A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson: Is it worth reading?

While it’s not the book of the year, t’s DEFINITELY worth reading!!



The first novel from iconic X-Files star Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin: a science fiction thriller of epic proportions.

Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there’s a more sinister force at work.

In Haiti, a student claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy suddenly and inexplicably sets himself on fire. Animals, too, are acting irrationally, from rats in New York City to birds in South America to ordinary house pets. With Asia on the cusp of nuclear war, Caitlin must race across the globe to uncover the mystical links among these seemingly unrelated incidents in order to save her patient—and perhaps the world.

Vision of Fire on Simon & Schuster’s Website

Amazon: (It’s still in pre-order, but should be live anytime!)


Barnes and Noble: (It’s live!!)


My Thoughts:

4 stars

When I saw that Gillian Anderson had branched off into writing, my little geek heart about exploded. Like every one else, I had really high expectations for A Vision of Fire, and truthfully, it didn’t disappoint. I think I had hyped it up to be JUST like the X-Files, which it isn’t, but it’s seriously good in a kinda different way, on it’s own merits. Part one was a bit slow, but it was mostly groundwork for the rest of the story, so it’s understandable. From the start of part two on, the action picked up and it got much more interesting. I got the book in the mail about noon, and next thing I knew I was on the last chapter, and it was 6 o’clock in the evening. So, while it wasn’t EXACTLY what I expected, it was definitely captivating, and I couldn’t put it down. If this is the first book in the series, I’m excited to see what’s to come!!

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About the author:

193300Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is an American actress. After beginning her career in theatre, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the American television series The X-Files. Her film work includes The House of Mirth (2000), The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), and two X-Files films, The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). In 2013, Anderson was cast as Hannibal Lecter’s psychotherapist, Bedelia Du Maurier, on the television series Hannibal and in 2014, she began starring in Crisis, which was cancelled halfway through its first season on May 9, 2014, with the final episode airing June 21.

Anderson has received five Primetime Emmy Awards nominations winning one and five Golden Globe Awards nominations with one win.

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