Tess, book one of an intended series, proffers a narrative combination of visionary spiritual elements, metaphysics, travel and romance. This fiction story explores the theoretical abstracts of the spiritual world, basically posing a look at a life lived from a fully actualized spiritual and metaphysical based perspective. Although the book is titled Tess, the central character is not Tess, but Jannet Luna Russman, a 34-year-old mathematics teacher with multiple extraordinary abilities that extend well beyond the usual stated preternatural abilities that humans can express, including psychic empathy, synesthesia, channeling, dimensional travel, holographic projection, plus much more.
Tess is actually Jannet Luna Russman’s spirit guide/mentor from her “source” family, however, her role throughout the story plays out as just as important as Jannet’s. It is through a scenario of metaphysical providence that Jannet initially comes into contact with Tess Aja Conn. Initially, she believes she is having an encounter with a ghost until she later experiences Tess materializing within her own apt, where she imbues her with pertinent information on her life’s path. It is through her engagement with Tess that Jannet learns more deeply about herself, important spiritual lessons, and the metaphysics of this earthly life which aid in her continuous spiritual expansion. Interestingly, throughout the book, Tess either materializes or communicates through various devices, either by text or Word documents. Jannet, always being aware of her abilities embraces them by involving herself in helping the police in Spain with cold cases by providing new evidence procured through her abilities, which also leads her to a deeply connected romance with police officer, Mari Belen. Meanwhile, she grows and learns spiritually with guidance from Tess, as well as training others and building an organization to encourage their inherent metaphysical abilities, she lives a life that takes her between Spain and Portland, Oregon.
Tess offers readers an intriguing storyline which crosses the boundaries of conventional spiritual ideals, it is a narrative fraught with visionary elements and events. In particular, I enjoyed the metaphysical and spiritual elements, which wholly, held an authentic tone and resonance, especially for anyone delving into the new age / metaphysical waters. Jannet made for an interesting protagonist capable of absolutely amazing supernatural faculties, which I found to be intriguing. Ultimately, this is a story with great potential when it comes to the metaphysics and prominent characters. Tess is a book you will remember long after finishing it.