Genre: Adventure Fiction, Christian Fiction
Age Level: twelve and up
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Maggie
“To fight what others can’t, Drew Carter must see what others don’t.”
With action, intrigue, and a dash of true love, Chuck Black weaves another great tale that is sure to impact you even after you close the book.
The Wars of the Realm Trilogy begins with Cloak of the Light, followed by Rise of the Fallen, and ending with Light of the Last. This series keeps you clinging with every turn of the page, and the characters are unforgettable.
Cloak of the Light starts off with showing us Drew Carter. Heartache, misery, and pain seem to follow him everywhere he goes ever since the fateful day his dad died. After an accident from a failed lab experiment, Drew is left blind and his tech-genius friend, Ben, disappears. But one day, he miraculously receives his sight, except…he didn’t just regain his sight, the accident somehow heightened all his senses. More than that, he can now see ferocious beings at war, invaders in America that no one else can see. With Sydney Carlyle’s help, a girl who is intriguing and different, Drew must head down a road to find Ben and discover the truth about these invaders.
“Drew is caught in a world of light- just inches away from the dark.”
I enjoyed this series very much. Black creates an amazing story line with many Biblical truths sprinkled throughout. There are a few points where it gets a little hard to understand what is going on and a few times when the plot reaches a dull point. But it’s all worth it in the end. You are sure to find yourself diving into a memorable world that pushes through to the very end and growing with Drew along the way. This book series is a clean read, but due to some intense fighting scenes, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone under twelve. A great series to start this summer.