The Nephilim Virus Book Review

I love science fiction/thrillers that venture into the all-too-real-world reality just enough to terrify readers.  The new novel from John T. Prather caught my interest immediately with its blend of sci-fi / fantasy and a hint of Christianity.  Today, I am excited to share my review of The Nephilim Virus!  What did I think of this science fiction thriller?

Book Title:  The Nephilim Virus
CategoryFICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural; 384 pages

I received a copy of this book from the author or publisher.  All opinions are my own. 

About the Book

Nick Reese wakes from a 3-year coma to find the world he once knew is gone. An ancient virus has infected two-thirds of the world's population, turning humans into either incredibly intelligent super-humans or large and indestructible animalistic creatures. For the survivors there is no government, no antidote, and no safety. 

With the help of a beautiful hematologist named Faith and a man they call the Commander, Nick must survive long enough to discover the origin of the virus and learn how his blood could hold the key to a cure. But he has to do it while being hunted by the infected. And failure means the extinction of the human race.

My Review

The Nephilim Virus is a Page Tuner that Readers Won't be Able to Put Down.  I was running "late" in reading this novel. When I did begin reading it--I was reading it with a bit of skepticism. I enjoy science fiction--but, I need to feel that the fictional scenario is a plausible one. I began reading this novel like all the rest-- by "nitpicking."  Would the characters really do this or allow that or behave this way in this situation?  As the book progressed past the first couple of chapters--the author answered my questions and doubts and had me completely hooked into a fast paced, action packed, science fiction / medical thriller that I didn't want to put down.  I had planned to read the first few chapters of the book and then work on another project for a couple of hours.  I found myself reading the book the entire time instead.  I mostly read it from start to finish in that one sitting!

Prather Creates a Very Well Developed Storyline with Believable Characters.  This book introduces a twist for most medical / sci-fi thrillers in that the author draws on The Bible a bit for the viral origins and takes those twists further as the storyline moves along and the main character discovers (and fulfills) his role in the good vs. evil / save humanity plight.  The author creates enough twists, turns and surprises to keep the reader engaged and turning those pages to see just what happens to the characters next. 

Would I recommend The Nephilim VirusThis book is indeed one of the best sci-fi / medical thriller/ apocalyptic novels I have read in a long time.  While the science is not overly technical nor difficult to understand--the author's writing style fully engages those interested in science fiction and fantasy as well as those inclined to pick up medical thrillers or action adventure tales.  There is something for everyone in this novel from the developing love story to the battle of good vs. evil to the dangerous, fast paced, action filled plot twists to the more obscure references to Christianity and The Bible.  I would recommend it to fans of apocalyptic thrillers who enjoy something slightly off the beaten path.  The Nephilim Virus is a great book and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
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Endorsements for "The Nephilim Virus"

“This book would make a great movie! It’s a cohesive, fun ride through some of my most beloved topics—science, the supernatural, and the apocalypse.” —Megan Fox, Actress – Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jennifer’s Body, This Is 40

“Get ready to wake up and find yourself in a nightmare of epic proportions. Each page is an adrenaline-infused adventure that will leave you breathless as each paragraph is another jolt moving you toward the heart-pounding conclusion. Blending biblical history with modern high-tech thrills, John Prather emerges as a master storyteller with a tale that you won’t be able to read fast enough. The Nephilim Virus is infectious and the only cure is to read this amazing story.” —Jeff Dixon, Bestselling author – Dixon on Disney series

“This story isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a blood-pumping thriller sure to make your heart rate spike. The Nephilim Virus has villains that will make your palms sweat and a plot so real you’ll be looking over your shoulder for Nephilim while asking your doctor to test you for the virus. This is an amazing book!” —Kenny Schwartz, Emmy-nominated film and television writer –American Housewife; Modern Family; American Dad!; Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place

About the Author

John Prather grew up with seven siblings in Memphis, Tennessee, on a steady diet of BBQ and southern values. After graduating from the University of Memphis, he moved to Hollywood to try his hand at the entertainment industry. He has been featured in TV series such as Scream Queens on Fox as well as WWE Raw. His commercial work has included ads for FedEx, Old Navy, Burger King, and Ruffles, in addition to various other major corporations. As a model, he has been featured in national magazines such as People, GQ, Men’s Health, as well as on the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine, among others. John and his wife are expecting twins in early 2018, and hope to adopt their foster daughter very soon. 

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