Mara only knows her name. She wakes up in very strange place full of yellow mist. She has no idea what happened to her. Then she meets the messenger who is dressed completely in black with silver skulls as buttons on his coat. Now the games begin. The messenger sees the darkness in the world and inside humans. He is her to make sure justice is served. If injustice is going unpunished it is the messengers job to offer the wicked a game. Win and they can go free, loose and they will face their greatest fear.
This was my seventh book by Michael Grant. I love his writing style and he definitely knows how to tell a story. But I have to say, his books are extremely violent and this one is especially gruesome. If you do not like gore you should keep your hands off of this book. Michael Grant’s writing is so vivid and realistic that I felt like I was there right with Mara and Messenger. This makes the violent scenes even more intensive. But I love Michael Grant I totally got what he wanted to tell his readers with this story. I do not want to spoil anything so I will not say much. There is a major twist at the end of the book which I kind of saw coming but it was shocking all the same.
Messenger of Fear was such a fast read. I could not put this book down. The story is unbelievable interesting and the tension is there right from the beginning. Even if it is a very short book, I think it will stay a long time in my memory. I loved the philosophical themes in this book and I highly recommend it to fans of Horror and Thriller genres. Also it is beautiful and I love the cover. Make sure that you get this UK edition.