Friday, May 31, 2013

The Judgment Stone by Robert Liparulo - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Judgment Stone
Thomas Nelson (May 14, 2013)
Robert Liparulo


Former journalist Robert Liparulo is the best-selling author of the thrillers Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, Deadlock, and The 13th Tribe, as well as The Dreamhouse Kings, an action-adventure series for young adults. He contributed a short story to James Patterson’s Thriller, and an essay about Thomas Perry’s The Butcher’s Boy to Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner. He is currently working on the sequel to The 13th Tribe, as well writing an original screenplay with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive).

When not writing, Liparulo loves to read, watch (and analyze) movies, scuba dive, swim, hike, and travel. He lives in Monument, Colorado, with his wife Jodi and four children: Melanie, Matthew, Anthony, and Isabella.


What if praying became a curse instead of a blessing?

Former Army Ranger Jagger Baird thought he had his hands full with the Tribe—the band of immortal vigilantes fighting to regain God’s grace by killing those opposed to Him. But that was before he encountered the ruthless group of immortals called the Clan. The Clan is after a prize that would give them unimaginable power—a piece of the Ten Commandments known as the Judgment Stone.

Those who touch the Stone can see into the spiritual world: angelic warriors, treacherous demons, and the blue threads of light that signal the presence of believers in communion with God.

By following the blue beam radiating from those closest to God, the Clan plans to locate His most passionate followers and destroy them.

Jagger quickly realizes his high-tech gadgetry and training are no match for these merciless immortals. But how can he defeat an enemy who hunts believers through their prayers . . . and won’t stop until they’ve annihilated all those close to Him?

In this high-action thriller, best-selling author Robert Liparulo examines the raging battle between good and evil on earth . . . and beyond.

Review by my Oldest Son: (huge fan and got started reading before I did!)

The Judgment Stone by Robert Liparulo is the second exciting installment of the Immortal Files. This is a story about a group of people that were cursed by God with immortality. In this novel a new group of immortals emerges who call themselves the Clan. The Clan is a group of immortals who are out for revenge against God by killing innocents and those who are close to God. The Clan steals an important artifact that can help them be more successful in their efforts of vengene called the judgment stone.

     Jagger, who was introduced in The 13th Tribe, teams up again with Owen to reclaim the stone and save thousands of lives. Meanwhile the tribe, now led by Nevaeh, is on a new mission to figure out what Beth told Ben and how Ben was forgiven. This story deals a lot with the spiritual warfare that is being waged all around us and explores just how directly involved God is with our lives. Repentance and choosing life is also an important part of the story.

     I’ve been a fan of Liparulo for years because of his fast pace and descriptive action scenes in his works and I thought that this book is as good if not better than any of his other books. Thank you Mr. Robert for yet another good story. I can’t wait for the next one!

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Judgment Stone, go HERE.

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