"The Man of Legends", by Kenneth Johnson, is nothing less than phenomenal. Will, who goes by many other names throughout time, is a fascinating character. It boggles the mind to think of everything he has and will see during his existence. I enjoyed the way the author spun this tale and how he gave us tid-bits of Will's past life along the way. Hanna is a wonderful character as well and one that most women will empathize with. She once met the love of her life during a trying time and now all she wants is to find him before she dies. All of the secondary characters were interesting. Their part in the story, and connections to Will, are well woven into the larger story. While this is a fictional tale, the history interspersed was amazing and well researched. I encourage sci-fi lovers to read this, women's fiction lovers to read this, heck- just everyone should read this. It is a long story and I almost thought it could have ended earlier, but then when I finished I wanted it to go on, and on.
Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history.
New York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.
In another part of town, Will—an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence—looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt spearheaded by an ambitious Vatican emissary and an elderly former UN envoy named Hanna.
During the next forty-eight hours, a catastrophic event unites Will, Jillian, and Hanna—and puts them in the crosshairs of a centuries-old international conspiracy. Together, the three must unravel an ancient curse that stretches back two millennia and beyond, and face a primal evil that threatens their lives and thousands more.