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Where Angels Fall

(The Great and Terrible #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  4,692 ratings  ·  560 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
Paperback, 367 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Shadow Mountain (first published 2004)
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May 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 16, 2007 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a MUCH better developed story that the first book! The pacing was overall slow as it set up the story and characters, but by the end it climaxed and left you wanting more. The author does a good job of adding some spiritual content and perspective into what otherwise would be classified as a thriller. No swearing or sex, but some violent descriptions of events.
Sep 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 - I liked this book much more than the first, but I have a hard time with LDS fiction so... it’s probably better than I’m willing to admit. I found it less cheesy than the first so it was much easier to read.
Jan 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 28, 2008 rated it liked it
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
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
Aug 19, 2009 added it
Shelves: 2016, 2009
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Jan 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Chris Stewart is an LDS author who has written these books (there are three of them) about the premortal life and then those same people on earth during armageddon. They're crazy-realistic and terrifying and make me want to get my food storage RIGHT NOW. ...more
Nov 11, 2008 rated it liked it
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... ...more
Dec 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, audiobook, fiction
While a little slow in parts at the beginning, this story of suspense and intrigue was easy to follow and interesting!
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Jan 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: lds-fiction
Not my favorite writing style but the story is interesting and now I want to know what happens.
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
October 2019 Book Review: Where Angels Fall by Chris Stewart
My mom was the one who recommended this book to me. She heard of the book from my uncle, and I thought the first book had some cool views and perspective of life. I was looking for a dystopian themed book but couldn’t find any, so I settled for this one. The book has been interesting and has given me some different views on life. This review is for the first half of the second book in the series.
(Spoilers) The book I read was “Where Ang
Ben Lund
Mar 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Nope, nope, nope. I was on the fence about this book, as the first one did not inspire a lot of confidence. I understand this is a work of fiction, but when it is discussing doctrine, I need it to be grounded in that doctrine. The first book was made, whole cloth, from the authors imagination, which I was mostly okay with, since there is not a whole lot of literature to refer too.

But this second book, just keeps on going, making up things as he goes along. As far as I got into the book, there w
Paul Black
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
The writing was very good - engaging and descriptive. Incidents carried me along. But the plot was insignificant. I expect a book to stand on its own: that is, a problem arises then is resolved. Or maybe a heroine is captured then freed. But this book merely set the stage for the next "chapters" in the series. I was willing to pass it off to character development, but what appears to be two primary characters, if counted in terms of pages and order of appearance, are killed (tragically). I began ...more
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: deseret-book
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Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
A book about the characters we meet in the first in the series, which was more of a prologue. This is probably actually the first. Anyway, I liked it ok. Not as much as the first, but it’s action packed, and moves along nicely. I just don’t think it’s really my kind of genre of book. While I enjoy the spiritual aspects that have a strong underlying message, it’s still a military type book, and was a little boring in those parts. For me at least. I just found out there are 6 in this series...migh ...more
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love these characters. While the book is fiction, it makes me think about how we carry our strengths from before we were born to here on earth. Also, the way the author writes Satan in is so spot on and really touches on how important it is to pay attention to who we are listening to. Love this series!
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the hardest ones to read in the series. Where you get a lot of the back stories with corruption and pride and greed. Plus the internal struggles the charters are discovering in themselves.
Karen Campbell
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Scary modern-day thriller with special ops and terrorists, middle east countries, and the fabulous characters that were introduced in his prequel based on our premarital existence. Shows how latter-day saints can live their lives in these difficult last days.
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Chris Stewart is a smart, talented writer. This is book #2 of the Great and Terrible series. It was a good read, but there was too much heartache, killing and evil in it so I will probably stop at this one.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great series. Scared me to death. But loved it. Want to reread.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good, didn't want to put it down. ...more
Dec 08, 2017 rated it liked it
the book was very interesting but, not a book for me i liked it but not as much as the first one this book was had action every page i turn it got more interesting. The ending was truly shocking
Lisa Reising
Dec 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Book 2 certainly drew me in!
Robb Menlove
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Super good story--plenty of action (perhaps a bit too much at times). Gotta suffer through book one, but worth it.
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoy the perspective of the battle between good and evil. Some parts were a little slow to get through, but overall I enjoyed it.
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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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