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    Awesome Read with the powerful message of how light consumes the darkness For those of you who love reading about how God’s soldiers over comes and defeats the devil's demons then this is the book to read The story gives insight into a young man’s life of harsh and sinful ways where lustful ways are to die for regardless of the conseuences But when death comes into the picture of a love one who didn’t deserve to die is when we get a p

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    When playing a game with hell someone is going to get burned Every character has a choice in the story between good and evil and of course evil is always the enticing option The use of the first person character viewpoints was effective although the lengthy internal dialog often felt overly descriptive and caused a break in the fl

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    In The Twelfth Paladin Nora Weston puts a modern twist on the age old classic tale of good versus evil Unlike some of those classic tales however the protagonist in this story Jake Cottrell isn’t depicted as an honorable virtuous hero who does what’s right and resists evil temptations No Jake is a man who d

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    The Twelfth Paladin is a modern tale about the making of a man with a scarred and disappointing past into one of God's true knight and defender's of oldJake Cottrell's life has been reduced to three things working his job at the pl

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    Jake Cottrell seems to have a death wish His knack for getting into mischief seems to follow him everywhere he g

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    The Twelfth Paladin is a crazy story with lot's of action and suspense that will leave you reeling This story had side stories that made the whole book come together There was never a dull moment and I really enjoyed it Plus the characters all seemed to feed off of each other and need one anotherWe have Jake who is angry because he has been marked by Micah a crazy rebellious angel with angelfire Jake's life changed after he was in an accid

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    Each character in this thrilling twist on the classic good versus evil story is faced with the ultimate choice of which side they’re going to

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    Scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel named Micah Jake Cottrell is sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah's supernatural uni

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    When you play with fire you're gonna get burned Nora Weston's paranormal romantic thriller The Twelfth Paladin takes that timely mantra to a whole new level Jake Cottrell has led a rough life His mother left him and his drunken father years ago and he's been stuck with alcoholic Tony since then Jake's passions now as a young man are dirt bike racing and self destruction If there's trouble about Jake is usuall

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    In a battle of Good vs Evil who will come out on top? You'll have to read it yourself to find out In the meantime here is what I will tell you When the story begins Jake is a danger seeking human As the book continues Jake evolves into something than just a reckless thrill seeking careless person Coming in contact with demon succubus's old friends and rebellious angels takes him to a point where he is recruited as the 12th Paladin in an ar

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review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Nora Weston

Seduction from the dark side Jake is left spellboundWith his soul dangling between Heaven and Hell Jake soars on a blistering blacktop to escape the wrath of Hell as he fights for redemption while transforming into the twelfth paladin Feel the heat as you grab your precious soul and go for a virtual roller coaster ride into Hell and back.. Scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel named Micah Jake Cottrell is sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah s supernatural unit of slayers However regret abounds as Micah is banished from his command and ordered to protect what he now despisesa human he believes is unworthy of such an honorWhat a plot As soon as I started I was immediately drawn in by the brilliant writing of Nora Weston amazingly well drwan characters and plot lines locations so well written you feel you are there this book is a winnerAN OFFICIAL JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READRick FriedmanFounderTHE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB

