If you liked stories like THE CELESTINE PROPHECY, A WRINKLE IN TIME or THE MATRIX...you'll enjoy this novel.

It's a visionary FANTASY exploring subterranean worlds, time travel, romance, conspiracy and metaphysical mysteries that will STIR YOUR SOUL

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Winner of 4 Book Awards and a Bestseller in Time Travel Fiction



What would you be willing to sacrifice to protect the ones you love?

Tia Violetta is about to turn 30. She lives in a mansion, barricaded away with her paranoid father, Haddon, who has shielded her from the world and her true heritage.

What Tia doesn’t know, is that a sinister, hidden AI, known as SIM, has enslaved humans on Earth through mass mind control. 

And SIM is hunting her.

Hadden and Tia are descendants of Helio Tropez, a subterranean safe haven where all inhabitants possess supernatural abilities, and speak in the Matrix language. 

Tia discovers she bears the mark of Pentada, along with four other women in her family that she never knew existed.

Together Pentada have can alter the course of humanity forever. Unless their psychic powers were to fall in the hands of SIM.

Just before Hadden dies, he sends a telepathic message to his younger self to time travel fifty years into the future to save Tia.

But by doing so, young Hadden starts a chain of events that will blow Tia’s world apart, sending them on two different timelines.

They must confront dangers in the subterranean and surface worlds to unite Pentada.

And only two possible outcomes await humanity. Will it be ascension to a higher density or complete annihilation of life on Earth?


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Incredibly well-arranged, satisfyingly complex and flawlessly organized, Helio Tropez is a visionary fantasy/science-fiction novel of the highest order. A mesmerizing journey through time and space, it deftly transcends genres, generations and time, and is a true modern classic that will be remembered for years to come.

        - Steve Quade, Indies Today

I loved it! A fantasy sci-fi story involving time travel, a Matrix-like villain, and strong alien family support brings together one epic story! I couldn't put it down. 

      - Sarah Anderson, Reedsy Reviewer 

A richly imagined world filled with intriguing characters. From the first chapter, I was hooked. If you like visionary fantasy, it's definitely worth a read. 

       - Joanne Taylor, Booksprout Reviewer 

From the very first chapter, it had me enthralled. The journey of Hadden and Tia through the different timelines and flashbacks was truly intriguing. I particularly enjoyed the subtle but very clear references to the real situations which are damaging the human race as we know it.  I'm looking forward to reading more books from this author.      - Christine Azzopardi 

The characters are wonderful, the story is compelling. Highly creative throughout. I also love how the book weaves in a commentary on our present-day world with incredible insights on how to address issues so we can live better lives. 

     - Catherine Berris

I don't say this often, but I was genuinely hooked by Helio Tropez from start to finish!! It's beyond excellent!

     - Jasmine X.

The deeper you go into this story, the more the characters unfold.  Rieger's ability to reveal just enough to intrigue is amazing.  The story draws you in with surprising twists and turns.  Resolutions are hard won and beautifully human with all of the flaws and surprising, bright insights that lift us out of the ordinary.  An attention grabber.  

     - Catherine Steele

Helio Tropez is a real page turner.  Allow some time when you pick up this novel as you will not be able to put it down.  This sci-fi fantasy adventure will grab your attention as the fascinating characters develop and the compelling plot thickens.  Interwoven in the story are metaphysical concepts, magical moments, Universal Truths and the challenge of darkness to Light.  I highly recommend this book!

     - Mary Sue Rabe

I love the way elements of consciousness are woven into Helio Tropez... the gem stones, the animal soul mates, having wings with higher levels of vibration, etc. And the fascinating power struggle between light and dark psychic energies in the world, feels so relatable given the global uprising that is underway today.       - Maureen Jack-LaCroix

C.M. Rieger is a masterful writer who knows how to capture her reader’s attention immediately, and then not let go. There is a metaphysical aspect that makes “Helio Tropez,” so much more than just a good read. Fans of science fiction/fantasy novels will enjoy this novel, but readers who are seeking something with more in-depth will be thrilled to step out of the mundane and into this fascinating world.

      - Paige Lovitt for Reader Views

Who this book is for...

You love reading novels

This is a page-turner with suspense, mystery, romance, advanced civilizations and more. If you like to get absorbed in intriguing characters, and a fast-paced plot wrapped up in philosophical mysteries....this is for you. 

You enjoy visionary fantasy/sci-fi

Visionary fantasy fiction is a genre with mind, body, spirit themes and perspectives, including consciousness expansion, spirituality, mysticism, time travel and parapsychology.  So think The Alchemist, Illusions, The Earthsea series, The Lathe of Heaven, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, etc. Maybe you’re familiar with those stories.

You are a seeker of wisdom

You tend to be a seeker of inner truth, the metaphysical, personal growth. You believe in enhancing your quality of life and the realization of aspirations not just for yourself, but for humanity in general. You are keen on a life that has meaning and purpose, whether you've realized that purpose or not. You are curious about hidden mysteries and the paranormal.

About the Author

C.M. Rieger

Over the last 20 years, C.M. Rieger has written three plays, two solo shows, hundreds of short stories, two novels, a screenplay, while also teaching thousands of people the art of storytelling. Through various formats, C.M. also supports ‘artists of change’, [those called to help humanity evolve] to find their creative voice and bring their works to market.

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