You never really know what you will get when you open a Young Adult Fiction book. Chuck Black’s Cloak of Light is categorized as Young Adult and I wanted to read this one hoping it would be good enough to pass along to my (almost) 13 year old.
I can say that I recommend this book without reservation!! I loved it.
Now, let me admit I enjoy spiritual warfare themes and stories with a bit of imagination or science fiction in them. I loved that there are so many points in this book, subtle ones to very overt – and yet I did not think it was preachy at all!
Drew is the main character, with Sydney and Ben supporting. There is some attraction in this story, but it is very innocent and clean and pure – and I loved it!
The gist of the story is that Ben believes in aliens of some sort at invaders to Earth and after a botched science experiment Drew is able to see them. Both boys believe these invaders exist but that they are aliens of some sort. In reality they are discovering spiritual warfare.
Ben and Drew are self proclaimed atheists, so linking this discovery to spiritual warfare is a stretch, but as Sydney becomes more involved in what is happening she comes to realize the truth. As a believer Sydney prays for both Ben and Drew, and has an impact on the spirits fighting.
Did I mention that the demonic spirits are following Drew, looking for Ben and wary of Sydney? There is a great deal of suspense, and this book could be a thriller with all the excitement it goes through!
I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. My son read it in about a day and a half and he loved it. There were many parts that we could talk about the consequences of what happens to Drew and the choices he makes. Like I said, many noteworthy messages in this story!!
About the Author:
Chuck Black first wrote Kingdom’s Edge to inspire his children to read the Bible with renewed zeal. This captivating expanded parable led him to write the Old Testament allegories, Kingdom’s Dawn and Kingdom’s Hope. Chuck added three more titles to the series, Kingdom’s Call, Kingdom’s Quest, and Kingdom’s Reign which were released in May of 2007.
Chuck’s current works include The Knights of Arrethtrae series, Call to Arms, and his series in progress, Wars of the Realm. Chuck is a former F-16 fighter pilot and currently works as an engineer for a firm designing plastic consumer products. He has a degree in electrical and electronic engineering and served eight years in the United States Air Force. Chuck and his wife have six children.
It is Chuck’s desire to serve the Lord through his work and to inspire people of all ages to study the scriptures in order to discover the hope and love of a truly majestic King and His Son.
NOTE : I received a copy of Cloak of Light in exchange for an honest review by Multnomah Books.