Cloak of the Light

Book: Cloak of the Light (Wars of the Realm, Book One)

Author: Chuck Black

Publisher: Multnomah

Available: Wherever books are sold


Cloak of the LightDrew is caught in a world of light – just inches away from the dark.

What if…there was a world beyond our vision, a world just fingertips beyond our reach? What if…our world wasn’t beyond their influence?

Tragedy and heartache seem to be waiting for Drew Carter at every turn, but college offers Drew a chance to start over—until an accident during a physics experiment leaves him blind and his genius friend, Benjamin Berg, missing.

As his sight miraculously returns, Drew discovers that the accident has heightened his neuron activity, giving him skills and sight beyond the normal man. When he begins to observe fierce invaders that no one else can see, he questions his own sanity, and so do others. But is he insane or do the invaders truly exist?

With help from Sydney Carlyle, a mysterious and elusive girl who offers encouragement through her faith, Drew searches for his missing friend, Ben, who seems to hold the key to unlocking this mystery. As the dark invaders close in, will he find the truth in time?

Positive Elements:

Characters honor their promises; the value of respect is shown; a character saves his friend’s life.

Negative Elements:


Spiritual Elements:

A character refers to God as a “crutch”; a character prays; the Bible is quoted and discussed; God’s existence is discussed; characters talk about faith.


A character recounts a mission and its casualty; an invader mades a machine explode, resulting in injuries; there is a shooting at a college with casualties; there are battles between invaders; a man threatens to harm a woman; characters are shot; a gang attacks a homeless man; people are held at gunpoint; light invaders are injured; characters are kidnapped.


It is insinuated a character is bullied; characters illegally drink.


5 Stars.


Cloak of the Light is a captivating, well-written book that grabs your attention, twists your heartstrings, and gives a glance into what spiritual warfare could look like. It is by far one of my all-time favorites, and is an epic beginning to an epic series. If you’re looking for a book that will challenge your faith and provide hours of intense, powerful reading, I highly recommend Cloak of the Light.


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