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Fallen Masters

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by John Edward

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What do you get if you combine William Young's The Shack with Dan Brown's Angels and Demons? The answer is Fallen Masters, by New York Times bestselling author John Edward.

In the near future, signs and portents have begun to appear that point to a rushing cataclysm. Both political and religious world leaders see the patterns, and the


What do you get if you combine William Young's The Shack with Dan Brown's Angels and Demons? The answer is Fallen Masters, by New York Times bestselling author John Edward.

In the near future, signs and portents have begun to appear that point to a rushing cataclysm. Both political and religious world leaders see the patterns, and the scientific community confirm evidence of what they call "a dark matter" that is expanding into our universe, threatening the very fabric of our world.

But it will not be governments or religions upon whose actions the fate of the world rests. Rather it will be up to a small diverse group of men and women who will have to decide to use their free will to aid in the last great cosmic battle between good and evil as these apocalyptic forces clash—both here on Earth and on the Other Side.

An internationally renowned psychic, John Edward has helped millions of people to connect with loved ones on the Other Side. In Fallen Masters, Edward has written a riveting novel of metaphysical suspense, a final confrontation between good and evil as it unfolds on both the Earthly plane and the Other Side.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Who would guess that the end of the world could engender boredom? That's, alas, the case in this apocalyptic would-be thriller that is short on suspense and believable characters. Self-described psychic medium Edward throws everything he's got at the future of mankind. An astrologer with psychic powers, Mama G sees humanity facing the end of days, in both "metaphysical and astrological terms," and is tapped by the Council of Elders on the Other Side to help. With both "science and religion... reporting strange phenomena," the Vatican has created an ad hoc Council of Faith with representatives of the nine major religious traditions to combat forces "which may be called ‘evil.'" Astronomers fear a terminal event as an expanding cloud of dark matter approaches the solar system. A sadistic killer strikes in Belfast, Northern Ireland, removing the heart of a young woman before carving an elaborate glyph on her back. Against all these horrors, a Glenn Beck–like television commentator, Dave Hampton, can only implore his followers to mobilize the good "within and amongst us." Most characters are walking clichés, as big a strike against the book as its forgettable prose. Agent: Corinda Carfora, Wildcat Marketing. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
“Compelling...poignant...Coming off like James Van Praagh tempered with the down-to-earth apeal of Caroline Myss, Edward offers an intriguing collection of anecodotes that may not convince the cynical but that can both comfort and fascinate the merely skeptical.” —Publishers Weekly on One Last Time
Library Journal
The battle between good and evil has reached a crucial point. As humankind has shifted further away from faith, the evil forces in the spiritual realm have stepped up their campaign of terror on Earth. Combating the evil by strengthening faith and hope and encouraging kindness throughout the world has been tasked to a few exceptional individuals. With the ability to reach out to millions, a singer, a radio talk-show host, an author, and an astrologist are just a few among many guided by the souls of good to rally the faith of humanity. VERDICT Edward, author of best-selling nonfiction titles focusing on his work as a psychic medium, falters in this attempt at supernatural suspense. Describing so many little aspects of both the protagonists and the incidental characters saps the urgency from the story. While the premise based on the age-old concept of good versus evil is solid, this latest effort proves to be a mediocre metaphysical thriller, [See Prepub Alert, 3/21/12.]—Joy Gunn, Henderson Libs., NV
Kirkus Reviews
There's no psychic powerful enough to ferret out where celebrity medium Edward mislaid his writing talent, but it certainly isn't in this flaccid suspense novel. One wants to like, even praise, a novel in which both Adolf Hitler and John Travolta figure. Alas, the mere names are the best part of the ploy. Here's the opening line, at which the heart sinks: "Ten-year-old Charlene St. John glanced at the clock." As well she might, since dad's not home yet, and it's near six. Dad's from Scotland, and so, naturally enough, he says things like, "If men like me dinna screw in the bolts and tighten the nuts, the ship would come apart and sink to the bottom of the sea." Well, give her all she's got or no, and the fact remains that Scotty is just one of many people--everyone on the planet, really--who are entangled with some very weird events that, as the pope tells an assembly of stereotype-perfect world religious leaders, "taken together indicate the possibility of malevolent forces at work." Enter ace scientist Jason Chang, who tells the president of the United States (POTUS, throughout most of the yarn, presumably to save on typing wear and tear) that "what we at NASA have been calling Dark Matter has appeared from nowhere--or, more correctly from a point near galaxy cluster Abell 2744." Astronomy buffs may know that Abell 2744 is called Pandora's Cluster because of its curious properties, among them heretofore not having been the ability to conjure up forces of evil so bad that even the aforementioned Hitler (or, as POTUS endearingly calls him, "perverted piece of shit") hasn't sided with them. Can the world be saved from Dark Matter and the Dark Overlords? By a few pages in, only John Travolta, jetting his way over a ravaged land, might be moved to care, while those who prize good writing will pray for the end days--or at least the end of this grinding tale. Edward makes Dan Brown look like Shakespeare. And that's a powerful bit of conjuring indeed.

