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June 22, 2013


by Robert Louis De Mayo

The Light Behind Blue Circles tells of a young man’s 3,000-mile journey from South Africa to Kenya and chronicles an inner transformation that encompasses more than the hero’s own soul. Even as a boy Peter was enchanted with the African bush he had been introduced to by his South African parents. On a camping trip with his father, a veterinarian, he meets Lekai, a young Maasai seer-to-be, who asks for their help in saving a dear friend. But the rescue mission turns to tragedy when an evil man crosses their path in the bush. Ten years later, Peter remains plagued by the events of that tragic day. Estranged from his father, he tries to hide from his nightmares by working in the dangerous gold mines of South Africa. After narrowly surviving a cave-in, he decides to travel north, beginning a 3,000-mile journey to Maasailand, the place where his lurid visions originate. On his travels he meets devoted new friends, encounters bitter enemies, and experiences hair-raising adventures. He also embarks on a mystical journey into the very core of his existence, desperately trying to prove to himself that he can still make room in his heart for love. From Victoria Falls at night during a lunar rainbow to the great African savanna stampeding with wildebeest to the evocative Serengeti with Mt. Kilimanjaro rising up with the dawn, The Light Behind Blue Circles captures some of Africa’s most iconic scenery.

I found this book to be an enjoyable and wonderful read The adventure is a humorous and scary journey through Africa.  The author definitely did a lot of research about the Maasai people in East Africa. This is quite a page turner for not only young readers but readers of any age.  The author puts a lot of historical fact, a little wonderment, and a lot of adventure into this wonderful story.  The beginning is Peter with his father on safari in the Serengeti. Peter goes through life  changing events.  A few years later we meet up with Peter to solve the mystery of the light behind the blue circles.  I found that if you look with open eyes you will find that the people and places have a beauty about them.  I feel this should be read by all.  A wonderful story that allows you to embark on a journey to Africa  by the way of the book and your imagination. An informative, descriptive, adventurous magical read.  Don't miss out on this one.  It may be your only chance to travel to Africa.

I would give this book 4.5 STARS.

I received a complimentary copy of the book, THE LIGHT BEHIND THE BLUE CIRCLES from the author Robert Louis DeMayo for this unbiased review.

 About the Author
Robert Louis DeMayo took up writing at the age of twenty when he left his job as a bio-medical engineer to explore the world. Over the next fifteen years he traveled to every corner of the globe, spending almost eight years abroad and experiencing approximately one hundred countries. He is a member of The Explorers Club and The Archaeological Institute of America. During his travels he worked extensively for the travel section of The Telegraph, out of Hudson, NH. For three years he worked as marketing director for Eos, a company that served as a travel office for six non-profit organizations and offered dives to the Titanic and the Bismarck, Antarctic voyages, African safaris and archaeological tours throughout the world. After, Robert worked for three years as a tour guide in Alaska during the summers and as a jeep guide in Sedona, Arizona, during the winter. He was general manager at A Day in the West, a Jeep tour company in Sedona before he decided to write full time. He is the author of The Making of Theodore Roosevelt, a fictionalized account of Roosevelt´s acquaintance with wilderness living, and The Cave Where the Water Always Drips, an adventure tale set in modern and colonial times of the Southwest. Currently he resides in Seton with his wife Diana and three daughters: Tanisha Lee, Saydrin Scout, and Martika Louise.


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