I think that we could use a break from all of the depressing and horrific news of the day. This post is just about the novels.
One of the more fascinating aspects of the books is that each focuses on the way the world is perceived through one or more senses. When we say sight, we are using our eyes, when we say smell, we are using our nose, and when we say hearing, we are using our ears. That is not how our heroes perceive these things.
Each of the main characters has their unique ability that is tied to one of the senses. What is most interesting is that the one who sees is technically blind, the one that hears has no ears, and so on. The point that I am trying to make is that the senses we use may not be all that there are.
I don’t want to give away the plot for the fifth novel, but if you have read the series to this point, you know that we have covered all five senses and yet, we still have two more protagonists to introduce. This should give you pause for thought.
The world is both more familiar far stranger than you can or could imagine. The catch-phrase in the title of each book, “Reality is not what you think,” means precisely what it says. The history that you’ve been taught, the geopolitical landscape, the very geography of this planet, is not what you necessarily believe that they are. Of course, there is much more behind the phrase as you will find out through the rest of the series.
If you haven’t started the series yet, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know why maybe there is something that I can help you with.
Have a great weekend!