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“Jerel Law transports readers to a place where supernatural forces of good and evil collide. Young readers will be entertained and inspired . . . I heartily recommend it.” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling author of the Tides of Truth series

What if you could actually see angels and fallen angels engaging in battle—and you were expected to join the fight?

It’s been one year since Jonah Stone and his sister, Eliza, discovered that their mother is a nephilim, the product of a union ...

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Overview

“Jerel Law transports readers to a place where supernatural forces of good and evil collide. Young readers will be entertained and inspired . . . I heartily recommend it.” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling author of the Tides of Truth series

What if you could actually see angels and fallen angels engaging in battle—and you were expected to join the fight?

It’s been one year since Jonah Stone and his sister, Eliza, discovered that their mother is a nephilim, the product of a union between a human and a fallen angel, which makes them and their little brother, Jeremiah, quarterlings, or one-quarter angel. After embarking on an epic journey to rescue their mother and the other nephilim, who were kidnapped by fallen angels, the Stone kids have enjoyed a little peace and quiet.

But when Jonah and Eliza are attacked by fallen angels at school, they learn that quarterlings all over the world are being targeted, and separating them from their parents is the only way to keep them safe. The kids undergo special training to help them discover their own unique angelic gifts, which come in handy when they embark on a mission to find a mysterious prophet who they believe holds the key to Abaddon's defeat in a massive battle between good and evil.

Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the first Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, the Secret Series, and other middle grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. But the message is solidly scriptural in that God alone is always in control.

“Jerel Law has crafted a fantastic story that will leave every reader wanting more. Stop looking for the next great read in fantasy fiction for young readers—you’ve found it!” —Robert
Liparulo, bestselling author of Dreamhouse Kings and The 13th Tribe

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The second entry in a Christian fantasy series scores high on action and adventure but strikes out when presenting the quieter aspects of religious experience. Jonah Stone and his siblings are still grappling with the discovery that their mother is one of the nephilim, offspring of fallen angels and humans. With their angelic gifts as "quarterlings," they had rescued their mother and the other nephilim from the Fallen last year. Now all 13 known quarterlings are in hiding, receiving training in angelic combat and spiritual disciplines. But even the formidable power of prayer can't shield them from the servants of Abbadon. When Jonah has visions of a modern-day prophet in peril, he has to risk everything to follow the will of Elohim. There's plenty to enjoy here: genuinely likable young characters who can also be authentically silly, frightened and cranky; a praiseworthy effort at gender and ethnic diversity; and a snappy narrative pace that delivers thrilling suspense without ever becoming too scary or graphically violent. Unfortunately, this presentation of Christianity also gives short shrift to humble service or inner spirituality. When prayers become formulaic magic spells to summon superpowers and Elohim is explicitly deemed more worthy of allegiance than Abbadon because of superior firepower, there is a risk of turning faith into just another fantasy video game. Diverting enough as clean escapist fare, but it could have been so much more. (Fantasy. 10-14)
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“Jerel Law transports readers to a place where supernatural forces of good and evil collide. Young readers will be entertained and inspired . . . I heartily recommend it.”
— Robert Whitlow, best-selling author of the Tides of Truth series
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400318452
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: Son of Angels, Jonah Stone Series , #2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 340,772
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerel Law is a gifted communicator, pastor, and church planter with over twenty years experience working full-time in ministry. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Seminary and began writing fiction as a way to express his faith and communicate God’s love to others. Law lives in North Carolina with his family.

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Fire Prophet


By JEREL LAW

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2012 Jerel Law
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4003-1845-2


Chapter One

Chinatown

Jonah and Eliza walked down the street together, trailing their parents and their younger brother, Jeremiah, who was stopping to ask every street vendor he saw a question, not worrying that they were all old Chinese men and women who didn't speak English. Jonah, however, was looking for something much more sinister than kind old men and women selling vegetables and toys. He stopped to look at the wooden cart full of strange-looking vegetables, but continued to keep one eye on the crowd of people milling by.

