Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rise of the Fallen by Chuck Black - REVEIWED

About the Book:
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 Thoughts:
My mission is to protect him until he is won.”  (p. 259)

You will never think the same way about spiritual warfare again after reading Chuck Black’s latest novel, Rise of the Fallen.  This is much more than an action packed thriller!  The action never ends as you  watch the ages unfold observing angelic battles throughout creation  - all the while having that rich history woven into a present day story line.  I’ve never read anything quite like it!  Black takes it to an even deeper level as he has characters speak words straight from Scripture into the story.  You get to observe God’s divine plan for mankind unfold as though you were observing through the eyes of an angel.  Totally brilliant!

Black does even more that that!  He takes each chapter and provides a Reader’s Guide that gives deep insight through Scripture into the creation of this particular fictional storyline.  It’s as though you are getting a very personal look into the heart of the author as he carefully explains the background of the novel’s creation and what he hopes to covey to readers.  Black has offered us a rare gift into the heart of one of God’s obedient servants.  Black is pulling back the veil – as it were – to give us a glimpse into the sovereign heart of God toward his beloved creation – the reason Christ went to the cross.  It is a very humbling, exciting experience!

Rise of the Fallen begins the Wars of the Realm series, and it’s far more than an action-packed thriller!  It is ALL OF THAT!!  I cannot recommend this highly enough! Thank you Chuck Black for such a thrilling experience!

About the Author:

CHUCK BLACK, a former F-16 fighter pilot and tactical combat communications engineer, is the author of thirteen 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.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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