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Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite
Dawn of Affliction is the first book in the Last Dawn Trilogy by D. I. Telbat. It’s been two decades since Pan-Day and the collapse of the United States. Following the death of his father, Levi Caspertein takes himself and what’s left of his family on a journey across the country from San Diego to New York. Levi’s father was a member of COIL, a Christian military group that has a secret cache of lethal weapons that the Pacific States military wants. With the Brogdons following them from behind and unknown dangers ahead, Levi is hard pressed to keep everyone safe. Facing cold-hearted killers is made much more difficult when your faith demands mercy. Will Levi be able to maintain his Christian values as the danger around him mounts?
I don’t know where to begin in my praise for this amazing series opener. Dawn of Affliction will astound you and leave a warm feeling in your heart in scene after scene. There’s a lot of fiction out there claiming to be Christian but this book by D. I. Telbat is the real deal. In this tale of trials, forgiveness, and hope, the characters are challenged to the maximum to prove their faith. Levi is like so many biblical heroes in his journey. He’s a Moses leading his people out of Egypt. A David sparing King Saul’s life in spite of the danger. Jonah trusting God’s will even when it seemed out of place. The author truly gives us a story full of life lessons for any believer today. I can’t wait to read Dawn of Oppression coming out in the fall of 2019. My favorite Levi Caspertein quote is: ‘You’re better off in God’s hands than mine.”