He and Eliza had been practicing their newfound angelic powers every day they could, back in the woods behind their home in Peacefield, always careful to make sure no one was spying on them. After all that had happened last year, they figured they couldn't be too careful. But even though Jonah felt his skills getting sharper, he couldn't deny that he had been even more on edge recently.

"You've been paranoid all day," Eliza said. "Can't you just relax and have some fun?" She threw a ginger root at him playfully.

He brushed his dark hair out of his eyes and threw the ginger back at his sister.

"No!" shouted the glaring merchant behind the vegetable table. "Stop!"

Jonah felt his face flush as they hurried away from the table, continuing to cut his eyes back and forth across the street.

He'd felt like this ever since they'd stepped off the subway and set foot in New York this morning, like a shadow had fallen over him. Even though it had been almost a year since they'd been here last, it seemed like it was yesterday.

Last September, Jonah had discovered their mom was a nephilim, a child of a human and a fallen angel, which made him and his brother and sister one-quarter angel, or quarterlings. His mother had been kidnapped by Marduk, a fallen angel who was Abaddon's right-hand man, and Jonah and Eliza had raced to New York City to rescue her, with the help of their angel friends. They had discovered the world-behind-the-world known as the hidden realm, battled fallen angels, and finally faced Marduk himself. Jonah's mind flashed back to the battle, and how, with Elohim's help, they had defeated Marduk and the rest of the Fallen. In spite of their victory, there were days Jonah still couldn't believe he and Eliza had made it back, with their mom, alive.

"Maybe you don't remember what happened last time we were here as clearly as I do," Jonah said with a grimace. He and his sister had won a battle, but the war between Elohim's and Abaddon's forces was still raging, and he knew that they could be attacked at any time. He wanted to be ready.

Jonah raised his eyebrows at Eliza as he watched his mom and dad haggle with an old lady selling shiny purses. They had been the ones who suggested the trip into the city, a final day of summer fun before school started.

"Really, Mom? New York?" he had said, trying to plead with his eyes. You do remember what happened there last time, don't you?

"Jonah," she had said lovingly. "We can't live in fear, now, can we?"

He had come without complaint, but the feeling he had today made him wonder if they would all regret the decision.

Up ahead, Eleanor motioned for them to hurry up. As they turned the corner after her, the crowd grew noticeably thicker.

Benjamin Stone grabbed seven-year-old Jeremiah and lifted him up onto his shoulders.

"Whoa!" Jeremiah said. "Check out the parade!"

Jonah craned his neck around the tall couple in front of him. When he saw the participants in the parade, he breathed in sharply. Bloodred lanterns hung from wires across the street, and a line of what looked like giant, twisted puppets moved in a circle. Awful faces that made him think immediately of the Fallen, on top of pencil-thin necks, stretching high above the crowd.

The scene made him feel even more uneasy.

An explosion went off overhead, causing Jonah to throw his arms up over his face. A shower of blue light cascaded down all around them.

"Relax, Jonah," his mom said, smiling. "It's just a Chinese festival and some fireworks."

Eliza and Jeremiah giggled at him.

"Yeah, I know," he mumbled, stuffing his hands into his pockets. "Isn't it about time to go?"

"You want to leave during the fireworks display?" Benjamin laughed. "Come on, Jonah. Just hang in there for a few more minutes."

He started to protest but was distracted by a young woman walking along the sidewalk, against the crowd. Her blonde hair was pulled back in a ponytail, and for a second before she passed by, she turned toward Jonah.

She smiled a small, knowing smile, and her green eyes pierced him like icicles.

Then, for the briefest moment, they shimmered yellow.

Jonah sucked in his breath as he turned to watch her. She quickly disappeared around the corner behind them. He felt his legs begin to move in her direction, almost on their own, and before he knew it, he was following her, his eyes darting everywhere at once in search of the fallen one.

He reached the corner and peeked around, only to see a blonde ponytail turn into a doorway. Glancing back, he saw his family still caught up in the fireworks display. No one had noticed that he was gone.

He felt his breathing quicken as he crouched down, his back against the wall. Nine months ago, he and Eliza had entered the hidden realm for the first time. Now it had become almost second nature. He remembered what Henry, his family's guardian angel, had said about entering—that it took two things: being an angel, of course. And then, heartfelt belief.

