Shadow Chaser

Saturday, December 14, 2013
M’chala, the one in charge of sickness, was the one afflicting Jonah. He was sure of it. No wonder there was no picture there. All he remembered from his dream was a dark shadow. But his affliction how had a cause, and somehow, as awful as this creature must be, Jonah began to feel more focused. If M’chala was responsible, Jonah had to find him. Before the Fallen harmed him again. And before the Fallen hurt anyone else around him. Or worse.

Book: Shadow Chaser (Son of Angels, Jonah Stone) by Jerel Law, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2013

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 12-16
Subjects: Spiritual warfare, Prayer, God’s will, Suffering
Summary: What would you do if the Fallen Angel of sickness and disease singled you out as his target? Boils appear on your skin, you feel sick and weak and pass out, you fail important tests due to lack of strength, and worst of all, it doesn’t seem to be just you that is targeted. Jonah is finding out! M’chala is sending affliction his way and it’s not going to let up until Jonah either breaks apart completely or finds a way to conquer this evil one.
Notes: The third in the Sons of Angels series, Shadow Chaser explores the “what if there were humans that were part angel” question. Unlike many books exploring this concept however, this series is based very strongly on the truths of Scripture without as much speculation beyond the idea that nephilim could still be around in today’s world. This book focuses on Jonah being tested in his faith and his focus. He has proved to be a powerful force against the evil ones and because of that has been targeted. Not only does he face the physical afflictions, but when he makes foolish choices his friends seem to abandon him, leaving him feeling alone. Then as he and the other quarterlings take final exams to show what they have learned in their training, Jonah’s struggles leave him falling behind in all of the competitions. Then at the end, the final attack comes – someone else, someone close to Jonah is targeted and dies, leaving Jonah in an even greater struggle than he has ever faced in his life. This does leave the story feeling a bit unfinished, the issues not resolving until the next book. Due to these issues it makes the book seem as though it’s for a bit more mature audience than the first two. However, this book is centered truly around the truths of Scripture and because of that, I highly recommend it.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 26:2 – Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;


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