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Costa Rica's unexplained monoliths -- The Stone Spheres -- serve as the jumping-off point for author Thomas Youngholm's latest novel, In the Shadow of the Sphere. He has skillfully woven together elements of SciFi, Romance, Mystery, and Spirituality to create a new high standard for Visionary Fiction. Conventional publishers couldn't fit it into a traditional niche, but you will quickly find a place for it on your own bookshelves -- right next to books by Richard Bach, Dan Millman, James Redfield, and Youngholm's groundbreaking, visionary novel, The Celestial Bar.
With drama and intrigue, In the Shadow of the Sphere picks up where The Celestial Bar leaves off, but Youngholm has crafted the story so that one can read the two books in sequence or not. In this mystical tale, musician/composer Jonathan (Digger) Taylor has embarked on a perilous rafting trip down a Central American river. He hopes the change of scene will wash away his painful past. Instead, the journey is nothing at all like he'd planned. A beautiful, mysterious woman leads him deeper into the rainforest, where he meets a wise man, a black jaguar, shocking tragedy, and a host of individuals who change his trajectory forever. In a parallel story, Digger's girlfriend is propelled through her own journey into the unknown. After many startling twists and turns, neither of them emerge from the Costa Rican jungle as expected.