If only Henry were here now. He'd been promoted to warrior-class angel after he helped Jonah and Eliza rescue the kidnapped nephilim, including their mom, and return them to their families. Jonah was happy for Henry, and they even had a new guardian angel now, Cassandra. But she was just learning the ropes and kept to herself a lot. Jonah couldn't help sometimes feeling like the responsibility for his family's safety was now entirely on his own shoulders. He took a few deep breaths, trying to calm his racing heart as he lowered his head.

"I believe in You, Elohim," he prayed quietly. "And in the reality of the spiritual world, the real world behind everything else. I believe in the hidden realm."

Anyone watching would have thought that Jonah had disappeared, but he had just slipped into the hidden realm. Jonah opened his eyes and stood up. The street and the buildings all looked the same to him, but it was the people in the hidden realm that always took his breath away. They had an electric glow about them, some like a dim, fading chunk of charcoal, while others, a brilliant white. He moved as fast as he could down the street, trying to avoid running into anyone. Even though they couldn't see him, he could pass through them. But the electric jolt Jonah experienced when he did always made him cringe.

The woman had turned into an alleyway with a sign overhead that read Chinatown Arcade. He peered inside, expecting to see kids playing video games. But there were no games there. Instead, he saw a long, smoky tunnel, with doors to shops along the walls on each side, and a handful of men standing and talking quietly, some of them leaning against the brick walls.

Down the dark corridor, Jonah saw the ponytailed girl again. He paused, his mind replaying the scene on the street. Her eyes had flashed yellow, right? He blinked twice, then slowly reached behind his shoulder. An arrow appeared in his fingertips, and as he extended his left arm, a bow appeared. He leveled it at her and took aim.

He was about to release it when he felt a hand grab his shoulder.

"Jonah! Wait!"

He turned back to see Eliza, wide-eyed and panting, the glow around her heart telling him she had entered the hidden realm too.

"Look closer," she said, nodding toward the girl. "And just ... take a deep breath or something."

Jonah squinted in the darkness and slowly dropped his arrow. He could see the faint glow coming from the girl. Then a figure pushed off the wall and reached out to her. She took his hand, and Jonah heard her giggle.

She was no fallen angel.

"But her eyes ...," he mumbled. "They turned yellow, like all of theirs are."

They watched as the couple exited the other side of the corridor.

Eliza cocked her head to the side. "Maybe a reflection from the fireworks?"

Jonah's gaze lingered toward the doorway for a few more long seconds as he wondered how he could have almost shot a human with an arrow.

"Where are we?" asked Eliza.

Suddenly they heard a woman's voice calling out from somewhere beyond the alleyway opening. It was faint, but clear, as if the words had been whispered directly into Jonah's ears. But it was clear they had traveled a very long way. "There is a spiritual realm behind the reality that you see. Behind this street, these buildings, this world!"

"Do you hear that?" Jonah said, not waiting for Eliza to answer. He began to move toward the voice.

At the opening to the alley, he saw cars zooming by and people moving up and down the sidewalks. But the accented voice carried above it all.

"The spiritual realm is more real than these cars, the sidewalk, this cart of ginger root. Praise be to Elohim, the King of kings!"

A tall, dark-skinned woman wearing a brightly colored batik dress and a scarf around her hair stood on the corner across the street from them. She held a microphone that was connected to a small stereo speaker. She waved her hand in the air as she spoke.

"No one seems to be listening," said Eliza. The swarm of people moving along the street avoided her like rushing water around a boulder. Neither the locals nor the tourists paid her any attention.

Jonah, however, found himself riveted to the street preacher's commanding voice.

"There is a battle raging. Not between the United States and the Middle East. Not between Christians and Muslims. This is not a battle of flesh and blood! Ephesians 6. It is a battle between good and evil, between the spiritual forces of darkness and those of the Light! It is waged not with missiles and might, but on your knees in prayer to the almighty One! And whether you know it or not, you are choosing sides right now.

