Title: Dark Halo
Series: Angel Eyes trilogy, #3
Author: Shannon Dittemore
Published: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Format: Paperback/e-book, 320 pages
Source: received a copy from publisher
Links: [Goodreads][Amazon.com][The Book Depository][Barnes & Noble][Kobo]
One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.
Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial realm. Even without the halo, it’s everywhere she looks. And with the heavens above Stratus ravaged by war, Brielle wishes for another gift, any gift. Because Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien—and she knows if she ever wants to see him again, she must fight.
But fighting is so hard when everything you see makes you afraid.
When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap. Then the Prince of Darkness himself offers Brielle a halo of his own making. With the dark halo, she won’t have to see the fear and brokenness that surround her. She’ll be free of that unbearable burden. And it comes with a promise: the guarantee of a life with Jake.
When confusing details about Jake’s past emerge, and the battle above reaches a fever pitch, Brielle is forced to make a choice. Will she choose the dark halo and the ignorance that comes with it, or will she choose to live with her eyes wide open and trust the Creator’s design—even if it means a future without Jake?
The Fallen of Dark Halo
By Shannon Dittemore
What do you think? Do you like the choices?
I can totally see Bomer as The Prince of Darkness and Witwer as Damien!
The third and last book in the series, Dark Halo offers a satisfying ending to the Angel Eyes trilogy. Both Brielle and Jake have some tough decisions to make and I’m just glad that they have some good friends to cheer them on when they feel fearful and uncertain. I like the empowering message in relation to how all things originate from the same source and therefore even the most evil ones can’t escape the desire to have access to something bright and beautiful offered by the Creator. While I’d prefer a much braver Brielle, her flaws feel real and I appreciate her character growth throughout the series. I like Jake and it’s wonderful to see him putting his gifts into very good use in this installment. It’s quite an unexpected surprise to find out about his family secrets and when I finally see how choice/ consequence plays out, I start to understand the significance of the halo. Life may not always be difficult but when challenges present themselves, it’s up to the individual to make the best use of the situation. If you’d like to be inspired, read the Angel Eyes trilogy. Personally, I’ve learned a few things to help me face my own weaknesses, and I feel grateful for the opportunity to have read Dittemore’s work.
For your information, here are the links to Goodreads for the first two books:
- Book 1: Angel Eyes [goodreads] See my review here
- Book 2: Broken Wings [goodreads] See my review here
About the Author
- Shannon Dittemore is having a Live Twitter Chat August 27th at 6pm (Pacific) where she will be giving away a Kindle Fire HD and other prizes! Enter here:
- 5-sets of the Angel Eyes Trilogy including Angel Eyes, Broken Wings and Dark Halo. US only.