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The Origin Story of the Book of Revelation 

What in the world was going on when John had his visions of apocalypse?   

Ancient Rome, AD 64. Alexander, a Jewish doctor loyal to Rome, has his life turned upside down when the evil emperor Nero Caesar launches a horrific persecution of Christians.    

When Nero discovers that an apostle has written a secret apocalypse about the end of the world, he orders a Roman warrior to hunt down the scroll, destroy it, and kill the author.   

But a bold Christian woman named Cassandra holds a dark secret that opens the door to a world of spiritual warfare they’re not ready to face.    

It will lead them to the holy city of Jerusalem and to the true meaning of the apocalypse.   

It will change their world forever. And yours.   

Tyrant: Rise of the Beast is Book 1 in the shocking controversial series Chronicles of the Apocalypse. It’s an edge-of-your-seat action-packed supernatural epic, written by Brian Godawa, respected Christian and best-selling Biblical author.   

Spiritual Warfare, Angels and Demons 

The human story is not the only one in the book of Revelation or in this series. Chronicles of the Apocalypse shows the evil plans of Satan and his fallen angels the Watchers masquerading as gods of the nations at war. This gang of demons is not going down easily.   

Extra bonus: Historical and Biblical Facts Behind the Fiction

When you buy this audiobook, you’ll get a PDF attachment of more than 100 pages of endnotes tied to the chapters.   

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 

©2017 Brian Godawa (P)2017 Brian Godawa

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Not reflective of previous books

First, let me say that I love this author, have re-read most of his books and anxiously await his new releases.

This book was a disappointment all the way up until the last 3 hours. Everything before that was long, boring, and easily forgotten.

I hope the next installment is better!

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  • Marva
  • Gaithersburg, MD, United States
  • 09-30-17

Tyrant

Awesome. Another classic by Brian Godawa. A good eye opener for one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible.
The only small section I did not particularly care for was Godawa's presentation of the 3 angel's attempt to capture Appollion before his decent to Tartarus. Godawa showed 2 of the 3 angels engaged in their silly rivalry and inattentive and that was part cause of them not capturing him. I could not wrap my mind around the fact that the evil one was stronger, swifter and far more focused than God's angels. But the book was an absolute classic; can't wait until Remnant comes to Audio books. Godawa is such an awesome narrator Great job!

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Awesome Book!

After reading Chronicles of the Nephilim, I couldn’t wait for another series by Brian Godawa! This book did not disappoint! Action packed and well researched! I definitely recommend reading the Chronicles of the Nephilim series as well! Both series will definitely enhance your understanding of biblical history and end times prophecy; these books are like no other work of Christian Fiction you’ve ever read.

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Very Interesting

This was a very good listen and the author did a good job narrating. I found myself referring often to the Endnotes that were included with the Audible purchase. The mountain of Bashan and the Gates of Hades were of particular interest as I'd never heard them explained in the author's manner. Very, very interesting. I'm moving on to the next book in this series and I anticipate it will be just as good. I can hardly wait to get to the destruction of Jerusalem in "Resistant" and "Judgement". I've been reading Josephus' "War of the Jews" off and on, so I'm looking forward to Godawa's story on the subject.

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  • C. Cri
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  • 08-23-18

phenomenal story telling

its better than watching a movie just hearing Brian Godawa reading these novels filled with Truth and all for Jesus's Glory, he s doing a phenomenal job, i cant wait to get novel 2 and 3 of the chronicles !:):)

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I’m hooked

Not what I thought a novel about the book of Revelation would be but I’m finding it quite compelling

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Awesome

This is an awesome book. Lots of Biblical Information presented in an entertaining way. I strongly recommend this book.

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Interesting Quest for Understanding

I've understood for quite some time now that Rome/Edom's dressing belivers in animal skins for the arena is a direct reenactment of Jacob wearing Esau's animal skin clothing with revenge being completed. Knew Nero was sick too. But I didn't realize just how much reenacting/theatrica he perpetrated in arena. Story is a literal "quest" for Understanding Revelation. Plus I love the way Brian reads. Because of the research he's put in, he knows exactly how to say or stress what's important.

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AWESOME!!! GAME OF THRONES FOR CHRISTIANS READERS!

Again! he's done it. Netflix needs to hire this guy and turn ALL OF HIS NOVELS INTO TV SERIES!

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Great to listen to, but print version is footnoted

Would you consider the audio edition of Tyrant: Rise of the Beast to be better than the print version?

Godawa is great to listen to, but he says this book is heavily footnoted which is not part of the audible version

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  • Flora
  • 01-13-18

It was alright

I like the story line. However I would have preferred a more conclusive ending. It left me hanging.

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  • 12-01-17

A great Read

I loved it, wished it didn't end. Most memorable was Gabriel appearance to cassandraon the way to Ephesus