Image of Invitation: Cycle One of the Harbingers Series

INVITATION

Image of Invitation: Cycle One of the Harbingers Series

This unique, fast-paced group of four interconnected stories somewhat works, yet also falls a bit short. These stories are quick to read, and the humor is wonderful. The characters are fantastic and are very well-thought-out, each one communicating their own distinct personality and role in the story. The stories themselves feel a bit disjointed, however, and nothing is really resolved at the end. Although it is clear that the book is a set up for many more stories (quite a few of which have been written and released independently), readers do expect some resolution to feel satisfied with a purchase.

Four strangers meet under odd circumstances. Each person has a unique ability, and together they are able to accomplish some amazing things. In "The Call," the four meet and join together to help liberate a student held at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. "The Haunted" deals with murder and a strange house that can change locations. "The Sentinels" has strange animal deaths occurring around the world, and the four come back together after some time apart to try to get to the bottom of things. Finally, "The Girl" has a young girl who appears in a snowstorm and may not be exactly who or what they think she is. (BETHANY HOUSE, Apr., 352 pp., $15.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel