Endless Times Volume One

The Path of Kokopelli

Fiction - Time Travel
215 Pages
Reviewed on 07/28/2022
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Author Biography

Walter Stephen Geeding’s newest novel, The Path of Kokopelli (2021), is the first in his Endless Times series. The second book in that series, Murphys Diggins (2022), is being edited, volume three, Making Tracks, and volume four, West Coast Turnaround, await editing, and book five, Gringos is being written. In addition, he has authored and published the Colony trilogy, Colony Book One: The End (2015), Colony Book Two: Narrations of Nui (2017), and Colony Book Three: The Beginning (2018). Steve has also published a small book of Christmas poems, Even the Mice Get Fat (2019), and a full volume of poetry, Pictures of Life (2020).

In his younger life, Steve was nomadic, crisscrossing the United States in all four directions, in the process racking up hundreds of often unbelievable real-life experiences that he incorporates into his novels through one character’s memories. Steve lives in a cabin on Elk River, a place he calls Solitaire, which often adds its own history to the mix. This self-labeled riverman will tell you Solitaire is his diamond in the rough and has kept him relatively sane through the years.

Steve was born in Washington D.C. but raised in southwest Missouri, where his roots are. After being married three times, he went to school, became an attorney, and married his wife Linda of twenty-nine years. They reside in the country with their cats, Kitty and Major Tom.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Manik Chaturmutha for Readers' Favorite

Walter Stephen Geeding’s Endless Times–Volume One: The Path of Kokopelli is an adventure and science fiction novel set in the south of the United States. Jim and Jack have been lifelong friends. One day, they find a secluded cabin full of gold and try to steal it. But while running away with the treasure, cops appear out of nowhere and begin shooting. However, the deputies disappear after putting the gold back, and everything returns to normal. Later, they find letters that reveal that the cabin is unique—the cabin is time travelling! The information given in the letters allows the men to go on different missions at different times across the world. They begin their daring journey in New Mexico with the help of the god of fortune, Kokopelli. However, when they return to the present, the cabin is about to be sold. Will they be able to save it and their mission?

Walter Geeding seamlessly infuses Spanish culture into the narrative, giving it an approach rooted in a colourful tradition. The time travel background revealed through letters makes the narrative style unique. Also, the suspense around their dangerous excursions is consistent from the beginning to the end. The men are amateurs at what they’re doing and thus run into trouble often, which riddles the plot with light humour and thrills. The writing is descriptive and image-provoking, where ordinary situations become extraordinary through the infusion of fantasy. The friendship between Jim and Jack is solid, pulling the reader further into their interactions with one another and how they solve their problems. Jack is impulsive and Jim is pragmatic; thus, both the characters balance the plot commendably. Because they are the protagonists, they have been fleshed out with relatable and honest backstories. The short stories introduced within the letters add emotional depth to the plot because now the missions Jack and Jim embark on have a significant reason. Readers of science fiction, adventure and epistolary fiction will enjoy The Path of Kokopelli.