The First Plague

Harbinger

Fiction - Horror
290 Pages
Reviewed on 02/17/2020
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

The First Plague: Harbinger by Kevin M Port is a horror story that fans of Supernatural and The Walking Dead would enjoy tremendously. The story of Logan and Luke Matthews continues as they try to survive the apocalypse and make sense of the world around them. The brothers are trying to find the founder of The Order of Four. His name is Eli and they are sure this man has answers to all their questions. But he is not an easy man to find, especially considering that they are on the run. However, they aren’t the only ones trying to find Eli. It turns out that Pestilence is also looking for Eli and he is ready to do whatever it takes to get the man. He doesn’t care if he has to kill a thousand men. Can the brothers get to Eli before Pestilence does?

If you are looking for action, horror, adventure and a mystery that will keep you begging for more, The First Plague: Harbinger by Kevin M Port is the perfect novel for you. I was only expecting to get my life scared out of me, but I was surprised to find humor in the story and it was good humor. The Matthews brothers worked together seamlessly and, yes, they had their ups and downs, but they got it done without risking the lives of the others. Pestilence is a despicable character, he is horrible and I think the author did an incredible job at showing different sides of this epic villain. The flow was incredible, the subplots including Gideon's and Pestilence’s need for revenge made this story incredibly intricate and complicated. If the author ever gets a movie deal out of this book, I am sure we all will be begging for more.

K.C. Finn

The First Plague: Harbinger is a work of horror fiction written for adults, and was penned by author Kevin M. Port. Containing explicit material such as violence, gore, and language, this visceral experience is the follow-up novel to the original The First Plague novel. After just about surviving the events of the first novel, Harbinger takes us back to the lives of the Matthews brothers and the band of survivors that they have found to cling to. As they meet other factions of survivors who give clues as to the whereabouts of disappearing people, they also come across new variations of the terrifying plaguers which will raise the stakes on their chances of survival yet again.

Author Kevin M. Port has crafted an excellent follow-up to The First Plague which keeps the action going from the original zombie-style horror, but also raises the intrigue and plot complexity levels with new information on the Four Horsemen and the social webs and rivalries between the survivors. Port writes with a visceral and graphic sense of cinematic depiction which really gives gore fans exactly what they need from a horror series to keep them entertained, and the sentence and paragraph structure also lends itself well to the crafting of the more tense, nail-biting scenes. The Matthews brothers, Logan and Luke, are further developed by their experiences here, and the biblical themes play in on new levels to deliver a truly unique tale. Overall, The First Plague: Harbinger once again delivers original horror with plenty of bite.

Lesley Jones

The First Plague: Harbinger is written by Kevin M Port. In the sequel to The First Plague, we find Luke and Logan Matthews have escaped but are being closely hunted by the seemingly indestructible plaguers. Along with other survivors, the brothers have to find Eli, the man who created the Order, if they are going to get a resolution to what has happened. However, they must first battle bloodthirsty demons, zombies and other deathly encounters to survive. At the same time, Mr. Stone and Silas have also disappeared and must be rescued. Meanwhile, Pestilence has broken free of the seal that had imprisoned him and now is determined to take his revenge on his old enemy Eli. The brothers finally discover the truth behind their powerful biblical bloodline and their connection to Mr. Stone and the truth behind the phenomenon that is the Order and The Four Horsemen is revealed.

The First Plague: Harbinger by Kevin M Port is a fasted-paced rollercoaster of a read that will certainly keep your attention right until the final page. The characters are many but easily distinguishable with unique personalities. The tension and excitement are amazing and the obstacles the friends have to overcome are perfectly placed and kept the story moving forward. There were many bloodthirsty scenes and the descriptive narrative brought each predatory creature to life. The dialogue is so authentic and there are some comical scenes which certainly give you a break from the nail-biting plot. This is a book that has a thought-provoking message too regarding world events such as famine, war, and death. You cannot help but ponder the existence of the Order and The Four Horsemen, but that could just be because the author is such a talented writer.