The Reincarnationist Papers

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Pub Date 04 May 2021 | Archive Date 08 Jul 2021

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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture.


“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

-Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series


*One of O, the Oprah Magazine's "28 Books to Read Before They're 2021's Most Popular Movies and TV Shows"


Discovered as three notebooks in an antique store in Rome at the turn of the millennium, The Reincarnationist Papers offers a tantalizing glimpse into the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives.

Evan Michaels struggles with being different, with having the complete memories of two other people who lived sequentially before him. He fights loneliness and believes he is unique until he meets Poppy. She recognizes his struggle because she is like him, except that she is much older, remembering seven consecutive lives. But there is something else she must share with Evan—she is a member of the secretive Cognomina. They are, in effect, immortals—compiling experiences and skills over lifetimes into near superhuman abilities that they have used to drive history over centuries.

Poppy invites Evan into the Cognomina, but he must face their tests before entering this mysterious society as their equal.

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture.


“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

-Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series


*One of O, the...


A Note From the Publisher

D. Eric Maikranz has had a multitude of lives in this lifetime. As a world traveler, he was a foreign correspondent while living in Rome, translated for relief doctors during a cholera epidemic, and was once forcefully expelled from the nation of Laos. He has worked as a tour guide, a radio host, a bouncer, and as a Silicon Valley software executive. The Reincarnationist Papers is his first novel, which has been adapted into the Paramount Pictures film Infinite.

D. Eric Maikranz has had a multitude of lives in this lifetime. As a world traveler, he was a foreign correspondent while living in Rome, translated for relief doctors during a cholera epidemic, and...


Advance Praise

“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

-Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series


The Reincarnationist Papers is a book sprung from an imaginative premise: the existence of secret society, called Cognomina, whose members have the ability to remember everything from their past lives.”

-O, The Oprah Magazine 


“Maikranz’s debut presents an epic vision of history, ultimate double-crosses, and a vision of morality where death and loss are merely setbacks in the search for wealth, acclaim, and a life without regret. His thrilling and haunting novel questions the point of religion, morality, and friendship when one can live for many lifetimes. Already slated to be a motion picture, this is a fascinating and fast-paced story that will keep readers engaged until the very end.”

-Library Journal (starred review)


“Maikranz’s spellbinding dark fantasy debut offers a fresh take on the concept of reincarnation…Presented as a true account of the Cognomina society unearthed from an antique store in Rome, this nail-biting mystery builds slowly, with Evan’s search to understand his identity propelling the plot forward before the action kicks into high gear in the final act. The high stakes and clever premise of Maikranz’s thrilling debut successfully evoke a sense of wide-eyed awe.”

-Publishers Weekly 


“Multilayered and complex, The Reincarnationist Papers opens a door into a world that seems both plausible and fantastical. Maikranz succeeds at mixing philosophy and history with a highly suspenseful plot, resulting in a book that’s both thought-provoking and entertaining.”

-Sarina Dahlan, author of Reset 


“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

-Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series


The Reincarnationist Papers is a book sprung from...


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This book is the basis for the 2021 major motion picture titled Infinite

National and regional reviews and author interviews

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Featured Reviews

The Cognomina are a secret group of people who remember their past lives and Poppy is a member. She wants Evan Michaels to join the group, but he’s still having a hard time coming to terms with memories of two previous lives. Poppy remembers at least seven lives and she and her group have been perfecting their skills to become almost superhuman. But the Cognomina are a very select group, and for Evan to join the group, he will have to pass a series of very difficult testa. If he wants to, that is…

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Excellent story. Characters were believable, the storyline about a group of people who are resurrected and all remember their past lives is very interesting. The dialogue is done exceptionally well. I enjoyed this book immensely.

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I loved this novel. I cant wait to see the film. If you are looking for a great summer thriller, this is it!

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Thanks to Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Compelling, imaginative and thoughtful. This highly original sci-fi thriller from D. Eric Maikranz is a must-read for those looking for something a bit different from their usual tried and trusted genre. The author takes the highly contested concept of reincarnation as his inspiration for his novel about a group of individuals who are able to remember their past lives. Maikranz deftly absorbs the theoretical and metaphysical underpinnings of reincarnation into a lively and absorbing read, told in a strong narratorial voice. Great characterisation, meticulous plotting - a real page-turner.

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I enjoyed this book. The plot was interesting and made the reader not put the book down. The book offers a different take on reincarnation.

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This book intrigued me from the beginning it was definitely an interesting read. The characters especially the main character Evan Michaels has an amazing character arc and I really enjoyed seeing it take shape. It is definitely an interesting read.

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How would you live your life if you knew that no matter what you did—good or bad—there would be no consequences to your actions? You’d just come back as a new person. And you’d remember all your past lives. Evan Michaels vividly remembers his two past lives which makes him think he’s insane until he discovers the Cognomina, a secret society of people just like him who remember all their past lives, some going back thousands of years. Such an interesting concept! The story focuses on Evan and his initiation into the Cognomania. And in doing so, relates tales of some of the other past lives of members of the society. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to watch the movie starting Mark Wahlberg this June! Thank you, @netgalley and @blackstonepublishing for the advance copy of this book! Although, the erratic line breaks in this unedited copy made it super annoying and difficult to read. You could’ve put a little more effort into it before sending it out for review. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz / Pages: 415 / Genre: Sci-Fi

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I really enjoyed the Reincarnationist Papers, by Eric Maikranz. In particular, the descriptions of settings, events and characters was quite good. There is a bit of an "info dump" occasionally, but the interesting premise and readability of the book overall make up for these short comings. See my review/interview with the author which goes live on YouTube by end of day on 5/15/2021 : https://youtu.be/jesAcEtyh_o

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The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz is a book soon to be suspenseful contemporary fantasy movie that is sure to be a summer hit. Evan Michaels and Poppy find that they have been reincarnated superhumans who apart of the Cognomina transform the world.

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