Pray

Pray

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by John Prescott
     
 

The year is 2016, and America is no more. The United States, Canada, and Mexico now comprise a single, unified front to the world: the North American Union. Implanted ID chips are soon to become mandatory for every citizen of the NAU, and Trez Sleighton, a disgruntled ex-Army officer, takes to the mountains of Colorado to come to terms with the changing…  See more details below

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The year is 2016, and America is no more. The United States, Canada, and Mexico now comprise a single, unified front to the world: the North American Union. Implanted ID chips are soon to become mandatory for every citizen of the NAU, and Trez Sleighton, a disgruntled ex-Army officer, takes to the mountains of Colorado to come to terms with the changing world—and his own hand in the whole mess.
Then sounds the trumpet.
Around the planet, people simply disappear.
In their wake, monsters of legend suddenly roam free to terrorize those who have been left behind. The legendary Nephilim, half-angels who struggle with their own demons, walk the earth in both darkness and light. The world’s most beloved celebrity, movie star Samouel Gallo, comes forward to make a long-awaited announcement that might mean world peace—or world damnation.
Meanwhile, a handful of the remaining citizens of the NAU feel the call to go west. Stricken by the loss of their loved ones, alienated by the inhumanity that has consumed their cities, these select few are moved by an inexplicable impulse to converge on a small town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains… a town most of them have never even heard about. As their paths turn toward Shaleford, CO, where Trez is struggling to understand an apocalyptic truth, the rest of the world waits to hear what tidings Samouel Gallo will bring. Is he the man of legend—a Bringer of Peace? Is he the archenemy of old? Is he… the Antichrist?
Open the pages of Pray and journey with those who set out to fight for their salvation as the world races to its horrific conclusion.
The Book of Revelation just got scarier.

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Editorial Reviews

Jim McCleod
What follows is an extremely action packed fast paced, page turner of a book. It has been a long time since a book has gripped me so completely. This is a book packed with emotional depth, horror, tragedy, and hope. With characters you will become attached to, I was often reminded of King's The Stand and McCammon's Swan Song, high praise indeed, but one I feel is justified. I am including it in my top 10 books of the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977448180
Publisher:
Dark Continents Publishing
Publication date:
12/17/2010
Series:
The Revelation Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
1,075,888
File size:
373 KB

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Meet the Author

John Prescott lives in the Southern woods of Mississippi with his wife Edie, son Grafton Caine, and their two cats. He loves to spend time with his family, take long walks, and draw. He is, of course, an avid reader. He somehow finds time to umpire baseball and softball while working as an art director. He maintains a Web site dedicated to his writing at www.john-prescott.com, where he oversees a healthy, growing forum and encourages anyone to sign up. John's first short-story collection, Before Sunrise, has met with gratifying success, and he recently headed an international anthology entitled M is for Monster, released Halloween 2010. Pray is John’s first novel.

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Pray 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
gkelly More than 1 year ago
I realize some of you may not think this review is very fair, in that I'm judging it from a perspective that the author may not share - and that's fine. I used to read anything out there that peaked my interest. This was incompatible with my desire to also grow closer to God. So, I pretty much stayed away from fiction for quite a while until I realized there was plenty of “Christian” fiction out there. Not always a Godly message, but clean none the less. End time scenarios have always been fun to read as long as they are somewhat consistent with what the Bible has to say about it. With this book, I made it to page 90 before deciding to not read any more. So, I cannot comment on much of story line, but rather the author’s writing style. I believe Mr. Prescott could have written this book without the swear words and not lost anything content-wise. Those words really turn me off. I finally reached the point where the next one was one too many – actually one is one too many. Not necessarily ‘strong’ swear words according to the world, but offensive to God therefore offensive to me ( or at least it should be). I do not think that a message of salvation mixes well with a writing style riddled with this type of language. If this doesn’t bother you, then you will probably enjoy this book. If it does then check out others, there are plenty to choose from.
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JonnaMommy More than 1 year ago
This is a must read! I would have preferred if it didn't have some of the bad language but other than that it was great. I can't wait for book 2!
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JimboMcleod More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to beat about the book with this one, buy this book. It's that simple. This is a brilliant début novel from John Prescott. So what is Pray about? Prey is the first part in a trilogy, don't sigh guys I know a lot of us readers don't like book series, but hold on this one will be worth it. It's the end of days, Armageddon is a coming folks, and in the words of Scott H Biram :- Well, you better hold on cause there's a big storm comin' and it's comin' for to wash us all away, All you lyin', greedy, stealin, cheatin', hurtin' everybody sinners You're all gonna pay the worst on Judgement Day What follows is an extremely action packed fast paced, page turner of a book. it has been a long time since a book has gripped me so completely. The separate threads of the narrative flow seamlessly together, with fully rounded fleshed out characters, yes, there are some clichéd characters, the grizzled ex soldier, the heart and soul Southern black woman, the uber computer programmer, all luckily thrown together. But, it never reads like a tired cliché, these folks have been chosen by the powers that be to fight for the very souls of humanity. Prescott, throw a lot into the mix vampires, thankfully of the truly evil variety, werewolves, nephilim, the Antichrist. again non of it feels forced, it is credit to john's writing skill, that this novel reads naturally. The tension racks up with each page to a huge climatic battle at the end of the novel between our heroes and a group of werewolves. There is a lot of biblical references in this novel, and one could argue that there are some similarities between this and the Left Behind series of books, but don't let that put you off, this is without a doubt first and foremost a horror book. The biblical references and discussion, help to set the emotional depth of the book. Something that can be lacking in books of this type. you do end up caring for the characters, even Gallo, who could so easily have been a one dimensional character is fleshed out into a truly evil and despicable man. If I have one criticism it is that of the dialogue of Netti Banks , a black woman from the deep south. Personally I found her dialogue hard to read, what with it being written in her dialogue. I do believe it is very hard to pull this sort of thing off, don't get me started on Steve Alten's Scottish dialect in the Loch. However, this is a very minor quibble. This is a book packed with emotional depth, horror, tragedy, and hope. With characters you will become attached to, I was often reminded of King's The Stand and McCammon's Swan Song, high praise indeed, but one I feel is justified. The second part of this trilogy cannot come soon enough.