"Think carefully, my friends. Joshua 24. 'Choose this day whom you will serve. Will it be the gods your ancestors served? As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!'"

Jonah felt his heart leap inside his chest as he listened to her words.

She stood still as people continued to wander by, paying her no mind. Her eyes moved back and forth across the crowd as she caught her breath. Then she looked across the street and paused as if she saw something unexpected.

The thing was, she seemed to be looking right at Jonah and Eliza.

Eliza leaned toward him and spoke out of the side of her mouth. "She's acting like she can see us, don't you think? But we're still ... you know ..."

"In the hidden realm," Jonah said, finishing her thought. "I know."

The woman's eyes were locked on them, though. What started as surprise now turned into a smile, and she began to nod her head slightly. Closing her eyes for a moment, she turned her head upward and raised both her hands to the sky, as if receiving a new message to speak.

Jonah felt his heart growing warmer somehow. He looked down at his chest. Not only did it feel warmer, but he seemed to be glowing steadily brighter.

The street preacher opened her mouth again, her eyes still trained on them. Jonah snapped to attention.

"Listen! Romans 9. 'Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?' There are those among us who are indeed uncommon ..."

Jonah glanced at Eliza and raised his eyebrows.

"Those whom Elohim has created for a special purpose. Do not fear, my friends! Elohim is sending His warriors to do battle on our behalf. Giving their allegiance to Him and His Son, they will do battle with the principalities, the powers of darkness—indeed, with Abaddon himself. He will strike his blows, but thanks be to God, in the name of Jesus, they will thwart him."

Jonah heard only her words now, no honking horns or old women selling vegetables or young men calling out to one another. Everything else faded away as he stared into the woman's penetrating brown eyes.

"And one of these servants, although young, will be a thorn in the side of the Evil One. Pray for him, my friends. Dark days are ahead. He must resist the devil and follow Elohim alone, or risk the fall of many."

The African woman stood in silence, eyes locked on Jonah's, any hint of a smile now gone. After a long moment she shook her head to herself and turned away.

"Hey!" Jonah called out. "Can you see us? Can I talk to you for a minute?" He began to run across the street, passing through a mob of people, feeling a barrage of electric jolts but not caring.

Jonah reached the other side, but she was gone. Somehow the tall woman in the colorful dress had already disappeared among the hundreds of people on the sidewalks.

Eliza was right behind him, but she couldn't find the street preacher either.

Neither of them saw the figure standing in the darkness behind the flow of people, one building over. He watched them for another minute with his yellow eyes. Finally, he turned, flapped his crusty wings once, and shot off into a moonless sky.

Chapter Two

Boys' Bathroom Battle

Finally!" Eliza said, hopping off the bus and moving quickly past Jonah and toward the school.

"Calm down," Jonah called out, slightly annoyed. "It's just sixth grade."

She spun back toward him. "Calm down? It's the first day of sixth grade, and probably the most exciting day of my twelve-year-old life! We get to find out all about our new teachers and classes and lockers ... and new books!"

"Hey," Jonah said quietly, brushing off her enthusiasm. "Did you see Cassandra this morning?"

"You mean Cassandra, the mysteriously disappearing guardian angel?" Eliza said with a laugh. "No, but that's not too unusual, is it?"

He hesitated, but then nodded. He was still used to seeing Henry all the time, and it was true, their new guardian angel hadn't been as obvious about her presence. This morning was probably just another example.

Jonah walked into the school with a few busloads of other students, high-fiving a few friends he hadn't seen all summer, all of them with the same triumphant look on their faces. Eighth grade. Finally!

He turned down a hallway to the right and found himself in the middle of lockers slamming and kids chatting excitedly. The eighth-grade hall. As he was about to find his locker, he saw Susie Dickerson and her friend Melissa walking right toward him. His heart jumped a little bit into his throat as they made eye contact.

"Have you gotten taller, Jonah?" Susie asked, smiling. Jonah felt his face growing hotter. He had grown four full inches over the summer. Eliza had grown three.

