Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles, Book 1)

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Mike Lewis boldly narrates his fantastical story and confesses his secret: He sees horrifying visions of disturbing future events through a kaleidoscope each time he closes his eyes. He'd like to live a normal life, but an elusive threat prohibits him from doing that. Someone wants to study his mystical ability and they’ll do whatever it takes to further their strange, covert agenda.
The Vision Chronicles eight-book thriller series is a slice-of-life metaphysical/visionary story that details Mike's changing ability as he protects himself, his family, and his friends from those who doggedly pursue him. If you love mind-boggling suspense with a dash of paranormal and a touch of romance, this is the series for you!


4.0 out of 5 stars `Every time I close my eyes I see visions in a kaleidoscope...filled with black and white images of the future.' May 12, 2014 By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE Format:Kindle Edition
Author Award winning author, Chariss K Walker lives in Amarillo, Texas and has studied religion and metaphysics extensively for many years through seminars, e-courses, home-study courses, self-help books, and earning educational degrees (Bachelors of Metaphysical Sciences and Masters of Divinity). In her words, her real qualifications are what matter more: life experiences, true insight, and helping others. Chariss was designated Ordained Minister. In 2000 and completed the highest degree attainable as Reiki Master/Teacher in 2001. She has helped many with self-assisted healing, meditation, prayer, balancing and opening energy channels, and self-realization and now uses her writings to teach the metaphysical and esoteric concepts she has studied for over thirty years to assist those wanting more from life. She has authored non-fiction books on spiritual growth and searching for the spiritual path. She has also written THE VISION CHRONICLES of which KALEIDOSCOPE is the first installment. According to Walker, `Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles, Book 1) began with a dream. I dreamt that I was viewing an actual 'scene' through a kaleidoscope rather than the pretty colored glass. That one dream evolved into an eight book series. I drew on many experiences from my own past and stories I'd heard growing up in the Mississippi Delta, an area that stretches from Memphis to Vicksburg.'

At age 30 Michael James Lewis (aka `Dr Mike') is a geophysicist assigned to a survey team in Cairo where Mike meets an Egyptian man named Adom who informs Mike he has a gift - a frightening ability to see the future whenever he closed his eyes - the view with his eyes closed was that of a kaleidoscope. `At first, the images were blurry and unclear. Mike wasn't sure what he was seeing. The kaleidoscope images weren't like nightmares or bad dreams that awakened him. They were images that kept him from falling asleep. They began each time he closed his eyes, day or night. Mike had tossed and turned trying to bury his head in the pillow as if that would stop them, but nothing worked. Once he got to sleep, he slept well and stayed asleep. But the problem was getting past the visions so that Mike was able to sleep.....what he had seen through the kaleidoscope had actually happened. Being out in the desert, in a third world country or on top of Mt. Everest for several weeks or months didn't particularly lend itself to current events or knowing whether or not he had seen the images first or after the incident had taken place. Most of the images were of obscure events, not major news, and were often broadcast for only a few days after the event occurred. It was a while before Mike realized that he was seeing visions of the future.'

Walker adroitly takes this fantastical image and turns it into a harrowing suspense novel. Fifteen years of holding the 'gift' secret Mike's ability to see the future provides images that play on his paranoia - images heeding him of impending danger. Someone is after him and they're determined to learn all they can about Mike's secretly guarded ability. His home is bugged and his computers are tracked, forcing him aggressively approach the problem. He wants to know who's behind the chaos in his life, but as he explores and gathers important information, the more bizarre his life becomes. Mike finally realizes that the best he can do is learn how to protect himself, stand and fight as long as he can, and then run. And how the strange case of Mike Lewis ends closes the book - or rather opens the avenues for further similar adventures as the Vision Series unfolds. This is a fine blend of the esoteric/supernatural with the character elements of friendship, camaraderie, and love that makes the story rich indeed. Grady Harp, May 14

5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, June 4, 2014
By Marty L. Parker "mizmartyp" - See all my reviews (REAL NAME)
This review is from: Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles) (Kindle Edition)
The Kaleidoscope is a real page turner full of excitement and intrigue as Mike's ability to see the future is not only disturbing but horrifying as it leads him into dangerous situations. Gets your interest on the first page and holds until the last. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, June 2, 2014
By Chelsey McQuitty - See all my reviews
This review is from: Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles) (Kindle Edition)
I've always been drawn to stories that deal with extraordinary individuals, super powers and even psychic connections. Kaleidoscope is an amazing story that fits every single one of these principles. Kaleidoscope is the story of Mike Lewis, a man who sees images though a kaleidoscope. It takes Mike awhile to realize what he sees is actually events that are going to happen in the future. Once Mike comes to terms with his ability he begins to see things that affect his personal life and those that mean the most to him. This incredible power leads him on a mission to help keep the people he loves safe. The story itself will keep you interested from the first line to the last thanks to the amazing insight the author has. The only bad thing is you may have to wait a little while to catch the next book in the series. Can't wait to see where this is going!

3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Suspense Novel, May 30, 2014
By H. Y. Taylor (UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles) (Volume 1) (Paperback)
This story appears to have been created using much of the knowledge and life experiences of the author. She has created a hero, who has a psychic ability to see the future.

We are shown Mike's reluctance and apprehension in accepting this. Although that does not affect him initially, this alters as the story evolves into a thrilling narrative as Mike discovers that someone is aware of his gift and is actually actively trying to abduct him.

There are graphic sexual experiences, which are all part of his own journey to discover both himself and the perpetrators of his persecution. The author uses an easy flowing writing style which is easy to follow. The sexual scenes do however seem to portray in a clinical technically analytical format. Never the less the reader will enjoy this thriller which I found very hard to put down and which by the end had me on the edge of my seat!