Tag Archive | harbingers

Probing: Harbingers Cycle 3 by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky–Book Review

 

In Cycle 3 of the Harbingers series, the team is met with four new crazy adventures. Never knowing what they may encounter, they just try to figure it out as they go.

 

In Leviathan, the team is sent to Los Angeles where they are invited to a taping of a disturbing new reality show. When everyone starts exhibiting strange behavior, including some of their own team members, they have to figure out what’s going on before it spreads farther.

In The Mind Pirates, they are sent to a tropical place where they are abducted by pirates, and they must not only overcome the pirates, but also solve a murder using a strange earring.

In Hybrids, the team is back in Florida to rest, or so it would seem. They are quickly back in the game when strange black-eyed children appear and the neighbor’s unborn baby just disappears.

In The Village, while in a town called Newland, they are randomly transported to another universe where they meet a familiar face, but they are faced with the task of figuring out how to get back and how to save the people that were transported there before them.

This whole series has been way out of my usual element, since I’m not typically into the sci-fi genre. That being said, this series has been very good. This book was no exception! I love how different these books are than other books, since they are written like a TV show from the perspective of each character. It did take me a little longer to get into this particular book, but once I was in, I was in. I kept wondering how are they going to figure this out? Are they going to make it? There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, and overall it keeps you guessing through each section. I love the mystery involved over who exactly is behind sending them on these crazy other-worldly missions. So if you’re into sci-fi with a little mystery and intrigue in it, you need to check this series out! (I would recommend reading these in order because if you don’t you might be a bit lost.)

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Advertisements

The Assault (Harbingers Cycle Two)–Book Review

 

In The Assault the Professor, Andi, Tank, Brenda and Daniel are all back, and they are continuing on their unexplained supernatural adventures. This time however, it seems that the evil they have been following and observing is now starting to attack. They encounter many more new supernatural adventures as they race to find the spear Hitler once stole, and in the process run into a strange cave. Then they encounter a strange fungus. When they finally think they’re going to get a little break and spend some time at the seaside, a person they thought they could trust turns on them, and they once again find themselves in peril. In the final “episode” of this book, we see our team trying to figure out how to save a party of people from an unexplained fog that has deadly monsters in it, how will they save everyone before the fog reaches their floor? How will they kill the creatures without getting hurt themselves?

 

These books are so far from what I normally read, but I have to admit I am thoroughly enjoying these books. I love the whole idea of these four authors (Bill Meyers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky) coming together to write these books with the idea of a television series, with each section being a different episode, and each also coming from a different character’s perspective. While it is very supernatural and sci-fi, both books I’ve read in this series has gripped my attention, and I can’t tear myself away. They are very well written, and I have to say I’m really starting to fall in love with the characters. I highly recommend these books! I would say you definitely want to read this series in order, because you’re going to be a bit lost if you just jump into the second book.

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

***Links used are affiliate links.

Invitation-Harbingers Series Cycle 1–Book Review

 

Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky come together to bring you a book like none other. Each author writes from the perspective of a different character through an overarching story of suspense and supernatural circumstances. These four character keep being brought together for some special mission, but they don’t quite know what that mission is strange, unexplainable things keep happening to them. First, there is a strange mystery at a school for gifted students. Then, a house that seems to appear and disappear whenever it wants, animals that just drop dead with no eyes, and finally a strange little girl who seems to be from a completely different planet. What will happen to them? Will they solve the strange  mysteries that unfold?

 

This book was a little different than what I’m used to reading. That being said, I’ve never read a book that was written like this, and I love the idea. When I first started reading, I was a bit confused, because although it is Christian fiction, the very first section seems to dwell on psychic type things and “forces” that to me seemed demonic. (I didn’t get the idea that the author condoned any of that behavior it was just something the characters were fighting.) I kept reading because I wanted to see what happened, and I was pleased to see that throughout the rest of the book it started making more sense as to why that part was necessary. It seems as though something sinister is at work, and these four characters were brought together by God (whether or not they believe in Him or not) to help fight whatever that may be and save people from the effects of each supernatural force. Overall, while it was strange and a bit out of my element, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it if you’re into supernatural suspense. I am looking forward to reading the next installment to see what happens next (coming August 2017 – preorder here).

**I received this book free from the publisher (Bethany House) for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.