As a reflection on the global aftermath of climate change, The Spirit of Life brings a compelling message to take heed about planting bad seeds that will reap a storm. Written by Bjarke Steen Rasmussen, with co-authors Anine Ross and Karnika E. Yashwant (Mr KEY), this docudrama focuses on the balance of life and death. The mission of the main characters is to save the earth from the effects of a “diminishing” sun within less than 30 hours of this realization. Without each other’s help and each one’s fortitude, the battle for earth’s redemption would be lost.
This story, although written in fiction style, is based on real events which have been occurring all over the world due to neglect and abuse of earth’s natural resources. Three youngsters and two adults from West Virginia will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions from amazement on “Forest Fire”, old flame rekindled in “Amie and Josh”, sweet young love in “A Stitch in Time”, and mystery in a cuckoo bird and dreams connecting to the past. The Spirit of Things delivers a positive figure in Heraia Lowrie, who must walk the path of desolation to complete her mission in the novel. Her wholesome, lovable and budding powers endear her to all.
The Spirit of Things is populated by people as ordinary as American Pie and pumpkins on Halloween Day. The cast of characters includes Heraia Lowrie – the girl with power over forces of nature; Manuel Pinero – Heraia’s admirer; Jose Pinero- the anti-hero and another admirer of Heraia; Joshua Bofard, a local news reporter and Amalinda Porter, Josh lady-love. The refreshing and innocent character of the heroine repeatedly collides with the selfishness and weaknesses of the two boys as they find themselves in a constant tug-of-war for Heraia.
The Fertility Rite sketch launches the mystery that unfolds to reveal a deeper meaning to all events. News events and cast of characters are juxtaposed to move as if connected by unseen threads. The Spirit of Things is not only conceived to entertain, but to serve as a lighthouse in the midst of national tragedy due to conspiracies, hurricanes and climate change. The characters show how to be a hero in as few as two steps, as they learn to trust one another.
By coincidence, Hurricane Sandy blew into town on the same month of the novel’s conception by the three authors. Such events as the torrent of rains, the flooding, lost of lives and properties were included in the book for realism and reference to actual events. A map is provided so readers can trace the events as they happen, also a scrapbook of particular events through the camera of Virginia news reporter Joshua Bofard and sketches of Jose Pinero, the refugee from San Salvador. A very precise quote that runs through all the characters and events is this double-edged quotation:
“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. -Voltaire”
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Karnika E. Yashwant or Mr. KEY started his journey on entrepreneurship at the age of 14 and before turning 20 he has forayed himself into various business ventures, which are only seeing the taste of success with his innovative strategies and commendable marketing ideas. Having already marked his presence felt over many businesses, he still aspires to inspire many businesses in near future
Karnika, riding the many horses of successful business ventures, is also known for his great oratory skills on various topics ranging from Technology to Spirituality. He is highly credited for his motivational speeches especially to the youngsters.
He himself likes to be termed as a life-coach, where he can help a person at any point of their life. Being a man of many talents, he hasn’t left the fields of Psychology, Hypnosis and many more to add up in his sleeve.
Karnika’s different view on life: A Single Idea, A single smile, A single decision, A single second, A single person, A single sight, A single mistake CAN CHANGE OUR LIFE!
Karnika, with his unique and result oriented methods of modules he trains and mentors many professionals and organisations throughout the world. Being the child of many awards and honours for his contribution to the Business world and the Society, he stands the role-models for many blooming young entrepreneurs and aspiring youth-stars of the world.
Karnika E. Yashwant is born in Coimbatore (TN) in 23 August 1992. He is adjudged India’s “Youngest CEO” in 2010, having formed his first company at age 14. Multi awarded CEO of a dozen companies, he is a much sought speaker of international business and civic clubs, as well as academic universities. The range of services includes Online Marketing & Branding, Web Design & Development, Online Reputation management, Mobile Application Development, Book Publishing, Training & Consulting, Mentoring, Life Coaching, and much more. He currently makes Chennai, Tamil Nadu his home.
His personal advocacy is “I’m like Water; I will fit in Every Vessel. Water learns the shape and adopts it. I will do the same and adhere to it.” His universality and flexibility has allowed him to go into several other ventures that require his assistance. A long list include life-coaching with specialties in Hypnotherapy, NLP, etc.
Karnika is also a prolific writer of self-help and spiritual development books. Whether you are a technical person, an investor, marketing individual, or into business development, Karnika or Mr KEY will have something for you. His essays on business, philosophies of life, and spiritual development may be found in several blog sites put up by him in a mission to help an ailing world.