Written by: Paula Limbaugh
The good mother knows what her children will eat. – Akan Proverb
Holy Cow! What a gruesome but loving story. This story that Craig DiLouie has penned is so different than any other. Here he has stretched the boundaries and asks ‘How far would you as a parent go, to keep your child alive?’
The story opens Thursday, 23 hours before the Herod Event. Joan Cooper is a mother of two and runs a small day care service in her home. Her husband Doug a garbage man and rounds out her small family. Joan has plans on Friday to see a matinee with a friend while Doug takes the kids to an ice skating party. Little does she know, that her world is about to be turned upside down.
Friday, 23 hours later children begin keeling over. Panic has struck the skating park as Doug watches in horror. Thinking that he can save his children the same fate, he grabs them and begins running, only to watch them die before his eyes. Thus the Herod Event has begun, named after the “Israelite monarch who slaughtered the firstborn of Bethlehem.” Like a tidal wave, death is sweeping across the globe leaving no child behind.
Hospitals and mortuaries are filled; people are left with no alternative but home for their deceased children. Finally the government steps in and begins mass burials. Doug is drafted to help with the dreary task of picking up bodies.
82 hours into the event….the resurrection has started. Children worldwide are waking from the grave with only one thought in mind, HOME. Children in various stages of decay are making their way back to their loved ones. But, at what cost?
“The final judgment is coming friends. It’s practically here. Now the question you need to be asking yourself is: Am I right with God?”
Are you? This is a fantastic story, one that you probably won’t put down until you are done! I would like to give a shout out to Permuted Press for sending me this book for review! Thanks!