Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012

Fiction - Fantasy - General
176 Pages
Reviewed on 11/01/2013
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Author Biography

Tina Frisco is an AUTHOR, singer-songwriter-performer, RN, shaman apprentice, and activist. Born in the USA in Pennsylvania, she attended nursing school in New York and lives in California. She began writing as a child and received her first guitar at age 14, which launched her passion for music and song-writing. She has performed publicly in many local venues. Her publishing history includes book reviews, essays, articles in the field of medicine, and her début novel - Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012 - published in July 2012. Included in her pursuits are writing, reading, music, and exploring nature.

Tina wrote Plateau after watching one too many documentaries focusing on the doomsday aspect of the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012. She doesn't embrace apocalyptic theories and felt disheartened as well as compelled to write a novel of hope.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Plateau - Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012 by Tina Frisco is a book with spiritual undertones. The protagonist is a 15-year-old tribal girl, W'Hyani. She is born as the keeper of the Crystal Heart which is the key to the Great Mosaic of Life. This Great Mosaic of Life enables you to live beyond 2012. The message of opening your heart to receive and to practice gratitude and compassion forms the basis of the book.

This is a very positive book which speaks about life and the wisdom of elders who guide you. It elevates the reader's consciousness and takes them to another, higher plane. Human beings are told not to harm anyone and to admire the beauty given to us by the universe. The book tells us to love people and overcome the fear that prevails around and within us.

The book touches on shamanism and the spirit of South American beliefs. The essence of life, the universe, and human interactions are brought to light and it gives readers awareness about the universe and the questions and cosmic forces surrounding it. The book speaks about compassion and gratitude, and tells us to practice this all the time for a better world. The role of human emotions and how they affects us is discussed in detail. The book is insightful and very profound.