The Portent; Book Review

The sequel to Michael S. Heiser’s Facade follows almost immediately after the first. It’s called:

The Portent (Façade Saga #2)

“Ancient conspiracy. Relentless evil. The hunt for answers continues.

The climactic ending of The Façade left Brian Scott and Melissa Kelley with only each other—and the terrible secrets they carry. The Portent finds them living under new identities, their future clouded by constant fear of being exposed. By the time Brian and Melissa learn they’re being watched, their carefully constructed lives will be over.

Follow Brian and Melissa into the center of an unthinkably vast, centuries-old conspiracy, conceived to turn the faith of millions against itself. Revelations from ancient tombs, long-forgotten Nazi experiments, UFOs, occult mythologies, biblical theology, and godlike technologies converge in answer to a terrifying question: Now that “they” are here, what do they want?”

Still pursued by The Colonel, Brian and Melissa cross paths with another mysterious group of people. I spent a while trying to figure out who they are and the leader I was way off about. 

This book is also heavy on exposition and follows the same pattern as the first, wrapping up theology, thriller, the paranormal, and actual conspiracies that were proven (like MK Ultra). 

It ends in a direct confrontation with The Colonel, a new mystery, and a riddle. 

The book was hard to put down, and Heiser is finishing up the third one now. I have no idea where he’s going with it next. 

Five stars.

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