Two For Eternity

Two For Eternity

by Carl Alves

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Two For Eternity by Carl Alves

Two for Eternity is an historical as well as a contemporary, fantasy thriller that takes many controversial interpretations of history. From ancient Egypt and Babylon, through the time of Christ in Judea, spanning the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, and through World War II, Raiken and Vrag engage in inhuman battles of will.
Vrag pulls the strings of malevolent leaders, and causes endless destruction and chaos. His immortal counterpart and enemy, Raiken, defends humanity and opposes him at every turn.
The stakes have never been higher, as Vrag sets his sights on the destruction of society. The twin brothers battle one last time to settle their score for eternity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937148041
Publisher: Weaving Dreams Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carl went to Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Carl graduated with a BS degree, and has since worked in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He later graduated from Lehigh University with an MBA degree. His debut novel, Two For Eternity, was published by Weaving Dreams Publishing, and his second novel, Blood Street, was published by True Grit Publishing. His most recent novel, Reconquest: Mother Earth, was released in 2014 by Montag Press. His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Blood Reign Lit, Alien Skin, and Dark Eclipse. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference. You can visit his website at www.carlalves.com.

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Two for Eternity 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Munchkinelf More than 1 year ago
I received this book as an Early Read through Library Thing to read and rate so here goes... I loved the book! Couldn't put it down, started it yesterday morning and finished it this afternoon. A story of good and evil, light and dark, two brothers that cannot live apart but all hell brakes loose when they are together. You come to hate Vrag and his will to do pure evil, and you can relate to Raiken's goodness but at the same time his killer side as he tries to stop Vrag. I loved the way the author tweaked with history to make it fit into the story, or better yet... the way he made the characters fit into history to come up with a plausible story of how things could have happened! Good read... I will be on the lookout for more books by Carl Alves!
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
Two for Eternity by Carl Alves This book is about good and evil and the eternal struggle between them. Mr. Alves creates two characters: Raiken (good) and Vrag (evil); they are twins who are immortal. The book opens in the present after an extraordinary occurrence and then goes into a flashback. From 2624 BC in Carthage through 2625 BC Egypt (Central Africa), 1782 BC Babylon, 26-28 AD Judea, 984 AD Norway, 1095 AD Florence, 1492 AD Hispaniola, 1614AD Portugal, 1942 AD England we see the plight of these two immortals. Every time, Reiken tries to better humanity until Vrag shows up - with a "meteorological disturbance"entrance - and spoils what Reiken has accomplished. Each time Vrag tries to seduce Reiken to the dark side, each time Reiken survives the "temptation." Sometimes Vrag kills Raiken, the reverse othertimes. In the present time, which is the bulk of the book, Raiken is Scott Mullen who has married his high school friend, Dalia. They are employed at Progressive Biosystems. which turns out to be ruled by Barry Huffman (Vrag). Raiken must save humanity from the perilous plans that Vrag has designed. The book is narrated from the third person point of view. Unfortunately, it is always Raiken's. In a book about the struggle of good vs. evil, it's a very sad occurrence that we ONLY get one point of view. I would have loved to learn what Vrag's point of view is! The book also has the shortcomings of not giving the reader a full experience. When I read a novel, I expect the author to "describe" the surroundings; the way people look, smell, taste. I would also like to know how the surroundings look. There was not much of this in the book which disappointed me. Finally, the stories are too repetitious. Each section is an almost repetition of the last scene, with very few changes. I did not get the point of view of the book. It's an easy fun read, but the author's full potential did not come through!
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
This is only the second time travel book I have ever read, and indeed, this one is so completely different than any I have ever read. It not only appeals to time travel enthusiasts but historians as well. The age-old battle of good versus evil is a main thrust of the book, and if you can set all your preconceived notions aside, you just might find yourself buying into this book. I was very pleased that the profanity was almost nonexistent, and there were no bedroom scenes. In addition to that, the scenes depicting violence were realistic and often repulsive but exceptionally well-done. Raiken and Vrag were well-developed characters, and the hatred between these two "supernatural" beings made for quite an interesting tale. I was intrigued by the different interpretations that the author brought to well-known historical events such as Egypt, the time of Christ, and WWII. The spin that he put on the tale of Columbus truly made me think that perhaps the story I was taught in elementary school may have left a few things out. It is something I need to research for myself. I struggled most with the reincarnation of these two characters throughout history. I also would have liked to have seen Raiken turning to Christ every time after his encounter with the Son of God. Instead, Raiken seemed to assimilate into the popular religions of his time and country. Christ was still hailed as supreme when it was convenient, but it would have been nice to have seen Him figure into the story a little more. I also would have liked to have known where these two came from. Was Raikan an angel and Vrag a demon? I never felt like I truly understood. But maybe I wasn't intended to. Time travel is something that I often cannot embrace very easily. If you like time travel and history, you may just find this book a real treat. Otherwise I may suggest that you steer your interests towards other books. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.This is only the second time travel book I have ever read, and indeed, this one is so completely different than any I have ever read. It not only appeals to time travel enthusiasts but historians as well. The age-old battle of good versus evil is a main thrust of the book, and if you can set all your preconceived notions aside, you just might find yourself buying into this book. I was very pleased that the profanity was almost nonexistent, and there were no bedroom scenes. In addition to that, the scenes depicting violence were realistic and often repulsive but exceptionally well-done. Raiken and Vrag were well-developed characters, and the hatred between these two "supernatural" beings made for quite an interesting tale. I was intrigued by the different interpretations that the author brought to well-known historical events such as Egypt, the time of Christ, and WWII. The spin that he put on the tale of Columbus truly made me think that perhaps the story I was taught in elementary school may have left a few things out. It is something I need to research for myself. I struggled most with the reincarnation of these two characters throughout history. I also would have liked to have seen Raiken turning to Christ every time after his encounter with the Son of God. Instead, Raiken seemed to assimilate into the popular religions of his time and country. Christ was still hailed as supreme when it was convenient, but it would have been nice to have seen Him figure into the story a little more. I also would have liked to have known where these two came from. Was Raikan an angel and Vrag a demon? I never felt like I truly understood. But maybe I wasn't intended to. Time travel is something that I often cannot embrace very easily. If you like time travel and history, you may just find this book a real treat. Otherwise I may suggest that you steer your interests towards other books. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.