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Where Angels Fall (The Great and Terrible #2)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  3,936 ratings  ·  524 reviews
The war that began before we entered mortality is escalating into the final battle for freedom, liberty, and the hearts and souls of all men. Into this world filled with turmoil, our Father will send some of his most valiant servants. A child is born who may have the power to change the course of history. But will Elizabeth remember the covenants she made in the premortal ...more
Hardcover, 367 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Shadow Mountain (first published 2004)
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Denise
Better than the first book, this one has more action, less cheez whiz. I like the premise of the great war in heaven carrying on in the last days, and the juxtaposition of spiritual war against physical war. We're getting warmer.
Dacia
I really enjoyed this book. The first half more than the second half because the second half was so sad. I really like that these books cause me to think and realize how much Satan is trying to influence me everyday. He really does want us to be as miserable as him. I also love how the book helps us to see the Lord's hand protecting us in our lives just as he did for some characters in the book. Can't wait to read the next book.
Matt
After reading this thriller, I was left wondering if I am living up to the promises that I made before coming to mortality. You never know who is watching out for you and who is looking to drag you down.
Elizabeth
This book was written extremely well. It brought in new asspects to the story, but still rang true to the old. It is a different scene, but the same conflict, the battle between good and evil. Samuel, Ammon, Elizabeth, and Luke are now all on earth, the Father has sent them, his most valiant servants, in the last days to fight againt the adversary. They struggle with the every day temptation man has to go through. They are challenged to remember what they stood for, and what their values were in ...more
Tuesdi
After so enjoying the first book I found this one to be a bit more difficult to get through. I was especially distracted by unpleasent parts of the book that involved evil people killing and causing wars out of greed and a desire for power. It's not that I don't believe these things are happening, I know they do. They have for so long. It's just that I had a hard time pulling inspiration to do better and be better from the pages of this book. It was more about continuing the stories of the chara ...more
Kara
This book was super intense and really made me think. I'm looking forward to seeing how the characters and story progress through the series.
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I just finished this book and I really don't know if I liked it. After the first book, I thought I really didn't like it so well, but I wanted to read the second to see where it went. This book was hard for me because of all the violence, I think. I know the world is bad and hard and ugly even, but I guess I would just choose not to dwell on it and read about it and think about it. This book did make me cry and it wasn't because it was happy or good. I'm not sure if I want to read the next one o ...more
Amanda
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Deanna
Okay, this series deserves a review. Hmmm. Where to start?

Writing Style and Story: two stars. It is painful in parts. Especially in the first book, "Prologue: The Brothers." The series is many parts boring, and several parts cheesy. I skimmed a lot of this series. It seemed that over half of the entire series was devoted to everything and everyone but our main characters. Everyone that was in the story seemed to have a chance to tell the story from the good to the bad to the insignificant. There
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Diane
Having heard the first book in this series wasn't the favorite of the series, I decided to dive into the second book, Where Angels Fall. Again, I was bombarded with details and in agony I continued to read, wondering how the characters, cultures, and various plots would come together. Trying to get through this book was, like the first, difficult to do. By the last 50 pages, things finally started coming together for me, and instead of skimming several paragraphs at a time, plucking out the impo ...more
Tamsen
Great book 2! Has made me ponder on a lot of things.... I didn't want to put it down. I am looking forward to the next in the series.
The war that began before we entered mortality is escalating into the final battle for freedom, liberty, and the hearts and souls of all men. Into this world filled with turmoil, our Father will send some of his most valiant servants. A child is born who may have the power to change the course of history. But will Elizabeth remember the covenants she made in the p
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Amber
This one was better than the prologue. It catches my attention but I'm still unsure if I really like this series or not. I've already started the 3rd book and it's getting more interesting...
Tiffany
Book 2 moved more quickly. Really interesting being able to read a story that shows both sides of the veil at work. I am excited for the next book.
Lisa
While a little slow in parts at the beginning, this story of suspense and intrigue was easy to follow and interesting!
Peggy
Not my favorite writing style but the story is interesting and now I want to know what happens.
Carol
This book was written extremely well. It brought in new aspects to the story, but still rang true to the old. It is a different scene, but the same conflict, the battle between good and evil. Samuel, Ammon, Elizabeth, and Luke are now all on earth, the Father has sent them, his most valiant servants, in the last days to fight against the adversary. They struggle with the every day temptation man has to go through. They are challenged to remember what they stood for, and what their values were in ...more
Kevin
I definitely enjoyed this book more than the first book in the series (The Brothers). It has more action and we begin to see how events are unfolding on Earth. There were also some nice twists near the end that got me looking forward to reading book 3.

There are some minor negatives. Much of the dialogue is corny and the book (along with book 1) moves so fast that I would be upset if I paid full price for these books at a bookstore. IMO books 1 and 2 should have been combined into one volume.
Melissa
I read the first in this series (The Brothers) about a year ago and thought it was good, but not great, so I wasn't really planning on continuing on in the series. But I keep hearing such good things about it from various people, and finally, when one of the ladies I work with offered to loan me the 2nd book I decided to give it another shot. Objectively I would say it was definitely worth it. It was well written, the story was good, the ending was pretty intense. It's written by an LDS author a ...more
Erin
May 12, 2009 Erin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any adult who likes "last days", "end of the world" type stories.
Recommended to Erin by: My sister, Marcy
Even though I didn't really like the first volume, I stuck with the series. I had heard from other people that it was good. Sure enough, I did like the second volume much better. Right from the start there was no question as to who the bad guy was. I liked the story line of the Muslim family. The father, Rassa and his daughter, Azadeh. They often had spiritual promptings and obeyed them. This shows that God is no respecter of persons. Those who listen and follow, he leads.

