I read the first book in the series and got an opportunity to read another book in the series. I figured that was the second book so I jumped at the chance but I found out that it was the third. WHAT?! How did I miss the second one? I put in a quick reserve at the library to get Rise of the Fallen: Wars of the Realm, Book 2 by Chuck Black so that I could read it before the second one.
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
After starting the book, I realized that I totally didn't remember the first book at all. I remember after reading a little more that it took awhile for me to get into the first book when I started to read. I just didn't like this book at all. I only got through page 62 and just couldn't go any farther which hardly ever happens to me. I don't think that I can write a really good review because I didn't read it all but wanted to let you know that I tried and failed. There was a lot of moving between past and present which confused me. My best review is that it was something that some people will totally get into while it will miss the marks for people like me. I hope that you try this book and let me know what is going on in the book that I missed!!