The End of Time (Books of Umber)

The End of Time - P.W. Catanese The conclusion to the 'Book of Umber' series and a brilliant one at that. Happenstance, also known as the Meddler, is able to see "filaments" emerging from human beings and in touching them is able to 'see' their destiny. It didn't register in my mind, until towards the end of the book, that these "filaments" are possibly akin to the silver cords referenced in several religious beliefs. In the same vein, his ability to enter the "Neither," which I took to be a possible reference to the Akashic Records (or its equivalent) was quite fascinating in that it evoked an esoteric interpretive angle to the story.