Dark Halo

Dark Halo

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One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.

Brielle can't help but see the Celestial. Even without the halo, the invisible realm is everywhere she looks. It's impossibly beautiful-and terrifying, especially now. Because a battle rages above Stratus, Oregon.

The Terrestrial Veil is ripping, and demons walk the streets past unseeing mortals. Dark, sticky fear drips from every face, and nightmares haunt Brielle's sleep.

Worst of all, Jake is gone. The only boy she's ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien. When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap.

Now she's stranded in a sulfurous desert with the Prince of Darkness himself, and he's offering her another halo-a mirrored ring that will destroy her Celestial vision. All she has to do is wear it and she'll see no more of the invisible world. No more fear. No more nightmares. No more demons. It's a gift. And best of all: it comes with the promise of a future with Jake, something the Throne Room seems to be taking from her.

Will Brielle trade the beauty of the Celestial and the truth of the world around her just to feel ordinary again?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 25mm | 336g
  • Rutledge Hill Press,U.S.
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 1401686397
  • 9781401686390
  • 1,089,823

Rating details

409 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 51% (208)
4 32% (130)
3 13% (53)
2 3% (14)
1 1% (4)

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Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a good ending to this trilogy. While it took a little while to get into, the book moved once I was about a third of the way through it. I really enjoyed this series. All three books took a little while to get in the groove and really start moving. Ms. Dittemore has a very descriptive style of writing. For me, at times, it is a bit too much but I understand the point behind it. This style fits what the book is trying to convey whether it's fear, worship, sadness, whatever. The style doesn't take away from the story but it does take a little while to get used to. However, this story is engaging, interesting, and makes you think about faith. And I think that is a good thing. ***There will be SPOILERS for books 1 and 2 if you have not read them. You have been warned!*** This book picked up shortly after Broken Wings left off. Brielle is devasted that Jake has been taken by the Prince. She doesn't want to "see" any more. She knows she shouldn't go after him but she just can't help herself and starts to lose her faith. This book was a journey for Brielle. Her faith and trust in God was tested. Others were brought closer to God. Others were brought to believe. The level of faith shown, slowly but surely, by the people of Stratus was inspiring, especially of the non-believers. This trilogy had quite a few unexpected connections. It was surprising as each connection was revealed. Most connection I did not anticipate and that was exciting. That kept me reading. As I said, I enjoyed Dark Halo. I had the same feeling that I did after reading Broken Wings, I still want to see the Celestial Light, hear the Sabres' songs, feel the warmth and comfort of the halo. Dark Halo was a good ending to this trilogy. I wish I had a bit more explanation but I liked how it ended. Maybe an Angel Eyes 3.5 would be a good addition just to clear up a few things. Or, if Ms. Dittemore wouldn't mind, I could email her my questions and get a few answers! Would I recommend it: I would recommend it if you have read the first two books in this series - Angel Eyes and Broken Wings. If you haven't read those first, read them. You will need the background for this final installment of the trilogy. Will I read it again: I probably won't. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)show more
by Chrissy
In this third and final installment in the Angel Eyes Series, Dark Halo, the battle between good and evil crescendos in the heavenlies over the town of Stratus, while a battle equal to if not greater in magnitude takes place within Brielle's heart. Her boyfriend Jake, who has the gift of healing hands, has been taken by the Damien, an evil demon, and Brielle doesn't know where. His shield, the angel Canaan, is searching for him, but there isn't much time left before Damien turns Jake over the the evil Prince himself. Brielle has been gifted with Celestial vision, and is able to see into the Celestial realm as the angels see. This has been a gift that is magnificent, but also very, very fearful and difficult at times to bear. As the Sables and other Angelic Hosts battle the evil demons above her head, causing the veil between the Celestial and the Terrestrial realms to become thinner and thinner, Brielle does what she can on the ground below to man the fort and figure out where Jake is. Ultimately, Brielle is left face-to-face with the Prince of Darkness himself, and he does what he does best, presents himself as a beautiful angel of light with lying lips and a deceptive tongue, tempting Brielle by presenting her with something she finds it almost difficult to refuse. As tough as Brielle is, she isn't perfect, and fear for her loved ones, fear of loss, and fear of the things she sees in the Celestial realm are often more than she can take. He presents her with a dark halo, which stop the visions, the dreams and nightmares, and the ability to see into the Celestial, providing her with reprieve from it all when it gets too much to bear. With Canaan's halo of light in one hand and the Prince's halo of darkness in the other, Brianna embarks upon the most difficult leg of her journey thus far, facing the most difficult choices she will ever make, finally boiling down to the one choice that could cost her everything, even Jake. Dark Halo is a riveting finale to this action-packed series. The world that Shannon Dittemore portrays is creative, magnificent, and sometimes scary. I loved Jake and Brielle, and I have so enjoyed watching their characters grow, as well as watching their relationship develop. The secondary characters, again, are so well developed and all played important roles in the story. I loved watching how things played out in the story and Shannon Dittermore throws in some twists and turns in the plot that are surprising and keep you guessing. The romance is pure, sweet, and heartfelt, and the story also conveys a good message. The ending was very good and very well done, and there is also an epilogue, which just closed things out in the series perfectly. Overall, I have enjoyed this series, which is both imaginative and enlightening.show more
by Ellen Gault
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