Strands of Life

Book Three of the Star Walkers Trilogy

by Michael Cole

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"The deeper Eric Shade ventures inside a volcanic mountain, the more convinced he becomes that the Star Walkers possess formidable powers. But are these powers to be used for good or for evil?"



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The tunnel took an abrupt turn, and they entered a massive cave-like room where even whispers echoed. It was artificially illuminated, the light casting eerie shadows against the chamber's massive walls.

Lorena moved closer to Eric. "Where do you think the light is coming from?"

"I believe it's called cold light energy," Eric offered. "Similar lights have been seen in a number of ancient Egyptian tombs."

The sheer immensity of the cavern left them in awe.

Eight huge pillars appeared to be supporting the chamber's ceiling. A number of ferocious-looking creatures were intricately painted on columns of stone: winged reptiles, jaguars, fanged snakes, as well as a number of other unidentifiable figures, gods that had been lost with the passage of time.

The rotund white marble columns paled in comparison to the three gargantuan statues. Framed against an entire wall, as black as Satan's soul, they formed a vivid contrast to the rest of the room. Their highly muscular torsos, adorned with armor made of gold, glistened like polished ebony. Each had the body of a man and the head of a beast!

"One would think we were about to enter the gates of hell," Chris exclaimed.

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Eric Shade, a seasoned Amazon guide, purchases a 16th-century letter written by a Spanish conquistador. It reveals a set of directions an old Indian gave him as to how to reach the elusive Star Walkers. Shade's objective? He believes his missing father is among them. Little does he know there are two other individuals who are after the same letter: a man who can only be identified by the gray suit he wears and a beautiful female scientist who is convinced the Star Walkers have the secret to eternal life.

Before Shade can ever hope to find the Star Walkers, he must overcome the hazards of an impenetrable jungle, dispose of the mercenaries who are trying to kill him, and avoid a group of cannibals whose compound is close to the tunnel, a tunnel Shade must enter in order to reach the Star Walkers.

The farther Shade travels the tunnels inside Muela Del Diablo, a dangerous volcanic mountain, the more he realizes that neither the mercenaries nor the cannibals are his worst threat, for he enters a megalithic bizarre world, a world of which the Sphinx and the pyramids are merely the surface markers. What Shade discovers in a chamber inside the bowels of the mountain goes far beyond the scope of anything he had ever imagined.

Strands of Life is Book Three of the Star Walkers Trilogy.


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In this last book of the Star Walkers trilogy, Strands of Life, author Michael Cole manages once again to delight, entertain and surprise the reader. Here, we again follow the courageous and inventive explorer Eric Shade and his friend and confidante Chris on another interesting journey. Once more the mysterious region of the Amazon is challenged by man's thirst for knowledge.


From The Author

Several things impelled me to write Strands of Life, the third and final book that deals with the Star Walkers. Once I became immersed in reviewing material for the trilogy, I became convinced that a previous civilization advanced beyond our own had to have created the myriad tunnels and megalithic chambers that span the mysterious rain forest in Brazil. Recent archeological discoveries led me to believe that the country had a past just as rich and diverse as Egypt. My review of literature led me to the conclusion that an ancient civilization had at one time possessed the keys to a physical spectrum, a spectrum that led to a genetic stairway to the stars. There is evidence that not only did the pre-Inca Indians dabble with immortality, but that the ancient Egyptians had an interest in the subject as well. The extraordinary discoveries in Egypt and other parts of the world allude not only to an advanced technology, but also to an evolutionary path beyond our present state, namely to a civilization that at one time had cracked the genetic code, a code our scientists have no knowledge of.

I was surprised to learn that the ancients viewed DNA as a vibrating structure, rather than something that is fixed. In fact their legacy suggests that the harmonic science of the ancients could actually affect DNA. I find it amazing that modern day scientists have recently began to regard DNA as a shimmering wave form configuration that can be modified by such things as light, radiation, and sonic impulses. If DNA can be modified, I wonder if scientists will one day find a way to remove the death gene, which I'm convinced exists in all of us. And if it can be removed, would that mean that humans could eventually become immortal? An interesting question for which there is no immediate answer.

Michael Cole


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