*Are you ready for something different?*
Think you’ve read it all? This revelatory chronicle will have you thinking otherwise. Into the swirling vortex, you will be drawn – whether you think this is your sort of book or not. You just might find yourself questioning your own perceptions of reality and be left craving more. + 39 Augmented Reality Illustrations.
The blurb/synopsis is quite long on Goodreads so I shall just give you an excerpt at the moment. More info on the book and author will follow my review at the end of the post:
November Fox has never even heard of other dimensions when a teleporting magical cube appears on her doorstep. With a hole in her heart and a cosmic identity yet to be discovered, the orphan rock star accepts an invitation to find the key within herself that will unlock the mysteries of form.
Little does she know, The Architect, from the race of philosophical beings who create our world of form, has been watching over her all her life.
Grieving Erica, a teacher and writer from London, finds The Architect’s fascinating letter in a glass bottle washed ashore on Brighton Beach. Pages continue to magically appear as she, too, is compelled to follow November’s quest.
Told by The Architect from another dimension, November Fox is a book which manages to illustrate an overall connection of everything that is in the Universe. Truly interesting, imaginative and entertaining, as well as thought provoking.
“The sweeter you can make the music of your soul sing, the more harmony you will find with your environment. But you must tune your instrument!”
That excerpt of the blurb is really all that you should know about the story before reading it. My re-telling of any events would simply ruin the wonderment of discovery. November Fox is not only an enjoyable read but it also does something new… E.E. Bertram takes a step further by providing the technology aspect of being able to scan the illustrations for a further insight into the story and the ebook will also direct you to an external link on the book’s website to create your personal Cube and send a photo of it back to the author. I haven’t heard of such a thing being done before… November Fox thus is more than a book. It’s kind of like an interactive book… we’re taking a step further in the book evolution!
The structure of November Fox is delivered by way of letter that The Architect wrote and sent in a bottle through the river of collective consciousness.
“In writing you this letter, I intend to show you a glimpse behind the curtain. This is a world not seen by anyone in your sphere, until now.”
The message in the bottle, in which The Architect reports the events he sees played across one of his screens as he observes November, made it over the ocean of consciousness to Erica. A primary teacher in London who finds the bottle at a time when she’s mourning the loss of someone who could have been her soulmate.
So, we have November Fox, The Architect and Erica in various settings of space and dimensions. Confusing? Not to worry- the book is really super easy to follow, it’s fun and comes with quite a few quotes from quite a few master minds all of us know. There is a ton of dimensional travel, a good scoop of inner recognition and fantastic/vivid scene setting. What the below blurb excerpt says, basically:
November Fox will be enjoyed by readers who liked wisdom-filled, visionary fiction fables like “The Alchemist,” the escapism of “Alice in Wonderland” or the Mind-bending nature of the movie “The Matrix.”
As an idiosyncratic fantasy/science fiction crossover, it is suitable for teens and adults alike.
It comes with 39 illustrations with an Augmented Reality technology feature, enabling readers to further expand their experience.
Who wouldn’t love Alice in Wonderland and The Matrix? I do.. I also enjoyed reading The Alchemist. So, November Fox was a total win-win book for me.
The characters are well written. I mean, let me tease you a bit here… there’s Klaus. The German elephant who flies, loves cake and owns an actual watch! There’s The High Priestess and the Fortress of Forgotten Fish (I swear that Fortress was a brilliant idea! but my lips are sealed!). The Mad Professor who could possibly be November’s father… The Now Tree with simply and logical definition of time! Laura X916- the AI from the future… The Architect’s carpet named Charlie…
“It is an unspoken law that all carpets must obey their Architect, so Charlie complies, yet I always know when he is upset as he wrinkles his fabric.”
The writing flows naturally through this fast paced story as one is being transported through wormholes and across borders in between dimensions as November follows The Cube named Joy to unlock some inner wisdom and become one of the leaders of the New Earth. I did, however, read this book without further delving into the 39 illustrations with the help of an additional device and an app. I can only imagine how much awesomeness I missed simply by being lazy! 😀
My rating: 4 stars. I really liked the book. It was a relaxing read with so much new in it for me. So why not 5 stars? Good question.. even though I really really enjoyed the book, I felt towards the end that it could have been slightly shorter because there was so much information, so many news things for me it all just blew my mind. But not in a bad way! It was slightly taxing, reading all the questions The Architect posed because I found myself stopping and trying to find the answers that no one has managed to find yet! 😀 A really unique and interesting book, though, I do suggest you check this out guys!
E.E. Bertram (Esther Bertram) is an Author, Musician & Media Artist. Her dedication, creative mind, and technical skill set enable her to create innovative and original expressions, combining wisdom and fantasy, to assist her life’s mission – “To inspire wonder and growth.” After more than a decade of touring Europe and recording as a professional singer/songwriter and producer of electronic music, Esther has spent 5 years creating the media-fusion, metaphysical, fantasy, science fiction novel “November Fox.”
The book incorporates Augmented Reality with a connected music project. This pioneering way of story telling is on the leading edge of what is possible when you combine technology with art.
Personal motivations & special thanks by E.E. Bertram
As a creative artist, I like to inspire people to challenge their mental models of reality for the sake of growth and entertainment; to probe into the cosmic depths of existence, bring back my insights and express them in creative form. With a mother from Lapland/Finland and father from Melbourne/Australia, dualism has been in my genes from day one, and I have always felt best when balancing contrasting worlds; Organic/Inorganic, Acoustic/Digital, Adventurous/Reflective, Present/Escapist, Vegan/Indulgence etc. I’ve had lucid dreams since I was a child, so I’ve always enjoyed creating dreamscape realities and then applied the knowledge to manifest desired outcomes while I’m awake. The lessons I have learned and amazing experiences I have had, have been the prime inspiration in the creation of November Fox. I wanted an outlet to share what I have learned to hopefully help others, specifically the next generation, to create the realities of their dreams and find and achieve their purpose. Yet I’m too much of a dreamer and child at heart to write a normal self-help book, so I decided to put my discovered wisdom in the guise of a metaphysical, fantasy science fiction story. Technology then enables me to create layers within layers to aptly represent the depths of our own consciousness and take the fantasy world to new heights.
There will be a 2 day free promo on November Fox 11.11-12.11.2016 for your chance to grab a copy guys! Don’t miss out!
*I received a copy of this book directly from the author for an honest review*