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Gillian Bellaver is from one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the world. Robin Sandza's father, Peter, is one of the United States government's deadliest assassins.Gillian and Robin are from two different worlds. Outside they have nothing in common. Yet they are spiritual twins, possessors of a horrifying psychic energy that threatens humanity.While dangerouGillian Bellaver is from one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the world. Robin Sandza's father, Peter, is one of the United States government's deadliest assassins.Gillian and Robin are from two different worlds. Outside they have nothing in common. Yet they are spiritual twins, possessors of a horrifying psychic energy that threatens humanity.While dangerous and fanatical men vie for the secrets of their awesome power, Peter Sandza, using all the ruthless skills of his trade, makes a final desperate effort to save them.But Peter himself is possessed--by a fate as implacable and as deadly as the powers of the children he is committed to protect....

Title : The Fury
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ISBN : 9780312877316
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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The Fury Reviews

  • Stacy
    2019-06-09 04:42

    Made it through the first chapter then asked myself, why am I doing this? There was no good answer so I quit. Yep, just quit.

  • Mcf1nder_sk
    2019-05-30 07:38

    After 1979's classic tale of psychometric power and evil government departments, The Fury, it took John Farris 22 years to give us this sequel. Since we last saw our heroine, Gillian Bellaver, she has had a daughter, married, and been murdered by the group that was unable to harness her power..Gillian's daughter, Eden, is the new Avatar, the culmination of her mother's and father's powers. But Eden has had to keep her powers hidden. When she foresees a plane crashing at her college's graduation ceremony, her warning to the people in attendance betrays her secret. Now Eden is being hunted..This was a great, and much anticipated, sequel, which leads nicely into the next two novels in this series. Farris has given us a new hero for the psychic age, and the characters are as well crafted as any in Farris' other works. The story, although disjointed at times, does progress nicely, and the pace of action will leave the reader breathless at times. I'm looking forward to immediately diving in to the next part of the Eden saga..

  • Amanda Caldwell
    2019-06-13 02:40

    Hmm... okay. So, I'm trying to gather my thoughts so that I can adequately, coherently, and fairly review this book. A little background on how the book came to me first. My sweety pie, Jeremiah, borrowed this book to me. I didn't ask for a book to borrow, but one evening he had two books sitting on his coffee table for me that he apparently thought I'd enjoy. He and I have pretty different taste in books, though we have found some "common denominators" in books we've read in the past. He prefers "spy novels" and I prefer... well, anything really as long as it's words on a page with a good enough story line. I just have never read a spy book or a book where guns or war- for example- play a heavy role in the overall theme. When he handed me this book, I wasn't really sure if I would like it or what to expect, but I trust his opinion in books and am always looking to expand my reading horizons.Also, how awkward is it when a friend or significant other gives you a book that they loved and you read it and find it subpar? Yikes. Jeremiah said, "I re-read this book at least once a year." Okay, so there's a lot of pressure for me to like this book. So, I went home and began reading. In the beginning, I was confused. I had no idea what's going on and it wasn't so enjoyable. However, with the introduction of the character of Eden Waring, which comes very early in the book, I really started enjoying it. Now, let me go back to the confusing part. This is probably not the author's fault, but rather Jeremiah's fault. He forgot one important detail about the book- it's the second in the series. By the time, he remembered I was already over 100 pages in. No turning back now. In retrospect, I do wish I would have stopped and went back and read the first, The Fury. Even during the last few pages of the book, I still was confused and had questions about some things. Luckily, the book was good enough that my confusion wasn't enough for me to want to put it down.I think the female characters are what really kept me going. I really enjoyed Eden, Rona, and Bertie. Even though Rona was one of the "bad guys" she was one of my favorite characters. See, I wish I could describe the book, but I really can't. I don't really know where to start as there's so much going on. Also, some things I just don't know because oops, I didn't read the first one. To best sum up- very superficially- what's happening I'll use part of the Goodreads description, "The United States is besieged by terrorists- terrorists who work from within The White House itself. Their weapon of choice is a type of mind control not even dreamed of years ago." Psychic capabilities play a large role in the story. For that, I really liked the sci-fi elements. The author is definitely a great storyteller. I loved how the book could go from super-intense to almost humorous. Almost like The X-Files, but in book format. I *hate* to reference television shows while writing book reviews (not) which some kind person on Goodreads chastised me for. I can't be the only person who while watching a movie is reminded of a book, or while reading a book is reminded of a TV show or even a song. Is that such a crime? Anyways, I do plan on getting around to reading the first book in the series eventually. I'm giving The Fury and The Terror 4 out of 5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable and interesting it was.

