Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Strange Man by Greg Mitchell (The Coming Evil Trilogy)

Hi Readers, 

If you scare easily, this isn't the book for you. 

If you are afraid to look or glimpse evil in the face, this is a book that will unnerve you. 

This is a cutting edge, true, gritty book that starts out with the "campfire" or scary stores that kids are often told. Right up at the front of the book, the first attack begins. There is a very Spiritual, yet X-Files feel to the first attack, it is quickly understood that some very demonic forces have ben unleashed on a little town that is in a rut. An almost dead town, with a people with numb and hardened hearts. A town where Jeff is the Pastor of a church, and his brother Dras (Draz for those who need to pronounce it) lives in almost total disfunction. At 22 Dras hasn't grown up, he is too busy coping with his failures and disappointments to himself, and others.  

When a very strangely perfectly handsome man shows up at The Rave Scene Club, Dras figures out that this "perfect" man is after his best friend and probable love of his life, Rosalyn. Dras quickly figures out that this "man" is no man at all... and that Rosalyn and himself, and many others are in life and soul threatening danger! 

Greg Mitchell has shown quite well how we need to be wise to the devices of the emery. How lulled by life people often are, and how we need to be awake, aware and ready to disarm the traps and plans that are laid to harm us. Salvation is readily available for us, sealed with the blood of Christ, and the way to Jesus is shown in this book.  

I am glad I have read it, and I really enjoyed it. The ending is open, but that is good. This is, after all, a trilogy and I want to read all of it. 

About the Book: (BOOK IMAGE near bottom of post! It keeps doing something odd to my  spacing! Sorry about that!) 

Dras Weldon lives in a world of horror movies and comic books. Twenty-two and unemployed, he is content to hide in the shadow of adolescence with a faith that he professes but rarely puts into action.

But when a demonic stranger arrives and begins threatening his friends, Dras is drawn into a battle that forces him to choose which side he is on. In a race against the clock, he must not only fight these evil forces but also somehow convince his best friend, Rosalyn, to join him—before she is lost forever.

Engaging and darkly humorous, The Strange Man is the first act of a trilogy that depicts a world where monsters are real and simple men and women must overcome their doubts and fears in order to stand against the unspeakable creatures of the night.
Click here to read the first chapter.

About the Author:
Greg Mitchell is the co-author of Time Changer, which was made into a theatrically released motion picture in 2002. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Paragould, Arkansas. He plans to have book two of this trilogy, Enemies of the Cross, released in February of 2012. 

Book link  - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1616381949
Author’s web site - http://thecomingevil.blogspot.com/

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
Participants’ links:
Noah Arsenault
Red Bissell
Kathy Brasby
Grace Bridges
Beckie Burnham
CSFF Blog Tour
Amber French
Tori Greene
Katie Hart
Bruce Hennigan
Timothy Hicks
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Inae Kyo
Emily LaVigne
Shannon McDermott
Matt Mikalatos
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Gavin Patchett
Andrea Schultz
Kathleen Smith
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler


Greg Mitchell said...

Thanks for the review, Carol! I'm glad to hear you might be sticking around for the whole trilogy :) Book Two: Enemies of the Cross is due out next February. I hope you considered the X-Files "feel" a good thing, because we head into some serious Mulder territory for Book Two ;) Thanks for reading and helping spread the word.

Carol E. Keen said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog Mr. Mitchell, and you are quite welcome for the review! Yes, I do want to read your entire trilogy. :)

The X-Files/Mulder feeling is indeed a good thing and I am looking forward to Enemies of the Cross.

I think it is not always easy to write things of this nature but I feel that you have done it quite well and I hope to be reviewing the rest of your trilogy.

Carol :)