They knew us before we began to walk upright. Shamans called them guardians, mythmakers called them tricksters, pagans called them gods, churchmen called them demons, folklorists called them shape-shifters. They've obligingly taken any role we've assigned them, and, while needing nothing from us, have accepted whatever we thought was their due? love, hate, fear, worship, condemnation, neglect, oblivion. Even in modern times, when their existence is doubted or denied, they continue to extend invitations to those who would travel a different road, a road not found on any of our cultural maps. But now, perceiving us as a threat to life itself, they issue their invitations with a dark purpose of their own.
In this dazzling metaphysical thriller, four who put themselves in the hands of these all-but-forgotten Others venture across a sinister American landscape hidden from normal view, finding their way to interlocking destinies of death, terror, transcendental rapture, and shattering enlightenment.
©2002 Daniel Quinn (P)2011 steerforth press llc
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“Quinn presents an electrifying, provocative, and dryly amusing thriller with cosmic dimensions.” ( Booklist)
The Holy should keep readers turning its pages long into the night, searching for answers.” ( Rocky Mountain News)
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4 out of 5 stars
By greenheart1964 on 22-01-18

Many twists and turns

The story ended well though at times the action seemed disjointed. Good character development. Many questions left unanswered.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Grant on 14-01-18

Excellent fiction dramatizing the occult

It’s rare to find such a good book that fictionalizes occult concepts without skewing the true meaning of the symbolis. This book is an incredible feat of detective work, that brings you through its own initiation of the fools journey. This is seriously one of my favorite books and will probably pick it up periodically through my life.

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