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{May 5, 2013}   {Review} Liar’s Harvest by Michael Langlois (The Emergent Earth #2)

16112803From Goodreads: Abe put an end to the threat of the Devourer once and for all.

So why does the world keep getting more dangerous?

Unsettling events pile up one after another: animal corpses appear on the front porch each night, an abandoned graveyard in the North Carolina woods is now home to something unnatural, and wooden men with eerily familiar faces are spotted lurking in the nearby town of Halfway.

Abe finds himself caught in a game set in motion long before the rise of mankind. A game in which even the Devourer was merely a pawn and where losing means the death of every man, woman, and child on earth.

Standing with him are the survivors of Belmont: Anne, Chuck, Leon, and his old squadmate, Henry “The Professor” Monroe. Together they intend to hold the line against the encroaching darkness and prove that there are still things in the light to be feared.

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This second book in the Emergent Earth series is just as good as the first, but this time, the adversary is even more cunning and malevolent.  I have to admit, when I first read the synopsis and saw there would be “wooden men” lurking throughout the story, I was a bit perplexed and couldn’t fathom how the book would play out or how it would even seem feasible.  But, Langolis is an absolutely amazing author and he presents these wooden men in the most sinister of ways, explaining their origin in full, and whisking readers off on a adventure that won’t soon be forgotten.

Abe is back, along with the remaining crew that helped take down the Devourer in the last novel, Bad Radio, and I have to say, I really adore him.  He’s a phenomenal character, fully fleshed out and real, combating a host of supernatural entities set on destroying the world.  Langlois’ vivid imagination, extreme character building, and fast-paced prose will keep readers glued to the pages as the story unfolds, and I absolutely can’t wait for more!  Four stars.   

4 stars

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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