Alec [Alexander Trilogy Book One]

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This is a story about a family of three wherein all members fulfill their dreams in different ways. Father dreams of sailing the Caribbean; mother of recognition of her art; and their son, whom a beautiful enigmatic Princess guides in his imaginary travels and finally rewards him with the realization of his own true and mysterious nature, in his Coming of Age. More

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Published by Inhousepress
Words: 74,890
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301534241
About Stan I.S. Law

Stan I.S. Law (Stanislaw Kapuscinski), architect, sculptor and prolific writer was educated in Poland and England. While there, he also played concert violin, and studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music.

Since 1965 he has resided in Canada. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of human potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels.
Under his real name he published seven non-fiction books sharing his vision of reality. His non-fiction books can be found at:

http://stanlaw.ca

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/stankapt

http://www.inhousepress.ca

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=stan+i.s.+law&x=15&y=17

As an architect [RIBA, MRAIC, OAQ ret.] he designed a number high rise buildings in Montreal, including Regency Hyatt Hotel (now Delta), Place Mercantile, Headquarters for the Mutual Alliance, as well as a number of low and middle rise structures for private clients. In the National Capital he was the associate in charge of design of Royal Bank Headquarters on Sparks Street.

His novels include:

NOW—Being and Becoming
One Just Man (Winston Trilogy Book I)
Elohim—Masters and Minions (Winston Trilogy Book II)
Winstons' Kingdom (Winston Trilogy Book III)
Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
Peter and Paul—Intuitive sequel to Yeshûa
The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)
Headless World—The Vatican Incident (Sequel to Avatar Syndrome).
The Princess
Alec (Alexander Trilogy Book I)
Alexander (Alexander Trilogy Book II).
Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book III).
The Gate—Things my Mother told me.
Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom.
Enigma of the Second Coming
Gift of Gamman
Wall—Love, Sex, and Immortality (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III, coming soon)

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Reviews

Review by: Amy Taylor on April 26, 2014 :
Alec is the first book in the Alexander trilogy. It is the story of Alec, who is a teenager coming to age, and his explorations through the power of his mind.

In this story Alec discovers Princess Sandra and she helps him discover the special powers Alec is able to tap into. Princess Sandra explains courage is the only requirement to unleashing this ability and through Alec’s courage he is now granted access to uncover these powers. As Princess Sandra nurtures Alec he is able to fully explore the ability to create in his mind and therefore in reality. We follow them on many adventures all over time and space.

Author Stan I.S. Law brings us this truly inspiring story of human potential and the importance of having a companion to nurture and support our explorations. Full of family, love, adventure, passion and self-discovery this is a must read. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on Dec. 05, 2013 :
We have son who’s 12. On occasion we talk to him and his eyes remain glassy. After reading this book I started calling him Alec. LOL.

This is most definitely a WOW book. Each page a new experience. Each page draws you into the next. I want my son to read it. Perhaps he’ll meet with his own Princess. If not, I wouldn’t mind meet mine, only my wife might object!
A great read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on Dec. 04, 2013 :
I reread this book, after reading the Princess some three years ago. The author kept all of Alec’s mystery and excitement while adding a sprinkling of humor throughout the pages. A great read! BTW, I love Zaza, so will you
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Anetta Bach on Nov. 02, 2013 :
I read The Princess. This edition finally adds Alec’s parents activities, while he faces and conquers the mysteries of Coming of Age.

A beautiful bedtime story for all ages. One can but wonder what will Alec achieve when he grows up. I can’t wait to find out.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sylvester Drake on Oct. 31, 2013 :
I read a lot of deep, metaphysical dissertations from the pen of Stan Law, usually written under the name Stanislaw Kapuscinski. Here, we have a story, a bedtime story if you wish, that is filled with humor, and yet it maintains its deep metaphysical context of a boy coming to the realization of his true nature. Perhaps not fully, after all, his only fourteen, but the seed is firmly planted. I can’t wait to see what the author will do with Alec’s newfound identity in Book Two of the Alexander Trilogy.

Highly recommended to all who ever witnessed a young man coming of age. It is a tortuous period in a boy’s life. Read for yourself.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Barbara Woolfe on Oct. 30, 2013 :
What a delightful story! A young man coming of age, while his mother and father fulfill their dreams, and youthful fantasies. Shouldn’t we all be that lucky? And all this sprinkled with the unique Stan Law humor.
This is a must read for all parents and grandparents, in fact all adults who want to know what mysteries unfold in the coming of age teens’ heads. They’ll all be amazed! I know I was.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Adam Kerry on Oct. 27, 2013 :
I was among those who’d asked the author to tell us about Alec’s parents. Now that he did, I’m as proud as though I’d done it myself! Thank you Stan for this gift that many of us will enjoy as much as I did. Alec is as unpredictable as he was in The Princess, while Alex Sr. and Alicia added unforgettable characters to sate our need to know Alec Jr. better. Great stuff!

