Title: Operation Nightfall
Author: J.M. Myrick
Series Title: Arklight
Published: October 4th, 2017
Summary: The United States’ most formidable secret unit impacts the past creating a line through history, revealing that God exists independent of time. Seventy-three years after World War II, while on a mission to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist, Arklight’s Spear Team, led by genius historian Navy SEAL Captain John Steadman, discovers a remarkable Nazi conspiracy. Through a supernatural phenomenon, the small Arklight team teleports to 1943 Bizerte, Tunisia, one day into the allied assault on the city. The team’s interactions with a group of Navy Raiders in World War II lead them to discover the Nazi plans for an atomic bomb and a weapon of Christ, known as the Titulus Crucis.
The Navy Raiders discover a powerful truth through faith, which binds them to America’s most modern and formidable warriors conceived to date. Historical figure Ensign John Bell and his small band of Raiders soon experience Arklight’s ability to wage all out warfare against the Nazi death-machine. In 1943, Hitler’s hope to rule the world stands on the fringe of reality, but the Arklight team’s encounter with a powerful force enables them a chance to alter destiny itself. The coveted mysteries of Christ are unveiled, and the team soon discovers the forces of darkness have a larger more ominous plan in play.
Reader’s Thoughts: I have to say, when I started Arklight, I was a little overwhelmed. I grew up in a military family so the terminology and persona of the characters were familiar, but the plot surprised me. The author is a former Marine, so you know he knows his stuff! That’s one thing I enjoyed, an actual service member writing a fictional novel.
The characters development throughout the novel was fast but not too overwhelming. Each character had his own strengths, which is shown in excellent detail. You have John (Steady) Steadman and Chappy as our two main characters. Steady’s strong faith and Chappy’s criticism clashed together but supported each other. Bell and Richie as our boys from WWII and they are quite the same as Steady and Chappy. Then you have Rod and Nathan, who undeniably support the Arklight team and the mysterious old man, Pappy……. who’s real identity is revealed. (No spoilers from me though!!!!!)
I loved the time travel between 2016 and 1943. You see how the soldiers react to being thrown into the middle of WWII. But HOW they went through time was a surprise to me. I never expected a military based book to have some Religion thrown into the mix. I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around this combination, but it seemed to thread together quite nicely.
Now I am very particular about religious books and tend not to really enjoy them, but I quite enjoyed this and will be waiting for book 2 to be available.
Now you all know I am not a spoilers person, I will say this without spoiling the book for everyone, this is more for the author to see my reaction.
The two names provided for Pappy, you had me going back and forth with those names, but I knew who he was before it was fully revealed!!! I enjoyed the hinting though! It was quite humorous.
All in all, I really enjoyed it!!! Great combination of religion and military tactics. Great flow and plot twist from two very different eras. Looking towards book 2!
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Until next time my dragons!!!!