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Authors: Chuck Black

Rise of the Fallen

B
OOKS BY
C
HUCK
B
LACK

W
ARS OF THE
R
EALM
T
RILOGY

Cloak of the Light

T
HE
K
NIGHTS OF
A
RRETHTRAE

Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione

Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court

Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart

Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue

Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor

Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest

T
HE
K
INGDOM
S
ERIES

Kingdom’s Dawn

Kingdom’s Hope

Kingdom’s Edge

Kingdom’s Call

Kingdom’s Quest

Kingdom’s Reign

R
ISE OF THE
F
ALLEN
P
UBLISHED BY
M
ULTNOMAH
B
OOKS
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All Scripture quotations and paraphrases, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked (
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) are taken from the King James Version.

This is a work of fiction. Apart from well-known people, events, and locales that figure into the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Trade Paperback ISBN 978-1-60142-504-1
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Copyright © 2015 by Chuck Black

Cover design and photography: Kristopher K. Orr

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ULTNOMAH
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Black, Chuck.
    Rise of the fallen / Chuck Black. — First edition.
       pages; cm. — (Wars of the realm; book 2)
  ISBN 978-1-60142-504-1 (paperback) — ISBN 978-1-60142-505-8 (electronic) [1. Adventure and adventurers—Fiction. 2. Good and evil—Fiction. 3. Angels—Fiction. 4. Christian life—Fiction. 5. Blind—Fiction. 6. Single-parent families—Fiction. 7. Family life—South Carolina—Fiction.] I. Title.
    PZ7.B528676Ris 2015
    [Fic]—dc23

2014040058

v3.1

To my mother, Frances
.

Thank you for being a light to so many and a quiet but mighty soldier of the King, who never departed from the Spirit and has served God with prayers night and day
.

Luke 2:37

CONTENTS
A NOTE FROM CHUCK BLACK

This is a speculative work of fiction not intended to confuse or diminish the truth of God’s holy and inspired Word. Where the Bible is silent, I have taken literary freedom to construct a fictional account of the angels of heaven and their association and interaction with each other and with humanity.

The intent of this book is to, through fiction, open our eyes to the reality of spiritual warfare as described in Scripture. I have made every attempt to not contradict the Bible in any way but rather use it as a foundation upon which to inspire serious contemplation about our eternity and ultimately to give honor and glory to God. The Readers Guide at the end of this book will carefully delineate the truth of God’s Word from the fiction of this story. Please take the time to read and understand it so that there is no confusion regarding solid biblical doctrine.

To further clarify, reference statements that are directly correlated to biblical truths are set in
bold
text.

May you be inspired by the story that follows.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Validus main character, last angel created

F
RIENDS OF
V
ALIDUS

Niturni

 

closest
friend
of
Validus

Persimus

 

the
compassionate
friend

Cadriel

 

the
beautiful
friend

Ral

 

the
awkward
and
funny
friend

A
RCHANGELS

Michael

 

leader
of
the
Warrior
Order

Gabriel

 

leader
of
the
Messenger
Order

A
NGEL
C
OMMANDERS

Jorill

 

general
of
the
first
generation
of
warrior
angels

Danick

 

general
of
the
second
generation
of
warrior
angels

Brandt

 

great
leader
of
first-
and
second-generation
warriors

Kelandar

 

primus
commander
of
second-generation
warriors

Guilden

 

primus
commander
of
second-generation
warriors

Malak

 

primus
commander
of
second-generation
warriors

Rafinni

 

primus
commander
of
second-generation
warriors

Porthan

 

primus
commander
of
second-generation
warriors

Sorak

 

primus
commander
of
second-generation
warriors

G
UARDIANS

Tren

 

assigned
with
Validus
to
protect
Drew
Carter

Yortan

 

assigned
to
protect
Anna
Wiesenthal

F
ALLEN
C
OMMANDERS

Apollyon

 

leader
of
the
Fallen,
also
known
as
Lucifer

Tarsis

 

general
of
the
first
generation
of
Fallen
warriors

Desgard

 

general
of
the
second
generation
of
Fallen
warriors

Durgank

 

Midwest
regional
commander

Kushad

 

Fallen
Prince
of
Shinar

Maltrinidab

 

Fallen
Prince
of
Persia

Tinsalik
Barob

 

rebel
Fallen

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