Day of Forgiveness

Fiction - Science Fiction
275 Pages
Reviewed on 06/13/2015
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Author Biography

Paul Anthony is a native New Yorker who had previously published a science fiction novel, "Love, Light, and Labor" in 1995. Interestingly, his second novel, "Day of Forgiveness", serves as the prequel to the first book, and completes the story of the main character, Tobias Sinclair.

Paul Anthony is also a board-certified physician who has also written multiple scientific research papers that were published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including articles on AIDS, lupus, and genetics. He describes himself as a seeker of truth, a teacher, a friend, and a human being who strives to be a creature of reason.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

In Day of Forgiveness by Paul Anthony, life altering moments come in all forms. For Tobias Sinclair, it was an almost fatal blow to the head that changed his life. Suddenly he was more aware and could see things more clearly, but did not like what he saw. Suddenly everything and everyone around him looked different, backward and so basic; as if they could be better, do better. Tobias felt more enlightened, he knew more than everyone else and felt compelled to share his new knowledge; knowledge that even he couldn't fully comprehend. His previous work, about the coming of the New Age, was already strange and controversial enough and hard to explain, but this felt different, more important, more compelling and even harder to explain. Tobias knew he had been chosen for a higher purpose. With his two trusted accomplices, he embarked on the new chapter of his life and all the challenges and the exciting possibilities it offered. Unlike his previous work that took him from city to city, this would take him across planets.

Day of Forgiveness by Paul Anthony is a deeply profound story with wildly intriguing theories about humanity and civilization. The book is an exciting combination of mystery, sci-fi and suspense, all delivered with a captivating grip. I was fascinated by the way Paul Anthony portrayed the main character of the story - Tobias Sinclair - and his inner struggle as he strove to understand his new purpose and fulfill his longing to change the world to a better place through knowledge. The depth of this character, and all the other characters in the book, is simply amazing. Day of Forgiveness by Paul Anthony is the kind of story that makes you believe that all hope is not lost for humanity.

Roy T. James

Day of Forgiveness by Paul Anthony begins when Tobias Sinclair, an author on a tour to promote his book, is attacked by a mugger and taken to hospital. On regaining consciousness, he sees everything around him in a different light, a strange feeling that we are not what we are. He finds himself possessing hitherto undiscovered knowledge about the human race and its future. He opens the ‘New School of Truth’ to popularize new science, an important dictum of which being that humans are like those unfortunate individuals who suffer from locked-in syndrome. We are locked into the illusion and belief that the physical world, rather than the subtle world of energy, is reality. It is our energy, or spirits, that persist into eternity.

Tobias declares that if people can understand, acknowledge, accept, and behave according to this basic principle of the New Science, they will have everlasting life. This makes more and more people flock to his school, which is rechristened as New Science University. His lectures continue, attracting a bigger crowd as days go by. During his lectures, he comes across someone with UFO background, who threatens him with serious consequences if he continues with the lectures in their present form. He also invites Tobias to his abode, which leaves him in a quandary…

Day of Forgiveness by Paul Anthony is a fascinating tale. The characters, the setting and the events that take place are perfectly positioned for the natural appearance of the extra-terrestrial. The narration is absorbing as well as smooth flowing.