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Prophetess (Winter) (Volume 2)
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And this starts out with what has become not only a growing trend in terrorism, but one of America's most common nightmares anymore- a school shooting and the police arriving barely in time.
Beyond that, there's not much for the police to do but wait. Not long after Winter gets back onto campus, things get hectic with a new form of premonitions and visions, creepy feelings, and strange people. Not to mention the ever-manipulative Satanic terrorist Xaphan. Now, instead of just warning politicians about the legal issues that threaten to shut down the Christian part of the college, she's in charge of finding one particular person. Which turns out to be problematic entirely.
What became a major strength for this story was all the misdirections, red herrings, and major twists that enveloped every chapter as well as Winter's sudden insights to life. They help give this story a more mature feel to the atmosphere, as well as more of Winter's past, why she became who she is. Plus, I noticed a little trick Keven did- making a parallel substory intertwine with the central story, really nice literary device there!
Not to mention, when the target of Winter's premonition is finally revealed, it dropped my jaw, pure and simple.
Deep characters, a 3-dimensional terrorist, numerous mind-bending twists and shocks, intense/horrific visions and imagery, a blatant view of applicable Gospel teachings, this is just the kind of Christian horror I was looking for.
Why hadn't Keven come on the scene years ago?
The book starts out with a puzzle to solve, and it rolls along, picking up speed until by the time you pass the halfway point, you are barreling at breakneck speed to an inevitable ending that is gripping, chilling, and jaw-dropping.
Newsome has mastered pacing. As in book one of this series, he tells two parallel stories set four years apart. This technique is hard to pull off, but he does it brilliantly. Every time he breaks from one story to return to the other, it’s at a moment when you cry “no!” because you want to know what happens next, but you also want to return to the other story, so you carom back and forth between them like a pinball, as the story bats you first one way and then the other full-tilt to the astounding climax.
When book three comes out, it goes to the top of my reading list. Immediately.
Winter is learning to accept and use her ability, but she still struggles with what is expected of her. Yes, there is a lot of action, and a great twisty plot, but the real capture of this series is the characterization and the battle going on inside Winter.