multi-dimensional journey full of intrigue
RB Anderson sends you on a multi-dimensional journey full of intrigue and adventure. Laced with visually descriptive details, he does such a stellar job painting a picture of the characters and their environmental surroundings you wish you could jump into the story just as they ‘jump’ between worlds. We are reminded that love is the only answer to life’s challenges in the here and now and even beyond. Nobody should have any fears about dying or rather ‘moving on’, especially after reading this book. Looking forward to the sequel!
Captivating with Compelling Characters
This is not what I expected at all. I enjoyed the novel very much as I get into all the other world time travel/dimension possibilities. I will admit it took me a bit to get focused in on the characters and what was happening, but this is common in books of this vein. Anyhow, the writing is captivating and the characters compelling. Nothing like I have ever read before. I recommend reading it. Pay attention the first few chapters or you may get frustrated as it is not easy to follow at some points.
5 Star Review–Goodreads
Deep, Enlightening & Intriguing! An Excellent Read! I Loved It!
RB Anderson uses the perfect P.O.V. to tell this ultra-intelligent story. The characters are well developed, the plot moves along at a balanced pace, and it touches upon concepts, both general and specific that are relevant to all. I don’t often use the term deep, but this novel digs in. If you want to be or feel enlightened, divine the pages of Anderson’s novel, and you won’t be disappointed. As we get older some of us, myself included, question the knowledge of this world and more importantly contemplate the hereafter. Two Worlds is fabulous food for those thoughts and an essential read. At first, like the characters in the story, Celeste and Steele, you don’t know where your going, but by chapter three, like the jump technology the story centers on, you settle into this plot-based story and get a sense of where you are. Initially, Anderson strategically takes you in the mind of Steele and into a different world (don’t want to give away too much), but ten pages in, Anderson switches to third-person, brings us back to another reality, and we are able to see this huge story in widescreen. For literary lovers, Anderson’s prose is formidable with descriptive and poetic lines like “She breathed the chill of the cool air into strong lungs. White clouds drifted by, dampening her plume with condensation. Wind from this speed rushed through feathers that tickled as they fluttered in the breeze. Her vision was so sharp. Below, a sparkling clear lake lay huddled between mountain ridges, fed by a creek falling step by step from a natural spring” and this second-to-none simile caught me early in the story. “A bear sat in the waning sun peeking across the top of a sandstone arch. It was illuminated in the last rays of light, just enjoying himself like a wild actor, in nature’s theater.” If you’re looking for a well-written fantasy that’s a smart read and deals with the metaphysical, look this way.
I am hooked!
I’ve only begun to read TwoWorlds and I am hooked. Introduction provides a glimpse of the inspirational woman behind the story and her journey with cancer and the awaking of spirit. The story is engaging and tickles your imagination to the alternate world of Gaia. Author paints a beautiful picture of the surroundings and you can feel the serenity and peace. Looking forward to digging in further into the book and seeing where the characters and story leads.
Beautiful job! I think you captured Louise’s spirit perfectly. I can’t wait for the book.
Evidence of after-life
I just read a good book. The author is new, his approach is fresh, and the title is as intriguing as the tale. Evidence of after-life is forever a compelling search—witness the recent TNT series “Proof,” showing a dying billionaire bargaining with a surgeon to find proof of what (if anything) happens to us after death, by documenting near-death experiences. The rich man builds a machine to take a test drive—ah, but he could have just read RB Anderson’s new book, Two Worlds.
RB’s imagination picks up where his grandmother Louise’s journals leave off—and I sense her Guiding Angels may frequently have guided his pen. The story flows with surprising glimpses into the other world that is just right there and right now—always ours for the asking and seeing. But my statement was clearly an assumption—that the after-life would always be because it had always been. In Two Worlds, meddling men, creative and greedy, find strange new paths to enormous power, converging in a surreal maelstrom.
RB weaves adroitly between dimensions, clearly grounding our location as we travel instantly anywhere in the world while interlacing his characters. And characters they are: a Catholic bishop who strings up his future in-law from a belfry tower and later visits God for papal competition; a brilliant young man who invents a device to travel between worlds, but without a guaranteed return ticket; an FBI agent, devout in his faith but willing to destroy our chance to find life after death.
Then there’s the gentle malleable camping couple and their dogs, just wanting a quiet weekend in the wilderness, but being enlisted to try to save the world from evil dominion. And ah, the strangely beautiful girl featured on the cover of the bound edition, drawn from our artist-author’s imagination, who can fly but is adrift between two worlds, holding the key. All the while, many others add complexity, empathy, hatred, and humor, building compelling interest as they push what we consider as possible past normal limits.
RB has a way of keeping us in the middle of the action, sometimes taking us with him into the unknown space made so real that we are uncomfortable until he brings us to the other side—and sometimes so pleasure-filled that we never want the surreality to end. He doesn’t so much grab us—it’s more like taking us by the hand, then sitting with us in the same seat on his personal roller coaster twisting between dual realities. Two Worlds is an amazing ride, and I recommend it highly. It will leave you with interesting memories, and perhaps even open doors to (your own) possibilities. You just never know for sure…
As reviewed by Burton Mitchell, author of the novel T.E.J.T.M., The End Justifies The Means