Plane Walker

The Manus Dei Trilogy Volume 1

Fiction - Science Fiction
440 Pages
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Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In a highly creative and unusual story by author C.P. Dunphey, Plane Walker: The Manus Dei Trilogy, Volume 1 is a book like few others. Readers will be introduced to a world where there is no longer any doubt that a higher power exists. The only problem is that the God is looking to abandon mankind, and man wants to be equal to the God. During all this chaos, the story closes in on one man, Lazarus. Lazarus has not had an easy life. His wife died in childbirth, leaving him to raise their daughter, Elisha, on his own. Lazarus makes some extremely poor choices, and his life gets progressively worse. When his daughter goes missing and he loses his memories of her, his only option is to try to tap into the last Manus Dei system known to exist, the very system that proved the existence of the God in the first place. Will his actions get him what he desperately needs, to find his daughter Elisha again, or will the consequences of his actions be dire, and not only for him, but for all of mankind? You’ll need to read the book to find out!

Author C.P. Dunphey has done a spectacular job in the creation of Plane Walker: The Manus Dei Trilogy, Volume 1. This is an unusual story that has come from an obviously creative mind, and any reader looking for something different from a story line they feel like they have read time and time again should give this book a read as soon as possible. The characterizations are extremely vivid, and readers will find themselves rooting for Lazarus, hoping against hope that he will be able to find his daughter and turn his life around. I can confidently give this book a very high recommendation. I hope author C.P. Dunphey is already hard at work on the next installment of the Manus Dei Trilogy. Once readers finish Plane Walker, they will be clamoring for more!

Tracy Slowiak

Whoa! Just, whoa! That’s exactly what I thought when I finished reading Plane Walker: The Manus Dei Trilogy, Volume 1 by author C.P. Dunphey. This book is a complete roller coaster of a ride, and will have readers completely engrossed from the very first words all the way through until the very last page! Following protagonist Lazarus, a man whose life has taken a definite turn for the worst after his wife dies in childbirth, this story explores a world where the God is seeking to abandon mankind. While the Manus Dei system has proven that the God does exist, the Deity’s presence is no longer felt in the world, or in Lazarus’ life. His life devolves into the chaos of addiction, but when his daughter Elisha disappears, and then his very memories of her disappear, he is totally lost. In what might be his final act, Lazarus finds the last Manus Dei system, and prepares to use it. But the repercussions of doing so are unknown, and you’ll have to read the book to find out if Lazarus is ultimately successful.

I very much enjoyed Plane Walker: The Manus Dei Trilogy, Volume 1. Author C.P. Dunphey has done a fantastic job of creating a character and a story line that is incredibly unique and quite unlike any other that you might have read before. This book is action packed, and will keep readers on the edge of their seats, waiting to see just what will happen next. Any reader who enjoys science fiction, fantasy, or just a great creative read of fiction in general should absolutely read Plane Walker: The Manus Dei Trilogy, Volume 1. Author C.P. Dunphey has a truly original voice, and I look forward to reading more from this author as soon as the next installment in this very promising series is released!

JJ Phillips

Author C.P. Dunphey wanted to bring something unique to readers of science fiction. He accomplished that with Plane Walker (The Manus Dei Trilogy) (Volume 1). The Manus Dei system proved that the God and the afterlife existed, forever changing the way mankind lived and viewed the world. In the afterlife, every memory is available for remembering, even the ones that were forgotten during your lifetime. Although that knowledge remains, the technology is thought to be lost. When Lazarus’s wife dies giving birth, he copes with addictions and gives up on the God. When his daughter Elisha disappears, Lazarus struggles to find her. But when his memories are erased and he has no more clues to where she might be, he wants to give up completely. Instead, he finds the last available Manus Dei system. Lazarus hopes to use the system to find his lost memories and bring his daughter back. But what he doesn’t know is that by using the Manus Dei system, he just might be starting a war against the God.

Plane Walker is a unique novel. It doesn’t quite fit into a category and blurs many genre lines. It is intense and strange in a beautiful, lyrical kind of way. C.P. Dunphey had a specific vision with this novel and I commend the author for sticking to that vision, no matter how different it is from conventional stories. That uniqueness is refreshing. At the same time, much of the story was familiar in a way. Many of the characters had names that were borrowed from the Bible or mythology. In fact, Plane Walker is a combination of fantasy, mystery, and science fiction, but C.P. Dunphey makes it all come together in a thought-provoking novel.