Book Review – The Warriors – Rating: 8 out of 10
The Warriors, by Mark Andrew Olson
How I came to read this book:
- Content: 10
- Writing Style: 8
- Re-readability: 8
- Busy Mommy Scale: 6
I seem to be getting/picking a lot of these spiritual realm books lately. And yet another book that is part of a series that I am coming in late for. This book follows The Watchers.
I really enjoyed this book for two reasons – it blended spiritual warfare with legend and reminded me of the Left Behind series just a bit. And it pulled off a “Lundie Ending.” 🙂
I may be crazy, but I feel like I’m seeing a difference in the way men and women write. This had a much more masculine feel – more Tom Clancy than Dee Henderson (who writes about military types)
I would like to read the first book in this series, but I’m not sure if I would re-read this one. I will be keeping it, however, as I will definitely recommend it to friends.
Busy Mommy Scale
Great book for weekend reading! Not so good for a page here and there. This book is making me re-assess whether an average score really has value, as not all great books are great for busy mommies…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. His last novel was the supernatural thriller The Watchers.
The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a Professional Writing graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A failed recon mission deep in the tunnels of Afghanistan has provoked a demonic onslaught that had been brewing for centuries. The mission’s sole survivor is reformed black ops assassin Dylan Hatfield, and he once again teams up with Abby Sherman, now at the helm of the Watchers, an ancient spiritual force. Uncovering and preventing a secret wave of death whispered across cyberspace and threatening to be unleash against civilization will require another level of spiritual power and expertise–the Warriors.
Journeying across the Alps of Europe through the multilayered history of warfare in the unseen world, Dylan and Abby uncover an age-old stone engraving that rouses the church’s Warriors to action, placing them dead center in one of the fiercest spiritual battles of their time!
And once again they are reminded: This is all part of a vast and perpetual war, a war beyond all human conflicts, one that has engulfed heaven and earth since before the dawn of history….
Abby Sherman is headed back to Israel, where a Watcher, the Sentinel of Jerusalem, lies dying. In her last breaths the old woman tells Abby of an ancient document prophesying humanity’s full-scale entry into the ongoing conflict between armies of heaven and fallen angels.
Dylan Hatfield has decided to answer a summons from his old boss and join a secret operation, its mission to reconnoiter the Afghani tunnel complex from which Osama bin Laden escaped in 2001. What he discovers sears his very soul and likely will end his life.
Abby learns of the peril facing Dylan, and she sends out a call for intercession on his behalf. Her frantic email message sets in motion a series of harrowing events, propelling the two on a new mission and quest–one where the stakes are the lives of millions!
The Warriors is packed with high-octane action, featuring exotic international locales, with characters in a clash against spiritual “principalities and powers” with eternal consequences, The Warriors is a story that will enthrall, enlighten, and engage its readers.
If that piques your interest, you can read the first chapter HERE
“Olsen, one of the better writers in this subgenre, delivers powerful, action-packed plots that delve into mystical paranormal worlds.”
~Library Journal, Feb. 2008
“Olsen delivers an entertaining thriller likely to be enjoyed especially by fans of the spiritual warfare genre.”