Item description for Dark to Mortal Eyes by Eric Wilson...
Overview A gripping tale of supernatural suspense, this novel illustrates the powerful truth that even buried secrets and generational sins can be broken through spiritual vision and redemption.
Publishers Description What You Can't See "Can" Hurt You. Returning to the hometown of her birth parents, rebellious 23-year-old Josee Walker seeks answers to long-held questions about her childhood. Her biological father, wealthy vintner Marsh Addison, wants nothing to do with her. But a determined Kara Addison sets out to meet the child she gave up years before, despite Marsh's passionate opposition. Five Days of Hell for a Glimpse of Heaven When Kara disappears and her car is discovered at the bottom of a ravine, however, Marsh becomes the prime suspect. Suddenly, Marsh and Josee are forced to unite in their search for Kara-and for the truth. But there's more to their family's past than meets the eye. What could the mysterious canister that Josee found in the woods contain? What does it have to do with her mother's disappearance? When an ancient evil rouses, each member of the Addison family becomes enmeshed in a terrifying supernatural battle-one with global consequences.
Citations And Professional Reviews Dark to Mortal Eyes by Eric Wilson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 04/12/2004 page 40
CBA Retailers - 05/01/2004 page 58
Romantic Times - 06/01/2004 page 128
Christian Retailing - 09/06/2004 page 17
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.52" Height: 1.17" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date May 18, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578567440 ISBN13 9781578567447
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson is the author of "Dark to Mortal Eyes, Expiration Date, "and the first book in the Aramis Black series, "The Best of Evil." He lives with his wife, Carolyn Rose, and their two daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dark to Mortal Eyes?
What a first novel Jul 15, 2008
You'd never know that this was Eric Wilson's first novel. This read like something written by a pro.
A lot of writer's are afraid to tackle the spiritual side of life. But Eric's not. In Dark to Mortal Eyes he does an amazing job showing how real, how powerful, and how deceptive the enemy is. And how one simple name can be so much more powerful. The name of Jesus.
He does an awesome job at showing how it is in real life. Evil doesn't always just storm down upon us (although at times it seems that way), just like Trudi it's patient, calculated, and is tailored to what will hit us the hardest. And sometimes the answer isn't always what we expect or want it to be.
Eric Wilson did a marvelous job with his first novel and I would recommend it to anyone who would ask me. GREAT JOB ERIC!
It's a roller coaster, not a train. Jul 5, 2008
As an avid roller coaster rider, I know there are some things that are inevitable. If the ride is a good one, then I must wait in line. I must endure the loading process and safety procedures. The beginning of the ride is usually very slow and horizontal. The cars must make the slow ascent to the top of the first peak. That's when the fun begins. So it is with Dark to Mortal Eyes.
I also waded through the plot development. Complex plots and subplots are difficult to develop. I sometimes enjoy reading novels with simple plots. But those are trains and I really like roller coasters.
I was also a little confused with the blurred lines between the "reality" and the "spiritual" (By the way, isn't real life just that way?)
I also had some technical difficulties but I will not discuss them here. Maybe the next time I see Eric, I will ask him some questions that are a bit more specific and pertinent. I may even reread the whole book for clarification before I continue with Expiration Date.
But once I got past all that, I was not disappointed with the ride/read. The twists and turns have serious G-force; the free-falls are breathless; and the revelations are mind-boggling. I may even reread the whole book just for fun. Hey, I ride the same roller coaster more than once.
Keep up the good work Eric. See you at the next peak!
Peretti for the next generation Feb 5, 2008
In "Dark To Mortal Eyes," Eric Wilson shows us how the spirit realm can collide with the physical realm. He tells the story of Josee, a 22-year-old adopted "misfit" who is getting ready to meet her birth mother, Kara. Kara's husband, Marshall, wants nothing to do with his(?) daughter. However, the reunion is spoiled when Kara is abducted by someone who wants something only Marshall and Josee have, something that has to do with a secret Nazi shipment that was received in the US right after WWII. Encountering both human and spiritual foes, Marshall and Josee try to find Kara and her abductors before it is too late.
Wilson tells a good tale. His evil spirits appear as snakes - big, green and extremely dangerous. In his intro to the book, he likens his story to a parable or metaphor, and he did a good job of that without being too obvious or predictable. The struggles and temptations of the characters, from food to sex, were portrayed very realistically. I did find the plot a bit far-fetched, but it was told in such a great way I didn't mind being taken along for the ride.
Great Debut Dec 30, 2007
I read this a few months back and am just now getting around to reviewing it. I absolutely loved this book and was instantly drawn to the characters. Eric Wilson is one of if not my favorite author. I love the subject that he deals with and the way he goes about writing the story. He deals with subject that a lot of Christian writers dont deal with not to say that his books are written for Christians because they really arent.
Almost, but not quite. Nov 25, 2007
Having already read Expiration Date, which had a number of loose ends or unexplainable subplots, I was a bit hesitant to read Mr. Wilson's first novel, but I did. I found this novel to have some of the same unsettling defects as Expiration Date. The overall plot is intriguing, though far-fetched. He loses me in the spiritual symbolism that permeates the book--is this a bioterror book or a spiritual warfare book or what? Unlike Peretti's books and other books dealing with spiritual warfare, this one is too vague in its symbolism. Beyond that, he is somewhat loose with medical issues. Authors who fail to take the time to get technical imformation accurate (one cannot enter a coma while under general anesthesia) rob the audience of the comfort of having a credible story. To some extent that is an editor's problem and should have been corrected after initial drafts. I wanted to finish the book to see what happened...he can tell a good story....but there are so many loose ends and technical inconsitencies that I did not finish the book with the feeling of satisfaction that a more complete story provides. Hopefully, with experience he will learn to 1) not be so vague as to make the audience guess what he's thinking when it comes to symbolism and 2) research topics for technical accuracy.