The Assault (Harbingers Cycle 2) by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, AngelaHunt, and Alton Gansky

The Assault is the second installment in the Harbingers series. The series begins with The Invitation, where all of the characters (The Professor, Andi, Tank, Brenda and Daniel) are introduced as they work as a team to fight an unknown evil. Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky each write a novella within each book in the series. This book is every bit as exciting as the first installment.

Bill Myers starts out with The Revealing. The team is in Rome at the Vatican searching for a mystical spear that Hitler once stole. As a side note, I looked up the history on this and found it all to be quite interesting along with this novella, which is based on some truth about the spear.

Frank Peretti then tells about the Infestation--a microscopic plague that is spreading through the world to kill humankind.The team has to identify what this substance is, how it works, and try to figure out how to stop it.

Angela Hunt writes about the Infiltration through the eyes of Andi. This wounded team needs a respite but it doesn't look like they are going to get one. . .especially Andi who isn't quite feeling like herself yet but doesn't want to worry the rest of the team.

Alton Gansky then tells about The Fog. The team led by Tank must deal with a supernatural fog filled with vicious monsters unlike anything ever seen before. Tank knows he must make sacrifice to stop the fog and save his friends and others.

This series has me on the edge of my seat as I turn pages to find out what happens to everyone next. I can't wait until the third book, The Probing comes out in December. This series is written in a fast paced format sort of like a television series. I am enjoying the characters and the interesting plot lines. Only one character of the main four professes to be a Christian. I hope as I continue reading his faith makes a difference to the other team members. Knowing this group of writers and their other work, I think it will. I highly recommend this series and this book if you like fast paced Christian fiction.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.


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