Armageddon and the 4th Timeline
Don Mardak’s Armageddon and the 4th Timeline is the story of Eric, an enlightened American spiritual healer. Following his childhood meeting with a Tibetan priest named Shimahn, Eric had never expected to hear from the old man again, but an unexpected, urgent message sends both Eric and his wife Kathy to an isolated area of Tibet to meet with Shimahn and his acolytes – and finally to receive the revelation that Eric is about to be catapulted into the front lines of a war for the collective human soul; a war that, if he loses, will precipitate World War 3.
Armageddon and the 4th Timeline offers an interesting take on several concepts ranging from time travel to reincarnation. While the role of the wife as the temperamental, supporting character, and the rather sweeping assumption that all Muslims either are radical or at least are at high risk of radicalisation may grate on some readers, the basic ideas the book is plotted around are thought-provoking, and the inset cameos of the world’s intelligence agencies gearing up to meet a massive terrorist threat are well done and weave neatly into the backdrop of the main storyline to build the tension. This book will appeal to thriller and fantasy readers alike, and keep you thinking long after you turn the last page.