D. Mikels,
The Reckoning
(Xlibris, 2006)

The Reckoning chronicles John Morrison's journey as he struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. His once-imperfect life is now complicated by a strange sulfuric fog that pollutes the air and water and "changes" people, ultimately killing them.

John's life was far from stellar before "it" happened. As the current story unfolds, author D. Mikels begins each chapter with a glimpse into John's past, creating an image of a man deeply flawed.

The story flows fast and furious, and the writing is of the caliber that you don't want to put it down -- eager to get to the next level of action, fear or discovery. Mikels takes you on a creative ride between the past and the present; he gives you a realistic feel of the emotions and responses the characters convey in the face of adversity.

Though the book is only 124 pages long, it is not lacking in content. It is rich and detailed, telling a tale of a horrific event, as seen by a damaged man and finally about forgiveness and peace. It's a great read.

review by
Cherise Everhard

20 October 2007

what's new