The Rise by Kenneth E. Nowell
(The Trials and Triumph Trilogy)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


"I have told you everything ahead of time." Mark 13:23

Puppet masters control governments.

Tech titans control privacy.

Scientists control human life.

All has been foretold through saints...

including God's climactic plan for an end to evil.

A bizarre monastery death sets the world's political, economic and Spiritual forces on a collision course, careening to the climactic end of the Age.

The Rise is Book One of The Trials and Triumph Trilogy, epic thrillers that race around the world, through the tumultuous centuries of Christian history. Based on true but little-known prophecies of saints, this riveting fictional account reads like global news reports, ripped from the front pages of today's major newspapers.

Prophecies regarding the end of the Age:"... twenty centuries after the incarnation of the Word, the Beast in its turn shall become man." Today's reigning pope (Francis) will "feed his flock among many tribulations" and will rule during "the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church...""...toward the middle of the 20th century ... people will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign ... lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society."In the earliest centuries of Christianity, the name "Titan" was suggested by two saints who speculated that it correlates with the sinister number 666. In 2013, scientists rolled out the world's fastest supercomputer, capable of conducting 64 million calculations on every American, every second. Its name? Titan.˃˃˃ Excerpts from literary reviews:

“... very cleverly written ... about the power of sin and its influence in the world.... [The ending] was very much a surprise; it brings all story lines together and is dramatic ... [and] hard to put down ...”

“... paints a fascinating picture.... Nowell’s obviously in-depth research ... gives the story an eerie edge of reality.” Michelle Buckman, author of Rachel’s Contrition

“... highly recommended ... a riveting story with plenty of Christian history weaved in, [it] will be ... hard to put down ...” Midwest Book Review (5 stars out of 5)

“... more twists and turns than a Hollywood thriller... one imaginative writer!” Brian J. Gail, author of Fatherless

"... a fascinating read. It is a work of high spirituality and deep drama. The research is meticulous and the story line is totally engaging. Paul Turk, author of Love on Trial

Catholic Writers’ Guild Seal of Approval.

˃˃˃ Excerpts from Amazon reader reviews:

Awesome! I love this book and I immediately downloaded the second in the trilogy. It is fast-paced and relevant and packed with the most intriguing characters. Joan E. Holman

"Couldn't put it down! This was one of the best books I have ever read. A great read, and I enjoyed all the footnotes. I highly recommend." Andrea

"This sets the bar height for Catholic fiction. Finding good Catholic fiction is the proverbial 'needle in the haystack', but this book is a gem. What a great combination of current events, solid mysticism, orthodox Catholicism and suspense." Hugo

"Could not put it down! I was amazed at the amount of research Mr. Nowell put into this book! It seems so real. Great story. Can't wait for the next two!" Nancy M. Borisov

"This is a must have for every Christian out there! This novel is truly inspired by the Holy Spirit. I pray and beg of you to support this writer who I believe will one day be seen as important as C.S Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a page turner and both provokes and inspires you at every turn." Music lover “Tom”

Order now.

About Kenneth E. Nowell

See more books from this Author
Kenneth E. Nowell is a former lawyer, legislator and entrepreneur who has successfully owned and operated companies in three states. He now writes, full time, from his home on the Treasure Coast of Florida.
Published November 17, 2011 by Vero House Publishing. 408 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for The Rise

An aggregated and normalized score based on 21 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review