The Avatar Syndrome

Rated 5.00/5 based on 11 reviews
Prequel to Headless World—The Vatican Incident.

Stan I.S. Law, author of over twenty-five books, is releasing his latest jaunt into the uncharted realms of human potential. "The Avatar Syndrome" follows Anne from childhood, to womanhood; from a troubled, taciturn youth, to a world-renowned violinist; from misunderstood recluse, to messiah of a higher truth and beauty. More

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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:

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 I)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
OLYMPUS—Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III)

About the Series: Avatar Trilogy
Imagine a troubled, taciturn girl growing into a world-renowned violinist; from misunderstood recluse, to messiah of a higher truth and beauty. Pain and pleasure, science, talent, and mysticism, combine into a symphony of fame, glory, and enchantment. They deliver a singular vision of what it could mean to be human.

In book Two, Anne’s inimitable talents combine with her husbands Dr. Peter Brown and the future pope Gio, to save the world from the brink of disaster.

Finally, in Book Three, Anne, Peter, Gio and their closest friends survive cataclysmic events that befall the whole Earth. They awaken to a new Eden with unprecedented powers yet to be explored.

Also in Series: Avatar Trilogy

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Review by: Jo Steinman on March 25, 2015 :
Anne is by far the most unforgettable character of any book I read in recent years. And extraordinary child yet with all childish weaknesses; facing tremendous odds, seemingly beyond redemptions, she becomes a world-class violinist.
I felt that if she could do what she did, we all could overcome our difficulties. She is the living proof that we all have unique talents hidden within us. The challenge is to find them, develop them, and then share them with the whole world. Anne did just that.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Barbara Woolfe on March 22, 2015 :
Loved it! Loved every minute of it! After I finished reading it I spent days rereading some parts. From page one Anne held my attention. Stan Law’s description of the Sibelius violin concerto is beyond praise. We need more writers like him.

And now to the sequel, the Headless World! Aren’t I lucky?!
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Amy Taylor on May 24, 2014 :
Avatar Syndrome is an enlightening and thought-provoking journey that marries science and fiction with perfect precision to bring us a thoroughly entertaining story.

Author Stan I.S. Law uses humor and wit to keep the story fresh and gripping as you experience his world page by page. What I love about Stan I.S. Law’s work is you always learn something and it leaves you pondering long after you have finished the story. While this is fiction there is tremendous truth to it. Stan I.S. Law’s incredible background in science and religious studies provides him the unique ability to take us on a ride that is both educational and thought-provoking.

Anne is a complex and enduring character that melts our hearts right from the start with her intriguing nature. When Anne and Dr. John Brent (Director of Montreal Neurological Institute) come together to explore nuances of the brain, Anne’s special situation and the effects of dementia as they delve into the realities faced by this phenomenon and its implications.

For a rewarding experience and fascinating adventure into the power of the mind I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 83 days after purchase)
Review by: Patrick Johnson on Sep. 4, 2011 :
Fantastic Book!

“A fresh, intelligent and invigorating book which forces one to reevaluate their perspective of spirituality and science and the connection they undoubtedly hold. The author is an enlightened being and it is very evident in this masterpiece.”

[Taken directly from a 5 star review by Michael P. Tinsley (MO USA), on the I have nothing to add except my total agreement.]
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Review by: Adam Kerry on March 27, 2011 :
If you love art, music, philosophy, beauty, and… science, then read this book. Also, seldom does one find such an abundance of poetic and spiritual themes as feed our soul in this novel. This book might never make the sex-filled, gory, steamy, thrillers of New York best sellers, but is it a true runaway success for me.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Review by: D Piecuch on March 26, 2011 :
This is another excellent book from Stan Law. It chronicles the tale of the main character (Anne) and her family and friends from an awkward and troubled childhood to messiah of higher truth.

The author brings an unparalleled knowledge and blend of ancient religious teachings, spirituality, and science, and he crafts them into a tale that is both a very thought provoking and invigorating read.

This was the 2nd Stan Law book that I read, and I can not wait to start my 3rd, the Sequel to The Avatar Syndrome titled Headless World.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on March 23, 2011 :
There are books that fill time and there are books that fill the soul. The Avatar belongs in the latter category. I defy anyone to read it and not retain a lingering feeling that we are so much more than just flesh and blood. A brilliant book, Mr. Law. Congratulations.
I’m looking forward to the sequel, the Headless World, which is already on Smashwords. What a feast!
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: Hanna K. Loda on March 22, 2011 :
Stan Law must have done considerable research to write this novel. He is convincing, entertaining and deeply philosophical, yet never sacrificing the storyline.

Anne, who progresses from a troubled, taciturn girl to become a world famous virtuoso demonstrates spiritual growth that is enticing and fascinating. His other characters are equally finely drawn while Anne, the heroin, is absolutely irresistible. Thank you Mr. Law.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on March 21, 2011 :
A rare literary jewel to be savored, enjoyed and absorbed with an open mind, which, even as I read it, seemed to open to an ever-wider reality. I you feel you are more than flesh and bones, you’ll love this story. An extraordinary book.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Anetta Bach on March 21, 2011 :
I read this book within 3 days of purchase. I tried to review it, yet my thoughts seem to stray in too broad a field. The book is a splendid journey of a soul in search of itself. Rather than complicate the issue, I’ll share with you one of the five star reviews from the Amazon, written by Michael P. Tinsley, of Poplar Bluff, MO, USA more than 3 years ago:

“A fresh, intelligent and invigorating book which forces one to reevaluate their perspective of spirituality and science and the connection they undoubtedly hold. The author is an enlightened being and it is very evident in this masterpiece.”

I agree with every word.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: BozenaH on March 19, 2011 :
I read this book in paperback. Now, once again I run through it at a single sitting. It is a fresh now as it was when I first read it. I can but repeat what I wrote on the Amazon some time ago:

“I reread this book, each time discovering new meanings in the journey that Anne endured under such difficult conditions. The depth of philosophy and wisdom in The Avatar Syndrome becomes fully apparent only after the second, perhaps even the third reading. It is an ideal novel for Book Clubs as it yields an endless stream of subjects for discussion.”
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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