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High above Mark Hanson's back deck, a feathery silver plume records the leisurely descent of 300 passengers preparing to land in Denver. But in one explosive flash, everything changes forever. Plucked from the snow of a Colorado ski valley, a mysterious survivor claims that on a day of planet-wide terror, he was saved by God to deliver a startling message for the end of thHigh above Mark Hanson's back deck, a feathery silver plume records the leisurely descent of 300 passengers preparing to land in Denver. But in one explosive flash, everything changes forever. Plucked from the snow of a Colorado ski valley, a mysterious survivor claims that on a day of planet-wide terror, he was saved by God to deliver a startling message for the end of the world. The stranger's apocalyptic prophecies have captured the media's imagination, and Mark finds himself thrust into the role of wingman for the ever-baffling "Freak." But as the unlikely duo joins forces with a team of tight-lipped security professionals and the beautiful reporter Saundra Paige, Mark has his doubts. He questions Freak's visions of angels and "Dark Riders," and he nervously watches the news as millions of frightened citizens respond to predictions of epic disasters and impending doom. Disillusioned and ready to bail, Mark is suddenly caught short. Television reports are coming in via live broadcasts from around the world. And the news not good.......

Title : Freak Fall: From the Apocalyptic Saga of a Fallen Prophet
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ISBN : 9780967962290
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 390 Pages
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Freak Fall: From the Apocalyptic Saga of a Fallen Prophet Reviews

  • Dan Chabas
    2019-03-02 20:29

    If Revelations is real and the end comes, the truth will no doubt be ugly, the kind of thing that would test anyone’s faith. In his novel, Freak Fall: From the Apocalyptic Saga of a Fallen Prophet, Dave Cheadle makes his prophet about as ugly as he can be, physically anyway. It will take more than a casual YouTube scroll or Twitter fly-by to believe that he is a prophet of the Lord, let alone that his words are not a comforting sound bite, but a stern warning. Cheadle paints our prophet, Mark the narrator, in the pigment of banality; he’s not a believer, per se, and not an unbeliever. He just wants to kick back on his deck with a beer or six, ogle women, and enjoy what he refers to over and over again as “the good life.” Of course, what he gets are End times, not nearly as conducive to weighing wether “craft beers” are the same as “microbrew” by sampling another six-pack. Arguably a harder sell than a believer or a non-believer is a person from the soft, marshmallowy middle. Mark wants to be one of those, perhaps, but has more connection to church doctrine than he lets on. He is quick to anger when the subject of his faith comes up, yet he knows much of the terminology associated with the Apocalypse. Maybe it is these qualities that make him the perfect witness for what’s transpiring. The former televangelist who wants to be known now as Freak says, “The problem today… is that many of us want only to be pampered. We throw tantrums and curse God, rather than accept the training that is required to rise to our real potential.”Mark is that man. But he doesn’t necessarily want to be.In the best tradition of religious instruction, this novel creates a scenario which reaches out to the reader, asking her or him to just, you know, think about it. The doctrine is all presented, laid out, debated. In the center of it all, though, creeping in at first and becoming more and more imperative is the notion that we must “Make a choice.”It would be criminal, though, to say this novel belongs in one specific niche. For the rest of us, Freak is good storytelling: not too pushy, not too subtle, and at times, demands you keep on reading (for the life of me, I wanted to avoid saying, “pager-turner,” but it’s true). The beginning is a bit slow, I thought; but once you’re up in the mountains, things start falling into place. Looking forward to the sequel and wondering how the heck, so to speak, he’s going to pull it off.

  • Timothy Nichols
    2019-03-05 20:17

    When teacher Mark Hanson heads to his family's cabin in the Colorado Rockies for an uneventful spring break of snowshoeing, reading, and craft beer, he has no idea that his life is about to be altered forever. Twenty-four hours later, Mark has become the sole witness to a terrorist attack -- one of a coordinated series all over the globe -- and the unlikely companion to that attack's sole survivor, a man who comes to be known as Freak.The Freak believes he was miraculously delivered from certain death to deliver a divine message to the world. Mark isn't so sure. Is the Freak a miracle, or is he just lucky and deluded? Decide for yourself....Through Mark's very fallible eyes, we see a story unfold that could come from tomorrow's headlines. A page-turner from end to end, Freak Fall delivers compelling characters caught up in an unpredictable story. Whether it's a supernatural thriller about the end of the world or a psychological study of survivor's guilt and deep delusion, it will be worth your time. Pick it up -- you won't put it down.