Review: The Eden Prescription by Ethan Evers
Age recommendation: 15+
Chromogen employee, Annika Guthrie, believes in the power of natural supplements. Her father who was struck with terminal cancer lived longer than the time given to him by doctors after using natural supplements recommended by alternative medicine practitioners. This reason is why Annika collaborated with Dr. Elliot Lindell, a genius cancer researcher working for Chromogen’s rival – Mitogenica, to form a natural treatment that will revolutionize cancer treatment. Patients under the cancer treatment program dies and Dr. Lindell disappears. Dr. Lindell and Annika are being pitted against a strong and deadly force determine to sabotage Dr. Lindell’s research and findings. It’s a race against time and the futures of all involved are at stake.
Who say that self-published books aren’t worth reading? The Eden Prescription will refute all suggestions that self-publish books are not good. I usually prefer to read traditionally or indie published books because they are generally better written. But this novel reminded me that there are some good self-published books out there.
The Eden Prescription is a suspense/thriller and what a thrilling novel it is! Not only is it filled with mystery and tension, it also contains many little-known facts about cancer-vitamin research and the push for natural health supplements. In fact, I probably enjoyed reading about these little-known facts that were woven into the story more than the supporting story itself. And this brings me to my next point. The facts and fiction were woven so well, it was difficult to tell where the truth started and where it ended! There were many parts where I was left wondering if a certain case or incident did happen in the scientific research community.
I like the way The Eden Prescription supports the cause for natural supplements. It was written to bring to our attention a cancer treatment that cancer research is pointing to and is a wake-up call for those ignorant of this cancer treatment. It also brings to our attention how unscrupulous all those in the billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry (and mankind in general) can be when it comes to the issue of money.
Overall, the writing style in The Eden Prescription is good. I was surprise to read a mention of Kuala Lumpur in the story. Since Malaysia is a small country, I hardly ever find mentions of KL in books written by authors from the West. There were a few awkward conversation-phrasings and the occasional unexplained action here and there. While those parts could have been written better, they did not affect the flow of the story. The ending left me wondering if there is to be a sequel.
Ethan Evers has a PhD in Applied Science. He began researching natural medicine after a family member successfully used it to hold cancer at bay for years. The Eden Prescription is his debut novel. His aims in writing The Eden Prescription is so that the public will be made more aware of natural medicine (which is much more affordable and will help save healthcare costs) and the strategies of those who will be the big-losers from usage of natural medicine. The novel won the Bronze Medal in the 2011 Living Now Book Awards. It was a finalist in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards and 2010 ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Visit the book website at www.edenprescription.com.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”