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The Great and Terrible, Volume 6: Clear as the Moon Paperback – August 4, 2010
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Chris served for fourteen years as a pilot in the United States Air Force, where he piloted both the B-1Bbonber and rescue helicopters. On June 3, 1995, he led a flight of two B-1S on a nonstop flight around the world, setting three world-speed records in the process, and received the MacKay trophy for the "most significant aerial achievement of the year."
Chris is the author of three highly popular military techno-thrillers. His books have been selected by The Book of the Month Club and published in twelve different countries. He has also been a guest editor for the Detroit News, commenting on matters of military readiness and national security concerns.
Chris and his wife, Evie, are the parents of six children and live in Utah.
Top Customer Reviews
There were two sections that were not framed in the pre-mortal life. The story opens up with a funeral at Arlington Cemetery. It doesn't say who's funeral it is but I figured I would find out eventually. The ending of the story was a preface for the following book, where the story takes place here on Earth.
I liked the first book but it seemed somewhat, well, simple in presentation. I gave Chris Stewart for writing something original but had actually planned on stopping with that book since the story had already reached its climax and the only question left open was "Who's funeral is it?"
But then I reflected on that opening scene in the book, the funeral. I remembered how powerful it was, how emotional it was, how moving it was, and how un-simple it was. It seriously almost brought me to tears. So I decided that maybe he would do it again with his story.
So I have read the rest of the series. And I'm glad I did... what a phenomenal story and engrossing story! When others ask what the series is about the easiest way to sum it up is like this: A Mormon Tom Clancy. Chris Stewart seems to have a good understanding of government and military protocol and has put together something that is both scary and thought-provoking. Could any of this really happen? Unlikely, but it still scares the living daylights out of me.
There are basically three plots in this book.Read more ›
Clear as the Moon
Clear as the Moon is the 6th and final book in the Great and Terrible series, published in 2008, by the Deseret Book Company. This aw-inspiring last book written by Chris Stewart has just about everything from suspense, to spirituality. The author Chris Stewart, who has also written Shattered Bone, The Kill Box, The Third Consequence etc. lives with his wife Evie and 6 children in Utah.
There are few words to describe the complexity of the characters in this series. Katherine Lee Bates author of "America The Beautiful" summarizes a few of these characters greatly "Oh, beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!" Sam Brighton, Luke Brighton, Ammon Brighton, Sarah Brighton, Azadeh Ishbel Pahlavi, Bono, and Caelyn. All through the series we have watched them develop, now, and finally they are at their fullest potential, which will finally defeat Abdullah?
So far Abdullah has bombed Israel, made the whole entire United States go dark with an electromagnetic pulse, bombed Washington D.C. and multiple other things. It is our characters job to stop them. In the Beginning everyone is trying to fix little things on their own, but in the middle they all get together to devise a plan to take him down. The son of the first prince of Saud, who is the rightful heir to the throne, is hiding deep in the mountains. He is their only hope. In the end Sam and the other Cherokees develop a plan. An extremely risking plan because of all it will take, and all it will involve. It will take all of their efforts as they try to do what they truly need to for their country.
"Twenty-four roses. Twelve red and twelve white. White roses for virtue. Red roses for blood.Read more ›
Based on the recommendation of a friend, I started reading the "Great and Terrible" series. By the end of book three I had my dad, mom, and brother all reading it as well based on my feedback to them. As a whole, I would give this series 4 1/2 out of five stars. In fact, the end of book 3, and books 4 and 5 were right up there with some of the best books that I have read (I could not put the books down). Chis Stewart did a great job bringing in a number of story lines and making the reader genuinely care about each (at lest that was how I felt). I had my favorite characters, but unlike some books, I was not finding myself skipping through pages during chapters that covered people I did not really care about.
In fairness, book 6 (Clear as the Moon) was also excellent right up until the last few pages. It is as if the book was written thinking that there would be a book 7. However, about 90% of the way through the book Chris, for whatever the reason, just had to end the book and just wrapped up the series while tying up most of the lose ends as quickly as possible. I found it to be a big letdown personally. After multiple books reading about how the conspirators were moving to take over the United States government and basically the entire world, the whole issue was resolved in about about two small chapters or so at the end of book six. The two brothers Ammon and Luke just disappear then get a small mention to tie up their story line near the end. I think we deserved to get more satisfaction out of what happened to the Saudi King in the end than the quick end that ties up that story after all of the pain and destruction that he inflicted to the country and world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unlike any book or series I've ever read. Books 1-6 are equally powerful. Highly recommended and a must read. 5 Stars!Published 1 month ago by Chase Boyd
Excellent series. Each book kept me excite to read the nextPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great series, but the last series has a lack luster ending.Published 5 months ago by tomhod53
I was a little disappointed in this final volume. I thought there could have been much more to the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by AFear
I loved the whole series. I have shared them with my friends who loved them too. Thanks for writing and printing such spiritual booksPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer