The novel was released on January 1, It tells the story of a two lovers who attempt to find each other through the centuries. The narrative follows the action through time. Plot[ edit ] Prehistory In the first setting of the story the female protagonist is a Cro-Magnon more developed caveman , and the male protagonist is a Neanderthal , man a little behind Cro-Magnon in evolution, thus unable to capture the concept of speech. The female, May, is ready to get married soon, and will be linked to Lenar by her deity, the Great Mother.
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Shelves: young-adult , historicals , past-lives , books-that-drag , expected-more , light-reads , confused , another-triangle This book is going in to my very own entry in to the list of "books with so much potential but only if some one was wise enough to uncover it". It is not so much that it lacked interesting ideas or innovative concepts but it is the lack of focus that damaged this book.
Personally I believe that the author could have created a much more captivating book if she had reduced on the number of past lives and This book is going in to my very own entry in to the list of "books with so much potential but only if some one was wise enough to uncover it".
Personally I believe that the author could have created a much more captivating book if she had reduced on the number of past lives and increased on their length. Instead the number of past lives that the characters are put through leads to a very confusing read and gives the book the feel of a collection of short stories regardless of the fact that it is the very same characters that we are reading about.
The story begins in the prehistoric times when a Neanderthal man encounters a Cromagnon woman while they of trying to steal a green emerald ultimately leading to their death. Then the story moves to ancient Egypt where they are reborn as an Egyptian singer and a slave who find comfort in each other. The mysterious green emerald makes an appearance in this story also. From there on their tale takes us through ancient Greece, the Incas, Salem Witch trials, America during World war I, The Jazz age in France before World War II and many more life times in the end settling into the modern era with the characters being a couple of teenagers.
Though the book takes up through different time periods it has not done justice to any of it. One of the reasons being the length, the stories are too short which makes a bit difficult to capture the essence of the time period.
The second reason being you never feel any real love between the characters other that the fact that the writer keeps on insisting that they are soul mates. They fall in love in one of their later lives and after that in every other life they meet they fall for each other mainly due to the reason that they feel like they have known each other for ever.
It kind of goes on to say what the characters feel in their past life becomes a part of their soul and is carried on to their next life. This was especially true for some of the secondary characters that gets reincarnated with the main characters.
But special points have to be given to the author for not shying away from reversing the gender or colour of her main characters. The linking of the present life characters with their past life characters by blood was something that could have been avoided because it ultimately ended up making the story more complicated.
The high points in the story however is the changing mythological beliefs. The changing ideology of the great mother from Isis to Athena to Virgin Mary all accounts for a compelling read.
This book appeal to those interested in theology and spirituality, for those interested in history would not find this book to their taste.
Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn
My favourite Reincarnation was in Athens, too!! I also liked the Egyptian one. March 22, at PM Anonymous said It really gets you thinking about religion and what you want in life.
It starts with a fight in a cave over a green jewel. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller. Reincarnation is my most complex novel. For several reasons The theme: I decided that each character should have an after-death experience that aligns with his and her expectations.