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Accidental Truth


Loved it! 😍

Weirdly entertaining mystical mystery that yogi's and Zen Master's alike will enjoy.

When the only word a book leaves you with at the end is "Weird", the next question is inadvertently "Weird good" or "Weird bad?". For this book, I'd have to say weird good. Accidental Truth reads like a crossover between Star Wars and every Zen self-help book you've ever read, combing sci-fi with the wild world of astral vortex's, self and universal awakenings, unique alien creatures and past and present lives all wrap up into a spin-tingling mystical adventure.

The story starts out in first person, present tense as Aurora Knightley is attacked by unknown men and left for dead. While drifting in and out of consciousness, Aurora visits a rainbow portal that awakens her whole being and changes her life. Straight from the beginning, the narrative style of the author turns the book on it's head, both feeling awkwardly unnatural and captivating at the same time.

Narrative plot drives the story forward with small breaks of Zen-like self discovery for the main character, leaving bulks of paragraph for information dumping- the only flaw I have against it. Much of the information included is explanation of Aurora's discoveries and lot of the higher spirituality discussion either went over my head or was too much to expand on in just the few sentences it was described in.

I do give the author a lot of props for the intriguing storytelling and ability to hold my attention through well written action scenes, which is why I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars for it's uniqueness and fresh perspectives. Especially once Aurora wakes up from the hospital and begins her journey for the truth. There's so much to love about this book and very few complaints.

This book is written for older audiences and especially those who understand the concepts of higher self and self-awakening. It might fly over the head of younger students though and it definitely isn't for anyone under high school age. It's a bit hard for me to imagine this as a tv show or a movie mostly because of the content, but they did come out with Star Wars and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (not bad movies, just unexpected for their time), so it's entirely possible and I would love to see what this would look like on film.

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About the author

Born in Sydney, Australia, and a mother of two boys, this is the first novel from Nikool McIndoe and one she was called to write. An artist for 47 years, she took eight months off to complete this book based on her journey of spiritual awakening. view profile

Published on June 16, 2020

Published by Sacred Stories Publishing

120000 words

Genre: Epic Fantasy

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