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?
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Series: Wars of the Realm
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 17, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
ABOUT 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.
Rise of the Fallen book 2 in the series Wars of the Realm by Chuck Black is a very entertaining and interesting book. Book 1 was about Drew Carter’s life and how he came to see angels and demons and how his life is leading up to some mystery. Book 2 Rise of the Fallen tells the story through the angel chosen to guard Drew, Validus.
He was the last angel created and how he thinks he is the least, but God has other plans for him.
In the front of the book there is a note from Chuck Black, the author. He tells us that this is a book of fiction not meant to confuse or diminish the truth of God’s word. He has just taken literary freedom to create an account of angels. At the end of the book there is a section that explains each chapter and where he got the ideas in the Bible. Very helpful. Also during the story there is bold text which are right from the Bible. This note from the author really lets me know that he wants to honor the Bible. Which I believe is very important.
I really enjoyed Rise of the Fallen and the battle scenes and how the two worlds connect together. We don’t really think about the spiritual battle that goes on all around us every day, every minute.
This book is written for anyone over 12. I can see how young people would love this because of all of the action and adventure. I highly recommend this book Rise of the Fallen. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Thanks to WaterBrookMultnomah for providing this book for review. 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