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The Golden Cord of Arram (First Published 2020)


“I am about a third of the way through the Golden Cord of Arram and I am hooked. I am not sure if I mentioned it but I have read thousands of science fiction novels in my life and this one is very, very good. I will reserve final judgement until I am finished with it but so far I am loving it!” — Ned, Burlington, MA

“Despite the novel’s familiar genre trappings, it’s rather ambitious in its themes, and its mix of conspiracy and crime fiction makes for a generally entertaining and occasionally thought-provoking escape. A stylish story in which investigators aren’t afraid to get in too deep. [see more]” — Kirkus Reviews

"Golden Cord of Arram is a riveting story with a tantalizing end, making the reader want the next installment in the series. The story is one of hope against seemingly impossible odds and terrifying truths, how the human spirit can’t be suppressed. For readers who enjoy speculative fiction with a heavy science basis and metaphysical elements, Walt Runkis’s novel will satisfy [see more]". — The Book Review Directory

"The Golden Cord of Arram is the first book in a trilogy by Walt Runkis. The unique concept and multiple twists and turns made it difficult for me to put the book down, as I never knew what would happen next. The novel was told in the third-person narrative, and it switched back and forth between several different characters, including some of the antagonists. The book ended with a cliffhanger that left me itching to get my hands

on the second book in the series [see more]". — OnlineBookClub

The Golden Cord of Arram is a psychological thriller. It has high-action sequences and battles, plenty of suspense, and shadowy aliens in the periphery, but the actors on this stage are almost entirely human. Some are caught in the miasma of fascism, and hate-based conspiracy theories, willing to do or say anything to satisfy the drives thrust upon them by their dark will, while other actors fight to preserve individual rights based on harmlessness, love, truth, and the rule o flaw. It is the eternal battle: autocracy versus democracy. The Trilogy explores novel scientific disciplines, such as the Simian Model of Behavior, a hard-wired behavioral psychology concept Walt developed. It also calls upon his knowledge of Masonic rituals, Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, and the Anunnaki, plus Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, to flesh out the plot and further expound his philosophy. It has rich romantic interactions between some of the actors, and the psychological implications these interactions induce. The Golden Cord will make you laugh, it may make you cry, and it might make it hard to sleep some nights because it is “speculative, dystopian fiction that skillfully blurs the boundaries between what is real and what is not. It may not be wrong to say, it is “based on a true story.
Paperback: 233 pages; eBook: 232 pages
ISBN (Paperback): 9781543992489
ISBN (eBook): 9781543992496

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can buy the paperback at most brick and mortar stores. If your favorite store doesn't have it in stock, you can order it in the store and they will get it from the publisher's warehouse. (Ordering it in a bookstore saves you the shipping cost ;-)

Also Available from Amazon
Amazon US
    Paperback and Kindle
Amazon UK
     Paperback and Kindle.
Amazon Japan
    Paperback and Kindle
Updated: Monday,June 1, 2020
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