Book Review: A Vision of Fire (THE EARTHEND SAGA) by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin

cover50952-smallA Vision of Fire (THE EARTHEND SAGA) by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin

Released on October 9th, 2014- Pre-order available

“The first novel from iconic X-Files star Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin: a science fiction thriller of epic proportions.

Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there’s a more sinister force at work.

In Haiti, a student claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy suddenly and inexplicably sets himself on fire. Animals, too, are acting irrationally, from rats in New York City to birds in South America to ordinary house pets. With Asia on the cusp of nuclear war, Caitlin must race across the globe to uncover the mystical links among these seemingly unrelated incidents in order to save her patient—and perhaps the world.”

****

“A vision of fire” engrosses you from the action packed start. From the start there is an assassination attempt on an ambassador, he and his daughter survive, but immediately after his daughter Maanik suffers terrible visions.

Maanik falls into a fugue state and no one is sure if it is post traumatic stress or demonic possession. Caitlin O’Hara is called in to see if she can solve the mystery.

I really liked Caitlin, I thought she shared many of the finer qualities with Dana Scully from the X-files: stoic professionalism, a brilliant mind and a wonderful empathy. Caitlin is a wonderful three dimensional character that has to balance, family, work and a personal life – some days she wins and others, she struggles just like the rest of us.

“A vision of fire” is a great start to a new series, and this book is the build up- with clues, to one hell of a story. The only bad thing I could say about this book, is the long wait until the next instalment.


 

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