Book Review: The Gnosis of the Salmon by: Lynne Marie Rowland


Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Lynne Marie Rowland

Publication Date: September 22, 2013

Origins:  From Author for Review

Format:  E-book

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Healing from a broken heart at the same time as a heart attack isn’t fun, but for Elinor Hughes-Jones it has taken an unexpected and dangerous twist. When a spirit guide arrives calling her to embark on a vision quest, Elinor must face her many demons.

What Elinor doesn’t realize is that she will battle not only with the evil Necromancer of her childhood fantasy realm, Gwennec Mor, but also must confront the deep secrets of her family, and find a way to forgive the unforgiveable. 

She does not realize that Jimmy, the man who broke her heart, is absolutely essential to fulfilling her destiny. 

She also does not realize that the paths of both her grandfathers and her mother who narrate the book, along with her child self, are inextricably linked across time, and that her quest is the only way that her entire family can be free.

How far will Elinor go to save herself and the people she loves?

Review: Elinor Hughes-Jones has had a very strong wake-up call…a heart attack. She decides to find out the root of her pain and it takes her on amazing journey through time and place. Elinor has many demons, some stemming from her past in this life, and others from her past lives. With the help of her spirit guides, she must make the choices which will heal her heart, her soul, and her family.

‘The Gnosis of the Salmon’ reminded me a lot of Lynn V. Andrews’ novel “The Woman of Wyrrd” as, in order to heal, Elinor must drawn upon the Celtic Shamanism she was taught as a child. Elinor learns the ties that bind her family are those forged over multiple lifetimes and will take hard work to overcome. ‘The Gnosis of the Salmon’ is narrated by multiple voices, but those voices help guide the reader through Elinor’s journey. There are some difficult scenes to read, but they are paramount to discovering the truth. ‘The Gnosis of the Salmon’ is a beautiful story of recovery and redemption.

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