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The Blessed and the Damned (Righteous Series) by [Wallace, Michael]
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Wallace, who grew up in a small-town religious setting, takes readers to the fundamentalist Mormon community of Blister Creek, Utah, where Jacob Christianson, a physician, struggles to reconcile his deep faith with his concerns about his community’s fundamentalist practices. His father, Abraham, is the prophet of a polygamous sect. Abraham has exiled the Kimball family, sending its patriarch to prison. Now the Kimballs want revenge. Taylor Kimball is a brutal man bent on eliminating the Christiansons. As homes are destroyed and people die, Jacob and his family work with the FBI to find the Kimballs and end the violence. Readers will enjoy the stark western setting and the glimpse at life in a little-known community. They will also appreciate the strength of the women living in a patriarchal society. The strong characters and vivid atmosphere provide the appeal in this engrossing mystery.

About the Author

Michael Wallace was born in California and raised in a small religious community in Utah, eventually heading east to live in New England. An experienced world traveler, he has trekked through the Andes, ventured into the Sahara on a camel, and traveled through Thailand by elephant. In addition to working as a literary agent and innkeeper, he previously worked as a software engineer for a Department of Defense contractor, programming simulators for nuclear submarines. He is the author of more than a half-dozen novels, including The Righteous, Mighty and Strong, and The Wicked.


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  • File Size: 806 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (October 2, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007I9QGQS
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I received an advance Kindle copy of the book from the author.
I have read this series from the beginning and it is one of my favorites. This hooked me from the beginning and I really liked having Eliza in a main role again. I did bog down in so many desert scenes. Hard to understand and keep straight who was doing what where....... :) The words did paint a magnificent desert scene though.
You should read the first in this series The Righteous (Righteous Series #1) to get the full impact of the characters.
If you liked Big Love the Hbo Series you will enjoy this. I had a sister involved in fundamental Mormonism polygamy and it was a nightmare. This really is not to far fetched for fiction.
I read this in a day, hard to put down, it kept pulling me back. I wish Michael Wallace could write as fast as I read.
4 Stars!!!
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What an amazing book!!! I love this series so much. I discovered the first 3 last spring. I think the first one was a kindle freebie, then I found a deal of the day on the next 2 and got them for like .99 apiece. I was hooked by then, and have been waiting for this one to come out on October 2, ever since. So, happy day, it was automatically delivered to my Kindle on October 2nd at 12:01 am and I have been avidly reading it since that morning. I can say this much to fans of the series: This book does not disappoint.

"The Righteous" series books are thrillers, and the action is riveting. They are set in polygamist fundamentalist communities in the desert of Utah. For those of you who've watched Big Love, think about "the compound". It really seems to me that this author could have grown up in such a community. He paints such a vivid picture of the people, the beliefs, the way they talk, how they live, with the skill of one who is intimately familiar with this type of life. And his descriptions of the landscape, the desert, are breathtaking. The desert itself is so vital and well portrayed that it is almost a character in the story as well. But the author does not appear to be pushing any certain agenda. There are characters who wholeheartedly believe in their religion, characters who doubt. Characters who want to live in the traditional way, and characters who seem determined to bring change. Plenty of deluded megalomaniac would-be prophets running around the canyons, FBI agents investigating them for welfare fraud, people who left the enclaves for the "lone and dreary world" and outsiders who were inspired by what they found there and stayed. Somehow, the author manages to make every one of them sympathetic and appealing.
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Welcome to the fictional world of polygamous Mormons. On the whole, the women are cooperative and get along well. But those male hormones! Oh my goodness, the schism between the original patriarch Abraham Christianson and the apostate (according to Christianson) leader Taylor Kimball is nasty and bloody. And Taylor Junior is as nasty a piece of work as you've ever met. Yet this is a real page turner. Especially when the narrative involves stolen chemical weapons which ...well, never mind. Read it and find out what happens. The plot is imaginative. Many of the characters are complex and interesting. By the way, if you've read any of the earlier books about the fictional Mormon encampments, you may expect to meet characters from those books once more. Kudos to Michael Wallace.
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I thought this part of the series was a good read even though I felt I needed a little bit more. The evil characters of course made the book worth reading and had me more focus on them since i thought the good guys/gals acted just a little bit too naive for me, and it became overwhelming at times that I was looking forward for all of them to get killed off, but I guess it had a lot to do with their religion. Even the so called professional FBI agents were annoying and I wanted them bumped off also. But this book did not lack action and some really eye opening scenarios which made up for the not so great characters i mentioned. I still like this series and looking forward to the next part.
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I started reading this series because I find Mormonism, especially the idea of polygamist cults, fascinating. This book had less discussion about the religion itself, and I found that disappointing. I already love the characters, but we didn't see any new facets of their personalities in this book. Having said all that, I'm sure I'll read the next book in the series. It is very engaging.
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Disclaimer: I did not pay for this title. I received an advanced copy to read. I was given the option to review it if I wanted, and I have chosen to do so.

The Blessed And The Damned By Michael Wallace Book #4 Of The Righteous Series

In which a set of people with different motives all team up together in the wilderness to stop a madman and his religious zealouts before he unleashes his evil upon hundreds, possibly thousands of innocent people. His followers think he's a prophet, but what he really is is a nut job to the extreme.

My Humble Opinion Is As Follows
How Many Stars? I'm gonna give this banger of a story a five star review! Mr. Wallace set out to deliver a great story and earned every star.
On The Author's Writing Skills, Creativeness, Editing, Etc...... (Of This Particular Book): Very creative, very good build up, with no glaring editing problems to distract me. Always something new going on to keep my interest.
Regarding The Storyline: This is a point that I want to make very clear in my review. This is a story that is COMPLETELY ORIGINAL! Something I can honestly say I have never seen before, and I read a lot of books, about 5 a week, all different genres, no joke. I read many different series, and many standalones. I don't care what anyone else says. This is by no means a standalone novel, it is a part of a long standing SERIES. You will NOT understand what is going on unless you read at least
Book #1of the series, The Righteous. You won't be disappointed. It's an awesome read, and will help you a lot about the characters. Speaking of....
About Those Characters: WOW! Mr. Wallace sure does know how to come up with some doozies! Each one is unique, and they all have their flaws, just like all of us real people.
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