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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

This is a book where you aren't sure where it is going, but you

This is a book where you aren't sure where it is going, but you can't put it down! I ended up finishing it in 2 sittings, ONLY because I was too tired to do it in one! Like the weather, the plot twists and turns, providing new drama for the characters to overcome and to...
This is a book where you aren't sure where it is going, but you can't put it down! I ended up finishing it in 2 sittings, ONLY because I was too tired to do it in one! Like the weather, the plot twists and turns, providing new drama for the characters to overcome and to show their true selves and faith. It was a very interesting device- having been through Hurricane Katrina and no power for 21 days, and no media for 5 days, I could relate to how the characters have no idea of what is happening in the 'outside' world and how banding together is their best bet of survival. There are times when I think God sends natural disasters to test just that- our faith in him, each other and to strengthen those bonds. Another winner from Erin, you'll want to read this one as soon as you can, as I'm sure movie rights will not be far behind!

posted by BTHM on June 22, 2013

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5 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Anonymous

Thanks for the heads up about this having spiritual christian themes.

posted by 17278898 on November 17, 2013

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

    Eagle's Talon is a very unique place. Built entirely over water,

    Eagle's Talon is a very unique place. Built entirely over water, it's like an oasis away from everyone else. One building is occupied while the rest are being built when tragedy strikes. First a sinkhole appears out of nowhere, almost killing a number of people. Next a storm like no other hits, flooding the site and stranding the people who didn't get swept away. Now the people there must fight to survive, but as secrets start to be revealed the surviving seems to become much more difficult. Everyone is hiding something at a time when trust is vital. On top of that people have been seeing mysterious glowing things in the water below them. What does this mean for the survivors? Will they be able to pull through it all?




    This book was very different from what I expected. There were so many elements to it. I found it a little difficult to get into initially. I didn't really understand the technical parts of the buildings, but the book really wastes no time when getting to the meat of the story. I thought I was being given a ton of back story on the characters initially, but then I discovered that they had secrets even beyond what I knew. This added a lot of depth to the story. There is also a fair amount of "action" as it were. With the sinkhole then flood, there are a lot of things going on. Also, people are not spared from the destruction. It really ends up being a tragedy all around.




    Beside the human aspect to the book, there is also a bit of the supernatural. This takes the form of mysterious glowing things that some people are seeing in the water. Rather than being frightening though, they seem to be helping the people to find their way and survive. You find out rather early on though what these are, but that really didn't take away from the impact for me. This book is full of suspense and atmosphere. You really get a sense of how difficult it is for these people in the harsh circumstances they find themselves in. I almost didn't want to read it at night, but then I am not really friends with the water so it creeped me out even more. If you are looking for a suspenseful yet thoughtful book, check this one out.




    Book provided for review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    very entertaning

    I read the book instead of watching TV. A fascinating fantasy. To be read by sone one who likes to be entertained.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Interesting but not well-written

    Good story. I enjoyed it, but it had awkward sentences that you have to re-read to understand as they are worded unusually. Could have been more developed story-line and characters but overall a decent read.

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