He tried to think of something clever to say. "Yeah, uh—" But as he began to move toward them, he felt someone kick his right foot. It hit the back of his left leg, and suddenly he was sprawled out on the floor.

"Welcome to eighth grade, Stone!" Zack Smellman and his two friends, Peter Snodgrass and Carl Fong, laughed hysterically. Before Jonah could pick himself up, they walked off through the crowd of kids who had now turned to see for themselves who had ended up on the ground.

Jonah fumed. He could tear them apart if he wanted to, stuff them inside a locker or worse. And after he stopped them from beating up a little kid the year before, they all knew it. It was probably a good thing that they had walked away so fast. The words his father often said pried their way into his head once again. If he wanted to have a normal school life, he couldn't afford to reveal his true abilities. He had to keep a low profile and, above all, control his temper.

The girls stifled laughs of their own and waved at him as they hurried by. Great start to the school year, Jonah thought as he gathered his things.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Fire Prophet by JEREL LAW Copyright © 2012 by Jerel Law. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

PART I: QUARTERLINGS....................1
1. Chinatown....................3
2. Boys' Bathroom Battle....................13
3. Outside Mrs. Little's Room....................21
4. A Short Flight Home....................27
5. The Peacefield City Dump....................37
6. The Safe House....................47
7. Greetings....................53
PART II: ANGEL SCHOOL....................57
8. New Faces, Old Friends....................59
9. Class Begins....................71
10. The Giftings....................79
11. The Spiritual Arts....................91
12. The Angelic Vortex....................101
13. Dagon's Plan....................107
14. A London Flat....................113
15. A New Gift....................121
16. A Vivid Dream....................129
17. Challenge to a Duel....................133
18. Vanishing Angels....................141
19. The Prayer Barrier....................153
20. The Woman in the Chair....................159
PART III: THE PROPHET....................165
21. Out into the Darkness....................167
22. Alleyway Brawl....................173
23. A Cabbie Named Sisera....................183
24. Alphabet City....................191
25. A New Weapon....................203
26. The Prophet Abigail....................211
27. A Troubling Message....................223
28. Battle at the Convent....................231
29. Prophet of Fire....................237
30. Messengers....................249
Acknowledgments....................255
About the Author....................257
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

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    This is the best book

    I have on my nook!

    What if we could see Angels

    and fallen Angels? I haven't

    finished the book yet I'm on chapter 13

    and it is really exciting!!

    Press yes is you agree b(*-*)d

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    What if you could actually see angels and fallen angels engaging in battle—and you were expected to join the fight?

    It’s been one year since Jonah Stone and his sister, Eliza, discovered that their mother is a nephilim, the product of a union between a human and a fallen angel, which makes them and their little brother, Jeremiah, quarterlings, or one-quarter angel. After embarking on an epic journey to rescue their mother and the other nephilim, who were kidnapped by fallen angels, the Stone kids have enjoyed a little peace and quiet.

    But when Jonah and Eliza are attacked by fallen angels at school, they learn that quarterlings all over the world are being targeted, and separating them from their parents is the only way to keep them safe. The kids undergo special training to help them discover their own unique angelic gifts, which come in handy when they embark on a mission to find a mysterious prophet who they believe holds the key to Abaddon's defeat in a massive battle between good and evil.

    I had the opportunity to review Spirit Fighter, the first book in this series, and couldn't wait for the second one to be published. It did not disappoint me. These books are full of adventure and battles between good and evil. I love the characters. Children (8 and up) can easily relate to Jonah, Eliza, Jeremiah, and their friends. The best part about these books is that they are Bible based! Today's tween and teens will get so much more than adventure out of these books! They will see Scripture coming to life and that it does apply to the world still today.

    In The Fire Prophet I loved the focus and teaching the children according to their Spiritual Gifts and how their gifts helped them work together as a team. I loved the very real visual of the prayer barrier of protection. I loved the story and the ending (but I'm not going to tell you about that!) If you have children in the 8 and older range have them read (or read aloud) The Sons of Angels series. This series is the first Christian answer to Percy Jackson, The Kane Chronicles , Harry Potter etc...But, the message is scriptural and shows throughout that God has a plan and is always in control. I enjoyed reading it myself and look forward to more books in the series.

