The Necklace

by Neil Hawkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/30/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 468
ISBN : 9781410774842
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 468
ISBN : 9781410774859

About the Book

This sequel to The Book in the Loft is a spiraling journey to a world inhabited by the very creatures who are behind the leather-bound books. The powers within the books take the crew of the Council of Planets starship Explorer to an encounter with a superior force, the result being a whirlwind trip through time and space that involves those from the J'rlonian Circle of Planets and seemingly familiar faces from Neil MacBruce's imagination. Imagination or real, MacBruce alone cannot find his way back to his own time and space, and in the events that follow he becomes entangled with enemies in both dimensions and discovers a connection with an ancient race that perhaps explains his own origins -and a mystery with no answers.

About the Author

A native of Pougbkeepsie, New York, he attended Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois and the University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, later receiving a BA degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis 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 an out-of-body flight of the soul, or a wild dream; but what he described then was identical to 'what now has 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 seven years in "another world" -Russia -where he taught English at two technical institutes. After his marriage to a wonderful Russian woman, he combined their "two different worlds" with his imagination in a story that took them both through time and space - and to other worlds. He and his wife now reside on this world in Spokane, Washington, but plan some day to return to their home on the shore of the Volga River.