Deb’s Dozen: We aren’t fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but powers of the unseen world.
Ottoman Dominion is the final book in the Empires of Armageddon series by Terry Brennan. This series embodies Ephesians 6:12, giving substance to the battles Christianity fights against the power of evil. A series about prophecies of the Vilna Gaon: the first of which came true; the second a product of the author’s imagination, thank goodness.
Knowing revelation of the prophecy would mean defeat, the creature known only as The Turk takes over the body of the prime minister of Turkey to wreak havoc on the American embassy in Israel and the ambassador’s residence. He must obtain the box and the prophecy, or he loses the battle and his power. Then Messiah comes again.
The players from the first two books, Ambassador Cleveland and Brian Mullaney, play huge roles in this book as well. The third member of the triumvirate, Tommy Hernandez, lost his life in book two. They labor against the machinations of Noah Webster, the US Deputy Secretary of State, who covets power and more power and will stoop to nothing to attain that power. And, unknown to them, Cleveland and Mullaney labor against the authorities of the unseen world.
But heaven favors them—and the mighty angels of heaven fight on their behalf. Not only are their human battles occurring, but heavenly battles as well. Mullaney has been made the guardian of the box and the prophecy and has no choice but to serve that role after Cleveland disappears. And heaven’s power narrowly overcomes the power of evil
Bloody battles, technology of the latest design, people and powers operating for their own benefit, murder and mayhem permeate the pages of Ottoman Dominion. The ending is predictable, but the manner in which they arrive at the conclusion is both bloody and beautiful. Four stars for this book and the series.
“The LORD bless you and keep you, the LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you, the LORD lift up his countenance on you, and give you peace.”
About the Author
Terry Brennan is the award-winning author of The Jerusalem Prophecies as well as this series. He also led a Pulitzer-prize winning journalism team. He is married to Andrea, and they have a daughter, Meghan.
Kregel Publications gave me a copy of Ottoman Dominion but in no way required me to write a review.