From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jim Murdoch faced a paradigm shift which gave him a new world view. He views everything and everyone being connected. A path of self development studies followed where he delved into many subjects including metaphysics and, yes, dragons. With his wife, Katharina, he co-authored their self-help story Wings of Change. This got him thinking about writing fiction instead of boring self-help books. Taking inspiration from The Alchemist and The Celestine Prophecies he waited for the inspiration. 'Pursuit' is the result. Jim lives with his wife in Switzerland.
on Nov. 02, 2014 :
Pursuit is a timeless, adventurous and philosophical novel about battling the shadows in order to find the inner light and connection to the divine guidance.
I love how the three stories bound by an ancient mysterious book merge together and support each other. All the stories are equally entertaining and lead to the same crucial conclusion, yet each of them also manages to keep its own unique atmosphere. Sometimes, when a story has multiple protagonists, there’s the danger of one overshading the other, but I felt that this book achieved to keep them all equally likeable.
It’s a fast paced read, each chapter’s ending makes you want to go on, because you look forward to know more, uncover more mysteries and secrets.
What I also loved about the book is that its fairy-tale-like approach can be appreciated both by children and adults.
I recommend this story to anyone who is interested in mythology, particularly dragons and spirit guides, and is courageous and humble enough to confront his own shadow and find the light that resides within.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on June 18, 2013 :
A little bit of a slow start, which I understand because the author was easing us in to the story line and giving us many facts and details that all were needed to truly understand the story. All in all quite an enjoyable read once it got going. One any fan of the genre will enjoy spending their time escaping with :)
There are a variety of things going on within this story with four different characters that intermingle with the one main focus which is an amazing book that hold the secrets to finding hidden treasure along with its protector whom is an amazing and magical dragon. Each individual is on pursuit to gain which they seek must solve mysteries, riddles and take a grand adventure to accomplish it all.
I really enjoy how descriptive Jim Murdoch is. Being a HUGE dragon lover myself. I was able to go on an adventurous ride on a magical dragon back and land home safely and with some great memories.
(reviewed long after purchase)