  • David Agranoff
    2019-06-05 09:53

    It has been to long since I read a John Farris novel, I am big enough fan that I have a dozen well worn paperbacks on my shelf with his name on them. This novel is the long awaited sequel to his 70’s classic The Fury. It was his biggest hit and Farris himself adapted the novel for Brian DePalma film that starred Amy Irving and Kirk Douglas.I read the first novel many moons ago and thought I would have no trouble jumping into the sequel as I have seen the movie many times. First things first I forgot how much Farris and Depalma simplified the story for the movie. The movie was a sopy thriller about psychic spies and the father that tries to find his teenage son Robin who was kidnapped by the supernatural spy agency MORG.Robin we learn has amazing psychic abilities that include mind control, telekinetics and the ability to create an astral doppleganger. He is not alone, he also has a psychic twin Gillian. The first novel is basically about the twins and their attempt to understand their power, the government spy agency that wants to exploit them. This sequel takes place in 2001 after a nuclear bomb has blown up Portland Oregon. Yep, my town was blown up some time before the events of the novel takes place. In many ways I felt like you are thrown into this story having missed about 50 or so pages of story. I found myself checking a couple times to see if I had missed a book.The story follows Gillian’s daughter Eden Waring, who was raised apart from her. As she is about to graduate from college she has not even discovered that she has the same power as her mother. While she has traveled in the astral plain during her dreams she had not become aware until she interrupts her graduation to warn the crowd of a plane (still miles away) is coming to crash on top of them.It’s not just any plane, it’s a MORG plane taking the captured Avatar(most powerful psychic) back to their secret compound. The Avatar while seditated manages to cause the plane to crash and creates a situation that forces Eden out into the light. Hence a race begins between the various agencies and powerful people who want to control Eden.Farris crafts a near perfect horror/ espionage thriller. There are several entries in this cross over subgenre including King’s Firestatrter( which has been called a weak rip-off of the Fury) and my favorite being Lumley’s early Necroscope novels. The strength of The Fury and the Terror is the political intrigue.Rona Harvester, the first lady in the novel is a cold hearted but wonderfully composed villain. You just can’t stand her, but at the same time you can’t wait to see what she does next. Farris also created another powerful who is perfectly set up for the third book in the cross dressing showgirl assassin.Of course the story includes an attempted coup, terrorist attacks, psychic warfare, astral projections, psychic doppelgangers and an out of control black funded government spy agencies. Great stuff.Farris remains a graceful story teller, I am glad he returned to the Fury, a story that deserved a sequel and I am glad to say he did it justice.

  • Tim
    2019-06-10 02:30

    Well, ya gotta read "The Fury" first to get the back story (see my review), but this is a better book, from several perspectives. First off, Eden Waring is an emerging Avatar who "sees" an impending plane crash at the site of her college graduation (this plane contains a previous avatar, but the first couple chapters flesh that out), and she's a plucky gal who slowly figures out where she "is" in the scheme of things (she has a connection to "The Fury's" Robin Sandza which also becomes more clear as the book continues). My habit of using an index card for a bookmark, upon which I write the names of the characters and their relationships, paid off big time, since there is a larger cast of characters than one realizes. Without giving away a lot of the fun, two of the most intriguing are Rona Harvester, the First Lady, with questionable connections and a nasty, conniving nature fueling her ambitions; and Buck Hannifin, Montana (my home state) State Senator with not a few tricks up his sleeve. There are other interesting characters (an assassin with multiple identities, a model who is sort of Eden's psi-abilities coach and protector, Eden's "real" stepfather (Gillian, from "The Fury," is her mother, but don't tell anybody - oh, that's right, you aren't reading this review till you finish it "cause I hid it) Tom, yet another protector and love-interest for Bertie, and - well, you can see where it gets sort of complicated.In addition to characters, this book has a very nice combination of horror (some, but not so much), supernaturality (a lot), action (a lot), mysteries (abounding), intrigue (in Spades) and suspense (healthy dose). Mr. Farris puts 'em all together in a very enjoyable manner, satisfying ending and - well, there was a "teaser" chapter from the final book in the series, "The Fury and the Power," which takes up where the previous one left off, and I was HOOKED and immediately went and found my recently-purchased (from one of my list of ubiquitous used book stores) copy and have started that one. Shouldn't be too long till I finish that one. I recommend this one a lot, but again you have to read "The Fury" first (don't bother with the movie, ug).

  • Wil
    2019-06-14 02:36

    This is the sequel to The Fury, and after 25 years, it was strong enough to stand up by itself. I'm not usually into terrorist plot stories, but this one did away with the usual boring stuff and added a little psychic bionengineering, avatar projection and kept the story moving. Eden is a very likable character, and thankfully she's not the only one: Bertie, Tom, and even some who only make a small appearance. In the midst of her innocence, we only wonder what she will be able to accomplish once she fully comes into her powers.

  • Shawn Manning
    2019-05-30 09:42

    It had been a while since I had read The Fury, so there was some initial confusion as to who was who. However, over the course of the book I was able to piece it all together. This is another one of those odd Farris books where the characters don't always react like real people. I've seem Patricia Cornwell do something similar. Strangely enough, it does add to the surrealness of the story. It'll be interesting to see what the next installment brings.

  • Gmaharriet
    2019-06-19 01:38

    The first sequel to The Fury, but mostly new characters...tons of new characters. I had trouble keeping track of them at first. Good plot, but predictable ending.

