on April 14, 2014 :
Elohim – Masters & Minions is the second book of the Winston Trilogy. It continues with the story of Dr. Peter Thornton and his life experiences related to his gift (or curse) of healing.
Since discovering his power of healing Peter’s life has been turned upside down. No longer able to practice medicine and with a mob lurking Peter has locked himself away. With the death of his brother and Peter’s predicament, he decided to move in with his sister-in-law Ruth Thornton, her children Jonathan and Moira Thornton and her butler (among other things), Winston Smith. Elohim continues on with Peter’s realizations and growth. There is international intrigue, religion, esoteric observations, science, nanotechnology, androids, romance, philosophy and more.
Stan I.S. Law has bested himself with this sequel to One Just Man. He paints with intense detail and a wide pallet of colors in this intelligent story full of many moving parts. The science is illuminating, the philosophy intriguing and the human element brilliant. Winston is an amazing character that I think everyone should know. I highly recommend it! And I look forward to reading the third and final book of the Winston Trilogy.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
on April 19, 2013 :
ELOHIM-MASTERS AND MINIONS
(Winston Trilogy Book 2)
By Stan I.S.Law
Profound, Deep, Enlightening, Entertaining
This book is so deep and profound that it is difficult to write a review that does it justice. Following up to the first book of this trilogy, Dr. Peter Thornton has been a recluse for a year, living with his sister, Ruth Thornton, and her two children, Moira and Jonathan. In Book 1 he was discovered to be a natural healer, beyond his abilities as an educated and trained physician, and because he had allowed himself to be called upon to heal the very poor and desperate without thought for himself, it broke his health and he has spent the past year asking himself, “Why me?” Winston Smith, combination major domo, butler, cook and nanny is always present to answer his questions, sometimes physically and many times through mental telepathy. Ruth Thornton is working under Lena Walesa of Solidarity International, together with Sino Indian Block and America to straighten the world out and eliminate war and suffering, but there is a strong wave against it, determined to destroy it. Dr. Catherine Mondellay, aka Cathy, helped Peter to recover his health and they are in love, but Cathy is as much devoted to being a physicist as being in love with Peter. She comes from a family of scientists and throughout the book, various modern scientific paths are discussed such as quantum physics, black holes, genetics, bionics, nanotechnology, all of them. The reader does not need to totally understand these different sciences because they are well explained.
Interspersed among these scientists and explanations of their field are deep philosophical and metaphysical discussions and Winston teaches Peter how to read auras and recognize his god self. This is a long book, but well written and there is enough romance and normal actions to keep the reader interested. I recommend this book for those who truly like to receive worthwhile information with their novels.
This book was given to me by the author at my request.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark
on Jan. 12, 2012 :
One Just Man, now Elohim, and we have Part Three yet to come. Winston is becoming more enigmatic. Peter is living proof that if you refuse to give up, you can reach heights undreamt of. Cathy and Lena continued to grow in stature. A mystery? Suspense? Or just a very good story? It seems that for Stan Law the world, as we know it, is not enough! Fantastic!
Keep them coming Mr. Law!
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
on Aug. 17, 2011 :
“One Just Man” started Peter Thornton on a journey of no return. Having lost his ability to practice medicine as a physician, (to base his diagnoses on knowledge and science), he dives into the workings of Solidarity International. His knowledge in the fields of genetics, nanotechnology and bioengineering advances in direct proportion to his reticence to use his inexplicable healing gift.
An intriguing conundrum. A man of many talents continues to live in a state of dissatisfaction. Only Winston, the inscrutable majordomo, seems able to sate his needs, and then only when Peter suspends his ego and his disbelief.
If you like fast action, international intrigue, philosophical puzzles, metaphysical speculation and… yes, and romance, then this is a novel for you.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Aug. 15, 2011 :
Peter Thornton's persistence to steer a clear course in the turbulent waters of his life is nothing short of amazing. His alternating states of euphoria and depression, of success and failure, give life to this novel where genetics, nanotechnology and bionics struggle for supremacy.
Only Winston, in his quiet, unobtrusive way keeps pointing his ship in the right direction. I suspect that, ultimately, Winston will turn out to be the winner. Only Stan Law knows. There is a ray of hope. Part III of the trilogy is there, waiting for us.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on July 27, 2011 :
Engrossing, fascinating, international intrigue, fast moving, entertaining, oh, yet, and romance. What else do you need? Law is a bottomless pit of complex plots. His knowledge in diverse fields is staggering.
If you are anything like I am, once you read one of Law's books, you'll want to read them all!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on July 21, 2011 :
World Powers use any means necessary to divide various scientific fields between themselves. Even as each political bloc gains controlling influence in their particular specialty, Peter and Cathy learn that there are still greater Universal Laws that hold sway in the human equation.
A truly inspired novel by a recognized leader in the field of human potential. Bravo Mr. Law!
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on July 16, 2011 :
It is apparent that Dr. Peter Thornton, the “defrocked” physician of the One Just Man, was destined to fight his lonely battle to make head or tail of the reality, which swept him in its tide. Only Lena Walesa, at the helm of Solidarity International imposeed a degree of balance over the tantrums of the world rulers.
Essentially, the struggle seems to ensue between the advocates of physical survival and its spiritual counterpart. In the latter Peter stands alone, under the watchful eye of the ever present, yet virtually invisible, Winston Smith. A fascinating concept, masterly executed.
A book that makes you think, while being profoundly entertaining. Like all Stan Law’s novel, this is my type of book. Can’t wait for part 3 of the Trilogy.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Hanna K. Loda
on July 14, 2011 :
Read it last year in paperback. Great stuff! It is intriguing how Winston Smith manages to stay in the background, yet leave his invisible imprint on Peter Thornton, the principle character, the children, and just about everybody. Is he the real power behind the throne?
The world seems to be tumbling into an international turmoil, yet he remains the single unperturbed, singularly static presence. It is almost as though he were the fulcrum around which the world turns. An enticing character. I hope Stan Law will reveal to us Winston’s true nature in Part III of the Trilogy. I can’t wait.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on July 13, 2011 :
(From Amazon.com) Peter Thornton's demanding journey of self-discovery is set amid international intrigue, mystery and romance. In yet another spiritual page-turner from Stan Law, the hapless hero of One Just Man, finds himself in unknown realms, where men and gods rub shoulders on equal terms. Fascinating.
(reviewed the day of purchase)