The thing I like most
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Teri
THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE VOL 2: WHERE ANGELS FALL by Chris Stewart

This second installment of Chris's mesmerizing last days series, leaves you wan ting more. We see Ammon, Luke, Sam and Elizabeth battling evil in our mortal world. With General Neil Brighton, his two twin sons Ammon and Luke and his adopted son Sam striving for good, Neil strives to understand what is troubling his close friend, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Sam sees the horror of war as a soldier in the Special Ops Forces and s
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Jenben8426
There is a war of good versus evil on both sides of the veil. Satan and his fallen angels seem to be growing stronger and the people on Earth seem to be growing more and more wicked. When one of the princes of Saudi Arabia follows through on a deadly and dangerous plot, many people are put into play both in the Middle East and in America.

This one is a bit hard to summarize because there is so much going on. I have to admit prior to reading it, that I was rather skeptical of this one mainly becau
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Stacey Starley
Volume 1 is interesting but a bit drawn out especially if you are lds and understand the doctrine. There were a few pause to contemplate moments though so it is worth reading. Volume 2 however covers most of the main characters so you can just jump in here. LOVED this book. I read the rest because of this one. From my personal experience in Maryland, Stewart is clearly misinformed on the NSA but...I guess there aren't any perfect authors and I don't think that comes into play until like book 4 a ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
I finished Vol. 1 and just sent for this by "inter-library" loan. Hopefully they will: A. be able to find it, and B. it won't take too long.

Just got this from inter-library loan, so since you can't renew books so obtained it moves, along with a couple of others, to the top of my currently reading pile.

Okay....I considered one star here but the reason I don't care for the book isn't really the writing. As a matter of fact some of the prose (as Wesley said about the trees in the Fire Swamp) is "qu
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Becca brown
The war continues on….I loved that about this book. It’s so fun to see the war that started in heaven resume in earth life; same battle, but different setting. But not just any setting: the world during the last days is cruel, brutal and heartless, filled with hard-hearted, merciless and even vicious people. People have forgotten who they are in God’s kingdom and have given up searching for truth. They seek only power and worldly honor. The fight is intensifying, increasing, and growing as Sata ...more
Kraig
Much better than the first book. I was not going to read the second book, but I am glad I did. I am surprised that I am looking forward to the third book. That being said, I am wondering a bit about how this series is six books long. I guess I shall see if it is intriguing enough to keep me going. One good thing for me is that I do not agree with a lot of the author's fictional portrayal of the Spirit World, or of the devil. It is good, as it has helped me think about these subjects on a deeper ...more
Mark Mitchell
This second book of a many book series (but I thought it was the second of a trilogy when I read it) is considerably different from the first. We continue to see the lives of the four spirits we got to know well in the first book, as well as the adversary and Baalam, one of Lucifer's followers, but now they are living their lives on this earth. The author does an amazing job of describing technical details about aircraft and explosives, as well as complex political situations all over the world, ...more
Apzmarshl
Not as strong and intriguing as Book #1 but still powerful.
The characters have now moved from the pre-existance to their mortal lives.
Evil is lurking and calamity is brewing. The stage is being set for the final showdown.
Luke and Ammon are twin brothers, raised by LDS parents. Their father is the top war administrator for the President. Sam is their foster brother. Raised in an ugly and abusive environment and taken in by the Brightons. He becomes a skilled warrior for the U.S. Army.
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Maggie
The saga continues. The war that began before we entered mortality is escalating into the final battle for freedom, liberty, and the hearts and souls of all people. Into this world filled with turmoil, our Father will send some of his most valiant servants.

General Neil Brighton is proud of all three of his sons. Ammon and Luke are proving themselves to be men of good worth and intelligence, and Sam, Neil's adopted son, has already achieved honors and recognition in the demanding ranks of the mil
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Shannon
This book continues the story that began in "The Brothers" and follows Sam, Ammon, Luke and Elizabeth as they are born on earth and begin their mortal existence. Once again, this book really made me think. It really made Satan and his followers seem more real to me. He whispers in the ears of the characters, trying to convince them to do things that will harm them, either physically or spiritually. This makes so much sense to me. The Holy Ghost can whisper to us, prompt us, so it just makes sens ...more
Janean
Well, it took me three months to get through this one, which is why I only gave it three stars. The story starts out slower than the first one and has lots of unexciting detail, such as the histories of Iran and Saudi Arabia. While very important to the story development, it just didn't make this a 'can't put it down' read, until the very end. The story really picks up at the end with tragic and heart-wrenching developments and I got hooked like a TV season finale and had to immediately start th ...more
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Chris Stewart is a bestselling author and world-record-setting Air Force pilot whose previous military techno-thrillers have been selected by the Book of the Month Club and published in six different countries. He is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Great and Terrible, as well as A Christmas Bell for Anya, which was performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during their 2005 Christma ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Great and Terrible (6 books)
  • Prologue: The Brothers (The Great and Terrible, #1)
  • The Second Sun (The Great and Terrible, #3)
  • Fury & Light (The Great and Terrible, #4)
  • From the End of Heaven (The Great and Terrible, #5)
  • Clear as the Moon (The Great and Terrible, #6)
Prologue: The Brothers (The Great and Terrible, #1) The Second Sun (The Great and Terrible, #3) Fury & Light (The Great and Terrible, #4) From the End of Heaven (The Great and Terrible, #5) Clear as the Moon (The Great and Terrible, #6)

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