Cloak of Light
Drew is caught in a world of light - just inches away from the dark
What if...there was a world beyond our vision, a world just fingertips beyond our reach? What if...our world wasn’t beyond their influence?
Tragedy and heartache seem to be waiting for Drew Carter at every turn, but college offers Drew a chance to start over—until an accident during a physics experiment leaves him blind and his genius friend, Benjamin Berg, missing.
As his sight miraculously returns, Drew discovers that the accident has heightened his neuron activity, giving him skills and sight beyond the normal man. When he begins to observe fierce invaders that no one else can see, he questions his own sanity, and so do others. But is he insane or do the invaders truly exist?
With help from Sydney Carlyle, a mysterious and elusive girl who offers encouragement through her faith, Drew searches for his missing friend, Ben, who seems to hold the key to unlocking this mystery. As the dark invaders close in, will he find the truth in time?I fully admit that I wasn't really interested in this book from the description on the back; the reason I picked this book up for review is because I'm familiar with Chuck Black's other series and enjoyed them, so I decided I'd try his newest books.
I’m not usually a big fan of speculative/supernatural fiction because a lot of it is, well, speculation, and sometimes the theology tends to get a little strange. However, I did like Cloak of Light much more than I was expecting to; unlike most of the books in this genre that I’ve tried reading, it seemed more coherent and believable and in the back of the book the author is very clear on what the Bible says about angels and demons and what parts were purely fiction.
The story did have a bit of a superhero quality to it, also, which was interesting. My only quibble is probably that sometimes the author’s writing fell into the tell-instead-of-showing trap. His writing style isn’t bad, but it’s not particularly amazing or poetic. Still, it was an interesting read that I think that guys, especially, will like. (I know my brother was interested in reading it after me)
Rating: 7 ½
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.