The Last Reiki Hunter

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
50 Pages
Reviewed on 08/14/2018
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Author Biography

SSteve Zimcosky is an award winning and international selling author. He was born in the Slavic Village area of Cleveland, Ohio and has wanted to be an author since elementary school while reading books like White Fang and Call of the Wild by Jack London. He spends his retirement time writing short stories on a variety of subjects he hopes his readers will enjoy. Some of his favorite authors include Stephen King, James Clavell and Vivien Chien.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

In an age of greed and abuse of the environment, it is not unexpected to have drastic climatic changes. When these changes dramatically and irreversibly change the geographic and demographic make-up of one of the world’s most powerful nations, the United States, flooding most of the country and dividing it into corporate-run government holdings, anarchy rules the day. All live in fear, not only for their lives, but more simply their daily livelihood. But times can change. And they do. The world adapts and the corporations fall. Then those who were governed by the corporations seek refuge from their own crimes.

A man is to stand trial for a task he did for the corporation-run government. It was an evil task, but when the government, evil as it was, issued a command, it had to be followed through. The man is a hunter, someone who hunts healers, genuine healers who use traditional methods of channeling inner energies to heal the body. These people are known as reiki healers and the man to stand trial is the last of the reiki hunters. The hunter’s name is Gavin, but his story, as it unravels in the courtroom, is not the one the people wanted or expected to hear. In fact, his story brings tears to the eyes of many who listen.

Steve Zimcosky’s short story, The Last Reiki Hunter, is a parable of the times, one in which the possibilities are frighteningly real. The plot unravels quickly. The story is a parable and it is shared in this age-old art of storytelling. Background is presented first to allow the reader to enter the courtroom with the accused with full comprehension of the case being tried. The scenes and the characters are described with precision and clarity without going into unnecessary detail. A powerful story which speaks volumes.

Sharon Amato

I read your new book as soon as I received it the other day, couldn’t resist with that title, but didn’t have a chance to reply.

But I just had to tell you how much I genuinely like the book. What a creative story of the dark days of the country through the 21st century and the formation of the Reiki Hunters. Your explanation of what Reiki is flows so smoothly within the storyline. The country begins to return to a more just state after a hundred years and the last Reiki Hunter is captured and put on trial.

As the trial progresses the Reiki Hunter is questioned and as his story unfolds you present the Reiki symbols and kotadama and explain their meaning all within the context and flow of a really great story.

The interaction between the Reiki Master and the Hunter is a very moving part of the story as the Hunter feels the calming, loving presence of the Reiki Master as she risks her own safety to save his life. Feeling love instead of hate from her changes him and he will no longer be a Hunter. As I said, very moving and inspiring.

I just love the compelling story that made me want to read it in one sitting. The way you interweave the story and characters with the details and ideals of Reiki to create such a beautiful story is awesome. Thanks, I really enjoyed the book. I don’t know how you can come up with a story like this but I’m glad you can and I hope you have many more great stories to publish.

Amani Soorma

It was a fun quick read and I loved that it contained lots of reiki info! Here's my review, feel free to share it:

The Last Reiki Hunter uses a futuristic altered reality to illustrate some key Reiki ideals that could assist in the very change needed by the world and it's people. It's a cleverly depicted tale, woven with details of the ancient healing practice. A fun read with lots of great information!"

Dr. Reizer (Chiropractor)

Great message in this short story. Nice little twist near the end too. Buy this, you won't be disappointed. Fast read.

Loretta Trainor

WOW!! I loved it. Made me think about all the hatred going on in our country today. You hit the nail on the head. Great work--what a gift you have.

Marlene Haag

I enjoyed reading your book, it was an easy read. I like how you incorporated the symbols with an explanation. I thought the story was ended but you added a little twist which made it a good ending. Really enjoyed it.


I thoroughly enjoyed this futuristic tale in which the author interweaves the story and its captivating characters with many features and ideals of Reiki to create a beautiful story. It is a great book for those who want to learn about Reiki and those who simply want a creative, compelling story to make them feel good.

Rinku Patel

Love this book. It is written so beautifully. Love the concept of merging reiki info with a storyline. Amazing read :)

shifu Michael J. Rinaldini

I didn’t read the first book in this series so I was a little lost as to the flow of the story. After I picked up on what was happening I enjoyed the story. I do wish it was a much longer story with more content and more information on the path of the Reiki healer. I encourage the author to go deeper in his future writings.


Just finished your book. It has an interesting story and I also liked its messages and teachings. The first descriptions before the Trial part reminded me of the movie In time, if you have seen it. Also an unexpected ending- I never thought of this one. So surprising! After all, it had a happy ending!

I think is a nice way to teach people about Reiki. Maybe in the future, you'll write one Reiki story for children too.


This was such a great read and I loved the fact that it was a short story and could read it in one sitting. Perfect for someone who loves to read but not much time to do so. I can't wait for the next book!

Rebecca Joy

It's a lovely short story. I love the message of Oneness that Reiki offers in the author's book. If people don't know what Reiki is, this book gives a small glimpse of the oneness energy and how to use the energy for healing.