Book Review: “Incarnation” by Laura Davis Hays


Join me as I host Laura Davis Hays, the author of Incarnation, as she tours with WOW! Women on Writing.


Kelsey Depuis, Santa Fe scientist, and Iriel, betrothed on Atlantis to a man she cannot love―two young women bound by a single soul.

In Kelsey’s everyday world, three men shape her life: Myron Crouch, the boss of BioVenture Enterprises; Harrison Stillman, a brilliant colleague of hers there; and Stan Dresser, who twists her feelings with his kisses and lies.

But gradually, growingly, Iriel is shaping her life too. Through dreams and visions, she draws Kelsey into the ancient realm where refusal to marry Gewil has driven her to daring flight with fantastic creatures across a strange and terrible land.

As Kelsey joins other BioVenture researchers testing a new organism on a remote Caribbean island, turmoil and violence darken her fate―and Iriel’s presence grows stronger. Worlds shift and merge, danger grows. Past and present, vengeance and love swirl together as the seas rise up, the seas that once swallowed Atlantis.

Tested in life-or-death struggle, Kelsey must face an ordeal she can survive only through great courage and deep karmic understanding.


My review:

In my teens I was drawn to books on reincarnation and especially, those by Edgar Cayce. He wrote about Atlantis as well, which I found fascinating. I still do.

Laura Davis Hays  has written a scifi thriller, that combines the lost world of Atlantis, reincarnation, science, anthropology, romance in a powerful new book – “Incarnation”. It is written in alternating views – from Kelsey, a biologist/scientist and Iriel, a young woman from Ancient Atlantis. Are these nightmares that Kelsey has  or true visions from a past life?

As the suspense builds, as we see her struggle with the men in her life – from Harrison, to Stan, to Crouch – we glimpse her growing belief in what she is learning about this past life. It also enables her to face danger, violence, environmental disruption.

There are five parts in the book, each building on the last and drawing us into the imagined world of  Iriel and what Kelsey’s role is in this incarnation. Will she succeed?

It was a thrilling ride – one I couldn’t put down, especially when she escapes to Belize. Enjoy the journey!


About Laura Davis Hays:

Laura Davis Hays is a California native, the only child of a theoretical physicist and a librarian. Her prize-winning body of work includes a forthcoming fantasy series, the Atlantis Material, and a collection of linked stories set in Denmark, her ancestral homeland, in the early twentieth century. Hays is also an accounting consultant, a performing pianist, a composer, and a skier. She and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with their two cats, Rufus and Dexter.

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