"Next is Rapture (from the Rapture Trilogy) by Phillip W. Simpson, an intriguingly different take on the apocalypse. Avoiding the cliches of instant conversion and the earnest threat of so many other Christian novels, this story sets up its own mythology. It's enticingly Biblical without being didactic. And it's a great teen adventure, with all the thrills of the journey, the soul-searching of the outsider, the pains of loss and rejection, and the dreams of forlorn hope. Half-demon Sam might be denied the joys of heaven, but he's not denied love, and he will love and save all those he can. Enjoy this rich, elegant tale with some 4-star complex coffee, but keep a bold dark 5-star brew to hand for the darkest hour."
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"The Rapture trilogy holds together really well. The world is built on biblical mythology and stays faithful to it throughout all three books, while weaving in its own unique legend. The characters grow, but remain true to their origins. The promise of the first book is realised in the last. Sam’s part in the war is creative in a way that I wasn’t expecting; his mother is brought into the novel finally and more of the ideas of Heaven and Hell are explored."
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Joelene has also been kind enough to read and review the other books in the trilogy.
Click here to read her review of Rapture (Rapture Trilogy #1)
Click here to read her review of Tribulation (Rapture Trilogy #2)
Phillip W. Simpson
Phillip W. Simpson is an author of YA and children's books.