Friday, November 1, 2013

The Healers: Those That Were Hidden

Author: Stephen G. Lonefeather
Genre: Romance
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies

Book Description:
THE HEALERS is the second book of Stephen G. Lonefeather's saga that began with SPIRIT DANCE. It is now nine years later when after several years of being plagued by discomforting dreams, twenty year old Gordon sojourns to a windswept mountaintop to cry out for a vision. Inside his medicine wheel the spirit energies of Wakan Tanka answer his pleas in the form of a mysterious set of events that include the visit of a great bear. Their answers however, come in the form of riddles that are beyond his understanding.

***This is often the way of The Great Spirit; to give only a suggestion or an unclear message to the inexperienced mind. This prompts the receiver to seek the council of Sages. After doing so, their walk is always more surefooted.

The counsel Gordon receives sends him on a journey to find his biological family. It is a journey of stumbling blocks, stepping stones, avarice, and goodwill that finally unveils his past and reveals his true purpose in the hoop. Though he is guided by spirit energies from time to time, his altruistic decisions are of his own free will. They in turn promote healing to others that he will never be aware of. This of course is always the hope of the Great Spirit.
My Thoughts
When I finished reading the first book of the series, Spirit Dance, I was interested to know more about this family and their history. We had only been given a glimpse of Gordon's story, and at that time I was left wondering what life had in store for him.
After reading The Healers, I am now left contemplating even more so. What might become of him now that he is older and wiser and has been charged with keeping an unbelievable secret, that has been handed down for many generations.
We are taken with Gordon on his journey of enlightenment and discovery as he learns more about his ancestors, and how his adoption by, and his spiritual connection to Lynn and Andy is so much more than first thought.
Again Stephen has woven a beautiful story with mystery and intrigue, as well as the magic and wonder that is life.
While this is the second book in the series, it has been written in such a way that it can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone book. However this reader recommends that to fully appreciate the wonder that is the Great Spirit, that they be read in sequence.
If you truly believe, it will happen.

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