Book Review - The Sun-Eyed Children, Volume 1 - Earth


Title - The Sun-Eyed Children, Volume 1 - Earth

Author - Joel Koechlin

Genre - Fiction

Publisher - Leadstart Publishing

ISBN - 978-93-5438-013-6

This is the second book, I had the opportunity and honour to read that was from #Koechlin family. With the foreword from @kalkikanmani , I knew that this is going to be an extraordinary read and I wasn’t wrong.

The protagonist of this novel was Lionel Kalmer who had a troubled childhood despite failing from an affluent family. An incident changes the approach of his teachers and his class mates. 

The book is divided into 4 parts.

Part 1 - Migration

Max & Milien - Friends from Italy arrives. The sequence of Lionel’s visit across various countries in Europe is given below:

1948 - Lorraine, France 🇫🇷 

1969-70 - Switzerland 🇨🇭 

1970 - Corfu, Greece 🇬🇷 

1970 - Rome, Italy 🇮🇹 

1970 - Iran 🇮🇷 

1970 - Afghanistan 🇦🇫 

1971 - Turkey 🇹🇷 

1971 - Pakistan 🇵🇰 

1971 - India 🇮🇳 , Benares & Calcutta

When he gets detained in Switzerland, he was amazed by the Two star hotel kind of facility at Swiss Jails. How they treat the prisoners is very well documented. 

The way prisoners treated in various countries of Europe draws certain attention - Italy, France & Switzerland.

Enrique, a Spanish - bodyguard of Lionel is another main character in the novel.

While Max was on exile, Lionel was a fugitive who abandons his family. 

Finds the book in Rome, “l’Aventure de la Conscience” which triggers his journey. 

Part 2 - Quest

1429 - Orleans, France 🇫🇷 

Jean D’Aulon



How the battle is won for the French against the English despite harming Jehanne

What phenomenon was noticed by the British during the war?

The book leads Lionel to la Ville Blanche in India but he was not welcomed. He was asked to leave. 

Lionel meets Thupten who directs him to Satprem, author of the book. 

539 - Island of Britain 🇬🇧 

Lionel was the son of King Bors of Guannes 

Then to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Haryana-Punjab before finally landing in Anantnag with his wife, Priyadarshini.

Part 3 - The Black Cliff &

Part 4 - Forward

Was his mission successful?

What was his journey all about?

Did he get to reach his destination? 

This novel has the mystic essence of searching the inner soul, connection with previous birth with a tinge of science in the end. A perfect entertainer.

This book is available on Amazon