by Nora M. Garcia
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: Jan 18 2013
Genre: Mythology, Egypt, Young Adult
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THE LIGHTBEARERS is the story of an ancient Egyptian King and Queen, Akhenaton and Nefertiti, who have been reincarnating together for the past 3300 years. They have been entrusted with the mission of The Lightbearers, whose responsibility is to be guardians of the human race and to enlighten any whose path they cross. Through reincarnation, during each of their lifetimes, they strive to overcome violence, greed and injustice and in each lifetime they leave pockets of individuals with whom they have shared their secrets of life and death. They have also been ascribed with the powers of telepathy, astral projection and psycho kinesis. They are highly evolved and highly enlightened.
Discovery of their innate mystical powers is facilitated by the assistance of an alien being who introduces them to the mission of the Lightbearer. Through a series of flashbacks two of their previous lifetimes are revealed beginning in Ancient Egypt and including 17th century France where they switched genders.
The story unfolds in the 21st century where Jean Crystal, Nefertiti’s incarnate, has been kidnapped by Dr. Natas, whose plan for world domination has been temporarily disrupted by Jean and her husband George, Akhenaten’s incarnate. Jean and George have discovered a secret about Dr. Natas experimental school, a school completely computerized and robotized.
Jean is held captive on a laboratory table by a motion sensitive laser directed toward her central nervous system. Not realizing this, upon awakening from a narcotic sleep induced by the doctor, she attempts to move and is suddenly wracked by a mind numbing pain. The more she moves the more pain she receives. By astrally projecting herself she is able to overcome the pain and investigate her circumstances. George has already been assassinated and while awaiting her own demise, George pays Jean a visit in the lab, assuring her of their eternal vow to each other. Jean is very shortly, thereafter, assassinated. Upon the joyful reunion of their spirits on Petite Terre, a tiny island just off the Normandy Province of France, Jean and George plan their return. While it is possible to determine their gender and the time in which they return, they cannot predetermine their identities. They must pick a place, a time and a signal by which they can find and identify each other in their subsequent lifetime. In this particular lifetime, their favorite song was “Imagine” by John Lennon and so on the first Monday of October, 2024 at 12 noon, they decide to meet outside the computer science building on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. She will find him sitting under a tree near the building with a guitar strumming “Imagine”.
Their reunion takes place 20 years later, albeit not without a hitch. Together they set out to rescue the United States from Dr. Natas’s well-placed plans, he has already begun to execute.
My Review: Egypt! Oh how I love Egypt thrown into books, and history about what they do. So this book has a King and a Queen who have lived many lives. Something we always learn about when reading about Egypt. Some classes will tell you they watched over the human race. Now this book give a fun new twist that I loved. Akhenaton and Nefertiti have special powers, making it easier to look over the human race, with each reincarnation.
So as you jump right into the book, you are hooked. You will think, is this the right book? The blurb mentions a king and a queen. So as you start the book it goes right to new characters, who happen to be the king and queen, just during one of their reincarnation times. Right now they are called Jean and George, who are living in the 21st century. Dr. Natas is the guy to be dealt with this time around.
Natas is a true evil. Robots instead of humans? What, a machine is supposed to be better than humans? I never liked the whole robot over human thing. Jean of course has to escape his evil hands and head to George. Together, they must figure out how to end Natas evil ways. Though he is manipulative, maybe the most manipulative character ever. He is also annoying at times, but I think villains are supposed to be. This guy creates one of the biggest troubles ever to the world. Jean and George will have to figure something out and save the human race once again, before they head off into another life.
Oh I really enjoyed this book and want to get some more! Nora can really write and throw in enough twists and turns to keep me going. I hope there will be another life to follow, or that Nora keeps writing some great books.