    I received a complimentary ebook copy of The Fire Prophet for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

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    3.5 stars!! Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book but no

    3.5 stars!!

    Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book but not quite as much as I enjoyed Spirit Fighter. The first half of Fire Prophet was a bit slow. The action and excitement did not hit me until the last third of the book. 




    As with Spirit Fighter, this story is also about putting all of your faith and trust in God. The heroes - Jonah and Eliza - continue to rely on God to help them through the tough situations because they know that God knows what is best for each of them and what each of them can handle. 




    We are also introduced to Jonah and Eliza's little brother, Jeremiah, as well as David. Each of them, along with the other quarterlings that are on the earth, are sent to the Convent of Saint John of the Empty Tomb to learn more about the spiritual arts as well as to hone their angelic gifts. This is where the book really dragged for me. We knew they were at school, but the lessons were not told in much detail. I think it would have been more interesting to learn more about the lessons and the interactions between all of the quarterlings. I would have also enjoyed hearing more back story about the other quarterlings. I know Jonah is the main character, but it would give him some insight as to his purpose to learn more about the others. For example, David is a pretty integral part in Fire Prophet, yet we learn next to nothing about him.  We get snapshots, but not a whole picture. That seems to be the case with most of the book...we get glimpses, a few bursts of action, but no follow through. No completion. Maybe we will find out more in a future book.




    The two main lessons learned in Fire Prophet are the power of prayer and the armor of God. Those are good lessons to teach the middle grade, and older, reader. Sometimes we, as adults, forget these two lessons. 




    Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. I did enjoy it and I like the series. I do want to see what will happen next. 




    Will I read it again: I probably will when my sons are old enough to read this series. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    #TheJman

    Christain bible club at jesus walter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    So far.so good

    Ihave only had the sample,but its already amazing!I highly recomend it to anyone who likes action,exitement,or plain ol suspence!I would give it 5.5 stars

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  • Posted September 29, 2013

    Great Addition to a Rapid Paced Series I totally enjoyed the

    Great Addition to a Rapid Paced Series




    I totally enjoyed the first book in the series and jumped into this one immediately from the first. Now, I can’t wait to pick up the third. In this book, the characters grow in strength and character. They learn how to work with the other quarterlings. This is the perfect series to hook your children on with the battle of good and evil and the references to the Bible. It might just make them want to study the Bible a little to learn about those references. I would recommend this book to any child, though you might have to read it to one under nine. I also recommend it to anyone else who loves a supernatural fight of good vs. evil.

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  • Posted February 7, 2013

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    Relying on Faith

    Jerel Law has written a series on the level of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter for originality, action and the ability to draw the reader into this Christian-based tale of good vs. evil!

    Book 2 of this series begins about a year after Jonah and Eliza Stone discovered they were part angel and had to rescue their mom from fallen angels. In this book, their younger brother, Jeremiah must also take up the fight. The kids discover that all of the quarterlings around the world are being targeted by fallen angels, after they were attacked at school. Jonah keeps hearing a voice in his head and seeing visions, someone is calling for his help.

    All of the quarterling children are being called upon to train to fight the fallen angels and Abaddon in order to save the world. Separated from their parents, the children must learn to work together and have faith that God will protect them in the upcoming battle. Jonah, in particular feels the need to protect all around him as well as find the person who keeps calling to him.

    What a wonderful way to introduce or reinforce Christianity and faith for younger readers! The battles were deadly, but not overpowering with gore. The gravity of the situations were apparent without being too intense, more like being seen through the eyes of young Jonah. Although infused with strong Christian fibers and messages, the overall action will enthrall middle grade readers who will identify readily with these kids! Well done from start to finish!

    This copy was provided by NetGalley and Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review!

