“Windstalker: Awareness” is a supernatural thriller that will cause you to flash back to the story every time you feel a gust of wind. A “windstalker” is an advanced Nephilim, half angel and half man. They are damned to roam the earth without form after their human life is extinguished. This is a consequence of God’s displeasure when the angels he sent to earth to protect the humans disobeyed him and mated with the female humans. Taking the form of a wind shadow they kill humans out of their need to feed on human energy.
Mitchell Geathers had survived tough times and overcome much against the odds. He got himself and his sister out of the ghetto and onto a much better path in life. As a young and successful businessman he is finally getting everything he ever wanted for himself… except Chelsea Easton. Chelsea is the beautiful best friend and roommate of his sister Gina. Unfortunately she is in love with Drew, a man sentenced to death for murder. Drew’s death marks the beginning of dangers for Mitchell and his sister infinitely greater than anything they experienced as children.
I absolutely loved author K.M. Baginski’s writing style. I couldn’t help but notice the parallels to Bram Stoker’s technique, weaving reality with fantasy. The use of newspaper articles for reader believability within this story is just one of several instances. Baginski provides a panoramic view, allowing multiple characters to witness the same scene from a new vantage point in the style of Tolstoy. The writing itself is flawless without grammatical or typographical issues and has clearly been well-edited.
Supernatural fans will appreciate the uniqueness of windstalkers. I do not believe I have come across them in any other supernatural tale. Though I don’t consider this story particularly gory it certainly qualifies as horror and delivers in the thrills and chills department. This is a substantial and lengthy book but once I began reading I didn't want to put it down. Partly because the writing itself is so good and as I kept reading I became more and more involved with the characters. The author is superbly skilled with dialogue, characterization, action, plot, pacing, description....and best of all providing an exceptional scare factor!