Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Watchers

This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I was not disappointed. The front cover says it’s a novel of suspense. That certainly describes Mark Andrew Olsen's The Watchers. This novel takes you from America to Africa to Israel and back again. And in this adventure, is a twenty year old named Abby Sherman.

The adventure begins with a dream. Abby dreams she is the prophetess Anna, and experiences when Anna held the baby Jesus. In order to find answers about this dream, Abby posts about it on a myspace of sorts, and soon receives thousands of responses from women that have also had or know someone who had this dream. Through the number of responses, Abby is propelled into the role of an internet celebrity. But even with so many responses, Abby is only filled with more questions. How could so many women that have no idea about each other have the same dream? What’s more, how can they all then develop this strange gift of seeing spiritual beings?

She decides to do whatever it takes to find the answers. But trying to find these answers has brought unwanted attention of people that want to stop her. Knowledge is power, and they don’t want her finding the power that lies waiting to be discovered.