesting considering that I am not a sci-fi fan myself. I was expecting to read something about robots, spaceships or aliens but reading through it, I discovered that it was not the usual stuff that we read in most sci-fi books. Though we know that it's fiction, the characters are real and they have their individual traits. Courtney Nivots is a remarkable character and like other characters in fiction, she will be remembered by readers well. I would recommend this book to friends and other people who simply loves an entertaining novel.
Many of us believe that there are certain mysteries in this world that would be best left unearthed, unsolved, or undiscovered. Some, however, wouldn’t be satisfied with so many unanswered questions, and thus would set out to discover truths for themselves. Riddle of the Red Bible is one book that features such a character. Through its quirky, yet brilliant lead character Courtney Nivots, the story explores the possibilities and paradoxes of time travel. Her quest is triggered by a traumatizing visit from a ‘ghost’ that manages to destroy her last link to her late father. As she further searches for answers, she meets up with different people from different countries and different time frames, all of whom would send us on the edge of our seats as we discern who is friend from foe. The novel is not just a successful combination of both speculative and science fiction, but also an in-depth exploration of mankind’s nature, specifically what man is capable of doing in order to survive. Through Courtney’s journey, we, too, are made witnesses as to what could possibly happen should we continue to meddle with the many undiscovered mysteries of our universe. All of its themes are centered not only on the hard facts of science, but also the very heart of a young girl whose only desire was to regain what has been lost to her at such an early age—a family. By virtue of its brilliant plot, remarkable characters, and essential themes, Riddle of the Red Bible is worthy of being included in today’s A-list of modern fantasy and science fiction collection.
This book is not just your dime a dozen sci-fi/horror novel. First of all, Courtney is not your usual smart-aleck heroine. Packed with enough brain and heart, she springs to life as soon as she's introduced in the book. At the tender age of five, she has already undergone an experience most of us would not dream of having. Her life is one rollercoaster ride and reading through its pages is like jumping in and experiencing that same rollercoaster with her. But again, this is not your usual time travel story. Reading through the pages, you'll know that adventure isn't on top of Courtney's list. Yes, you'll get a lot of that, so much that you'll be gripping the edges of your book but, past the time travel and the horrifying muted paranormal factor, Courtney's mission will touch you to the core. I will not be surprised if you start asking questions about life's mysteries after you turn the last page of the book. And again I will stress, this is not your usual time travel story peppered with the supernatural. And definitely, this not one of those Doctor Who spinoffs. K.T Jae's Riddle of the Red Bible is a league of its own and if you want a gripping tale of human tenacity and hope, I suggest you pick it up and join the roller coaster ride with Courtney.
It has been a long time since I have read a book that made me think twice of my own beliefs. Normally, I would shrug off the things that I read. But this one is really interesting. Some would initially think this book as preachy. However, you will soon realize that it is more than that. K.T Jae succeeds in giving us an amazing debut novel. The heroine, Courtney Nivots, has been dealt a hard hand early in her life. We all have our own coping mechanisms. But she had her own special way, which her own mother refused to accept. In a cruel twist of fate, Courtney suffers another blow. Thus, her journey of discovery through time begins. I immensely enjoyed this book. The character development is exquisitely done. I saw how Courtney grew up. I felt her pain, her simple joys, and her fears. I cried with her and I am happy for her. That is how relatable Courtney is. It helps that the author fused the Eastern culture with that of the West. In fact this book successfully combines opposite poles that you would not usually find in one novel or piece of literature. Jae gave us science and faith. He made me believe that this world is vast enough that these two can coexist with each other. In fact, he made me believe that you do not need solid scientific proof. It is enough that you believe. It reminded me of a Paulo Coelho quote that I really love. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Our heroine, Courtney, did just that. This book is worth the read. It made me connect to what I think I have already lost. This will be definitely on top of my all-time favorite list.