These books are life-changing and something I encourage you to read. I have read the first two books of the nine but had to post about it because the series is so fantastic!!!
"These books will grab you from the beginning and you won't be able to read them fast enough. You can follow Vladimir as his writing skills improve. Anastasia's words will affect you beyond the last pages... These books will make you want to change your life and the lives of those around you. May possibly be the greatest books ever written. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.”
~ Max VanPeople VT, USA
"The most mind blowing booksI've ever read. She will I hope change the course of history with her plan for humankind. Keep an open mind and allow her to take you on a journey into her world - I guarantee you'll never be the same again.”
~ Michael R. Woodward
"At last! Truth that has not been distorted by dogma or someone’s ego! I might explode from emotion if I read any more! I had a hard time getting myself to just stand still.”
~ Ana, Portugal
"Vladimir Megre's experiences on the Ob River voyages form the central narrative of his best-selling series of books, The Ringing Cedars of Russia (Russian: Звенящие Кедры России tr. Zvenyashchiye Kedry Rossii), written between 1996 and 2010. The first volume, Anastasia, was printed on credit at the Moscow Print Press Number 11 and the first copies were sold by the author himself in the Moscow metro.
The primary concern of the series is the correct approach to planning, conceiving and raising children, which should all occur at the same location: a family homestead, or self-sufficient plot of land surrounded by a hedge with a water source, dwelling, woods, a meadow, vegetable gardens, berries, herbs, mushrooms, a greenhouse, sauna and beehives. The homestead should be created by a mother and father for the health and enjoyment of posterity.
In the tenth and final book, Megre describes the series as "fictional" in form, and earlier writes that he used the format of a novel to minimise the resistance of skeptics. Being an entrepreneur, he set up his own company to publish subsequent volumes and a self-organised reader's group soon assisted in distributing the books more widely. The books have sold over 11 million copies, mostly in Russia, and have since been translated into twenty languages."