Worlds Unseen

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The Council for Exploration Into Worlds Unseen believed there was more to reality than the Empire had taught them—but when they came a little too close to the truth, tragedy ended their work, leaving the terrifying and beautiful world behind their own still hidden.
As he lays dying forty years later, one of the last Council members entrusts an ancient relic to an orphaned young woman. More

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About Rachel Starr

Rachel Starr Thomson is in love with Jesus and convinced the gospel will change the world.

Rachel is a woman of many talents and even more interests: she’s a writer, editor, indie publisher, singer, speaker, Bible study teacher, and world traveler. The author of the Seventh World Trilogy, The Oneness Cycle, and many other books, she also tours North America and other parts of the world as a speaker and spoken-word artist with 1:11 Ministries.

Adventures in the Kingdom launched in 2015 as a way to bring together Rachel’s explorations, in fiction and nonfiction, of what it means to live all of life in the kingdom of God.

Rachel lives in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, just down the river from the Falls. She drinks far too much coffee and tea, daydreams of visiting Florida all winter, and hikes the Bruce Trail when she gets a few minutes. A homeschool graduate from a highly creative and entrepreneurial family, she believes we’d all be much better off if we pitched our television sets out the nearest window.

Rachel began writing on scrap paper sometime around grade 1. Her stories revolved around jungle animals and sometimes pirates (they were actual rats . . . she doesn’t remember if the pun was intended). Back then she also illustrated her own work, a habit she left behind with the scrap paper.

Rachel’s first novel, a humorous romp called Theodore Pharris Saves the Universe, was written when she was 13, followed within a year by the more serious adventure story Reap the Whirlwind. Around that time, she had a life-changing encounter with God.

The next several years were spent getting to know God, developing a new love for the Scriptures, and discovering a passion for ministry through working with a local ministry with international reach, Sommer Haven Ranch International. Although Rachel was raised in a strong Christian home, where discipleship was as much a part of homeschooling as academics, these years were pivotal in making her faith her own.

At age 17, Rachel started writing again, this time penning the essays that became Letters to a Samuel Generation and Heart to Heart: Meeting With God in the Lord’s Prayer.

In 2001, Rachel returned to fiction, writing what would become her bestselling novel and then a bestselling series–Worlds Unseen, book 1 of The Seventh World Trilogy.

A classic fantasy adventure marked by Rachel’s lyrical style, Worlds Unseen encapsulates much of what makes Rachel’s writing unique: fantasy settings with one foot in the real world; adventure stories that explore depths of spiritual truth; and a knack for opening readers’ eyes anew to the beauty of their own world–and of themselves.

In 2003, Rachel began freelance editing, a side job that soon blossomed into a full-time career. Four years later, in 2007, she co-founded Soli Deo Gloria Ballet with Carolyn Currey, an arts ministry that in 2015 would be renamed as 1:11 Ministries. To a team of dancers and singers, Rachel brought the power of words, writing and delivering original narrations, spoken-word poetry, and songs for over a dozen productions. The team has ministered coast-to-coast in Canada as well as in the United States and internationally.

Rachel began publishing her own work under the auspices of Little Dozen Press in 2007, but it was in 2011, with the e-book revolution in full swing, that writing became a true priority again. Since that time Rachel has published many of her older never-published titles and written two new fiction series, The Oneness Cycle and The Prophet Trilogy.

Over 30 of Rachel’s novels, short stories, and nonfiction works are now available in digital editions. Many are available in paperback as well, with more released regularly.

The God she fell in love with as a teenager has remained the focus of Rachel’s life, work, and speaking.

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Stephen B5 Jones reviewed on Aug. 24, 2018

It was good to read. I was almost turned away by the poet of exposition at the beginning, but he had his part as well. Once into it I could not stop reading until the end.
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TheLittleAngel reviewed on Oct. 9, 2017

This is a fantastic read. The characters are amazing. Can't wait to read the second.
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Peniel C reviewed on July 30, 2015

Worlds Unseen was a good read lined with a main plot and several underlying subplots. There was also lots of action that can keep the reader enthralled till the end of the book.

However, a novel is meant to be 'show and not tell' and although Worlds Unseen scored 80%; the other 20% seemed glaring especially at the end where Virginia spoke of her vision of Lord Robert. That killed the suspense a bit.

Otherwise, I enjoyed it immensely and look forward to getting the other books in the 'Seventh World Trilogy'.
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Larry Crow reviewed on May 31, 2013

As a "jumping off" point, the book blended a variety of ethnic groups into a whole. Following a preferred "end of the world" plot, Ms. Thomson gave us good characters and plenty of mystery.
The book was fun and made me want to read the other two books.
Good stuff.
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Ysa Rivas reviewed on May 24, 2013

Really enjoyed this book, and I'm looking forward to reading others by Rachel Starr Thomson!
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Jimmy Patterson reviewed on March 16, 2013
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fantasy at its best. pros are great characters and plot, fluent writing and ending. no cons of this fantasy its just pure entertainment.
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Red Jackson reviewed on March 7, 2013

This was a great read. Rachel Starr Thomson is a wonderful story teller.
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Emerson Johns reviewed on Jan. 18, 2013

I've been looking for something of superior quality on this site for quite some time, and have found it. While I'm not a massive fan of the CS Lewis-like religious overtones here, I am an enormous fan of well thought out, compelling and often musical prose. I can find little fault in Worlds Unseen, and I applaud you for it.

What you have here is a masterpiece. Thank you for giving it to me for free.
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Mark Stewart reviewed on June 6, 2011

Worlds Unseen was an excellent read with a great start. Well done.
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Shelby Mosley reviewed on Feb. 21, 2011

I loved it. i recommend it for people to read it. i could hardly put it down....
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