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    'Fire Prophet' is the second book in the middle grade Christian

    'Fire Prophet' is the second book in the middle grade Christian fantasy Son of Angels series. It picks up where the first book left off, after main characters Jonah and Eliza Stone discovered they were part angel and had to rescue their mom from fallen angels. In this book, Jonah and Eliza are attacked by fallen angels at their school, only to discover that quarterlings from all over the world are being attacked and targeted. In order to find out what's really happening and how to stop it, the Stone siblings must go on a journey to find a prophet who is supposed to hold the key to stopping Abaddon and the battle he threatens to wage on earth.

    This is an interesting and exciting continuation to the series. It's full of action, adventure, mystery, and lots of fantasy. It's Christian fiction, so the plot revolves heavily on Christian ideas and themes - like God, prayer, scripture, and faith. The story is fun and fast paced without being too confusing for younger readers. The writing was well done and flowed at a good rate. I enjoyed the detail and description that the author put into the characters and the plot - it added a great new layer to the series. The characters were all pretty well rounded and easy to identify with, especially Jonah and Eliza. They have their flaws and weaknesses, which makes them more realistic. Overall, this is a great MG Christian fantasy series that kids of all ages will enjoy all while receiving a positive message.

    Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    I received a copy of FIRE PROPHET by Jerel Law. It¿s the second

    I received a copy of FIRE PROPHET by Jerel Law. It’s the second book in the Sons of Angels: Jonah Stone series. I haven’t read the first book yet (but will when I run across it). I was attracted by the fact it is a fantasy series – you know me, total fantasy lover.

    The books are geared toward middle grade readers. Jonah is in eighth grade. The other main characters are his siblings, Eliza and Jeremiah. Their mother is a nephilim, which means she’s the child of a human and a fallen angel. It makes Jonah and his siblings quarterlings, meaning one-quarter angel. Cool, huh? I haven’t seen many middle grade novels about angels, so this will definitely fill in that gap. In this, the second book, quarterlings are being attacked so the children learn how to better use their abilities. The religious aspects are strong – prayer can conquer evil.

    This book left me feeling invigorated and uplifting. I highly recommend it for classrooms, middle grade readers, and family read-aloud time. My only issues with the story was the simplistic writing style. I couldn’t always picture everything well, and the author used a lot of adjectives and Telling phrases. However, it should work fine for a younger audience. I approve of the strong family dynamic. I didn’t see much of that in the middle grade novels I read when I was substitute teaching in sixth grade classrooms.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

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    Jerel Law in his new book ¿Fire Prophet book coverFire Prophet¿

    Jerel Law in his new book “Fire Prophet book coverFire Prophet” Book Two in the Sons Of Angels, Jonah Stone series published by Thomas Nelson takes us back into the life of Jonah Stone and his family.

    From the back cover: What if you could actually see angels and fallen angels engaging in battle–and you were expected to join the fight?

    It’s been one year since Jonah Stone and his sister, Eliza, discovered that their mother is a nephilim, the product of a union between a human and a fallen angel, which makes them and their little brother, Jeremiah, “quarterlings,” or one-quarter angel. After embarking on an epic journey to rescue their mother and the other nephilim, who were kidnapped by fallen angels, the Stone kids have enjoyed a little peace and quiet.

    But when Jonah and Eliza are attacked by fallen angels at school, they learn that quarterlings all over the world are being targeted, and separating them from their parents is the only way to keep them safe. The kids undergo special training to help them discover their own unique angelic gifts, which come in handy when they embark on a mission to find a mysterious prophet who they believe holds the key to Abaddon’s defeat in a massive battle between good and evil.

    The battle continues. Jonah Stone and his family have had a bit of R&R from the events of the previous book but that is all about to change. Fallen angels are attacking and it is time to regroup, retrain and find the prophet who can help. Mr. Law brings a wealth of experience to the table as he is a gifted communicator and pastor with seventeen years of full-time ministry experience. So he understands about spiritual warfare and communicates it very well in the pages of this book. Spiritual warfare is something that we all engage in. We are the targets of a very powerful spiritual enemy. The good news is we have an even more powerful Defender on our side who engages in the warfare with and for us. “Fire Prophet” is great fun, filled with truth told in a convincing manner. And even though the target audience is the youth I believe the adults will enjoy it equally. I recommend this book highly and am already looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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