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The Awakening of a Seer

By Shari McGriff

Worth reading 😎

The Seer shows believers in Christ how praying by faith in Jesus"s name overpowers and protects against seen and unseen demonic attacks.

Synopsis

To save her son from ultimate evil, she must turn to a God she no longer believes in…
Julie's crushing grief brought a swift end to her faith. Left to raise her fatherless son, the Seer can rely on no one but herself… which is exactly how the demons prefer it. When nefarious whispers foretell the impending death of her son, she’ll do whatever it takes to keep him safe.

As sinister forces flood her idyllic coastal community, Julie’s God-given gifts may be her only hope for salvation. But summoning her divine abilities will require the one thing she’s sworn off forever: praying to the God who betrayed her.

Will Julie find her faith in time to deliver the town from evil, or will her resentment doom her to darkness forever?

The Awakening of a Seer is a captivating supernatural thriller. If you like deeply spiritual fiction, heroines battling pure evil, and Southern Gothic settings, then you’ll love Shari McGriff’s enthralling story.

Shari McGriff's, The Seer, is worth a first, second and third read. Her book is a fiction becomes reality kind of story; one depicting life in a community much like the ones in which we live. McGriff's writing is insightful and full of spiritual knowledge. Her writing is effective. The story shows believing readers the importance of keeping relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Christ; the importance of exercising faith and prayer, and the importance of invoking the name of Jesus when battling against evil satanic attacks.


Most endearing are the believable characters. Each role is significant, and each one kept this reader turning the pages. The plot twists through the narrative like winding rivers flow to the sea. Readers will relate to a full list of literary elements and cheer for Julie, her son, Patrick, and identify with Julie's aunt---an effectual praying woman.


Overlooking avoidable editor mistakes, I will recommend The Seer to family and friends! The author assigned exclusive chapters to evil principalities operating against the children of God. Not only did she write evil is as evil does, but she also succeeded in keeping the battle between good and evil a consistent and visual theme.

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Rene holds an MA in Business Administration and Marketing, an MA in English and Creative Writing, an MFA in Creative Writing, and an Online Teacher Certificate from Southern New Hampshire University.

Synopsis

To save her son from ultimate evil, she must turn to a God she no longer believes in…
Julie's crushing grief brought a swift end to her faith. Left to raise her fatherless son, the Seer can rely on no one but herself… which is exactly how the demons prefer it. When nefarious whispers foretell the impending death of her son, she’ll do whatever it takes to keep him safe.

As sinister forces flood her idyllic coastal community, Julie’s God-given gifts may be her only hope for salvation. But summoning her divine abilities will require the one thing she’s sworn off forever: praying to the God who betrayed her.

Will Julie find her faith in time to deliver the town from evil, or will her resentment doom her to darkness forever?

The Awakening of a Seer is a captivating supernatural thriller. If you like deeply spiritual fiction, heroines battling pure evil, and Southern Gothic settings, then you’ll love Shari McGriff’s enthralling story.

Prologue: Malevolent: The Court

Darkness formed over the mouth of the river. Its shape was the outline of the dragon. Its wings stretched from swamp to river, as water oaks disintegrated in the presence of fallen royalty. Its macabre black scales and claws etched the riverbed with its DNA until its long, serpentine body wound a water path to the massive iron gates—the entrance to the netherworld. Ebony stone seraphim guarded the gates, and live gargoyles perched atop—waiting.

Within the gate, the land loomed with craggy mountains of black sapphire and onyx that housed the inhabitants of the underworld. Inside the center of one habitation was the courtroom of hell, in which the hordes acted as judge, jury, and prosecutor. The eerie voice of an attorney spoke from the center of the cavernous room. “Judge Malevolent, it has come to our attention that a congregation in Green Cove has started to dismantle our plans in the region, and they are being led by”—he paused and spat upon the ground—“the Gnat. Our Southeastern Wickedness Council has chronicled their exploits, and we need them eliminated.”

The judge growled from the bench.

“In addition, Your Dishonor, the Gnat’s niece, Julie, has reached the age of Awakened Gifts. If you remember, sir,” he smirked, “we eliminated her grandfather before he could train her properly, but . . . our Watchers have heard her discuss snippets of memories from her early years, and . . . she has heard the demonic realm speak to her.”

The judge tapped his gnarled black finger on the podium and glared at the attorney before roaring, “Send a missive to the legacied ruler over the land. Who’s available in the region? We need an experienced handler for this assignment. The Gnat is persistent, and we’ve never been able to get rid of her. Even when we had her new husband killed on the battlefield a week after her marriage, she would not bend her knee to our king. She kept praising and worshipping the First King.” He shook his head in disgust and quietly said with poison in his breath, “Yehovah, when will you stay out of our affairs?”

The courtroom filled with shrieks. Loud thuds echoed as every creature fell to the floor at the sound of the name of Yehovah.

“Sir,” spoke the shriveled prosecutor from the floor, “Mugwort is available. He has been trained well by the hands of his uncle.”

“Excellent. In the missive, relay the typical assignment about seers and prophets, but also give them the background on the Gnat’s family. And have the Familiar Spirits meet with the uncle. Tell the Familiars to fill him in on the interactions we’ve had with that family for the past one hundred years.” He stroked his wiry beard. “We need a human agent to infiltrate the congregation, too,” he said pulling at the grizzly hair growing from his chin. “Hmm . . . Lock Ward still lives in the region, doesn’t he? Get someone from his family to help.” He paused as a cruel smile curled his lips. “And then—just for my viewing pleasure—add in a Code Green.”

“Yes, Your Dishonor. It shall be as you will.”


About the author

Shari McGriff has an MA in English & an MFA in Creative Writing & teaches English Comp & Literature courses online and in-person. Shari enjoys tackling tough subjects & creating fictional characters & placing them into difficult, & even controversial, situations, which ultimately lead to redemption. view profile

Published on December 28, 2018

50000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Christian Fiction

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