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Monday, June 25, 2012
WELCOME TO BECKON, You’re Not Here By Chance is on an old wooden sign at the edge of town. “Beckon” by Tom Pawlick finds one of the main characters Jackson David Kendrick searching for his father, trying to find out what happened to him, why he disappeared.
His search leads him to an Indian Reservation in Western Wyoming in the vicinity of Beckon. His best friend Rudy accompanied him on this journey, helping Jack to find answers. Jack being an anthropologist and Rudy having a molecular degree makes them quite a pair. Asking around they find all kinds of stories and myths about the Shadow People and the Soul Eater of the caves, but were they really fabricated stories?
George and Miriam Wilcox also found themselves drawn to the town of Beckon, however for different reasons. Miriam was slipping away due to Alzheimer’s. Dr. Henderson, who also lives in Beckon contacted them and convinced George he needed to bring Miriam in for treatment. Mr. Vale, Henderson’s boss has a miracle drug available at the right price but one of the stipulations is they would have to remain in Beckon. They did not realize this until after the treatments had already begun. One of the other benefits of perlium, the miracle drug was it turned back the hands of time, or was that really a benefit? Most of the characters living at Beckon are users of perlium and have been residents for a long time, too long.
Where does perlium come from? Why is this town in the middle of nowhere? Are there really Shadow People? What about the Soul Eater? What is really in the caves? You can meet the other characters and answer all of these questions and a lot more by reading, “Beckon.” Grab your copy now!
This book is different, but different can be good. I am not usually a fan of Sci Fi books and this one is so close but I could not put it down. It is a fast moving book, full of surprises and intrigue. It leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. I highly recommend it!
You can view a trailer about the book on the author’s page here.
I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
until next time... nel
Posted by Nel at 11:07 PM