This is a rollicking, thought-provoking, rollercoaster of a novel. It's time traveling on steroids, but it asks big questions. Bravo.
Ken Burns, filmmaker
Sacred Mounds draws you right into the action with high energy prose, strands of mystery floating in the wind, and lively characters. A great read, with Metzner's usual deep insights into the amazing workings of the natural world seeping into you while you are caught up in the flow. Enjoy! Robert Thurman, President, Tibet House US, Professor Emeritus of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University
Metzner’s time-bending style is interwoven in a well-researched novel about the great Natchez Nation and the mysterious mounds across the midlands of America. This is a witty and inventive historical fantasy that seduces with twists and turns accompanied by lively street wise contemporary dialogue. It will keep you magnetically amused right up to the surprise ending. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Member, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, MT
A rich, complex ...tale of supernatural heroism. The novel folds ancient traditional wisdom into the seams of its story with the author’s well-honed narrative skills, delivering the tastes and flavors of its mingling times and cultures with ease and aplomb. One ends up feeling not like an onlooker, but an active participant in the events. The book, from this perspective, is hard to put down. It’s a page-turner, but an intelligent one; one that asks more questions than it answers and left, for one, this reader hoping for a sequel. .
Lee Van Laer, Senior Editor, Parabola Magazine
Brilliant, colorful, panoramic, moving, adventurous, gripping...!!
David Hykes, Founder, the Harmonic Choir
Jim Metzner has imbued a page-turner of a book with esoteric truth half-revealed behind a somewhat violent drama. There are keys to a meaningful life hidden behind the carnage. A great read. Can't wait for the movie!
Lillian Firestone, author "The Forgotten Language of Children"
Archaeologists know how the earthworks were built, but excavations cannot reveal what these monuments meant to the native people who built them. With Sacred Mounds, Metzner embraces the mystery to weave a story across time and cultural boundaries.
Jim Barnett, author of "The Natchez Indians: A History to 1735"