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In 2020, a year after an out-of-this-world encounter in Chinatown, Una Waters ventures into Yosemite National Park with General Ashcroft on their honeymoon. When a coded distress call pulls him unexpectedly away on duty, Una uncovers a UFO mystery and turns to compadre Jack Howser for help. 

Joined by friends from Explorers Club, their quest for answers leads to a string of unworldly campsites, ancient caves, living pterosaurs, and a military manhunt - all fueled by an alien conspiracy that threatens the survival of humanity! Una comes to realize that fear of the unknown may be our greatest obstacle, and the fight to overcome it requires transformation: a willingness to let go of the lies we hold dear.

©2018 T.J. and M.L. Wolf (P)2021 T.J. and M.L. Wolf

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A Honeymoon, Mysterious Happenings, and Aliens

After the mysterious and heart-pounding events of the book, a year has gone by and things are about to intensify once again. Would earth survive? I couldn’t wait to find out so happily put in my earbuds for the final leg of the series.

Beyond the World is book three in the Survivor trilogy of sci-fi fantasies that must be read/listened to in order to make sense.

Hopi tribeswoman, investigator, and new believer in the mystical and the unexplained on earth and beyond, Una Waters, is on her honeymoon with General Colin Ashcroft in Yosemite National Park when the general gets called away on a covert military situation and Una waits for him with a group of Explorer’s Club kids and leader at their camp in Yosemite. Naturally, something odd is going on in Yosemite and Una is drawn in right away. She isn’t sure how long Colin will be on his secret mission so she ropes in Jack to come. She is unnerved by the signs and wonders starting up again. Meanwhile, Colin’s old special operations teammate has sent him a MayDay not long before he escapes from a nearby military imprisonment and a military operation that is a threat to the safety of the world if they would only believe it.

Beyond the World leaps into action and keeps up a steady pace of mysterious finds, events, and action that lead to the answers to what everything since the first book until now has been leading up to. Una and the others know that aliens are real and walk among us and some are good and some not so good with the power to change everything for earth. They know they have to work out exactly what everything means before they are out of time and get the help of a fun motley crew with some possessing the keys to it all. I was tickled to see the return of a surprising character and also the help of a certain alien character.

Speaking of characters, I enjoyed the mixture of the cast that were all working together at Yosemite even down to the kids of the Explorer’s Club and Colin’s odd military friend (who turned out to have a reason for his oddity).

This is one of those books that packs a lot of details in- not necessarily descriptions of settings or people, but background information to fill in the complexities of the world of the books. The listener really has to stick with it and not half-way listen or stuff can get missed or get confusing. If I had a niggle, it was sometimes feeling there was too much to process and wishing some of the explanation details could have been left out. I enjoyed everything leading up to the end when all was explained and I knew what was really going on, but it was also one of those open-ended finishes that left me with some questions and curiosity.

Kat Bohn returned as the series narrator and I’m used to her telling the Survivor trilogy story. She leans toward voice actor rather than narrator and infuses a great deal of emotion and acting to her storytelling.

I wasn’t ready for the story to be over and wanted more of this world and the people. The meshing of mythologies, of aliens, military intrigue, and more really worked for me. I have decided to call it a sci-fi fantasy and recommend the trilogy to those who enjoy a melding of these genres.