PS. Isn’t the cover work amazing? Whose sculpture is it? The family makes one wonder about the secrets that the book might have to offer. And it does!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joan Adamak on Oct. 20, 2013 :
ALEC: ALEXANDER TRILOGY BOOK 1
By Stan I.S. Law
5 stars
Coming of Age Novel

Book 1 encompassed the normal events of Alec’s life. At age thirteen Alec seemed to ignore reading and so his mother, Alicia, read to him. His imagination took over and he would spin his own story. His mother worried that it was Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, only he wasn’t that active. Alicia took it up with his father Alex Baldwin, Sr. who felt it had to do with raging hormones. Whatever caught his attention, Alec became in his mental movies. But Alec, regardless of his seeming inattention, was an excellent student. Anything that caught his mind caused him to research it thoroughly until he knew more than the books. He was ten when he commenced having these visions. As time passed, his visions became so real that he experiences his senses of feeling and smell, besides sight.

Finally Alicia took him to a psychologist, Dr. Schmidthosen, whom Alec instantly disliked. Alicia was a beautiful, trim woman and attracted the doctor more than her son did. Alicia noticed the doctor wasn’t paying any attention to Alec’s problem and left. At age thirteen, Alex gave Alec a computer, and he traveled the world and the ages, withdrawing into himself as Alec had to experience his information as real and not as some detached fragment of history.

One day Alec saw a beautiful girl in a mirror. Later, he could hear her and she called herself Princess Sandra. Alec became her knight, and whenever he was bored or needed answers to his questions, when he thought of her, she appeared. They spent hours and hours philosophizing, and Sandra attempting to explain how she fit into Alec’s life. She said she was part of him and would always be there for him.

The story continued with Alec struggling to make sense of what Sandra said; Alicia, having a talent for painting formed a painting club; and Alex, a good husband and provider , was rather dull and very aware of Alicia’s attraction to other men. Alec continued to mature, became enamored with a girl two years older than himself, and went through the usual stages of teen on-again, off-again. Although the dialogues between Sandra and Alec were most thoughtful and far-reaching, still Alec had the usual ups and downs of becoming a man and his parents did also in their own right as a married couple. I feel that parents of precocious teenagers will truly enjoy this story and perhaps become a little more enlightened as to how maturing children think. I recommend this book and look forward to the next two books in this trilogy covering the paranormal and supernormal.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on Oct. 15, 2013 :
This shows Alec in a completely new light. His father and mother add a milieu to his life that is both real, caring and shows that his parents also enjoyed “inner lives”, if being older, their dreams were anchored in more in day-to-day reality. I’m so glad the author decided to expand this original “Princess” to include his parents and their aspirations. This is a thoroughly enjoyable and recommended novel for all ages.

Also, the author added a good doze of his inimitable humour we've seen before in his other novels, which I, for one, missed in the earlier edition. This is a complete novel that I recommend to all.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: BozenaH on Oct. 11, 2013 :
Having read The Princess almost two years ago, I often wondered what Alec’s parents did while their son was gallivanting in the paranormal worlds. Now, at last, we know where Alec “came from”. His father, an engineer dreaming of conquering the seven seas, his mother bent on creating a painting, rivaling the great masters, wherein all people at the last judgment go to directly heaven.

What extraordinary idea!

Whichever dream you’ll find more fascinating, you will enjoy this rich mélange of the close-knit family who share their lives to the full. The art-world of Montreal, the Caribbean seas, or Alec’s esoteric wandering with his mysterious Princess, are yours to share. And even more so, you’re bound to enjoy the author’s abundant sense of humor.

(PS. I got a copy when the book was free, but had to get another with a coupon to write this review).
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Hanna K. Loda on Oct. 11, 2013 :
“I followed Alec every step on his escapades. Then I sailed his ship, fought battles on Lake Champlain. Finally he swept me off my feet in an exotic tango. I decided to create a dream-world of my own. And, who knows, perhaps one day my Prince will appear…”

This is what I’d written on Dec.29, 2010.

And now, lo and behold, Alec’s parents have joined the cavalcade of adventures, which opens this book to a vast new audience. And most of all, the humor which the author added to the interaction of the close-knit family will have you in stitches. I couldn’t put the book down. It swept me alone at a rate normally reserved for suspense novels. Yet, here I was, missing half the night to share in the Baldwin family’s adventures. So will you!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jo Steinman on Oct. 08, 2013 :
I read the proof copy.

This is a strange duet between young Alec’s imaginary ventures into the paranormal worlds and his parent’s real, down-to-earth attempts to match his experiences in “real life”. I found myself musing of Alec’s wonder-worlds and feeling the Caribbean breeze on my cheeks at the helm of a 42 foot yacht, at the same time.

Only Stan Law can interpolate such diversity into a single story and make it not only believable but also thoroughly enjoyable. The young will follow Alec’s ventures, the adults the dreams of Alec Sr., his father, and Alicia, is mother. When taken together, the reader will double with laughter at the succinct, slightly sardonic, exclusively Law’s sense of humor. I can thoroughly recommend this novel to all ages. We can only imagine where the road Alec took will lead in Alexander and later in Sacha.
(review of free book)

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