Twelve years after his mother’s disappearance, Zahn makes his annual hike up to Zikhara Peak to sleep above the clouds — only to be awoken by a monstrous roar.
He watches as an extraordinary object thunders down from the sky and impacts onto the silvery beach below, changing the course of his young life forever.
What he recovers is more than a mere meteorite, and Zahn is swept up into an adventure to the galactic core, encountering a stunning pilot, 5th-density creatures of light, and an ancient chthonic evil, bent on consuming every star in the galaxy by tearing the fabric of spacetime itself. Only the Tulari, a stone that can heal these fissures, offers any hope. Unfortunately, it’s been missing for aeons…
THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY is the 1st book in the EPIC OF ARAVINDA — a Transcendental, Sci-Fi, action-adventure series.
The first mythic Sci-Fi novel to be directly influenced by the highly-regarded Ra Material (aka. The Law of One). Contains strong themes of cosmic myth, personal growth, and spiritual evolution.
This book was AWESOME! It was AWESOME! AWESOME! Ok, now that I got that out….let me tell you why.
This book embodied the wonder of space and yet inspired a connectedness to the cosmos that all of us should feel. After all, we are all made of star dust. “The Truth Beyond the Sky” is aptly named. Aren’t we all searching for the truth of what’s out there? Whether it be a personal truth or a truth of origin?
My heart went out to Zahn. I couldn’t imagine the terror a small child must feel whilst watching his beloved mother lifted away and disappear. The hole that type of uncertainty can leave is undeniable. The character development was so well done with Zahn. Honestly, it was well done with all the characters.
The descriptions of space travel and the different planets was mesmerizing! I found myself able to make clear images of these places in my head. It was fascinating. Space is such a place of wonder for me already. I wish I could jump on a ship and see what’s out there for myself.
Some elements of the story I really enjoyed were the descriptions of the different technologies. Especially Navika ( the ship ). I really liked that the ship had it’s own awareness and was alive. It brought a very interesting aspect to the story. Especially since our tech is becoming more and more a part of our lives. It brings an interesting side to the AI moral debate. After all, is something a machine or a person at that point?
I have found with Sci-fi novels it can go one of two ways. They are either amazing or horrible. This book had all the elements you need for it to be successful. It had just enough explanation of the tech that it felt believable instead of ridiculously impossible. It brought in actual aspects of science and used them in believable and possible ways. Who hasn’t wondered about wormholes? The characters were humanoid and therefore relatable. At the same time, there are creature descriptions that are not humanoid but are so well done they ignite curiosity.
AND…..it has a happy ending! I am a happy ending kind of woman. I need my stories to round out nicely. I need questions answered.
Even though this book is the first in a series, it was a complete story. Which makes me incredibly happy.
This is one of the best Sci-fi novels I have read in a long time. I am very much looking forward to reading the next! I HIGHLY recommend this book!
This book couldn’t deserve it more. It gets the full 5 stars.
The Technical Information:
Title: The Truth Beyond the Sky
Genre: Mythic Sci-Fi
Author: Andrew M. Crusoe
Author Data: Author. Traveller. Net-diver.
As a citizen of Earth, Andrew is primarily interested in growth, not only for himself, but for all.
His debut novel, The Truth Beyond the Sky, is the first book in the Epic of Aravinda, an award-nominated transcendental science fiction series that draws inspiration from around the globe, including eastern mythology and channeling. Since its release, the novel has garnered a multitude of glowing reviews, received write-ups on pro reviewer websites, and qualified for an ACX stipend, attracting prime narrator talent for the Audible.com edition of the book, available now.
Pages: 310 in paperback format
Original paperback release: 2013/03/20
Publisher: Aravinda Publishing
Available in: eBook, Paperback, and Audible audiobook!