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New York
Dave Hampton had the looks of a star. With a full head of dark hair always perfectly coiffed, blue eyes, and well-chiseled features, he could have been the lead in a dramatic television show. He was, in fact, a television star, but not in a drama series. He had his own news, commentary, and talk show airing at six o’clock eastern time, Monday through Friday. From Maine to California, millions of Americans adjusted their schedules so they could watch the show live, and those who couldn’t watch it live recorded it.
Hampton specialized in controversy and conspiracy theories. There were few who were ambivalent about him—the public either loved him or hated him. “Innovative, brave, probing,” his supporters said. “A wacko, conspiracy nut-job,” his detractors said.
Today his guests had discussed such subjects as whether or not the United States was purposely not drilling for domestic oil in order to exhaust all the oil reserves of the rest of the world, to whether or not Errol Flynn was actually a Nazi spy.
The guests were gone now and the show was on a commercial break before the final segment, which Hampton called “Critical Update.”
“Back in one minute thirty seconds, Dave,” the director said, his voice audible in Dave’s ear plug.
“I don’t see my CU queued on the teleprompter,” Dave said.
“Sure it is,” the director said. “Untapped Oil Reserves.”
“That’s not the one I want. I changed it, remember? I want Sinister Shadow.”
“You mean you were serious about that?”
“If you don’t put it on the teleprompter, I’m going to try and wing it, and that will make it worse.”
“All right, all right,” the studio floor manager said. “Just a minute.”
Dave stared into the three teleprompters, which were just below the camera lenses. “I’m waiting.”
“Coming up—now,” the director said.
The story on the teleprompter changed, and Dave acknowledged, “Thanks.”
“We’re going to hear about this one, Dave. This is the kookiest of them all.”
“I wish you were right,” the studio floor manager said.
“Come on, you mean you actually believe this?”
“I’m afraid I do,” she said.
“Ten seconds, stand by.”
Dave nodded and looked at the camera. When the red light came on, he began to speak.
“Have you ever had one of those feelings that nag at you? You know what I’m talking about, a smell that is familiar but you just can’t place it, a voice, face, or event that is just on the other side of memory, or a tune that haunts you from your past?
“I’m having just such a sensation now. There is something up, something going on—and though I don’t know what it is, I know that it is mon-u-ment-al! It is of earth-shaking proportions, and when I say earth shaking, I’m not just engaging in hyperbole.
“Whatever this is—and for lack of a better word, I am going to call it a sinister shadow—it is hanging over our heads now like the fabled Sword of Damocles. Is this merely another one of Crazy Dave’s conspiracy theories?
“No, I’m not saying that there is a Nazi settlement on the moon, or there are aliens among us in high-ranking positions. I’m not saying that the Illuminati control all the governments of the world.
“I can’t be weaving a conspiracy out of this, because I don’t have enough of a grasp on this to formulate a hypothesis, or even to ask a question.
“Let me keep this very simple: Responsible and believable people, speaking off the record and with the assurance of anonymity, have told me of a disturbing paradigm, great and troubling movements that are taking place in religious, scientific, and political circles. I don’t know what it is—but I do know that it is making strange bedfellows, bringing about cooperation between the most disparate sectors of all human society. And while this cooperation would normally be considered a good thing, I am told these meetings are not the result of some universal brotherhood of man. This coming together is not anything born of altruism but rather a desperate seeking of the deliverance of humankind from this—sinister shadow.
“I feel as if all humanity is in a car, driving toward the edge of a cliff, headed toward one final catastrophic car accident. And the biggest problem is that while some of us can see the accident coming at us in slow motion, we can’t figure out how to put on the brakes. I don’t have the answers, but I can promise you that I am going to do my level best to find the truth and bring it to you. The one thing that I know in my heart is true is that something of epic proportions is coming toward us, and we soon might be faced with making some pretty important choices.
“Choices, ladies and gentlemen. Choices that might change the world.”
Hampton, in his signature sign-off, held his hand up, palm facing the camera. “From New York, this is Dave Hampton. Good night, America.”
As soon as he had delivered the sign-off, the telephones in the cable network studio began to ring off the hook, and within the hour, emails and tweets flooded into Dave’s own phone and swamped his website. Dave looked at the response and was both relieved and afraid. He had taken a gamble tonight and knew that the network would be breathing down his neck for what it would probably consider a bold stunt just for ratings.
But people were interested in—no, deeply concerned about—his report and felt they had to reach out to him to express their emotional responses to the news. He just wished he knew what he was going to tell them, for if his sources were correct, the truth was far worse than anything they could imagine.

