Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Invitation by Bill Meyers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky

 Gathering four stories from four bestselling author friends, Invitation is the first collection in the ongoing Harbingers series.

In "The Call" by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders . . . but there are some very disturbing strings attached. Frank Peretti's "The Haunted" confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house.

In Angela Hunt's "The Sentinels," animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi's dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory. "The Girl" by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent--apparently not of this world--and something wants to kill her.


This book is completely out of my comfort zone. I usually end up choosing something like this once or twice a year thinking I'm going to step out and find something awesome. It usually comes back to bite me. Let's just say me and sci-fi/horror don't usually mix. I already tried once this year with an end of our current civilization, back to the stone ages kinda book and it almost completely bombed for me. Needless to say I was totally nervous about this one. 

I am going to be honest and say that I have never read anything by Frank Peretti. I know, I know, I can't believe I admitted it either. I'm like one of the five people who hasn't read his stuff. But hey, at least I know who he is, right?

So I saw this book and thought "Hey, why not give it a shot?" Y'all I am so glad I did!
Now for all the juicy details.

Here is what I thought......
My attraction to this book was merely for a change of pace. I did however want the chance to read something by Frank Peretti. This book really drew me in from page one. I liked the way each novella was written from a different perspective. Each character was well written and interesting in their own way, but I think my favorite character was the character of Tank. His simple faith and teddy bear like qualities were charming. I would love to read more about him. My least favorite character was the professor. His pure distaste for faith and God really got on my nerves. But in the last story I actually started to understand him, go figure. The plot behind these four novellas is very interesting. I am not a sci-fi or speculative fiction reader usually but the plot kept my attention and kept me turning the pages. If all sci-fi were written this way I would read every book in the genre. The cover, is so-so but I'm not sure that it fully fits with the story. I think that this book would be a great choice for anyone looking for a change of pace. I would be happy to recommend it. I received this book for free from the publisher.  A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.

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About the Authors
A bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker, as well as the co-creator of McGee and MeBill Myers's books and videos have sold more than 8 million copies. He lives in California. Learn more at www.billmyers.com.

Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors. His novels, including This Present Darkness, have sold more than 10 million copies. He makes his home in Idaho. Learn more at www.frankperetti.com.

With more than 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than 100 works, including the Dangerous Beauty series and Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture. She resides in Florida. Learn more at www.angelahuntbooks.com.

Alton Gansky is the author of more than 20 novels. He has won the Angel Award and received the ACFW award for best suspense/thriller for his work on Fallen Angel. He lives in California. Learn more at www.altongansky.com.

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