Frank Peretti is arguably my favorite writer. Not only do I enjoy his books, but the man himself comes across as very humble, very likeable.
His last book, House, coauthored with Ted Dekker, was released in 2006. And like other Peretti fans, I have long awaited new material from him. So naturally, I jumped at the chance to review his latest work, Illusion.
If you are a diehard Peretti fan who enjoys sci fi, magic, and suspense/thrillers, you should enjoy this book. Even if you are not a Peretti fan, if you're looking for something different in the realm of Christian fiction, this is it. This is not some formulaic end times thriller nor bonnet fiction; it is something entirely fresh and different. A magical story, this book reminded me a little of the movie, The Prestige.
Told in third person, Illusion is a suspenseful, sci-fi-ish story written by Frank Peretti and published by Howard Books. This tale was different than the other supernatural tales Peretti fans are used to him writing. But different isn’t necessarily bad, just different.
Strange things happen. A magician (Dane Collins) loses his wife, and a young girl (Eloise Kramer) awakes to find herself transported forty years into the future. And of course, the two events are related.
I’ve read that Peretti has been releasing chapters on his Facebook page, so if you’re interested, you might want to check that out.
The book is available for preorder on Amazon and is set to be released March 6, 2012.
*Please note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review. However, I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
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