Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rise of the Fallen by Chuck Black - Wars of the Realm, Book 2

This is my second book by Chuck Black. This is the middle book in a series, and it has totally picked up the pace! Anything that wasn't as strong or engaging in the first book, well this book is super. Cloak Of Light was the first book. ​Validus is the last angel created. Much of this book is from his point of view. Other parts of Drew's story are included in this book, and I really enjoyed it. It was different than the first book, yes, but it makes this into a very interesting series. Validus goes form being a "young" angel to an amazing major warring angel. He has to learn all kinds of thing. He gets to watch over humanity, and see blessings and pain, trials, and well... life. 

God has a special mission for him, and he didn't feel that it was that much of one, but that changes. His job is to protect Drew. This book has God's plans, humans, demons, and major multi-leveled plots. I am now looking forward to the next book. 

My copy of this book came from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and nothing else. I also requested this book from Blogging For Books. I 'm not sure what happened but my copy never arrived. This review is for both places. 

Carol :) 

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?

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 popularKingdom Series and The Knights of Arrethtrae series. Chuck and his wife, Andrea, have six children and live in North Dakota.

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