In The Testings of Devotion (The Heavenly Host), the former archangel Lucifer thinks he can prove a point by destroying Mortals completely but Sophia, Senior Servant of the Heavenly Host, is determined to thwart his plan—and resist his temptations. As a created angel, she witnessed his fall from Heaven with horror but when she’s assigned to carry out The Testings of Devotion, she discovers just how strong the lure of Earth can be. Luckily, the archangel Gabriel is there to support her but his mysterious disappearances and silence about the fate of Sophia’s predecessor are disturbing. Her three assistants, the Selected Servants, also come with challenges: one moment they work with complete dedication and the next they openly rebel.
As Lucifer’s power on Earth grows, he struggles to control his unruly army of Grigori, who are offspring of the original fallen angels. His grip of evil tightens around the seven Mortals chosen to be part of the Testings of Devotion just as Gabriel reveals there is a traitor within the Kingdom of Heaven. Still subject to Lucifer’s subtle attempts at seduction, Sophia begins to doubt her abilities to complete her assignments and fears she will disappoint both Gabriel and the Almighty Divine. When thrown into a direct confrontation with her adversary, she finally realizes who is truly being tested and witnesses the surprising power of complete submission.
If you are interested in Angels and the war between good and evil, then this is the book for you. The book is fictitious but is based on the Bible and the fall of Lucifer. The Angels were sent to protect us and guide us away from Lucifer. The book was a little slow starting and it took me a few chapters to get into the storyline. I was tempted to stop reading but I continued on and it started to fall into place for me. This is the first book in the trilogy and I will continue reading the series. This is a worthwhile read if you like religious fiction and was very descriptive.Would you like to win a copy of the book? I will be giving away my copy of the book to one lucky reader.
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