About the Book
Book: The Sixth Trumpet
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Mid-Grade & Young Adult Dystopian
Release date: June 22, 2021
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, a day, a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. Revelation 9:15The sixth trumpet has sounded. The world is at war.
Compelled by a night terror, Jackson leaves the relative safety of Red River County on a quest to rescue his missing mother. He plans a quick dash to retrieve her from bondage in Rockwall, but he is thwarted by others who need rescuing at every turn. Big girls, little girls, a medium-size boy, the smartest kid he’s ever known, and one giant dog comprise his army. If there is a God in Heaven, is He really watching out for him? Fifteen-year-old Jackson still hasn’t decided.
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Before I get started with my review, I would like to state that I had not read the first book, The King’s Highwway, which I recommend doing so before reading The Sixth Trumpet. However, I was able to piece together a good portion of what had happened before this installment. But I probably also missed out on some of the character development that takes place in the first book.
I liked The Sixth Trumpet, however, I am still confused as to whether this is set in the “End Times” or if it is just society in decay after an EMP. I know one of the characters says something that alludes to the end times. Also, the dreams that Jackson shares with Al also confused me, but I guess it will make more sense in the next book, since it seems to play a big part in it.
I liked getting to know the characters and watching their relationship and friendships grow over the novel, as well as the characters they meet along the way. However, I found Aria really annoying and bossy. She is so presumptuous about her relationship with Jackson and a lot of other things. I especially didn’t like how she threatened one of the kids they meet to a beating if she didn’t listen to her. I get she is trying to be a maternal figure, but she’s only about 16/17, only a few years older than those kids. Yeah, I don’t like her at all. I did really liked Boggs the dog, although I was confused as to who the Old Man was, is it an angel, a prophet, God? All i know is that there is something supernatural about him.
Overall, The Sixth Trumpet was okay, but I probably would have enjoyed it a little bit more if I had read the first one. However, I did like it enough that my interest has been piqued for the next book, just to see how everything is wrapped up. 3/5 Stars.
About the Author
Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story gives God glory, and those best-selling stories—fifty-nine titles now—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen at YouTube! Sharing four children and twenty-one grandsugars (three greats), Caryl and Ron (her high-school-sweetheart-husband of fifty-plus years) live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.
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Some would call THE SIXTH TRUMPET a dystopian fantasy, and it is . . . but it’s also possible that tomorrow, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) could be detonated over the Midwest and throw America back into the 1800s, before electricity and instant communication we enjoy today.
The “Days of Dread Trilogy” stories are packed with adventure as their young hero, Jackson Allison, his genius and devoted sidekick Albert Einstein Hawking, and his sort-of girlfriend Aria face dangers at every turn trying to save others.
An editor asked, “Why would you write a book about the end times for mid-grade and young adult readers?”
“To let them know through reading them that when tough times get here—and they will come—I want my readers to realize God will be right there with them and protect and provide. My hope is to build their faith.”
Jackson starts out an agnostic, but God loves agnostics, too. Jesus died on the cross for them like He did for you and me. He loves Jackson so much that He shows him His power and provision time and time again—
Of course, the boy’s mother and sister, and grandparents, and Uncle Roy are all praying for his salvation. We know what can happen when God’s people pray! How many times have you prayeds, “Father! Whatever it takes, draw my loved one to Your heart!”
Jackson, though, is a stubborn as a Texas Ranger on a mission! His lieutenant succumbs to Holy Spirit’s calling in this story, but not Jackson, although he is being drawn to believe by all the things he cannot explain.
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