Framing the Dialogue

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From The End Of Heaven

from the end of heavenIt’s 10:47 am on a Saturday.  A Saturday after which I spent the early part of Friday evening finishing the fourth novel in Chris Stewar’s Great And Terrible series only to immediately start into this the fifth in the series. From the End of Heaven continues the story of the Brightons, though the story is more than about them.  They perhaps can be described by me as the backbone of the tale.  The United States is rapidly falling into chaos and chaos is what Lucifer loves.  We see more and more the depth and reach of our nation’s enemies and what they will do to grab power.  Though still full of devastating images the “Light” is beginning to have a stronger presence.  We are reunited with an old friend from the first book as he works to guide mortal souls.

Where Angels Fall

Where angels fallIn this, the second of Chris Stewart’s The Great and Terrible series we meet the same characters/family as they are now earthly beings.  They are not all part of one family, but this introduction to their earthly lives sets a path where they may all meet at some point.  Where Angels Fall still has Lucifer and his minions who are also on Earth to spread his message of hate and despair.  The book reads like a thriller novel, but with insights into the characters’ morality and frailty.  I wish that I could say that this is uplifting as it can be in parts, but I am finding it somewhat dark.  My plan was to read the series straight through, but needed to change that to take a break.  I think that those of us who read thriller novels are used to the evil and vile characters who are portrayed in this book.  It is not often, however, that we are shown their inner souls and their darkness.  We also see the souls of those who are good and the troubling part to watch (read) is how the good struggle to overcome evil while evil has no such struggle with good.

The Twelfth Imam

“O mighty Lord, I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last repository, the Promised One, that perfect and pure human being, the one who will fill this world with justice and peace.  Make us worthy to prepare the way for his arrival, and lead us with your righteous hand.  We long for the Lord of the Age.  We long for the Awaited One.  Without him – the Righteously Guided One – there can be no victory.  With him, there can be no defeat.  Show me your path, O mighty Lord, and use me to prepare the way for the coming of the Mahdi.”