The Healer

The Healer

by Jeffrey G. Roberts


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ISBN-13: 9781626468641
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Clabe More than 1 year ago
What secrets does the face on Mars REALLY hold? The Face on Mars. Since it was discovered by the Viking spacecraft in 1976 the Face on Mars has been a symbol of mystery and wonder to thousands and the object of cover-up by minimization and trivialized by simplistic government explanations. In approximately 2040, the research facility was constructed in Cydonia the northern hemisphere of Mars for the purpose of studying the face and over the next 141 years, many things were learned about the Martians and their technology. Humans, by nature, are disruptive quarrelsome animals given to extremes of ideological and religious fervor. Most wars among human beings are fought over these issues. Many extremists adopting one or the other idealistic views also adopt violent means of expressing their beliefs. It is no different on Mars in the year 2181 when the Martian’s physiology and lifestyle are believed by Christian extremists to challenge their beliefs. Dr. Reynolds Cully finds himself squarely in the middle of the controversy but is not personally affected by the ideological turmoil until he has an opportunity to study an unexplained ‘plague’ that struck Alaska in 2012. Using Martian technology for time travel and 2181 human technology Cully finds evidence of a Martian accident in Alaska 159,000 years earlier that created the Alaska ‘plague’ of 2012. In the process, he is marooned in Anchorage in 2013 due to the ideological upheaval on Mars and must be vigilant that his activities do not change history. The Healer is a terrific read for science fiction fans or anyone who just loves a good adventure novel. It contains a conspiracy and an ideological seduction that rivals the best conspiracy stories out there.
RukiaReader More than 1 year ago
As I am relatively new to reading books in the sci-fi genre I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was not only intrigued by the developing plot in The Healer, but also increasingly curious about the characteristics of Dr Reginald Cully. The story, which does jump around a little and so demands strict attention from the reader, Incorporates a mixture of time travel, investigations of the planet Mars in the future and the discovery that Martians not only existed, but used time travel. There are religious elements to the storyline which are written in sympathetically. Overall it is an entertaining read which will make you think - what if?
DaynaLC More than 1 year ago
Review of ‘The Healer’ by Jeffrey G. Roberts In the 22nd century, man has colonized Mars. Discoveries there prove the existence of a thriving, and advanced civilization on Mars thousands of centuries ago. And, there’s proof Martians visited earth. But, there’s trouble brewing on the red planet. A growing number of people in the colony are Judeo-Christian fundamentalists who see the huge discoveries on Mars as a threat to their God. They’ll do anything to destroy the Martian historical sites. Their leader, the colony’s head of security, leads a double life. He’s a fierce protector of the colony … including from his group of fundamentalists. Then, a new discovery. The Martians had time travel. The fundamentalists freak even more and step up their program to obliterate everything Martian. Dr. Cully uses the time travel machine to travel to Earth to discover the reason for the Alaska Plague of 2012. After the fundamentalist group badly damages the time machine, he finds himself stranded in 2013, perhaps for all time. The overall story line, the attention to accuracy, and the author’s imagination were great, but there were problems, leaving me disappointed. I don’t regret reading this book, but it wasn’t as good as it should have been. However, because I couldn’t put it down, I’ll give this book 4-stars. By Dayna Leigh Cheser, Author of Janelle’s Time, Moria’s Time, and Adelle’s Time
Tina_Chan More than 1 year ago
reviewed by Aly on behalf of The Book Landers The first chapter was a bit confusing, but only because you had to get used to the writing style. Once you were a bit more familiar with the style of writing it became much easier to read and understand.  The idea behind the book was also amazing. I really liked the plot and it held enough problems to make the story seem realistic while not being all about the problems. We were also given the history of the Mars exploration as well as some of our character's personal past. It gives us a chance to explore the world that the author has created. While we were given extensive background and it helps to establish characters, organisations and the history of earth. This was good, but it did also take a while. Sometimes I found it frustrating as I wanted to jump right into the plot of the book. There were religious aspects but they didn't dominate the book. They fueled the conflict for the most part.  While we were following the main character for the most part, we also are given a glimpse into the wife of the main character. Which was very good because we were allowed to see her motives for destroying the only method of return for her husband. And while it was partially her own fault, she also wasn't the only one to blame. It was a fascinating read, and I enjoyed the chapters following Linda. The Healer is also chock full of moral debates. It was intriguing and thought-provoking to read all of these difficult decisions that the characters faced and trying to determine what you would have done and if you believed the main characters actions to be correct. Then there were the implications of the actions of a time traveler and how he changed his own future as well as the future of the world. The Healer is a great read if you enjoy time travel romances, and space travel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding science fiction!Combines time travel,exopolitics & unique depictions of the structures on Mars.A MUST for all sci-fi readers!