The Lion In The Desert (Kosmogonia Book 1)

The Lion In The Desert (Kosmogonia Book 1) by Matthew BeneckeThere is a thin line between reality and the world of nightmares; for Tim Channing, that line is beginning to blur.

Tormented by a recurring apocalyptic dream, Tim struggles to retain a grip on his life as insomnia slowly overtakes him. When a supernatural encounter occurs on his way into work one morning, he finds himself questioning not only his sanity but the very nature of what is real.

In a desert bunker hidden halfway around the globe, Dr. Calvin Brody holds the end of the world in his hands. An American expatriate hell-bent on revenge, Dr. Brody finds himself on the verge of fulfilling his dream of destroying the country he once called home. What began merely as a quest for vengeance though might forever alter the face and future of the planet.

Amid the ever-present threat of terror attacks on his native New York and growing tensions between global superpowers, Tim must decide whether his nightmare is merely a dream or an omen of what is to come.

Amazon Reviews:

The Lion in the Desert starts off with the strange dream of young Tim Channing. In fact, much of the beginning of the book centers around his dreams and what he takes to be delusions. He, and others, become understandably concerned. Could it be a brain tumor, stress of a bad breakup, or something unexplainable. When he chases a strange monster in the subway, he finally starts down the right path of self awareness, finding his lifelong destiny.

This is a story that is best read slowly and carefully. It is written with the hand of a master, and I continually found myself comparing the work to Stephen King. The book is a collection of several novels, interconnected with Tim’s story being the predominant one. This is not a quick airy read, but rather a compelling and thought provoking tale. I encourage you to give it a read. – Arthur Bradley

The author has a compelling style which holds the reader’s attention from the first page until the very last. His character development is complex and his descriptive abilities places the reader within the story. It is a definite page turner. – Phyllis Mickelsen

This reminded me of M. Night Shyamalan or however you spell his name. Not the writing, but the fringe aspect of it all. Strap in and prepare to be exhausted by the end of this book and in a good way. I felt like I was right alongside Tim as he weathered this whirlwind of non stop assaults. This book is dark and the blurred lines between reality and dreams leave the reader begging for more. This was a fresh new take on the genre and certain to make you a fan of the series. – Enigma

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