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SOMEBODY MAKE THIS INTO A MOVIE PART FOUR - THE DARK RIVER: BOOK TWO OF THE FOURTH REALM (FOURTH REALM TRILOGY) BY JOHN TWELVE HAWKS


 

In John Twelve Hawks's so-called Fourth Realm trilogy two secret organizations are locked in a centuries old battle . . .

The one group called the Brethren is intent on creating a 1984-like totalitarian world government in which they can spy on every single individual on the planet and thus maintain the status quo (they are the bad guys in case you haven’t caught on yet).

The other group are called the Travelers, and is a motley assortment of mystics who has the unique capability to travel to other parallel dimensions.

Somehow their talent makes them a threat to the Brethren and plans for global domination and the Travelers are in turn protected by a society of elite samurai sword wielding body guards calling themselves the Harlequins. They are the good guys in case you wondered. And if you were wondering on how exactly their gift of inter-dimensional travel is a threat to the Brethren, then you’re not the only one: the books are a bit vague and fuzzy when it comes to specific politics and ideology.

But that doesn’t really matter: the books are written in a very visual style (there is not a lot of time for introspection and character development when you have to battle ominous secret Illuminati-like organizations) as if they were originally intended to be screenplays for movies in the first place. And to be honest, the Fourth Realm books would make for some brainless Hollywood Blockbuster Matrix-style action flick. Either that, or make a nice premise for a mythology rich mini-series or TV series.

Purely as books they make for okay airport reads. Not too demanding, but not too rewarding either. So come on Hollywood: here is the next National Treasure or Lara Croft wannabe franchise . . .

(Proof that the Illuminati exists: the word isn’t recognized by MS-Word’s spell check function, which means that Microsoft must be onto it as well!)


 


The Dark River: Book Two of the Fourth Realm (Fourth Realm Trilogy) (Hardcover)
by John Twelve Hawks



 

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday (July 10, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385514298
ISBN-13: 978-038551429

 


 

 



 

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