In "The Call" by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders . . . but there are some very disturbing strings attached.
Frank Peretti's "The Haunted" confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house.
In Angela Hunt's "The Sentinels," animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi's dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory.
"The Girl" by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent--apparently not of this world--and something wants to kill her. @goodreads
This book was a lot of fun and weird.
There are 4 stories written by 4 different authors but it's the same characters in different situations.
From the authors:
Each of us would write as if we were one of the characters in the series:
Bill Myers would write as Brenda, the street-hustling tattoo artist who sees images of the future.
Frank Peretti would write as the professor, the atheist ex-priest ruled by logic.
Angela Hunt would write as Andi, the professor's brilliant but geeky assistant who sees inexplicable patterns.
Alton Gansky would write as Tank, the naive, big-hearted jock with a surprising connection to a healing power.
Instead of the four of us writing one novella together (we're friends but not crazy), we would write it like a TV series. There would be overarching storyline into which we'd plug out individual novellas, with each story written from our character's point of view:
Bill's first novella, The Call, sets the stage. It will be followed by Frank's The Haunted, Angela's The Sentinels, and Alton's The Girl. And if we keep having fun we'll begin a second round and so on until other demands pull us away or , as in TV, we get cancelled.
I'm glad this was written in the beginning because I kept getting confused at who was the POV of each story and had to remember. =)
In the first story, The Call, Brenda is asked to give a tattoo by some guys to their friend, Tank. He's passed out and has no idea what's going on. Brenda does tattoo's that have a story. Tank got a tattoo with people on his arm.
Brenda ends up having to take Tank home and they run into the Professor and Andi when their plane crashes. Then they all end up at this creepy Institute where some evil and bizarre things are happening. I'm not really sure what all was going on but I liked it.
The next story, The Haunted, is about a house that haunts people. It was so very strange but it was pretty cool. There were ghosts inside that the crew had to help and it was just all strange and I loved it too.
These stories always pull the group together and they have to meet and figure things out.
Then we have, The Sentinels, I still don't understand this one. I know that animals were having their eyes removed and killed by something but . . . I think it went over my head. I am glad that a dog was healed though!
The last story, The Girl, was really creepy at first with Tank and the sheriff following these little barefoot, kid prints all through the snow and up over a roof. It turns out it was a sweet little girl and she was being chased by something, but I'm not telling you what.
I loved all of the stories accept The Sentinels because like I said, I don't know what was going on.
My favorite has to be, The Girl with The Haunted following close behind.
I enjoyed these stories and will read more of them if they continue with the series.
*I received a print copy of this book through BethanyHouse.*