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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Book Review of The Diary of an Immortal

My Review
The Diary of an Immortal fascinated me and took me to realms that I never thought could be brought together to manifest a perfect masterpiece. Incredible story clearly showcasing the creativity and imagination of the author!
When I was in the first few chapters, it occurred to me that it might be one of the immortal stories where the protagonist of the story becomes evil and a hero rises to stop him. But in the contrary the protagonist of the story Steven goes on to kill the antagonist of the story Chang Sou.
Steven having served as a doctor during the German’s World War II, discovers the immortality pills at Dachau prison camp. The pills have an effect on him, when he realises that he can heal almost in an instance and has powers that mortals fear of, it is immortality itself.

Having lost his life to the War, he begins on a quest to find true happiness in China, with his uncle Albert and Jennifer. In his quest to find the truth of immortality he stumbles upon a 2000 year immortal Chow Li. After meeting him he discovers that Buddhists teach that  to extend one’s life, is a punishment in itself.
And he discovers that there is another immortal a Buddhist who has become evil and threatens to conquer the world, if not stopped will create havoc. Chow Li can stop him but being a Buddhist stops him from harming anyone, as the religion teaches non – violence.
Join Chow Li and Steven in the quest to defeat the evil and restore peace in the world.
The story was really captivating and the genre is quite different from that of the ordinary. It will take you in the journey from World War II to the world of immortals and will tell you the tale of the immortal who searches for the reason and the truth behind  of immortality.
And to add an twist in the story there are telepathic conversations between the immortals and even space travels. Anything on space and phenomenon that can’t be explained are my favorite. I just fell in love with the book as it delivered to me a story beyond my expectations and took me to a realm where imagination reigns supreme.

Read more about the book at Online Book Club.

THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL is "OnlineBookClub.org February Book of the Month".

 
About the book

THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL (1945–1959) is the story of twenty-one-year-old U.S. Army combat medic Steven Ronson, a man who escapes the constant inundation and threat of death in World War Two after he discovers an immortality formula designed for Adolf Hitler during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in April of 1945.

Steven begins consuming the immortality formula and, after realizing that aging and death no longer control his life, travels to Manhattan to realize his childhood dream of becoming a jazz saxophonist on 52nd Street. The immortality formula gives him supernatural powers and fantastic musical abilities. His performance catches the attention of a disgraced British missionary and his adopted niece who knew the Buddhist monks in China that have guarded the original formula for thousands of years.

After a series of disturbing and prophetic visions, Steven accepts an invitation from the ex-missionary to journey to Xian. In a mountain monastery outside of the city, Steven discovers the incredible truth about the formula and the monks, and the interstellar origins of Jesus Christ and the human race. But time is running out−the German occultists who helped bring Hitler to power in the 1930s have selected another Aryan messiah, and this time he has the formula. Steven cannot allow the nightmare he experienced in Germany to happen again.

About the author

THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL (1945–1959) is the story of twenty-one-year-old U.S. Army combat medic Steven Ronson, a man who escapes the constant inundation and threat of death in World War Two after he discovers an immortality formula designed for Adolf Hitler during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in April of 1945.

Steven begins consuming the immortality formula and, after realizing that aging and death no longer control his life, travels to Manhattan to realize his childhood dream of becoming a jazz saxophonist on 52nd Street. The immortality formula gives him supernatural powers and fantastic musical abilities. His performance catches the attention of a disgraced British missionary and his adopted niece who knew the Buddhist monks in China that have guarded the original formula for thousands of years.

After a series of disturbing and prophetic visions, Steven accepts an invitation from the ex-missionary to journey to Xian. In a mountain monastery outside of the city, Steven discovers the incredible truth about the formula and the monks, and the interstellar origins of Jesus Christ and the human race. But time is running out−the German occultists who helped bring Hitler to power in the 1930s have selected another Aryan messiah, and this time he has the formula. Steven cannot allow the nightmare he experienced in Germany to happen again
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