What if you could actually see angels and fallen angels engaging in battle—and you were expected to join the fight?
It’s been one year since Jonah Stone and his sister, Eliza, discovered that their mother is a nephilim, the product of a union between a human and a fallen angel, which makes them and their little brother, Jeremiah, quarterlings, or one-quarter angel. After embarking on an epic journey to rescue their mother and the other nephilim, who were kidnapped by fallen angels, the Stone kids have enjoyed a little peace and quiet.
But when Jonah and Eliza are attacked by fallen angels at school, they learn that quarterlings all over the world are being targeted, and separating them from their parents is the only way to keep them safe. The kids undergo special training to help them discover their own unique angelic gifts, which come in handy when they embark on a mission to find a mysterious prophet who they believe holds the key to Abaddon’s defeat in a massive battle between good and evil.
Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the first Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, the Secret Series, and other middle grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. But the message is solidly scriptural in that God alone is always in control.
This was such a fun book to read. To me it felt like an Angelic version of the Percy Jackson stories. I really enjoyed this one though. Jonah and his siblings are in trouble and must hide to learn to fight so they can survive the attacks of Abaddon. It’s an easy story to get caught up in. There is a lot of action. When you think things will settle down it picks up again and doesn’t stop.
I loved how the characters develop throughout the story and how the other quarterlings change and grow as well. I think the story was very well written and flowed very easily from one chapter to another. There is enough back story for you to know what is going on without giving away the entire previous story so you can go back and read without it being ruined. I believe this story can stand on its own but as I love to read the back stories and what happens next I think it’s a great idea to read the rest of the series.
If you’re kids enjoy the Percy Jackson stories then they will enjoy these stories about Jonah Stone, his family and the other quarterlings. This one will go high on my recommendations for 8 to 12 year old readers.
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