SPIRIT OF PROPHECY is awarded a resounding thumbs up and another highly acclaimed 5* review in the 2018 Readers Favourite competition.
Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.
Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Mystery – Murder book “Spirit of Prophecy” by Jill Hughes, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079VSN4X2.
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Reviewed By Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite
Rider Juliet Jermaine lost her Olympic horse, Gothic, and his rider, Isabella Levine, in a horrific unprovoked road rage attack. Isabella’s murder is investigated by psychic detective Rosetta Barrett, whose earlier warning about the attack was ignored by Juliet. She discovers that the murder is only a small part of a cycle of revenge and retribution born from a terrible atrocity that occurred in an Apache Indian territory centuries ago.
The concept of Spirit of Prophecy by Jill Hughes is a familiar one, but the combination of paranormal, crime, and sci-fi genres with an intriguing premise will hook any readers who really appreciate a healthy fusion of themes. Set in the near future of 2021, there’s an interesting proposal regarding the role of AI in our lives, which I think is easily plausible. The characters are complex and well developed. It’s easy to empathize with Rosetta’s situation. Her otherworldly ability doesn’t compensate for her failed marriage and her separation from her children. That said, I do question her judgment in some situations. Juliet is also easy to root for, especially when she is betrayed by people that are closest to her.
The prose is clear cut and the transitions between different characters’ POVs as well as the timeline are deftly handled. Even though I feel some events could be developed faster, the overall pacing is good. The plot is well thought out, and much more intricate and extensive than I had anticipated. The story line is mainly crime-based but there’s a good dose of well-timed humor and light moments. Overall, Spirit of Prophecy is a roller-coaster journey of intrigue and suspense, a solid read from Hughes.”
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RED HEADED Book lover - what does Aimee Ann have to say?
Find out what the ‘Red Headed Book Lover’ has to say about this outstanding novel on her Website.
Jill say’s ‘Aimee is amazing and we really clicked as she’s passionate about books, reading and loves digging deeper in to what makes Authors tick. Plus she also supports military charities, one of mine is S.O.T.S [www.soldiersoffthestreet.com] see my Resources page for more.’
Check out what Aimee does on her ‘Giving Back to our Wounded Heroes‘ page.
COSMIC HOLOGRAMS - An interview with Jill Hughes and Jude Currivan
Stephen Hawking revealed from beyond the grave his final scientific theory – that the universe is a hologram.
The cosmologist who died on March 14, 2018, has challenged previous theories of cosmic “inflation” and the “multiverse” in a new paper published in the Journal of High Energy Physics.
Scientists generally believe that for a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, the universe expanded incredibly rapidly before settling into its present state, filled with stars and galaxies – the inflation theory. But some have proposed that, on a grander global scale, inflation goes on for ever, giving rise to a multiverse – a number of different universes with their own laws of physics.
Prof Hawking was always troubled by this idea, which at a fundamental level can not be reconciled with Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. In an interview in 2017 he said: “I have never been a fan of the multiverse.”
Working with Belgian colleague Prof Thomas Hertog, Prof Hawking extended the [weird] notion of a holographic reality to explain how the universe came into being from the moment of the Big Bang.
The new theory embraces the [strange] concept that the universe is like a vast and complex hologram. In other words, 3D reality is an illusion, and that the apparently “solid” world around us – and the dimension of time – is projected from information stored on a flat 2D surface.
Hawking and Hertog’s variation of the holography theory overcomes the problem of combining eternal inflation with General Relativity.
Prof Hertog, from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven [KT Leuven], said: “It’s a very precise mathematical notion of holography that has come out of string theory in the last few years which is not fully understood but is mind boggling and changes the scene completely.”
Applied to inflation, the newly published theory suggests that time and “the beginning” of the universe arose holographically from an unknowable state outside the Big Bang.
Prof Hawking said before his death: “We are not down to a single unique universe, but our findings imply a significant reduction of the multiverse, to a much smaller range of possible universes.”
[Article: The Telegraph Reporters, May 2018]
COSMIC ANCESTRY an interview with Jill Hughes and Brig Klyce
Cosmic Ancestry: the modern version of Panspermia, by Brig Klyce. Listen to the podcast where Jill Hughes interviews Brig to discover more about the hypothesis of the origin of life on Earth, based on the views of her relative Sir Fred Hoyle (discover more HERE ), and Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Sir Fred was a prior day Stephen Hawking, actually Stephen attended one of Sir Fred’s Royal Society lectures and told him that he’d made a mistake. When asked how he knew there’d been an error, Hawking replied: “ Because I’ve worked it out in my head.”
[Fred’s muttered response goes unrecorded, albeit he was a quite direct Yorkshireman not adverse to ruffling a few feathers on the odd occasion!]
Sadly, I can’t claim to have inherited my relatives intelligence, however he was also an author and wrote Sci-Fi, one of his books was televised- so something in common!
He was a controversial astronomer and cosmologist, rejected ‘’big bang’’ theory, turned his back on Cambridge and was mysteriously denied a Nobel prize – perhaps because of his belief that life must be of frequent occurrence in the universe. He argued [along with Chandra] that the primeval molecules from which life evolved on Earth, had been transported from elsewhere in the Universe – a theory known as Panspermia.
To find out more listen to my interview with Brig Klyce, below, which is really interesting and illuminating.
To find out more about Panspermia and some awesome recent supporting scientific discoveries, read the article by Chandra Wickramasinghe and his associates on Science Direct
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