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Book 1 of 4 in the Restoration Series

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The first book in Blackstock's Restoration series literally begins with a bang: airplanes fall out of the sky in the opening paragraphs, at which point the novel's protagonists and readers become swept up in a stunning set of circumstances, the import of which slowly sink in as the novel briskly moves forward. Unlike the deluge of dramatic depictions of the end times, in which Christians disappear and the world reacts, this story focuses on a natural phenomenon-albeit one that most of the characters believe is a message from God-that profoundly alters human society. Blackstock's main characters, the affluent Bannings, who live in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, initially react to this disaster by putting themselves first, for fear that any other strategy would endanger their lives. Soon, however, challenged by the Sermon on the Mount, they begin reaching out generously to neighbors. Their nascent attempts at a communal approach to life will likely be picked up in future novels in this series. Blackstock's subplots are less compelling than her vision of an Electromagnetic Pulse-damaged world; particularly contrived is the story's murder mystery, which plays out predictably. Still, at its best moments, this novel is in league with first-rate adventure fiction and bodes well for the series to come.
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“. . . [Last Light] is in league with first-rate adventure fiction and bodes well for the series to come.” (Publishers Weekly)
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Product Details

  • Series: A Restoration Novel (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Reprint edition (September 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031033778X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310337782
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (465 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Girod VINE VOICE on July 14, 2006
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I have to be honest, I had no idea "Last Light" was written by a "Christian Writer" when I bought this book. To be completely honest if I had known this book was written by a "Christian Writer" I don't think I would have purchased it. I would have been worried that instead of a taut Sci-Fi/Thriller that the book's jacket promised, I would be buying a 300+ page sermon. My normal reading fare falls more along the lines of Stephen King, James Rollins or Dean Koontz, which if they feature a character strong in faith, it's usually a precursor to the evil they do, and tells the reader they are not to be trusted. So when I got home and found I had bought novel by a "Christian Writer" I wasn't exactly thrilled. I started the book, and got hooked pretty quickly. The idea of living without all of our electric and mechanical conveniences was a pretty cool idea. The characters are pretty well drawn, especially the quick tempered Deni, who like it or not we all can relate to very easily. The pace of the book is quick, and the murder mystery carries the story along nicely. I see other reviews that say they didn't care for the murderer storyline, but liked the rest of the novel. I don't quite understand that, as the murder mystery is easily 1/2 the book if not more. Most of the key action revolves around who the killer may be, and neighborhood's reactions to the killer's presence. I believe Mrs. Blackstock gives an honest portrayal of they way people would react in the circumstances surrounding the catastrophic events that take place in her novel. I didn't plan on liking this novel, and there were a few times I felt the book got too "preachy", but "Last Light" kept me turning pages and coming back for more. And though this seems to be the first book in a series, it's not a cliffhanger.Read more ›
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Those who have read any of Terri Blackstock's more than two dozen books can attest to the undeniable fact that she is truly an extraordinary writer. Her suspenseful novels meet or exceed the best of this genre; while remaining true to her deeply held Christian faith (her books are always '...lovingly dedicated to the Nazarene'). "LAST LIGHT," the first of four books planned for her current 'Restoration' series, sets an even higher standard, with her challenging theme of our planet being stripped of its electricity, and other forms of power which most of us take for granted. After reading "LAST LIGHT," the only disappointment is having to wait for the remaining books in what promises to be yet another great series! --RON HOWE (a.k.a. Toby Martin II).
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I have read most of Blackstock's books and have enjoyed them a great deal. I was very excited when this one came out and started reading it right away. Although the murder mystery part was not as captivating as some of her other novels, I was totally drawn into the Brannings "new" world. It scared me at times just thinking about what could happen and at other times I wondered if that's not what we need to have happen. I loved the book and can't wait for the next one to come out.
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Deni Branning and her father Doug had just landed at the Birmingham airport when the power went out. But it wasn't a normal power outage. Cars wouldn't work and cell phones died as well. In fact, ever piece of modern technology had failed.

The two manage to get home, where they are thrilled to find the four other members of their family waiting for them. But there they realize their problems are just beginning. With no access to the outside world, they don't know what is happening elsewhere. How wide spread is the power outage? How long will it last?

None of this sits well with Deni, who was scheduled to start a new job in Washington DC in a week. Her fiancee is still there, and she desperately wants to get back to him.

But the Branning family has other issues to deal with. Like day to day survival. With no water and no stores, how will they survive?

And things just get worse when Deni and her younger sister find the dead bodies....

This book is absolutely engrossing. I found myself caught up in the scenario, wondering how I would survive if modern technology stopped working. While there were some convenient plot points (their neighborhood is around a lake), it was handled very well. And the murder storyline only added to the intrigue. The story did stall ever so slightly in the middle, however. My bigger complaint is the characters. They are a bit one dimensional most of the time, which did make it easy to spot the villain. Since this is a Christian novel, the Bible is pretty heavily featured at times. Frankly, I loved that aspect of the story.

Even though I didn't feel the characters truly developed, I couldn't stop thinking about the book or the characters. If you want an entertaining read that will make you think, pick up this novel.
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I gotta say, Terri Blackstock is quickly becoming my favorite author with each new book that I read. I have read quite a few, and this one is excellent. I couldn't put it down, stayed up late to finish, if you like suspense, you will like this. Also, its great for giving you pause for thought about your own spirituality. As a christian, I am finding the christian suspense genre to be a wonderful reading category on dual layers. Get the book, it will be worth it.
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