A clever collection: "Invitation" by Myers, Peretti, Hunt & Gansky

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about the book....

London, 1879

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 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 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?

my review....

This first compilation of the "Harbingers" tales is an imaginative, clever collection like nothing else you have ever read! I absolutely adore this concept of having authors come together with an overarching storyline but still crafting their own novellas starring their character. The result is a series of stories that make for quick reads, each equally engaging and addictive. I am one of those readers who naturally gravitates to stories that mix together suspense with the supernatural, so this book is everything I could have hoped for!

The characters in "Invitation" are fun and exciting, and I like the splashes of humour throughout the stories as they interact in unexpected ways. Now, this unique concept makes for some challenges in terms of character development, and the shortness of each novella means that not every question will be answered perhaps as satisfactorily as you would have liked. But I for one am happy to give and take a little with this series because I simply enjoyed the stories so much. Overall, I found each author's writing to be solid and filled with exciting plot twists. The way the characters experience continuity in how they are depicted from story to story is also remarkable to behold!

And so, I finished the fourth part of this story wishing that I had all of the rest of the novellas of the whole series at hand as well! If you enjoy books blending suspense and the supernatural with characters you are going to adore, then plan on joining the journey of the Harbingers. I award this book a solid rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

 about the authors....

Bill Myers

Bill Myers is a youth worker, creative writer, and film director who co-created the "McGee and Me!" book and video series; his work has received over forty national and international awards. His many books include Hot Topics, Tough Questions, and The Dark Side of the Supernatural.

Frank Peretti 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.

Angela HuntThe author of more than 100 published books and with nearly 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times Book Club presented Angela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2008, Angela completed her PhD in Biblical Studies in Theology. She and her husband live in Florida with their mastiffs. She can be found online at www.angelahuntbooks.com.

Alton GanskyAlton Gansky is the author of twenty-four novels and eight nonfiction books. He is a Carol Award winner and an Angel Award winner, and has been a Christy Award finalist. He holds a BA and an MA in biblical studies and has been awarded a Doctor of Literature degree. Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Gansky also serves as an editor and collaborative writer for top tier authors. He lives in California.

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