The Necklace

Revised Edition

by Neil L. Hawkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/5/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781496959850

About the Book

This sequel to The Book in the Loft takes the crew of the Council of Planets’ starship Explorer on a spiraling journey to a world inhabited by the very beings that are behind the leather-bound books. In his attempt to help them recapture their pirated ship, Neil MacBruce is thrown out of his time and space by a superior force and becomes involved in a whirlwind trip that involves those from the Jarlonian Circle of Planets and seemingly familiar earthly faces from his imagination. Imagination or real, he alone cannot find the way back to his own time and space. And in the events that follow, he becomes entangled with enemies in both dimensions—and with an ancient race that perhaps explains his own origins.

About the Author

A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, he attended Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois and the University of Stockholm in Sweden, later receiving a BA degree from the University of Minnesota, and an MS degree from Peabody Teachers College, Nashville, Tennessee. Since the age of five, when he “saw” Earth and the other planets from space in all their detail— twelve years before Sputnik—he has been intrigued and fascinated with flights of reality and fantasy. It was said he had a childhood out-of-body flight of the soul, as what he described then was identical to what has now only been seen by the Hubble Telescope. Later, his flights of reality were realized during a distinguished career as an Air Force officer, and his flights of fantasy became reality when he spent several years in “another world” (Russia), where he taught English at two technical institutions. After his marriage to a wonderful Russian woman, he combined their “two worlds” with his imagination in stories that took both through time and space to other worlds. He and his wife now reside on this world in their home on the shore of the mighty River Volga.