Monday, May 18, 2015

Rise of the Fallen (Wars of the Realm Book 2)

  • File Size: 2196 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 160142504X
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 17, 2015)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English

A six thousand year war rages and now the demonic Fallen are coming for him—the one man shrouded in mystery. Only Validus stands in their way.Validus is the last and least of God’s angels, but he’s seen much across the millennia since his creation. Empires have risen and fallen as angelic and demonic forces battle in a raging war that will determine humanity's fate – and the fate of his defeated brothers.

Eventually called to be an earth-bound warrior, Validus rises to a position of power and respect, commanding legions of angels through impossible battles and overwhelming odds. But when orders arrive from the Creator's most elite Messenger, he finds himself suddenly demoted to a task of apparent insignificance considering the fierce war they are waging against the demonic Fallen – the covert protection of one unbelieving man.

Validus soon finds himself on a mission that will push him beyond his abilities as he battles to protect Drew Carter, for the Fallen are coming for him. Legions of them.

As Validus races against time to discover why Drew is so important to humanity's survival, can he stand between Drew and all who would destroy him?

My Impressions 

This is the 2nd book I have read by Chuck Black, the first being Clock of Light, and I have yet to be disappointed. The tremendous things God has in store for all of us, from the least to the greatest. This book takes place at the same time as Cloak of Light and after so you really need to have read the first one already to really enjoy how intricately Black weaved these two stories together.

Black created another marvelous story about spiritual warfare that is alive between good and evil. Throughout the millennium, Validus has seen empires that have risen and fallen as angelic and demonic forces battle in a raging spiritual warfare that will determine humanity’s fate.  He is a warrior and although he conquers many with impossible odds and rises to power and respect, he still feels that he is without a purpose in Heaven and unworthy of the honor bestowed upon him.  So when Validus is called to a special assignment on Earth he feels he is being punished and is ashamed. Soon, God's purpose and design for him slowly emerges and shocks even Validus as he is to guard one man only-Drew Carter- that holds the fate of the world.

 This was a fantastic read full of mystery, suspense, love and mind blowing action that kept you wanting to stay up to the wee hours of the morning to finish the book. It's simply brilliant. The plot is enticing, drawing you from the first paragraph till the bitter end.I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Chuck BlackAbout the Author 

CHUCK BLACK is a former United States Air Force F-16 fighter pilot and tactical combat communications engineer. He is the author of fourteen novels, including the popular Kingdom Series and The Knights of Arrethtrae series. Chuck and his wife, Andrea, have six children and live in North Dakota.

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