If your fate has already been chosen for you, would you change it?
Fifteen-year-old Arena Power blindly accepts her destiny in a world filled with tragedy, chaos, and a lingering wickedness that will tempt every man's soul until the last days on Earth. In the United States in the year 2053, America, like most of the world, has undergone catastrophic earthquakes, famine, and an economic collapse, which have rendered the nation hopeless. It has turned to other nations, like Russia and China, to help restore what was once a world power. Unfortunately, the new America has grossly caused civil unrest that will eventually be the precursor to a much bigger war of biblical proportions.
Orphaned at the age of nine, Arena and her twin brother, Gabe, have learned to rely on each other through the toughest times. Not only do they share the same birthday and the tragic loss of their parents, but they both have birthmarks on the backs of their necks in the shape of a crucifix. This is but a small sign of the destiny that will follow.
On their 15th birthday, they receive a mystery letter and key from their estranged uncle Finnegan. This key will unlock their fate, and it will be up to a priest who has vowed to protect them since birth to unfold the layers of their destiny - to undo the evil that has spoiled the world and to help unleash God's wrath upon those who have turned from him in the last days of history.
Last Light Falling weaves righteousness with evil, treachery with truth, and shows just how far the will of man can survive on faith alone. Arena and Gabriel's fate will determine a course of history that has already been written. They were not born to save the world; they were chosen to prepare it for the final days.
This story is sad, exciting, non-stop action, hopeful, great characters, bloody, and an overall great read. Arena is one bad-ass chick and of course my favorite character. Cannot wait to read book 2.