American Omens- The Coming Fight for Faith by Travis Thrasher is a dystopian novel about a dark future in the United States where organized religion has been heavily regulated and frowned upon by the government.
In 2038, Cheyenne Burne is fired from a prominent technology firm called Acatour after her father is exposed as a Christian and goes missing. She is soon contacting by someone claiming to know The Reckoner, a hacker who is exposing government corruption and somehow is tied to her father. On the run from ruthless government agents, Cheyenne decides to work with Reckoner’s underground to expose the truth.
One thing I appreciate about this novel is that it avoids the cliches you find in a lot of Christian fiction, especially when it takes place close to the End Times. Instead, Thrasher crafts a ‘warning’ through this plot to tell what could become of those who believe in the faith.
The only issue I had honestly had was it had a lot of side characters that were a bit hard to keep up with while you are reading, but in the context of the main protagonists it did not harm or hinder the plot.
American Omens is available now for purchase and will make an excellent addition to your reading list and a gift for a friend of yours, especially a fan of suspense. The thrills, the turns, and the sheer danger the protagonists face keeps the novel moving smoothly as you cling to every moment.
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