  • John Bruni
    2019-06-14 01:41

    I couldn't get into it. Then again, I really didn't care much for THE FURY in the first place. I love John Farris's work, but this series just isn't doing it for me.

  • Kurt Criscione
    2019-06-20 01:32

    Lot of fun and the last third really took off, things took an abrupt turn and went wild from there. Very fun.

  • Cajun97
    2019-06-23 07:23

    Horror author. Thrall has some. 4/2010

  • Laurie Stoll
    2019-06-25 04:43

    As Shania Twain said "Don't Impress Me Much".

  • Tobin Elliott
    2019-05-31 06:33

    Wow. This book just about kicked my ass, and I'm not sure I've had more of a love/hate relationship with a novel in a long time.Okay, let's try and get organized here...The bad...First and foremost, this is, at best, barely, feebly, tangentially a sequel to The Fury. Yes, Farris namechecks Gillian and Robin, and even brings them in, however briefly. But he could just as easily have changed some names, a little bit of backstory, and badda-bing badda-boom, a whole different book. Felt like he did the tie-in to increase sales...though I don't know how well a sequel coming 26 years after the first novel would do, quite honestly.Next, there's just so much going on that it's almost ridiculous. Where, in The Fury, Gillian and Robin were very much outsiders, in this novel, you can't turn around without bumping into a special type. They're goddamn everywhere. So you've got Eden. You've got Bertie. You've got the whole commune where Chauncey lives...and don't even get me started on that whole brought-up-then-dropped-without-so-much-as-a-how-do-you-do subplot. Then you've got the spy-hijinks (spyjinks?). Then there's the whole POTUS subplot. Oh, and the nuclear events. And the cross-dressing, Vegas showgirl hitman. And... yeah, okay, getting the picture?And there's the very odd and all-too-frequent monologues that Farris throws at the reader from various characters. They start responding to a question, or they're in the middle of a conversation, then, for no apparent reason, they just veer off-topic like a car on ice, and end up betraying some really personal detail that has nothing to do with the convo, should not have been revealed to the person they're speaking with, and doesn't sound like any conversational voice you've ever heard (outside, perhaps, of the hyper-aware and hyper-monologuey cast from Dawson's Creek...my God, that show's dialogue was brutal). Want a taste of a Farris monologue?I give you the wife of POTUS (and by the way, I just randomly opened the book and this was on the first page I opened to...and I'm presenting it precisely the way it's written. "By the way, I had nothing to do with Linda's untimely death. You don't just slink away from competition like me and sulk. That hurt little smile, heavy with tooth. She should have come at me with fists flying. Had me tied up and thrown into a stall with a crazed stallion. A woman who won't take a man's dick in her mouth doesn't deserve to keep him. End of story. A few tears. That's my human side. The rest of me requires no explanation. A rabid genius boils the marrow of my bones. A cockeyed soothsayer/poet/surfer told that to me. I was just fourteen. How could he have known? Probably it was just a line he came up with so he could fuck me. Boy did it work. I'd like for you to look at me now, but you won't. If we could go back just one time. Montana. Sky red as sunburn, a hawk drifting home. Your old fleabag asleep by the fire. Horses in shadow wood. Your eyes sliding in and out of me like rapiers and then we do it. Ah. Do it. The peace at our beginning. There are ways of living that are far more unpleasant than dying. I see that. You standing there. I understand. A broken spirit drieth the bones. Someone quoted me that today. I think he's in a little bit of trouble about the soul thing. I never would have expected that. I'm uneasy. Too much is coming up. All the chips are in the middle of the table. Speaking of poker. You'd have been a far better politician of you had let me teach you how to deal seconds. But that would have diminished you. The American People would have caught on the minute you started dealing seconds. I've never underestimated the AP. The Anointed Media shovels a lot of crap at the AP, as we direct it to do. But there's a knowingness deep in the collective gut of the AP. We keep the lights low and the music soft but eventually you just can't feed the AP any more crap. I know this and it's the one thing I'm afraid of. Dream about too often. Always the smoke and the dead and the blood red skies and the guillotine, waiting at the end of screaming streets. There's never time to do my nails."Seriously. And there's at least four more of these diatribes scattered throughout the novel. I mean, I can usually bust through a book in a couple of days, but after reading shit like that, I just gotta lay down and rest my eyes.The goodYes, there's good.For one thing, Farris really did take the basic concepts from The Fury and blow them out. Yes, they were kind of wasted within the framework of what amounted to more of a political thriller, but still.For another, when Farris broke away from the bullshit writing as above, he actually wrote gorgeously. It's like he felt compelled to put that shit in to break up the good stuff or something.Again, this book reads similar to some of the stuff Jonathan Maberry is doing with his Joe Ledger series, though Farris spends more time outside the military stuff than Maberry does.If you want my honest take on this book, I have three thoughts:1 - Despite the title, there is no fury and especially no terror to be found in this novel's very thick 484 pages. Make no mistake, this is not a horror novel in any way, shape or form.2 - With just the lightest repurposing, this could have made an excellent X-Men novel.3 - None of the good stuff outweighs the bad stuff enough for me to pick up the third and fourth novels in this series. I'm done.