Chris McKenna is the author of three novels - the first being 'Paradigms' I have yet to read his other two novels, but I was lucky to read 'Paradigms' even before it was published. I found it to be an astonishingly original novel, and was instantly engrossed.
McKenna does not leave off with examining how the characters experience their paradigm shifts of perspective, but places this is a rich fantasy world of magical possibilities. How one uses, and abuses, power is shown to come directly from the mind, but it is a tale that can simply be enjoyed for its entertainment value.
The same reviewer has this to say about his second novel, titled 'Bardo.'
No background with Tibetan ideas about realms of existence are needed, as McKenna richly describes them with a light and effortless style as his main character, Nikki, navigates them on behalf of the reader. Other characters not only complement Nikki's own personality, but bring both humor and poignancy to the story arc. Though not having any particular resonance with the main character, a teen girl, I nonetheless did find utter sympathy with her difficult social situations, and celebrated in her overcoming of obstacles throughout the book.
Appropriate for tweens on up through adulthood, this is not just for kids and McKenna has a nice touch with his messages without having to get heavy handed. A fun read that nonetheless sticks with you and brightens your day long after finishing.