Image of The Reincarnationist


Image of The Reincarnationist

Rose's latest is a sweeping, richly detailed story that takes the reader from 391 A.D. to the present day, with a little detour into 1884 late in the story. It is fascinating not only in terms of subject matter and characterization, but also in the questions it poses.

Photographer Josh Ryder barely escaped death in a terrorist bombing. Since then, he's been tormented by flashes of what could be a past life in fourth-century Rome. Now Josh is back in Italy to visit a recently discovered tomb with the Phoenix Foundation, an agency specializing in past-life regression.

Josh witnesses an assault on one of the archaeologists who made the find -- as well as the theft of the legendary Memory Stones. Josh works with archaeologist Gabriella Chase to recover the stones and learn just why he's still alive, this time around. (MIRA, Sep., 464 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer