"Another Odd Thomas tale!"
This is the third book in the series. Odd Thomas sees dead
people. Sometimes the ghosts seek him out to right a
wrong. Odd tries to comfort them and hopefully help them
to move on. In the opening of this book, Odd retreats to a
monastery to find peace after what has happened to him in
the last year, but peace doesn't last when he spots a
bodach (dark shadow creatures that feed off of catastrophic
Odd feels the disaster will hit the children's hospital
(run by the nuns) since the bodachs are roaming the halls.
Odd finds himself up against a supernatural power. With
the help of the monks and nuns, Odd must find out how to
stop the evil being before it's too late.
This fast-paced thriller touches on thoughts about science
vs. creation, giving the story an intriguing twist. You
will fall in love with the character Odd Thomas—quirky,
witty and humble. I especially like Brother Knuckles and
wished he had more of a part. I also liked Boo, the
resident dog at the monastery and of course Elvis (who
haunts Odd.) I recommend you read the series from the
beginning to truly appreciate the character Odd Thomas.
Reviewed by: Karen
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted July 4, 2008
Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill
the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn,
his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of
the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature
Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.
St. Bartholomew’s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California’s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell-ringing Brother Constantine and Odd’s steady companion, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey’s most precious charges. For Oddis about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.