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Rise of the Fallen by Chuck Black review

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#2: Rise of the Fallen
By Chuck Black / Multnomah Books
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.

Validus 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?

Oh my oh my. Princess and I could hardly wait for this book to come out and let me just say we were not disappointed. It was full of drama and adventure. The story somewhat over laps the 1st book of the series yet we are seeing it from the perspective of the Angels.  It is a very unique viewpoint and a really cool way of opening up even more of the story from the Spiritual realm.

We have always been a huge fan of Chuck Black from his Kingdom series and his Knights of Arrethtrae series. So we couldn’t wait to see what he was going to write next. The War of the Realms series will not disappoint you. Instead of going back to knights in armor we are looking at a modern day warfare that most people can not see. Yet our main character Drew can see into the spirit realm. He see’s the war going on around him between Angels and Demons and yet he doesn’t realize who they are and what is going on.

By reading this book we will follow the Angel Validus as his story overlaps that of Drew. We see more of his story unfold and we get some answers that the first book left us with. Of course now there is even more I want to know and I’m sure we will find that out in book three. Boy oh boy I can not wait for the next book. I’m hoping an early release for it.

I highly recommend this series to all not just teens.

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