Sedona: The Lost Vortex
Sedona: The Lost Vortex presents a very thought-provoking and compelling science fiction story that pulls the reader in from the very beginning. Wilson does an amazing job of entertaining the theme of science vs. religion, while at the same time, maintaining a suspense-filled, intriguing novel.
The main characters, Travis, Gregor and Cadence, set out for the city of Sedona. There is something calling them to the city, and once there, even more compelling characters are introduced. August, the minister, Mitchell the churchgoer, Lily and Iris—all of whom draw the reader even deeper into the story. There are several philosophical arguments discussed; for instance while speaking to Travis, Gregor states “…our bodies do encase an energy that could be called our souls,” “…We’re connected to every being, every rock, every star and every atom out there. We all started from the same singularity. All energy in the universe always was and ever will be, so we are as much a part of the universe now as we were in its beginning and as will be in its end.” Much of the novel is interwoven between science and religion. There are significant references to Biblical verses, as well as scientific data and legend mixed with Wilson’s fictitious plot and characters in the backdrop of Sedona, Arizona. Wilson’s characters portray reliability and believability, allowing even the idea of paranormal activity, crystal energy forces, and lost vortexes to be plausible. As the story progresses, there is talk of a crystal cult, witches who use crystal energy, and how there are lost vortexes in Sedona. Gregor and Iris even compare amulets.
There is a plethora of non-fiction material melded into this sci-fi drama, and Wilson does a remarkable job in keeping the reader’s interest. Every character is significant; some you grow to love, others you love to hate. In the end, Wilson leaves the reader wanting more, and the open-ended conclusion of Sedona: The Lost Vortex leaves the door open for a sequel. Anyone who reads this book will undoubtedly be exuberant, anxiously awaiting Wilson’s sequel with anticipation.
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