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0.67 out of 50.67 out of 50.67 out of 50.67 out of 50.67 out of 5 0.67 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Grant Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Messenger of Fear Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780062329318
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Mara wakes in a field of dead grass, a heavy mist pressing down on her. She is terrified, afraid that she is dead.

There is a boy in that mist, a beautiful young man dressed in black and able to move effortlessly through space and time. He is the Messenger of Fear.

The Messenger sees the darkness in human hearts. He sees the evils done: the destructive lies, the cruelty, the bullying, the violence. And if the world does not bring justice to those who do evil, the Messenger will. He offers the wicked a game. If they win, they go free. If they lose, they will live their greatest fear. Either way, their sanity will be challenged.

It is a world of fair but harsh justice, of retribution and redemption … and of mystery. Why was Mara chosen to be the Messenger’s apprentice? What has she done to deserve this terrible fate? She won’t find out until three of the wicked receive justice. And when she does, she will be shattered.

Told through compelling stories that are masterfully intertwined, Messenger of Fear is about the terrible choices that people make in life. Michael Grant, author of the New York Times bestselling Gone series, has created a powerful and brilliant narrative that examines the nature of good and evil in every human.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book gave me chill after chill. My message to you: read it in a safe, well-lighted place. It’s fright fiction at its best!”

    R. L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The enviably cunning and ever versatile Michael Grant explodes on the scene with Messenger of Fear, a palpitating horror fantasy mash-up with a genius twist that blew my mind. I walked through O’Hare with this book in my face—I couldn’t stop reading!”

    Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy

  • “Mesmerizing, horrifying, and deeply thought provoking.”

    Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Grant’s new series starts off with a bang and never lets up. Mara is a strong, relatable character who stands up for herself, while also regretful of some of the things she has done in her past. The games the Messenger of Fear plays with his victims are gruesome and graphic, which will delight those readers who enjoy a little gore and horror in their books…A promising start to a series with a truly unique concept.”

    School Library Journal

  • “An unusual and intriguing puzzle of a book.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author Michael Grant

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series and the Magnificent Twelve series, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three in France. Even as an adult he kept moving and became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn’t tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent, even Antarctica.

About the Narrator

Emily Woo Zeller, a performing artist and yogi, has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. Her voice-over career includes work in animated film and television in Southeast Asia. She has also worked as an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer on stage throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. When not in the studio or on stage, she is a yoga teacher with a focus on holistic approaches to health. She holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley.