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?
Once again, my sister (and father) refused to allow me to even touch this book before they read it. And with me not having read Cloak of the Light yet, I allowed MaKenzie to write this review for me as well 🙂 So below is her review of Rise of the Fallen.
If you like suspense, realism, and sleepless nights due to books screaming your name, then this books for you!
I LOVE Chuck Black’s writing style; while its not specifically unique, he has perfected the art of a good suspense novel, which is exactly what Rise of the Fallen is. I was surprised yet again with Black’s newest book. In Cloak of the Light, Drew Carter is involved in an accident and through this accident was given a gift to see into the spiritual realm.
However instead of simply continuing this story where it left off, Black decided to take a new twist. Rise of the Fallen is written from the point of view of Drew’s guardian/warrior angel, and his journey from the day of creation to present day.
While this book, as well as Cloak of the Light, are AWESOME, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone under the age 15 or so as this book contains a lot spiritual warfare and Chuck Black, being the master author he is, perfected realism in his books. It’s really easy to lose yourself in this story and forget that your reading words off of a page. Rise of the Fallen does contain some gruesome portrayals of evil and violence, but no language or sexual content.
If you decide to read Rise of the Fallen ( which I strongly encourage you to do) I recommend three things; (1) READ CLOAK OF THE LIGHT FIRST!!!!! (2) Read Chuck’s intro and as you’re reading it and don’t forget that this book IS NOT completely fiction. War in the spiritual realm is very, very real and very important. Lastly, (3) You will need popcorn.
I give this book a full five stars and this is my new favorite book! You should definitely read it!
“This book was received from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”
Chuck Black spent eight years in the Air Force traveling the world as a communications engineer and an F-16 fighter pilot. Today, Chuck is a product design engineer and has invented or coinvented eleven patented construction products now being sold internationally. His passion in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to love his wife, Andrea, and their six children. The Blacks take their family music ministry on the road, singing Christian gospel, contemporary, and traditional songs. Chuck and his family live in North Dakota.