Monday, December 03, 2007

A Hideous Beauty by Jack Cavanaugh

This isn't the world you think it is...

Every day they slip across our borders to infiltrate our government, our schools, our neighborhoods.

Homeland security can't stop them.

The armed forces are no threat to them.

Powerful and unseen, they cannot be stopped.

They have been doing this for millennia.

On what should have been the best day of his life, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Grant Austin learns of a plan to assassinate the President of the United States. Every attempt to sound the alarm is thwarted, and Grant soon finds himself at the center of an even greater battle that predates time as he stands alone against ancient powers and unspeakable evil -- evil that can only be described as a hideous beauty.
As a fan of Jack Cavanaugh's American Family Portraits series, I was excited to read the first in his Kingdom Wars books. Though A Hideous Beauty is contemporary speculative fiction and a departure from the historical fiction he is famous for, it maintains Jack's high storytelling skill. A fast-paced story that thrusts the protagonist into a previously unseen but altogether too real world where good and evil do battle every day. Grant Austin finds himself in a unique position, questioning his identity and his Creator.
While I didn't agree with everything from a theological standpoint in this book, I'm willing to suspend my disbelief for the duration of the story because Jack Cavanaugh created such an entertaining tale with a compelling protagonist that I want to root for.
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1 comment:

  1. LOL, there's that suspension of disbelief again! How funny you blogged on this today--I just opened it this weekend. Didn't get very far before chaos erupted (2 year old teething.) That happens to me a lot lately. Hmm. I think I need a reading retreat.