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Product Details Paperback: 340 pages Publisher: Christian Publishing House (Oct. 18, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1-945757-24-8 ISBN-13: 978-1-945757-24-2 Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 inches Also in eBook Format Product Description There grew an element in the valley that did not want to be ruled by the Light of the Word. Over time, they convinced the people to reject it. As they started to reject this Light, the valley grew dim and the fog rolled in. The people craved the darkness rather than the Light because they were evil. They did not want to embrace the Light because it exposed their wickedness. They rejected the Light of the Word and ruled themselves. Those few who had embraced the Light and hated the darkness were killed. Since that time anyone who embraced the Light of the Word, pursued or talked about it were arrested. Those arrested were sentenced to death by stoning. The last prophet gave a prophecy before he was martyred. "The whisperer will come and empower three witnesses that will make manifest the works of darkness and destroy it, and deliver my people from the grip of darkness to the freedom found in the light." All the Children of the Light were killed off or went into hiding living among the Children of Darkness in secret, not mentioning the Light for fear of death. Generations grew up being ignorant of the Light of the Word and never knowing the difference. No one ever mentioned the Light or dared to even talk about the Light. One thousand years later, Ezra was awakened from sleep and commanded by the Whisperer, "You must find the Book of Prophesies that will show you the Light of the Word." Thus begins his quest to find out the truth against those that oppose and want to bury it. With the help of his best friends, Jared and a girl named Dara they discover the prophecy. Things get heated and dangerous when they find out they are the three witnesses. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kevin is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature. He is a retired U.S. Special Forces Green Beret, a combat veteran who has served in Afghanistan and various other places in the world. In addition, he has worked ten years as a Security Contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, he is a full-time writer living in West Michigan. Customer Reviews (5.0 out of 5 stars) Hooked from page 1, April 9, 2014 By Stacy I loved this book! I was immediately drawn in by the imagery and characters. The plot holds your attention well. You won't want to stop reading, even if it's 2 AM. It's definitely worth the read and perfect for teens and adults. (5.0 out of 5 stars) By Bill Alphenaar (Grand Rapids, MI United States) Ezra, Dara, and Jared are known as the "three witnesses". Empowered by the Whisperer, they have been chosen to deliver the people in the valley from darkness. This book is a fast read that is difficult to put down. Themes of loyalty, courage, and duty will leave the reader cheering for the three witnesses to successfully accomplish their difficult mission. Teachers, this powerful story is an excellent read aloud that will engage your students and have them begging you to read more! (5.0 out of 5 stars) A Good Story, July 8, 2014 By Shawn Gormley This is a story that will appeal to a wide variety of different ages. It's a story between good and evil, but like life, it's so much more complex than that. I was captivated from the first few pages of the book and didn’t want to put it down until the end. Even after that, I didn't want to put it down as I wanted more. I look forward to more writings from Kevin Hoyer and hopefully a sequel for this book, too.
(5.0 out of 5 stars) Five Stars, July 6, 2014 By Kristina Rose This was a great book, well written and wonderful characters! I hope there will be another one to follow! (5.0 out of 5 stars) Great Book!, June 30, 2014 By Luke This book is amazing! From the instant I started it made me want to keep reading! Highly recommended! (5.0 out of 5 stars) As good as Left Behind Kids Series, June 26, 2014 By Pamela My 10 yr. old daughter was captivated from the moment she started reading. She only wishes there were lots more to read like her favorite Left Behind Kids Series of 40 books. Hope the author writes an entire series to follow up and keep a great story line going. Thanks! (5.0 out of 5 stars) Loved this book!!, June 25, 2014 By Michael Lindauer Great book for teens and adults. Drew me in to the story right off. Real life story in a fantasy setting. Would recommend it highly. Can't wait for a sequel. (5.0 out of 5 stars) Surprising Adventure!, May 26, 2014 By Ellen J Bird Superb! Keeps you thinking as you enjoy the unfolding plot. Excellent format for developing readers with short chapters moving the adventure along. Great read for seasoned readers as well. From page one, didn't want to put it down. Characters explode off the page! (5.0 out of 5 stars) Fun-filled, action-packed and full of mystery!, May 23, 2014 By Megan F Terpstra My 10 year-old son loved this book. He loved the action and the mystery. There were a lot of different unexpected events at the end, which he really enjoyed. It is a great book! (5.0 out of 5 stars) A must read for this Summer or anytime!, May 22, 2014 By Cheryl Klepper This capturing, thought provoking, and very relevant story and message is a perfect Summer and anytime read. Mr. Hoyer sees deeply & accurately into what our children/young adults face today, and this should certainly resonate with them! Additionally this book is timely and our young people face many challenges today. This book will keep them interested in, not only, reading to the end, but challenge them positively as well. (5.0 out of 5 stars) We both loved the action and mystery, August 6, 2014 By Kimberly Graham I read this book aloud to my 9 year old son. Both he and I found ourselves wanting to read "just one more chapter" again and again. We both loved the action and mystery...and we grew to love the characters. Hoping for a sequel! (5.0 out of 5 stars) Great Book!, August 3, 2014 By Olga in Ada It was captivating, intriguing, action packed and full of surprises. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was hard to put down. (5.0 out of 5 stars) I found myself not wanting to finish the book because ..., July 29, 2014 By Julie Beezhold I found myself not wanting to finish the book because I knew I would miss the characters. Waiting for a sequel! (5.0 out of 5 stars) Great book!!!!, July 18, 2014 By Eo Excellent book!! Love it!! Is Kevin writing another book? I'll be in line to buy it!