Tom Coles announces his debut novel, ‘Spirit Talker –The Legend of Nakosis.’

Book tells the story of a young man who learns the skills of a shaman

Tom Coles

Tom Coles

North Thompson resident Tom Coles says he is pleased to announced the release of his debut novel ‘Spirit Talker –The Legend of Nakosis.’

“Set amid the verdant and primordial wilds of pre-contact era North America, Spirit Talker –the legend of Nakosis tells the fantastical story of one young man’s induction into the mystique and magical world of the shaman. Possessing an acute sensitivity to the spirit realms, the young man is taken under the tutelage of the old village shaman and initiated in the ways and wonders of a ‘spirit talker,” he said.

“It soon becomes apparent, however, that Nakosis is the medium of a very ancient and powerful spirit whose beckoning urges him upon a quest of legendary proportions whose unfolding will test the young man beyond his wildest imagining.

“His journey will traverse strange lands of both stunning beauty and unforgiving hardships. Along the way he will know the deepest grief and loss and yet come to embrace the fullness of love and the revelation of sacred wisdom as he finds his place within the Great Mystery.

“What Nakosis discovers is not the archaic myths of a time and people long forgotten; it is the timeless thread of spiritual inter-connectedness that weaves throughout all of creation, inexorably binding all things within the warp and weft of the sacred circle of life.”

This 600 page epic was the culmination of two years of part-time writing when Tom was not busy pursuing other vocations as a well known local tattoo artist, singer/songwriter/musician and artist blacksmith or working with his wife, Sandy on their 60 acre homestead and retreat, ‘Ravenwoods.’

‘Spirit Talker – The legend of Nakosis‘ is available to purchase through the publishers, direct on-line bookstore at or it can soon be ordered through outlets such as Chapters, Amazon, Indigo or Barnes and Noble.

The book will also be available in hard cover and e-book format. You will also soon find it available at numerous local retailers. For more information visit the authors website at

An official book launch is to take place Saturday, Aug. 23, at the North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Center in Clearwater at 1 p.m.

The public is invited to attend, meet and talk to the author, take home a signed copy of the book and partake of food and festivities.

During the event a portion of all sales will be donated to the Center. This event is free of charge and open to all.