Review: "Elvis A. Eagle: A Magical Adventure"
Sinclair Summit Publishing Group, USA, 1995, Hardback, 179 pages,
Flies High in Magical New Age Adventure!
A. Eagle: A Magical Adventure by Carl Sinclair lives up to
its title. A 'new-age' book with Elvis as its central character.
The symbolic plot revolves around Elvis, a bald eagle who
leaves the security of his family and super-stardom (captivity)
in search of his greater reason for being (freedom and purpose).
is a messenger and in this role his adventures serve to 'describe
our relationship with the eagle in all of us, the messenger
between heaven and earth, symbol of spirit and vision - longing
to be free'.
Sinclair's story is cleverly written - it can be read as a magical
adventure novel or (as the author intended) as a lively and engaging
script for a Hollywood movie. It is unlike just about any other
Elvis book you will have ever read. Well crafted with evocative
imagery and fun to read, this is a book that will appeal to all
readers will love following the adventures of Elvis and his family
and friends: Smart Swallow, Joe, Marie, Ike, Black Talon, Kara and
Gray Eagle, while older readers will appreciate and understand the
familiar challenges of life that unfold at every turn of the page.
At times the reader soars high above the world with Elvis, at other
times you share the emotions of love and fear or the dilemma Elvis
wind suddenly subsided, and with it, the river of fog and moist
air running madly through the canyon dried out. Elvis could feel
how much Ike's shocking news skewed the perception of his new life,
and how much it had changed him.'
search is powerfully told - it will make you question the direction
of your own life and how to harness the powerful spirit within.
Elvis A. Eagle has, not surprisingly, been compared to Jonathan
Livingston Seagull. It is an intriguing book, full of wisdom and
symbolism around life's important values and how we deal with our
worldly relationships. Rich in meaning and characters, with a very
positive message, it is an appropriate release for the new millennium.
And Elvis's message?…you will have to read Elvis A. Eagle to find
by : Nigel Patterson
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