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Fast-paced tale of the ultimate battle for humanity,
This review is from: The Ahriman Gate: Some Gates Should Not Be Opened (Paperback)
Cross Tom Clancy with Frank Peretti and you might get something close to The Ahriman Gate, the new supernatural techno-thriller from husband and wife authors Tom and Nita Horn.
It isn't often you read about spiritual warfare waged with high-tech military gadgets to supplement prayer and fasting, but that's what you get with the Horns' new novel, the latest entry in the growing genre best described as Christian Science Fiction. The Ahriman Gate centers on a plot by a government operative to hijack a black budget research project for his own purpose-to open a supernatural portal to the Abyss and unleash literal Hell on Earth.
UFOs, genetic experiments, cutting edge science, sci-fi weaponry, and a mysterious ancient artifact all play important roles in this fast-moving thriller, all of which the Horns, publishers of Raiders News Update, have thoroughly researched. While the implications of their research are speculative (which is, after all, the nature of science fiction), Tom Horn assures readers that the science and military technology presented are not.
That may be why a scheduled interview on Steve Quayle's radio program in early August was preempted by a government official who called Tom just as the show began. Apparently, there was concern in certain circles about what Tom planned to discuss on the show.
The storyline moves quickly and the plot is full of action. There were only two distractions for me: One of the characters speaks in a dialect that's straight out of a 1940s movie Western (think Walter Brennan), and the name of the novel's villain seems a bit obvious to anyone familiar with the Book of Revelation.
But these are minor quibbles. Overall, The Ahriman Gate is a quick, entertaining read that draws on up-to-the-minute scientific and theological research to create an exciting tale of the endgame in the battle for the souls of mankind.