Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Power and Principalities Shall Not Prevail

Light of the Last

Chuck Black

Wars of the Realm 3

After an accident left him temporarily blind, Drew Carter didn’t just regain his sight. He now sees what others can’t imagine–an entire spiritual realm of mighty beings at war. 

Forget the gift, Drew just wants his life back. Part of that involves Sydney Carlyle, a woman he is inexplicably drawn to. When he’s offered the chance to become a CIA agent, it seems the way to redeem his past. The only problem–his visions of the supernatural realm are increasing in frequency. 

It’s up to the warrior angel Validus and his hand-picked team of heavenly agents to protect the unbelieving Drew. Validus now knows that the young man is at the epicenter of a global spiritual war, and the angels must use a millennia of battle experience keep Drew alive, for the Fallen want him dead.

Surrounded by spiritual warriors and targeted by demons, Drew’s faced with an impossible decision that will forever alter the destiny of America...and his own soul.

     After all the time I have waited to read this book, once I got it in my hands I couldn't bring myself to actually read it. I reviewed the first book, Cloak of Light, months before it was released to the general public in Spring 2014. I knew that this book was going to be everything I wanted it to be. I am pleased to say that I have finally finished it. I picked it up at seven this morning and read it in between classes and the second I finished I was inspired to write about it.

      This book picks up after the cliff hanger of the first book. Could you imagine waiting that long? (Totally worth it!) This book was everything that I wanted it to be. In fact, it was so far beyond anything that I was expecting it blew me away. I loved every moment I was reading it and every moment I couldn't be reading  I was in pain. All I could think about was this book.

      A lot of concerns held by Christians when it comes to fantasy is keeping it within the correct scope of what we want to put in our hearts. This was so within the hearts mindset. When I read this book it inspired me to dig into the word and exercise the kind of power that the characters in the book have. I don't want to spoil, so I won't say too much, but I think the books we read and the things we watch and listen to should inspire us to continue growing in our relationship with God. That is the highest praise I can give this book.

     Of course as a book it has its positive aspects. It has a fast pace, involved plot, with witty but true to the characters dialogue and characters that you can identify with and care about. I could not imagine a better book to wrap up Drew's journey.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Don't forget to click on the cover for a link to an excerpt.