I was completely intrigued when I learned about a new book by 4 of my favourite authors – Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky. A collaboration by the 4 of them could only be a good thing.
Each of the 4 central characters have their own story to contribute to the larger novel. Each of their accounts is voiced by a different author, yet each has beautifully interwined all of the experiences so that it becomes a seamless novel. At times, I forgot that I wasn’t reading one continuous writing.
The four strangers who come to realize they are a reluctant team : Brenda, a tattoo artist; the professor, and unbelieving ex-priest; Andi, the professor’s pattern-seeing assistant and Tank, an injured football player with a very special gift, begin to see disturbing and very dark happenings.
After meeting at the Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies, where they rescue a boy who seems to have a spiritual understanding of everything that is to come. Together they experience a house that holds dark secrets, discover gruesome deaths of masses of animals all over the world, meet and care for a little girl with a strange affliction.
Weaving suspense and gripping action with can only be describe as some form of spiritual warfare – it makes for quite a ride. While it was an emotionally hard read for me, it was a book hard to put down. And may I add – so refreshing to read a book that doesn’t have a “tied up with a bow” ending. It was good to have the hard reality of what is to come in the next volume sit and demand to be wrestled with. It certainly was an excellent reminder to do a gut-check on the health of my prayer life!
I would highly recommend this to those who enjoy fantasy, suspense and mystery writings.
Thanks to Graf-Martin Communications and Bethany House for the opportunity to independently review this book.