Copyright © 2012 by John Edward

Meet the Author

Internationally acclaimed psychic medium John Edward has captivated audiences worldwide, using his unique abilities to connect people with loved ones who have passed on. Deeply compelling, often startling, and occasionally humorous, Edward's down-to-earth approach has earned him a vast, loyal following and guest appearances on many TV shows, from Jon Stewart's The Daily Show to Anderson Cooper's Anderson. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Crossing Over and What if God Were the Sun. John Edward resides on Long Island, in New York.

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Fallen Masters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
AJAR More than 1 year ago
Fallen Masters is such a great read with very short chapters that you can read any where for even just 10 minutes at a time! Also look for all the famous people ( John Edwards) he has in this book, Steve Jobs, the real president of the USA Obama. And many more, it might take some thinking or go back a few years but they are in there. I think thats the best part of this whole experiance reading this book, looking for the men and women who he put in here who are real! Add a touch of hope, spiritual revival and a page turning climax that seems to hit you right at the begining. A must read for every one...Have fun...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The parallels to the present are eerie in this work of fiction. Actually a little scary, and a good interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading yesterday and can not stop. Well written and the kind of book in which makes you think "can this really happen". I have loved all John's books and this one is also a winner. Thanks, John!
dmartino More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book. It held my attention from start to finish. It is a blend of characters who come together in the ultimate good v's evil. This story made me laugh and made me cry. John Edward is not only a gifted "medium" but also a gifted author.
starlasue More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. John Edward has a style of writing that allows exploring sometimes complex topics. In this novel, he explores the struggle of good and evil; positive energy and negative energy; relationships and ego. Multiple story lines converge to a climax that is satisfying to the reader. Although the book is very long, the chapters were short. This is one book that gives you a lot of reading for your money! The characters were well developed and I became invested in the outcome of their common callings. I found it hard to put down because although I suspected the ultimate outcome, the twists and turns that got us there were wonderful. There are some powerful concepts presented throughout the book but one of my favorites is "Take care to make the right choices. That is the key - here and now and always.' Caleb, Page 549
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What Edwards lacks in writing style, he more than makes up for in thought-provoking substance. A call to arms for all of those who live in the light and intend to make a positive difference in the world around them. Edwards brings his unique perspective to the nature of our relationships with loved ones who have crossed over, and to our relationships with those who guide and protect, and who tempt and attempt to mislead us from "the other side". A story of our times, which helps us understand that the choices each of us makes each day make a profound difference in the larger events around us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teeters on the edge of reality in my opinion. Makes one wonder if the events and his descriptions are truly from his creativity and imagination or if they have been "communicated" to him and he is simply relaying what was shown to him.
MikF More than 1 year ago
I wondered where fact and fiction started and stopped when you consider who the author is. Was a very enjoyable read. Hard to put down.
avkdjw More than 1 year ago
I'm still reading this book. It is an interesting story and I can't wait to find out what happens to all the characters. If you are a fan of John's, I know you'll be reading this book.
Amish1949 More than 1 year ago
Fallen Masters by John Edward Fallen Masters by John Edward 6448715 Janie R. Freeman's review Feb 23, 14 · edit 5 of 5 stars bookshelves: fiction Read from February 20 to 23, 2014 Reading Progress 02/20 marked as: currently-reading 02/23 marked as: read Post a comment » Comments by Janie R. 0 minutes ago Janie R. Freeman A very interesting and thought provoking book about good verses evil. I have read many of the books by John Edward, and have enjoyed reading them all. Some reviews of this book were very critical of his writing style,etc. I think some people completely miss the point in his message, and that's too sad! Thank you, John Edward, for an awesome book, I appreciate you!
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Did I think it was well written....no...were the characters clichés........probably, but maybe not. I think there was a lot more to this story to bring us out of our comfort zones and ask the question...What if...what would I do....where would I be. So Thank you John for the insight.
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HNR More than 1 year ago
This book was written by the purported psychic medium, John Edward. Seeing as he can supposedly communicate with those who have passed, I can't believe he did not use this ability to chat with someone who can actually write. The characters were beyond one dimensional, if that's possible. I neither loved nor hated any of them; I simply didn't care. The plot was plodding and simplistic, and if I did not have a compulsion to finish all books I start, I would have deleted it from my nook after the first 100 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me on my toes in suspense. Loved the beautiful ending. I was sad when it ended, because I wanted to read more.
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Was a little to long and drawn out but over all a good read.
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