Brandon is the Song, yet (in a previous novel) he has lost his singing voice. He is bitter, depressed, and finished with the Warriors. Reese and the others try to convince him to remain part of the spiritual warfare group. Brandon has to be a part – the prophecy says so.
The Warriors face the demon Zennon one more time. When one of them dies from the battle wounds, the future of the group is unclear. Then situation becomes even more tense as two people join the group and it appears one of them is an agent for the enemy.
This is the third in a series and while the novel can be read on its own, much of this story line in this novel depends on the events from the previous ones.If you want to receive the full benefit from this book, you should read Soul's Gate and Memory's Door first.
As in the previous novels in this series, the Warriors travel in the spirit and battle evil. People can disappear from one place and appear somewhere else (as did Philip in the Bible). Reese, who lost his natural sight in a previous novel, has spiritual sight and can see peoples' auras. The Warriors also enter into peoples' souls to do battle for spiritual healing.
The strength of this novel is its teaching on spiritual warfare. Through the words and experiences of the characters, we learn how the enemy gets a foothold. There is a longing inside a person that provides a crack, an opening to the enticement presented by the enemy. There are other lessons on the deceptive nature of the enemy and the power of worship.
We are often reminded that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Spiritual truths described in the Bible are real experiences in the spirit world. Rubart excels in describing the reality of spiritual warfare. The final spiritual battle is spell binding. The novel is very entertaining yet full of instruction on spiritual warfare.
James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms and four others. He and his wife live in the Pacific Northwest. You can find out more about him and his work at www.jamesrubart.com.
Thomas Nelson, 384 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.