Messenger Of Fear by Michael GrantMessenger Of Fear by Michael Grant

Messenger Of Fear

byMichael Grant

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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Michael Grant's Messenger of Fear is a haunting narrative that examines the nature of good and evil in every human. Fans of Michelle Hodkin's Mara Dyer trilogy and Stephen King will love this satisfyingly twisted series.

Mara Todd wakes in a field of dead grass, a heavy mist pressing down on her. She is terrified, afraid that she is dead. She can't remember who she is or anything about her past. Is it because of the boy who appears? He calls himself the Messenger of Fear. If the world does not bring justice to those who do evil, the Messenger will. He offers the wicked a game. If they win, they go free. If they lose, they will live their greatest fear. Either way, their sanity will be challenged.

It is a world of fair but harsh justice. Of retribution and redemption. And mystery. Why was Mara chosen to be the Messenger's apprentice? What has she done to deserve this terrible fate? She won't find out until three of the wicked receive justice. And when she does, she will be shattered.

Michael Grant, author ofMessenger of Fear, the Gone series, and the Magnificent Twelve series, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the...
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Title:Messenger Of FearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062207415

ISBN - 13:9780062207418

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Gave as a birthday present, and the person loved. it.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Compelling Dark Fantasy "Messenger of Fear" the shocking and chilling new novel by Michael Grant begins with Mara Todd, a teenager who has lost her memory and is caught in a nightmare that seems all too real with a young man wearing a black coat with silver skull buttons who calls himself the "Messenger of Fear". Terrified she soon learns that all is not what it seems. For some mysterious reason she has been chosen to be the Messenger's apprentice and to act as judge, jury and executioner when the young persist in doing evil without conscience or remorse. In a game of win or lose where justice is served, and freedom or punishment of three individuals is determined, Mara's ideas of fairness will be shattered. In desperation she searches for the truth behind not only this harsh justice, but why she has been chosen to help exact it. Like all of Michael Grant's novels the plot is compelling and thought provoking. As Mara struggles with the suicide of Samantha Early, a teen with a obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) who's bullied and can't stand up for herself, the storyline twists and turns giving voice to her own worst traits. Deep down she knows that only those who consistently make decisions that are wicked and cruel are judged and punished, yet cannot understand why she's been chosen as the apprentice-in-training. Only as her memory returns does Mara understand the implications. With vivid description the author brings the horror and violence of the dark, shadowy world of the Messenger to life. The reality of the nightmare becomes totally undeniable with every violent episode,sending chills down your spine. In an explosive climax the truth is revealed but the fear for Mara has only just begun. Although I do prefer Michael Grant's science fiction novels this one will be loved by all those that like a dark fantasy. The characters add to the drama, and energy of this story although I found little complexity in Daniel and Oriax's personalities. Mara Todd is perceptive and curious, her fear and anxiety driven by the unreality of what seems like an ongoing horrific dream. The Messenger of Fear is a cold, strange and taciturn boy who's soft-spoken and overly composed. When he summons the Game Master and especially in the case of Liam and Emma he shows a slice of humanity which Mara gravitates to. Samantha Early a victim of bullying is smart, painfully sad and defensive while her nemesis Kayla McKenna (K-Mack) is confident, conceited, and remorseless in her cruelty. I enjoyed "Messenger of Fear" and wonder where Michael Grant will take this story in his next novel.
Date published: 2014-10-07

Editorial Reviews

Praise for LIGHT: “As a series finale, this book is more than satisfying-it is epic.”