- File Size: 10069 KB
- Print Length: 356 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 23, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06WWMHNBQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#110,849 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #747 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Mystery & Suspense
- #1019 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Mystery & Suspense
- #1699 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
The Reckoning: Book Three in The Knowing Trilogy Kindle Edition
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Ninie has written the last book in the series in such a way that I felt every emotion....sadness, fright, happiness, and downright revulsion to the point that I almost lost my lunch. At one frightening point in the book I was so engrossed and tuned in that I was oblivious to what was going on around me. All of a sudden I felt something on my thigh and I actually jumped, thinking that the efreet had come to get me. In reality, it was our cat who had placed her paw on my thigh. She had been laying on the chair next to me and I didn't know it. That's what you call getting "into" a book and that's what Ninie Hammon's books do to me. Thank you, Ninie and please keep writing!
Like all Ninie Hammon books it pulls you in and does not let go until the end. Action is fast and people feel real. All familiar characters come alive again ready to fight the evil. However to fully enjoy this book one should first read previous two books in the series since there are many references to the past events.
This book is more human- oriented (and less demon-oriented) than book two. The horror of the lesser demons is illustrated by describing the feelings of people facing them rather than by detailed descriptions of demon’s anatomy. I liked this very much, it seemed much more convincing this way. Also, the real cockroaches and rats were as scary as demons (and I loved the idea of their “reusage”).
“The Reckoning” has a very strong religious elements in it. So prepare yourself for some reflections about faith (usually delivered by Theresa) and about biblical stories (by Andi). Demons and Angels are real and send to Earth by Satan and God. The old Christian dilemma i.e. “why God does not fight Evil in person” is answered at the very beginning by Theresa: “Angels fight demons in the spirit word. But when the demons is here in our world-in human bodies they hijacked-God uses people to fight ‘em”. And people fighting demons “didn’t have to be qualified, just willing”. But Angels are allowed to help a little. Sometimes. Once these rules are set the action follows accordingly.
Finally, and on the lighter note, one small lesson learned is: one cannot trust strangers, not even when they are children and one cannot trust cats. But one can always trust dogs ;) .
I've been sitting on tenterhooks since finishing book 2 (The Deceiving) wanting/waiting to find out how this wonderful, complex story would end. I wasn't disappointed!
Ms. Hammon (from here on out I'll call her Ninie), is an exceptional story-teller. She grabs you by the shirtfront and yanks you into her stories - not with a gentle tug, but with a force that only a master story-teller possesses (pun not intended).
I know there are/will be others who'll give a synopsis of this book. I, however, will focus on WHY Ninie's writing is so exceptional. At least, I'll attempt to do that. Sure... there are all kinds of words to describe people like Ninie: talented, gifted, exceptional, and the like. But unless one actually reads her books, one cannot understand just how engrossing her stories are. And not just engrossing. My pitiful words here won't do justice to describe her writing. So, I'll give you some examples of why I love Ninie's writing. Here are some of her descriptions:
His heart felt like a lunatic woodpecker'd got loose in his chest.
... a polished stone of wonder he'd wallowed around in his mind for so long all the rough edges had been sanded smooth.
... looked as uncomfortable as an elephant sitting on a football.
I don't think there's anyone on this planet who can read phrases such as those and not only not chuckle, but also instantly picture it in their minds. These are words/phrases that instantaneously describe in such a pure fashion exactly what Ninie wants you to see. Few authors are able to convey such perfect word imagery.
Thank you, Ninie, for the wonderful trilogy! I'm looking forward to reading more of your forthcoming books! (And also reading the few that I've missed.)
The author's wild imagination, coupled with brilliant word skills and dazzling descriptive abilities, present this work as a reading experience - not just a book, Expertly crafted dialogue is worked in with complete authenticity, and brings the characters to life so well, that you can hear them speak.
Suspense, action, horror, intrigue - it's all there, along with beautifully balanced and subtle humour when the occasion calls for it.
Along with it's two predecessors, "The Knowing" and "The Deceiving", this one belongs at the top of any bestsellers list and I can't recommend it highly enough.