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Cycle Three: The Probing

(Harbingers #9-12)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Myers, Peretti, Hunt, and Gansky Offer Latest Harbingers Volume

Cycle Three of the Harbingers series offers more suspense, more chills, and a deeper look into the battle for light in a growing darkness.
In Myers's "Leviathan," the team heads to Hollywood for a taping of the new TV pilot, Live or Die, the Ultimate Reality. Little do they realize the depths of darkness they a
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Amaris Media International
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Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

The Probing is four short stories about a misfit team that gets sent on crazy adventures. The don't know who provides for their trips or who even sends them, but they must work together if they want to make it out alive. I have read a few books by Bill Myers before with this same theme that I enjoyed, and I was really excited to get ahold of this one. A couple of the stories were a bit confusing at times ( the reason for 3 stars ) but other than that I really enjoyed this book.

My favo
JD Sutter
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probing is Cycle Three in the Harbingers series of supernatural thrillers. Be sure to read Cycles One and Two before this one. This volume is comprised of four novellas; “Leviathan” by Bill Myers, “The Mind Pirates” by Frank Peretti, “Hybrids” by Angela Hunt, and “The Village” by Alton Gansky. This review will be a bit different from my normal ones due to the unique nature of this series. While each novella does have certain elements which are tied up at the end, there is very much a huge overar ...more
Michelle Kidwell
ProbingCycle Three of the Harbingers Seriesby Frank Peretti; Angela Hunt; Bill Myers; Alton GanskyBethany HouseBethany House PublishersChristianPub Date 05 Dec 2017I am reviewing a copy of Probing through Bethany House and Netgalley:Cycle three of the Harbinger series does not disappoint! It is full of more mystery and suspense and a deeper look at the power of light over darkness!In the first book Leviatian Myers, has the team headed to the taping of a new television pilot to Live or Die; The U ...more
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probing is a Christian supernatural suspense. It is the third book in the Harbingers series but the reader really needs to read books one and two first as the action follows on.
Once more there are four stories, each from a different viewpoint and by a different author - Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky. The stories are all unique and follow on chronologically.
The fight against evil forces continues. The novel shows it is always best to fight evil with prayer.
Faith in God c
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probing is the third in the series of Christian books. You have a group of four strangers that met up and found they each have a special gift. When I say gift I mean Supernatural gift. In this series the first story is about reality and boy howdy does it. Become real. Where it is real is just as important. In the second story it is the team on vacation when they see a special ship and this ship is very different y'all, in more than one way. How you may ask? Well I'll tell you... You have to read ...more
Jessica Higgins
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our ragtag team of heroes are back to tackle the newest evil lurking around every corner, and dimension.

The third installment of the Harbingers series picks things up where the team left off. Bill Myers starts things off with Leviathan, where our team has been invited to Hollywood for a taping of a new reality show, Live or Die: The Ultimate Reality. Things get a little too tense when they realize how much control the dark side has over those involved. Frank Peretti continues the story taking u
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all, I took a major reading break. I don't want to do that again!!!

This book was presented to me to review by the publisher. These novellas are #9-12 in a series. I missed the first 2 books (or 8 novellas) so I will admit, I was lost on the characters and their previous adventures. That being said, I could still follow the 4 different stories but was a little frustrated by the missing holes in some of the situations.

"Leviathan" is the first novella in this book. Imagine a reality show
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I saw this book up for review, I jumped at the chance simply because I know Frank Peretti from This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. Anyone that enjoyed books on the supernatural and, specifically, the warring between angels and demons, would enjoy those two books. This was why I was interested in the Harbringers Series. Let me say right now that it would be best to start from the beginning. I missed the first two and am reviewing the third. Though the stories can be read as a st ...more
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Harbingers series, which is in itself an interesting thing. Four well-known Christian authors came together to write these books, and in the intro the writing is referred to as a kind of game with two rules – Each of us would write as if we were one of the characters in the series. Instead of the four of us writing one novella together, we would write it like a TV series. There would be an overarching storyline into which we’d plug our individual novellas, with each ...more
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Cycle 3 of the Harbingers series, the team is met with four new crazy adventures. Never knowing what they may encounter, they just try to figure it out as they go.

In Leviathan, the team is sent to Los Angeles where they are invited to a taping of a disturbing new reality show. When everyone starts exhibiting strange behavior, including some of their own team members, they have to figure out what’s going on before it spreads farther.

In The Mind Pirates, they are sent to a tropical place where
Christian Fiction Addiction
I don't know how it's possible, but each cycle of the Harbingers seems even better than the one before - and that is saying something! I loved each and every novella that these talented authors added to the book, finding the supernatural events to be utterly intriguing and imaginative. They continue to do an excellent job at creating continuity in the way they depict the members of the team, including Brenda, the professor, Andi, and Tank (not to mention Daniel) such that it is hard to believe t ...more
Denise Talen
Cycle Three of the Harbingers series offers more suspense, more chills, and a deeper look into the battle for light in a growing darkness.

In Myers's "Leviathan," the team heads to Hollywood for a taping of the new TV pilot, Live or Die, the Ultimate Reality. Little do they realize the depths of darkness they are about to enter--a darkness that, unless they stop it, will soon spread across the globe.

