From the book: “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 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 naïve, big-hearted jock with a surprising connection to 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 unexplainable 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?”
The idea of this series of collected novellas is wonderful: as they explain in the introduction, this group of author friends wanted to write engaging stories that could be read in one to two sittings. They see it as a kind of game for authors. Each author writes from the perspective of one of the four main characters, and each story builds off of the one before it. The stories are all unique, but work so well together.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, but altogether pretty darn cool, and I’d seriously recommend you pick up a copy of Invitation, HARBINGERS Cycle #1, as soon as possible. Happy reading!
Many thanks to Bethany House for the copy of this novel. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own! 🙂