(PRWEB) April 11, 2005
"Persistence and Doubt" starts with the Atlantis quake, then connects the experience with the Atlantis second generation survivors who are living on the East Coast of North America. There, the protagonist, Davob, a dreamer and designer, builds the first birch bark canoe a man can carry to the water, a solstice center for determining the seasonal temperatures, and the first log cabin on the continent. He is opposed by Kado, who fights to destroy whatever Davob tries to create. It is the classic tale of evil against good and the question in the balance is which one will win.
Some of the characters we meet in this epic tale are Mayoran, an Atlantean scholar who instructs Davob in the martial arts, Meena, the shaman of the communities, who teaches Davob to develop his inner powers, and Ceresis, a beautiful young student of MeenaÂs shamanism, with whom he falls in love. There are many other fascinating characters in this visionary tale of the Atlantis descendants, who not only bear the burden of a great historic event but the immense struggle for a future in a harsh and primitive environment. The greatest struggle, however, as in every tale, is the struggle imposed on humanity by individuals with evil intentions. In this instance, such an individual is Kado who, despite every effort by Davob to help and rehabilitate him, is possessed by a desire to destroy anything that promises to help humanity survive better. The seesaw battles that take place between these two opposing forces parallel the struggles that have beset the world since the world began.
Marvin Southcott is Professor Emeritus from WWU, Bellingham, WA, having worked as a practicing Industrial Designer and a teacher. He designed, among other things, the first solid state television tape recorder and the first portable video recorder on the market. HeÂs had articles published in professional publications and, in the area of teaching, MarvinÂs talent for design led to his writing internal publication instructional materials for Maryland Institute. He has taught and lectured in several European countries as well as in Canada. In the field of writing, his short-short titled "Indian Steel" placed third in a Byline Magazine competition. He also has watercolor paintings on exhibit in his hometown and two of the series took first and second prizes in local competitions.
For an entertaining and educational visit to another world and time with adventures and characters that weÂll grow to care for and understand, for an experience that will make us feel as if we ourselves were living in that world and time, experiencing what the characters are experiencing, pick up "Persistence and Doubt". Not only will it entertain you; it will enrich you.
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Marvin A. Southcott
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