Wednesday, April 15, 2015

AHH! Such Pain! (but totally worth it)

Rise of the Fallen
Chuck Black
Wars of the Realm #2


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?


Prepare to be disappointed. We’ve waited who knows how long (over a year) to read what happened after that epically painful cliffhanger in Cloak of the Light. But do we continue from there? No, we do not. In fact, we get to go BACK like a bajillion years and spend the book working our way forward, which aside from the fact ya know CLIFFHANGER was actually pretty awesome.


The book started a bit before creation and traveled through all these major battles and the events (long term) leading up to the modern day war. It was easily the coolest thing I’ve read so far this year. The outlook, from the angel’s POV, brought up so many tiny interesting details that made my mind explode. Reading this book made me want to delve through my bible to see what we know for fact and what is fiction. It made me want to know as much as I possible could. For that, Chuck Black is the best author I’ve encountered in a while. Thank you.


I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Enjoy reading and click on the cover to read an excerpt (although personally I wouldn’t taunt myself like that, just go get the book!).

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