“FOUR STRANGERS WITH GIFTS
THEY DON”T UNDERSTAND.
A WORLD FALLING INTO DARKNESS.
THIS IS HARBINGERS.
You’re invited on a journey of suspense and the supernatural as four of your favorite bestselling authors team up for a unique series.
From the minds of Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky, Invitation compiles the first four episodes of Harbingers, each of following a different character.
BRENDA-the street-hustling tattoo artist who sees images of the future
THE PROFESSOR-the atheist ex-priest ruled by logic
ANDI-the professor’s brilliant but geeky assistant who sees inexplicable patterns
TANK- the naive, big-heated jock with a surprising connection to a healing power
Brought together for the first time in “The Call,” the four soon realize pockets of darkness are emerging throughout the world. Whether it involves a mysterious house, the explainable death of animals around the world, or an otherworldly little girl, each puzzle they solve brings them closer to the ultimate explanation of what’s happening. But will they discover the truth in time?”
*This book was sent to me for review by the publisher however, all opinions stated are my own*
I have very mixed feelings for this book. There was a number of things that I really liked about this book and then there were quite a few things I didn’t like.
As someone who is trying to get into mystery and thriller books for the first time, this book didn’t really impress me at all.
There were some redeeming qualities however.
I really enjoyed how the book was written. I’m very happy that each story was told from a different character’s perspective. I think that is how it should have been written or else I probably would not have enjoyed it. I loved each author’s writing style. Every one of them had a unique way of telling the story through each chapter. It made enjoy the plot quite a bit.
I also really liked the characters in this book. Each one of them was great in their own different way. Like I said earlier, I think that getting to read from all the different perspectives was probably my favorite part of this book. I also liked the kind of superhero kind of powers each one of them had. I hadn’t read anything like that before reading this book. I think that all of these characters would be great in book all on their own that is how strong all of these characters were.
As many good qualities as there were in this book. I also had some problems with it as well.
In this book, especially in the first couple of stories, I found that there was quite of bite of info-dumping. This is one of my biggest pet peeves in books. It drives me crazy. I did get used to it as the book went on, however, I think that it was not necessary to put so much information into one scene throughout the book.
I also found the plot to go by a little to quick for my taste. In my opinion, it seemed like the events of the story changed on each page. It was way too hard to keep up with the plot at some points in this book.
Overall, I still have very mixed feelings on this book. I don’t think, at least at this point in time, that I will continue on with Harbingers series due to my negative thoughts on some things in this book. If I do continue on with the series, I hope the the mystery and thriller aspects will make the story more enjoyable than they were in this book.