Kingdom of Light; The Forces of DarknessIra Breitling---Man of God; Manuel Crow---Lord of DarknessEven the universe is not big enough for the both of them . . . especially when Ira Breitling is handed a divine gift---an interstellar engine that can lift humanity into the heavens. Crow---awash in riches, commanding nations, supremely powerful---swears eternal vengeance on Breitling and his Fellowship of the Faithful . . . and on all humankind.The reign of Lucifer---prophesized as a thousand years of darkness---is about to begin. With the world falling fast under Crow's violent sway, Breitling's Fellowship---having only one choice---seizes their divine gift, their faster-than-light flight, and flees the earth. Their journey takes them beyond the distant stars to a perfect planet uncorrupted by Crow and his Kingdom of Darkness.But even as Manuel Crow razes and racks the Earth, Revelations' scourge is not yet sated. Crows eyes the heavens, fixed on the Faithful.Ira Breitling and the Fellowship must defend not only themselves but the soul of all humanity: A Kingdom of Light against the Forces of Darkness. Will the Fellowship prevail . . . or fall under Revelations' reign?Let the battle begin. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
At the start of David's bloated, near-future SF novel, the first in a new Christian apocalyptic series, a God-given breakthrough in engine design allows a 20-year-old religious cult, the Fellowship of the Faithful, to launch a spacecraft, Rising Savior, from the town of Christ's Home, Calif. In two years, the Faithful achieve a near-monopoly on space, threatened only by a counter-cult of blood-sacrificing Luciferians led by Manuel Crow, a former funeral parlor magnate who has "served the master of the underworld" for the same two decades. To escape Crow and the thousand-year Satanic reign he's engineering from his seat in Congress, Faithful leader Ira Breitling shepherds his flock to Planet America, where they battle for humanity's very soul. Filled with clich�d situations drawn from tabloid headlines, the book at times reads like a parody. Wooden dialogue, predictable plot machinations, heavy-handed dogma (both Christian and demonic) and two verging-on-one-dimensional characters leave little opportunity for spiritual uplift. Even though, by the merciful end, David has doggedly pulled out comic-book stops like deep-space booby traps, lethal asteroids and kamikaze spheres for spaceship destruction, his soggy space opera can barely manage a closing whimper. Agent, Carol McCleary. $75,000 national marketing campaign.
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February 05, 2007
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