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The Twelfth Paladin

Scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel named Micah Jake Cottrell is sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah's supernatural unit of slayers However regret abounds as Micah is banished from his command and ordered to protect what he now despisesa human he believes is unworthy of such an honorJake slips far away from righteous. In The Twelfth Paladin Nora Weston puts a modern twist on the age old classic tale of good versus evil Unlike some of those classic tales however the protagonist in this story Jake Cottrell isn t depicted as an honorable virtuous hero who does what s right and resists evil temptations No Jake is a man who doesn t hesitate to look the Devil himself in the eye and say Bring it on He isn t overly concerned about what happens to his eternal soul he s just focused on mindlessly getting through each day working a dead end job while living with an abusive alcoholic father Danger mischief and women are the vices he seeks out in his free time So when Jake finds himself caught in the middle of an eternal supernatural war between Heaven and Hell God and Satan angels and demons well let s just say he doesn t take it as seriously as he should Instead of turning toward the light Jake embraces the darkness that begins to immerse him after a deadly motorbike accident that he barely survives Much of this story is told from Jake s POV which initially limits our understanding of the events taking place Jake has no idea that God has chosen him to become one of his mighty warriors one of his paladins in the war against Satan Unbeknownst to Jake his life changes when he decides to forfeit a win in a motocross race to help save a fellow racer in danger Instead of dying God leaves Jake scarred by angelfire a supernatural power that will help Jake to fight and kill demons that prey upon human souls However before Jake can use his emerging powers he must first awaken to this new role God has planned for him and realize his worthiness in God s eyes This will be a challenge for Jake since he has also drawn the attention of demons intent on stealing his soul for Satan To make things worse Jake openly taunts these demons initially welcoming the evil that descends upon him I like the use of Jake s POV in building suspense as he gradually discovers the truth about the demons surrounding himI have to admit that I had a difficult time liking and connecting with Jake as the central character in this book His apathetic nature and foolish choices kept me frowning through much of the story Yes Jake had a difficult childhood Being abandoned by a selfish mother who cared for material possessions than her own son and being raised by an abusive alcoholic father has certainly played a role in the man he has become Even though I understood Jake hadn t experienced much if any goodness love and support I still wasn t able to fully empathize with his character as much as I would have liked Now upon further reflection I have a sneaky suspicion this may have been one of Weston s intentions Jake is a man easy to dislike easy to fault easy to judgebut who among us can really know and understand what s in another s heart and soul This is a prominent theme illustrated throughout the novel Micah a powerful angelic warrior is an important character in developing the plot and reinforcing this theme God has sent Micah to watch over and protect Jake as he struggles to escape darkness and find redemption before joining God s army of supernatural slayers Micah is distressed over his new mission and grumbles about his fall from God s favor I had to argue with Him about Jake becoming the twelfth onebut that rogue is not paladin material Lord he s scarcely human Feeling a sharp stab in his heart Micah s thoughts raced Until I regain my loyalty to humans and especially Jake I m damned to be on this planet without my command And although I should ve listened to God I still believe Jake Cottrell is unworthy of service Although it was easy to see that Micah is too uick to judge it took a bit of time for me to realize that I was being just like Micah in my assessment of Jake Both Micah and Jake are two well developed dynamic characters whose emotional growth infuses the story with a sense of hopefulness about our humanity A part of being human is the frailty we have toward temptation and Jake s former high school classmate Davis Travers knows exactly how to entice Jake to embrace his sinful nature Davis loves to arouse feelings of self doubt and jealousy in Jake which makes him vulnerable to the seductive demon temptress Rachel who has been sent by Davis to claim Jake s soul Although Jake easily gives in to the sexual fantasies Rachel promises these scenes are not explicit but instead focus on Jake s inner conflict knowing what he s doing is wrong yet unable to physically resist this demon succubus with her own plans for Jake To retaliate against the evil Davis has inflicted upon Jake s family and friends Jake runs away with Angie Davis fianc Angie is basically a good person but like everyone else in the story she has flaws and her choices have left her living in fear and darkness with Davis Just like Jake Angie wants nothing than to be free from the demonic hold Davis has on her Angie also becomes a powerful motivator for Jake to change We checked into Drifter s knowing our lives had left the realm of so called normalcy but the conscious decision to change the future was made the first day I saw Angie at Davis mansion From that point on the look of sadness dwelling in Angie s eyes the haunting tone in her voiceforced me to reexamine my selfish existence I could not release myself from caring about her She was in fact specialand I was a better man when I was around her I enjoyed the twist that Angie s situation added to the story s major conflict and loved seeing the impact she made in helping Jake move away from the darkness that had enveloped his life As Jake increasingly moves toward God s light the evil intensifies leading to Jake into the ultimate battle for his soul I found the resolution to be unified and satisfying in wrapping up the story Although the story had a solid well developed plot I did have some issues with story s POV and narration Although the majority of the story is told from Jake s limited POV at times the author switches to the perspective of other characters such as Micah and Davis This is fine except that in a few places the POV becomes unclear as this sentence illustrates Although Davis Travers had no idea Jake had planned to be eating sleeping and in good spirits with his stolen virgin bride Was Angie Helms worth the boundless reprisal of Hell Let s hope so I m not sure who us is in reference to the story Another aspect I found problematic is the use of both past and present tense in narrating the story Jake tells the story as if it has already happened and at times he interjects his own reflective commentary about what he knows to be true now These reflective comments are helpful in establishing conflict foreshadowing and building suspense Unfortunately when Jake describes events in past tense and then reacts to them in present tense I found that the switch disrupted the flow of the story Here is an example I enjoyed my reckless ride to work on a long forgotten state road feeling the need for speed If only I could forget what I ve donewho I am To my surprise Wham A tree had fallen on the road I tried to stop but my skin ate asphalt as I skidded off the road to fall over a steep rocky hill There I was in the boonies hanging on to a tree limb for dear life Am I screwed or what This is ridiculous What am I to do Well I really couldn t move I was stuck I would have preferred that the author used the past tense consistently I know the present tense can help intensify a scene s drama but this switch became awkward for me as a reader Overall I am glad I read this book I enjoyed the complexity of Jake s character the suspenseful storyline and overall how Weston made me think about my own perceptions of others I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Nora Weston

Ness outwardly proving Micah's judgment by replying to a wicked email from nexthellnet Forever a The Twelfth MOBI #224 seeker of mischief Jake dares Hell to burn him Hell agrees Davis Travers thickens the plot by introducing Jake to Rachel Darnell A temptress extraordinaire she erupts from the fiery pits to steal Jake's soul After a steamy. Jake Cottrell seems to have a death wish His knack for getting into mischief seems to follow him everywhere he goes So it comes as no surprise when he finds himself in the company of demons literally Even though Jake has a bad boy reputation and excels in trouble he is not cruel nor is he mean Maybe a lot self centered but a definite diamond with some jagged edges Can he change enough to convince Micah that he really is worthy of the honor Micah does not believe in this rebellious human and doubts his creators plan This world weary warrior angel and our human bad boy have a few lessons in stall for themFor starters this is my first experience reading a book from a young man s point of view and it was uite interesting I wanted to smack Jake upside the head several times during the first few chapters for a variety of reasons But Jake grows on you as the story progresses and ends up burrowing under your skin He was my favorite character He definitely didn t start out the way I loved the way the author used our technology against us It was an intriguing concept of hell having its own website LOL It also made complete sense The web while linking us together around the world for good also has plenty of other temptations littering the cyberspace So why wouldn t the devil capitalize on such an open market Micah is our doubtful heavenly guardian It seems he was blinded by his own judgement and unwilling to see the big picture Well God did what all parents do their rebellious teenagers he punished him It was like a much needed wake up call Micah had a lot of growing to do in this story You really see a transformation not only of Jake but Micah as well His faith is fully restored by the end of the book and he leads a much happier existenceSo Micah and Jake are our fighters in a war being waged between heaven and hell Throw in the beautiful virtuous Angie who is being held against her will by a demon and a succubus straight out of every man s fantasy and the battle begins I love good versus evil books This book was a real page turner especially if you like a little religion thrown into your paranormal I enjoyed getting to know Jake and Micah and couldn t help but hope that the author dips back into this realm sometime in the future After all Jake is the twelfth paladin There are eleven stories out there