Friday, February 22, 2019

Travis Thrasher: American Omens

By Kelly Bridgewater

In this taut thriller that depicts a future where belief is dangerous, faith is deemed hatred, and a group of powerful elite keeps watch, the Reckoner has come to wake up America.

The year is 2038 and Cheyenne Burne is a brilliant young programmer working for Acatour, the world's top technology firm. Her father converts to Christianity, and he suddenly disappears without a trace. When a stranger hands Cheyenne a coded message that sends her on a collision course with a clandestine group of believers, she must put her life in the hands of those following a man known only as the Reckoner. He claims he wants to bring back true faith in Christ to America and also reveal the forces behind the disappearances of the many renowned people who publicly declared their Christian faith.

Operating in the shadows and living off the grid, this mysterious prophet assembles a ragtag team--including a former bookseller whose store was shut down for selling prohibited books--to help him take the battle for transparency to the top. With a ruthless FBI agent closing in, can Cheyenne and the others expose the truth and lead a return to God in America before it's too late?

From Amazon

My Thoughts:

Travis Thrasher penned a persecuted church thriller with the fright of what could be coming for future America. Torn from the pages of present life, Thrasher used the fears of tons of Americans and placed into a novel with Christians being the targeted group. American Omens could be predicting the future with elements that appeared realistic. While the plot moved at a slow pace, I enjoyed the concept and watched the three different perspective characters discover the truth about what the government allows the world to see. The main problem I have with the story is how long it took for Thrasher to explain what the purpose of hunting for Cheyenne's father and the Reckoner was. I wanted this big moment at the end of the story to expose and / or destroy the Acatour, but it really wasn't that big of  a deal. It was a small thing. Even though, in reality, it might have caused a lot of damage, but from a reader's perspective, I wasn't that wowed. I wanted more. From the ending, it was hard to tell if this was the first book in a series or if this was the only one in its kind.  Overall, the premise intrigued me, but I think the idea's delivery didn't come across the way it wanted it. I feel torn on how I feel. If this story captured a reader's imagination, I suggest picking up Amanda G. Steven's Haven Seekers' four book series.

I received a complimentary copy of American Omens by Travis Thrasher from Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

About the Author:

Travis Thrasher
From Amazon
Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written more than fifty books and worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years. He has penned fiction in a variety of genres, and his inspirational stories include collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes, and pastors. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Taken from Amazon.)

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