Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Plateau: Beyond the Trees,” by Author, Tina Frisco

  • Title:  Plateau: Beyond the Trees
  • Amazon Author Profile: Tina Frisco
  • File Size: 1474 KB
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Publisher: Tina Frisco, 2nd Edition
  • Publication Date: July 11, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073W789GB
  • ISBN-10: 1548771783
  • ISBN-13: 978-1548771782
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Metaphysical, Visionary


Is there any hope for humankind? Will love prevail over fear? A young tribal female is unaware she holds the answers to these questions. W’Hyani was born strong and willful and the Keeper of the Crystal Heart. Her mettle is tested by the cosmic forces that shaped her destiny. She comes face-to-face with fear in a battle that would shrink the will of the most daring warrior. The fate of all beings in the Universe depends on her defeating the bloodthirsty gondrah and unlocking the mystery of the Great Mosaic of Life.


At the first turn of page one in the Plateau: Beyond the Trees, the reader steps back into time, or possibly the future, to meet the E’Ghali tribe and the young, W’Hyani. The story is told through her experiences and life journey as W’Hyani embarks on a hero’s journey fraught with all the hardships and heartbreaks that life can bring. Yet, somehow the lessons she learns come across as fresh and new leading her on the path to illumination.

At the core of the story is the legend of the sacred cave of the E’Ghali where the Great Mosaic represents the Great One. W’hyani and her parents hold the key to this mystery as they grapple with their destinies. Each family member holds a special place in the fulfillment of W’Hyani’s destiny.

At times, travelers from “the city” ventured onto E’Ghali land and relationships were established. When this happened, I couldn’t quite tell if we were in the future or the past. It didn’t really matter because the tribal legends spoke of a time when humans would be able to exist in peace and love which left me with the feeling that this event would soon take place. When this event occurs is not the point. Instead, it is the fact that it will happen that captures your spirit.

Such is W’Hyani’s destiny as the Keeper of the Crystal Heart. She represents hope and the future of all mankind.

At the beginning of each chapter, the author shares a quote from Lynn V. Andrew’s, The Power Deck. Each of these quotes drove home a powerful message that was highlighted by W’Hyani’s particular journey in that chapter. I was deeply moved by many of these passages which were a great addition to the story.

Plateau was an emotional read for me. I took my time and tried to experience through my reading, the life lessons that W’Hyani and her friends undertook. Their experiences caused me to reflect upon my own life and spiritual journey. This is the kind of book that transports you to a higher plane of existence where what you thought was the ending is really only the beginning.

Tina Frisco wrote this book as an outreach of hope to the doomsday messages that swirled in the media around December 21, 2012. In reality, the book is timeless. The message of love, understanding, and compassion resonate today or any day. Respect for our mother Earth reverberates lovingly through each page.

I’ve added this book to my Me Time Category for Spirituality because of the emotional impact this book left on my heart. I’ve never read another story like it and found it to be a hidden gem in the literary world.


Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate:  5 out of 5 Fairies

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Author, Tina Frisco

About the Author

Tina Frisco is an author, singer-songwriter, RN, activist, and student of shamanism. Born in Pennsylvania USA, she attended nursing school in New York and lives in California. She began writing as a young child and received her first guitar at age 14, which launched her passion for music and songwriting. She has performed publicly in many different venues. Her publishing history includes book reviews; essays; articles in the field of medicine; her début novel, PLATEAU; her children’s book, GABBY AND THE QUADS; and her latest novel, VAMPYRIE. She enjoys writing, reading, music, dancing, arts, and crafts, exploring nature, and frequently getting lost in working crossword puzzles.

When all the December 21st, 2012 doomsday documentaries hit the screen, Tina was compelled to write a novel of hope. Thus Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012 was born. The protagonist in PLATEAU is a 15-year-old tribal female who, through great adversity and while honoring the wisdom of her elders, discovers her strengths and destiny. Her will is tested relentlessly, daring her to face her fears and trust blindly without fully knowing why she was born the Keeper of the Crystal Heart, the key to the Great Mosaic of Life. She ultimately comes face-to-face with herself in a battle that would shrink the will of the most intrepid warrior, unaware that realizing her destiny will irrevocably impact all beings on earth and beyond. Her people inject humor and wisdom throughout this tale of mystery and adventure.

Will love prevail over fear? Millions are asking this question. PLATEAU offers hope with its underlying message: We must keep our hearts open and act from love instead of reacting from fear, we must practice gratitude and compassion at every moment and with every breath, so that we might help elevate the human species to a higher consciousness and facilitate both personal and global peace.

Tina was inspired to write GABBY AND THE QUADS when her niece had quadruplets. A child’s moral compass develops early, and she wanted to write a book that was ethically as well as traditionally educational. Gabby is an only child who is about to become a big sister to quadruplets! How will she handle this? Her parents decide on a unique approach to introduce her to and help her accept this awesome experience. Follow Gabby as she learns all about babies and the joy of loving.

Tina has always been fascinated by the myth of the vampire and often wondered if the phenomenon actually could exist. Her background in medicine led me to speculate about how this might have a basis in reality. If rooted in science, how might this myth come to life? The most likely answer would be as a physical disorder or disease. All this musing gave rise to her latest novel, VAMPYRIE: Origin of the Vampire. What if vampires were not the undead, but rather the dying? What if there were two factions among vampires: the sustained and the unsustainable? And what if those factions were at war with one another over the life of a young woman who promised them a future? VAMPYRIE brings the myth of the vampire into the realm of possibility.

Phoebe Angelina Delaney is a reluctant genius and compassionate hothead. She finds herself in a pitch-dark underground and doesn’t remember how she got there. Did she drink too much alcohol and wander off in a stupor, or was she kidnapped by a malicious element determined to make her life a living hell?

Sir Michael Alan David is a vampire – an enigma, charismatic and mysterious, who weaves in and out of Phoebe’s life. Does he intend to use his title as a ruse to draw her closer to an unearthly fate, or is he a cloak-and-dagger knight in shining armor? Too many secrets have been kept for too long. Phoebe must unravel the mystery in order to survive. Two major characters from the author’s first novel, PLATEAU, join forces with Phoebe to battle the demons in VAMPYRIE.


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Sending LoveThanks for stopping by to meet Tina and hear about her book. You will love it! ❤

51 Comments on “Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Plateau: Beyond the Trees,” by Author, Tina Frisco

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Plateau: Beyond the Trees,” by Author, Tina Frisco — ✨Colleen Chesebro ✨Fairy Whisper✨ | Fantasy Sources: Art, Gifts, Ideas, Article Resources, News

  2. This is a brilliant review Colleen evoking the powerful themes of the great universal story in Tina’s work. It has got me to put it on my to be read list.!

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      • Thank you. It was a particularly difficult workday. Amazing that my one telework day a week can be so hard! LOL. Somehow i did what they threw at me. (They’re like poo-slinging monkeys.) At least I was at home. I’m finally caught up. Finally finished a week of text for the FB tarot posts. I try to do 2 episodes of Thistledown each weekend too, but only got one… Finally visited my Monday blog schedules. My bladder inflammation is raising cane. I’m down for the day. More hugs, dear friend.

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          • Gladly accepted, except the cranberry. I can’t have anything acidic. Cranberry was torturing me when one silly doctor recommended it. I have inflammation, not infection. Cranberry has some acid. Told me to remove all the stress from my life. Ha! What am I — independently wealthy? No real medical treatment… Marshmallow root seems to be helping. And carefully chosen aloe vera (some of it uses citric acid in processing, so have to get that with caution).
            Luckily we’re not expecting torrential rain this week. Just some showers. I hope all is well now with your daughter.

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          • Yes. She is safe and her rental sustained minimal damage. Thank goodness! Now, for you my friend, I wish for you to feel better. I wish I could get rid of your stress. I send you love and healing. It’s there. Grab it! ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Fascinating review, Colleen, and I’m most grateful for your sharing of it. I have this on my Kindle, and I’m really looking forward to delving in. I, too, take my time with such reads, and allow pause for reflection. Gifts for the soul. Thanks again. 🙂

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  4. Oh my Goddess, Colleen, you have blown me away with this review and feature! Such a fantastic welcome home gift. I’m so grateful I found this amid the 7 weeks of backlog I’m immersed in. I can’t thank you enough, Sister. You glitter and shine and are a bright light in the world. I was unable to visit any blogs while away, so please tell me how you are. You have been in my prayers and always will be. Sending so much love and oodles of hugs ❤❤❤

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  5. Reblogged this on and said:

    Colleen Chesebro gave me the most wonderful ‘welcome home’ gift by featuring her review of my book, PLATEAU, on her blog. It’s always a thrill when our books receive positive reviews, especially when they touch our hearts.

    If you’re not familiar with Colleen, do visit and follow her wonderful blogs ~ The Fairy Whisperer and A Mindful Journey. I’m sure you’ll be delighted.

    Thank you, Colleen. You are a sister and a friend. My heart to your heart ❤❤

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  7. What a gorgeous, luscious review. How often do we get to read a book that hits our spirituality so profoundly as it obviously hit yours, Colleen? This story does sound like a ‘hidden gem,’ and may our world produce more gems like this. We need it. Thanks to Colleen, and congrats to Tina on moving a reader to writing such a beautiful review.

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