Frank Peretti's "The Mind Pirates" offers a rousing story featuring bizarre visions and memories
Marjolein Ribberink
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've read Cycles 1 and 2 of this series, and I was still just as impressed by this one as I was by those. It was wonderful, and because I've been busy over the last couple months I haven't gotten to read as much as I would have liked. This book, however, was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it. It is set up in four short novellas precisely for people in our busy world who may not have time to read full books, but enjoy reading nonetheless. Or even if you don't, this doesn't feel like read ...more
Jennay Amber
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cycle Three: The Probing is the third compilation in the Harbingers series and so brings us the 9th to the 12th installments. I got the opportunity to review Cycle One, but missed out on Cycle Two, which put me at a slight disadvantage for this Cycle, as instances from Cycle Two were naturally referred to in Cycle Three and I felt a little in the dark. However, you don’t need the information to find your feet in this Cycle.

I really do enjoy this format of each writer writing one of the four book
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this third installment of Harbingers short stories, we are again treated to four adventures with our unlikely group.

BRENDA–the street-hustling tattoo artist who sees images of the future
Daniel–now raised by Brenda, we still aren’t quite sure why he can see what he does, but he always springs into action when needed.
THE PROFESSOR–the atheist ex-priest ruled by logic
ANDI–the professor’s brilliant but geeky assistant who sees inexplicable patterns
TANK–the naïve, big-hearted jock with a surprisin
It was great being back with the gang for another round of spooky and suspenseful adventures.

Leviathan by Bill Myers finds the group in Hollywood and visiting the set of a reality TV show. I found this story to be extremely thought-provoking. It really made me think about some things. I think it's probably my favorite story out of the entire series so far.

Umm... where do I start with The Mind Pirates by Frank Peretti? It definitely wasn't one of my favorites. It was bizarre and often times confu
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Supernatural fans, Spiritual warfare fiction fans
Stranger things are yet to come...

The Harbingers has been quite a series so far. Each novella has been a supernatural ride into the unbelievable.

While Probing wasn't quite as creepy as the previous cycles it was certainly stranger. Just read the back cover blurb and you'll see what I mean, reality TV that may be a little too real, pirates with some secrets hidden up their billowing sleeves, children that may not be children at all, and a small town hiding something so frightening no one would e
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brenda, Andi, Tank, the Professor, and Daniel are back for four more adventures together- off of which are circled around, as in the first two books, The Gate.

First we go to L.A. for the filming of a new T.V. show and find towers emanating some brainwave to bring out peoples anger and violent side.

Then we board a pirate ship, with everyday items like earrings, transmitting visuals to someone somewhere else as though they are viewing it through the eyes of the person there.

We then encounter stran
Carol Keen
Book three of this series, and I'm even more fond of it than I was before. Seldom am I willing to re-read books, but this would be a series I wouldn't mind re-reading later. It's that good. Peretti, it's so good to have super stuff to read from him again. Hunt, she's working to top herself with this series. Myers, staying strong, and Gansky has the mystery maxed out. I can't say enough good things about this series. The premise and suspense are fantastic! I'd tell you more, but I can't stand to ...more
Barbara Tsipouras
Just like the first two compilations with four connected stories this third one are clearly on the side of fantasy, mixing the philosophical christian with supernatural themes and a good dosis of suspense.
As all four are exceptional writers I really enjoyed reading this book with it's distinct voices of witch I really love Tank's.
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this wasn't the best in the series, I did enjoy it. It took me a little longer to get into it. The way that one of novellas ends makes me wonder if there will be a fourth installment in the series.

The Probing has the gang back to their travels and adventures. For some reason, I really had trouble with The Mind Pirates, but really enjoyed the other 3. I can't wait to read what's in store in the upcoming books.
Rather frustrated. I started this series thinking it would be no problem acquiring the rest of the collections. Nope. I am stuck in the horrible dimension of "if you want to finish the cycles, you must read e-books." Dang.

linda brimmer
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The team is off to the races on new adventures that put them into mind scrambling situations. A page Turner you cannot put down.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: alternate-worlds
Four more weird but captivating stories that continue the overall story.
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: christian-books
I didn't like this one as much as the other two in the series.
Jenny Farmer
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, it's fun and interesting to read. I did like the first two in the series better though.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed all of the stories except for the one about the pirates.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a clean, adventure-packed series to read, the Harbingers is a great one. Probing written by best-selling authors Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky is the third in this series.

Like the first two books in the series, Probing is four stories in one book, with each story by a different author. It is written to be kind of like an ongoing television series. Probing features the same team of four that were in the first two novels: Brenda the former tattoo a
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Probing was a good read. I don't have any of the next books in this series, so I'm not sure if I will continue reading it. I'm intrigued by the storyline, but it is not something that I'm needing to read right now.

I found these four stories to be interesting and yet creepy. I liked how the same characters were in each story, but the MC changed. It was great to see things from different perspectives.

All in all, The Probing was a really good book and I recommend it if you like this genre. Make
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Bill Myers was born into a Christian home, and although as a child he became bored with Christianity, he decided at the University of Washington quote, to "make God my boss." Ironically, at the University his worst subject was writing. He claims to have prayed, and said that he would be able to do anything for God, except write. Even so, he has become a prominent Christian writer, and has a large ...more

Other books in the series

Harbingers (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • The Call (Harbingers, #1)
  • The Haunted (Harbingers #2)
  • The Sentinels (Harbingers #3)
  • The Girl (Harbingers #4)
  • The Revealing (Harbingers #5)
  • Infestation (Harbingers #6)
  • Infiltration (Harbingers #7)
  • The Fog (Harbingers #8)
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