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Lex Allen is the author of the Imagine Trilogy, which includes the speculative science fiction thrillers No Heaven, No Hell and No Religion.
A Texas expatriate, Lex settled in Germany after long stints with the U.S. Army and civil service with the U.S. Department of Defense. He began his third career - full time author - in 2012 and has published two novels and a short story anthology under the pseudonym, Alex Eldrich.
A semi-professional musician from the early 1980's through the present, Lex wrote, recorded and published fourteen songs with MCP Records in Austria, that led to accolades from the European Country Music Association as "Best Band and Best Album" in 1997. He currently performs with an acoustic trio at clubs and private parties in Germany. His all-time, favorite musician? John Lennon.
Raised in a Southern Baptist home, Lex quickly became disenfranchised with organized religion. He studied Buddhism and learned the concepts of spiritualism. Over the past several years, he has developed a solid, layman's understanding of quantum physics theories, particularly the string, entanglement and multiverse theories.
Combining religion and spirituality with science hypothesis and conjecture (as well as a large dose of artistic license), Lex formed the foundation for the Imagine Trilogy... and works that are planned beyond the trilogy.
More than ten years of reading and research into these subjects, and the history of monotheistic religions and mythology, provided the foundation for many of the concepts found in the Imagine Trilogy.
Lex is currently working on his third novel, No Religion.
on Nov. 24, 2013 :
This book was engrossing, and as I read, I fully realized the immense amount of research needed to bring this book to the level Mr. Allen did.
Strong character development gave me a great sense of the actors, and I easily identified with them because I felt like I knew them. Sweeping locations were also vividly described, and I easily got a sense of where the scenes where taking place.
Being a Christian, I don't suscribe to many of the ideas put forth here, but, as a reader, I certainly recognize a very well written book when I see one.
Mr. Allen has already conceded to taking liberal artistic license with some things, and, in doing so, has put out a very cleverly woven yarn where all things are possible. And he did a very good job of showing WHY they were.
I wont go into a blow by blow account of the action as much has already been written in all the other reviews. Suffice to say, if you're looking for a really good, engrossing read- and your beliefs aren't easily offended, you'll love this book. It has all the action, adventure, and suspense you could probably stand in one book, and even a bit of long lost love- and I mean a really long lost love- hehehe.
I will be reading the next one, No Hell. Doing a trilogy of such intensity would be tough, I think, and I'm interested to see if that intensity will carry through in the next book.
Mr. Allen's talents as a writer have really shined in this book, and if it burns as bright in the next, it is sure to be an equally great read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)