Cloak of the Light

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Drew is strong, courageous and talented. His life is changed by the side effects of a physics lab explosion. Drew can see invaders, both good and bad, all around him. These invaders change lives and Drew feels compelled to intervene on behalf of the innocent people who might be hurt by the dark invaders.

Cloak of the Light is a good book, and I enjoyed reading it. It is very much written with a young-adult audience in mind. The story was a bit slow in parts, but not to the extent that I wanted to give up reading. I would have given it 5 stars had the exciting pace kept up consistently.

It is important for readers to know that the story in Cloak of the Light is not self-contained. There is a sequel forthcoming, but until then, there are a number of issues (as well as a few MIA characters) left hanging at the end of the book.

Chuck Black is a talented writer with a wide knowledge base to draw from. His spiritual insights are not heavy-handed, but still straightforward, and thought provoking. I really like the readers’ guide at the end of the book. It’s a great feature for adults who are reading with their t’weens and teens, as a stepping-off point for deeper discussion. The readers’ guide is also a great tool for people who read the book who are not Christian, to help them see spiritual truths within the fictional setting.

I will look forward to reading Chuck Black’s next book, and in the mean time, I’ll get the Kingdom Series for my son to read. It is great to know that there are authors who write for teens in a way that subtly, but directly, points to Christ.

*I received a complementary copy of this book from Multnomah Books in an exchange for my honest review.

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