Review: Rise of the Fallen by Chuck Black

February 27, 2015

Title: Rise of the Fallen
Author: Chuck Black
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-1-60142-504-1
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015

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?
I thought the first book in this series, Cloak of Light was fun and unique supernatural story. I didn't know what to expect or what would happen next. Starting Rise of Fallen, I was quite surprised and thrilled to see that this story was going to keep throwing out the twist and turns and to see who would lead this story.

In Cloak of Light, we follow Drew Carter through his harrowing adventures and we gain glimpses of the supernatural element. In this second book, we get to look into the life of Validus, the angel warrior who has been by Drew's side through his fights.

This story kept me hooked. I thought the story would pick up right where the first left off. No, we start at the beginning, the very beginning, before earth was even created. We learn of Validus and his life as the last angel created. He follow him from creation, onward. Through the fall and the ensuing battles of Apollyon and army of fallen, onto Noah and the wickedness and battles that took place. It was an interesting thought. The battles we can't see, but are going on around. It didn't stop there. The story kept flowing all the way to WW2 then on to present day.

There was so much touched on, but it wasn't bombardment of information. And the story, focusing on Heaven, angels, and the fallen, the story is respectful to the teaching that are in the Bible and the battle that Jesus fought while here on earth. It didn't take away from any of that, it actually enhanced how important it was. This was a fantastic idea for a book and I can't wait to see what will happen in book 3!

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
CHUCK BLACK, a former F-16 fighter pilot and tactical combat communications engineer, is the author of thirteen 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.

For more information on Chuck, check out his website:

Thank you to Blogging for Books, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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