Thursday, July 3, 2008

Review: The Strand Prophecy

The Strand Prophecy

J.B.B. Winner

Evolution has always been a huge part of our world. Now, it’s even bigger. We’re approaching a cycle of evolution brought on by radiation that will rapidly change everything. Prey will become predators. Predators will become prey. And humans are the most abundant in the world.
This is the message the mysterious Strand brings to the president. But when the president refuses to acknowledge it, he leaks the research on the internet. The next day, what he predicted occurs in Brazil.

Steve Cutter was a cold, indifferent scientist until his brother dies in a car accident. His brother’s daughter, Anna, has become the center of his world. He must do anything to protect her. He might even become someone else.

I wasn’t sure of what I was getting myself into when I picked up The Strand Prophecy. I had cringed at the words “It’s ‘X-Men Meets Jurassic Park…’” on the back cover. And I had to pull myself through the first few pages. But after that, I was pulled into the book. It kind of reminded me of a science fiction version of the movie Iron Man, but totally different on many different levels. I would highly recommend this book to any science fiction lover.