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Book Review ~ American Omens By Travis Thrasher

About the Book

“This is your wake-up call, Cheyenne. You’ve been sleeping your whole life, dreaming those dreams. The alarm clock is about to go off, and there won’t be any way to press the snooze button. So just keep walking. Keep breathing. And maybe start believing.”

The year is 2038 and Cheyenne Burne is a brilliant young programmer working for Acatour, the world’s top technology firm. Her father converts to Christianity, and he suddenly disappears without trace. When a stranger hands Cheyenne a coded message that sends her on a collision course with a clandestine group of believers, she must put her life in the hands of those following a man known only as the Reckoner. He claims he wants to bring back true faith in Christ to America and also reveal the forces behind the disappearances of many of the renowned people who publicly declared their faith.

Operating in the shadows and living off the grid, this mysterious prophet assembles a ragtag team, including a former bookseller whose store was shut down for selling prohibited books, to help him take the battle transparency to the top. With a ruthless FBI agent closing in, can Cheyenne and the others expose the truth and lead a return to God in America before it’s too late?






4 Stars


In this quintessential thriller, Thrasher combines mystery, science fiction, and history in an exceptionally outstanding way—more so because all elements were delicately handled such that none got it the way of the others. Add that to the masterful pacing of the plot to a fine finish.

American Omens somewhat depicts one out of a thousand possible outcomes for the future in the face of today’s drama and chaos on the world front, and Thrasher took this probable reality and spun it into a seamless tale that adeptly inspires on a whole new level, a thoughtful consideration of today’s complacency—what are the consequences of the overtly liberal decisions of today, and more so, of remaining silent and on the sidelines when these decisions are turned into law that will clearly echo down the timeline and into eternity, especially when some of us know better?

When all is said and done with the reflecting, one can’t deny the entertaining ride that Thrasher’s work surely delivers.

A provocative and smartly written fiction!

*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A “Thank you” to Waterbrook Multnomah for two free paperback copies in exchange for my honest opinion.


About Travis Thrasher

Best-selling author TRAVIS THRASHER has written over fifty books, spanning genres in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature. His inspirational stories have included collaborations with musicians like American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and reality TV stars Bill Klein and Jen Arnold from TLC’s The Little Couple. Upcoming projects continue to expand Thrasher’s profile including the book, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice about the lives of the other 17 American black athletes who competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, and Baby Don’t Hurt Me about comedian Chris Kattan’s life and time on Saturday Night Live.
Travis lives with his wife and three young daughters in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area.