The World in Shadow
by Theorode Beale
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
368 pages; ISBN: 067102954X
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Christopher, Jami and Holli Lewis are teens who fought one battle in the cosmic war between Good and Evil. They are now God’s Eternal Warriors, fighting on the front lines when they are called upon to defeat, at least temporarily, the fallen angels. Christopher, who fought on the wrong side before he saw the light, is much more serious about the war around him then the twins who want to have a little fun.
The fallen angel Kaym vows retribution on his former protégée Christopher for turning on him. He sees the tools of his vengeance in high school seniors Brien and Derek, victims of the school jocks who hold them in contempt and consistently beat them up. Kaym intends to use Brien and Derek to do it. Even a powerful fallen angel can forget that in the war between evil and good, good will can eventually triumph in unexpected ways.
IN THE WORLD IN SHADOW, the cosmic battle of good and evil is played out against a high school in the heartland of America. The novel can be read as visionary fiction or a fantasy novel but either way Theodore Beale makes it lucid that the light of goodness always clearly shines in the darkest of night. The three protagonists are believable characters, which makes their actions and decisions a victory for fans.
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