Dark Rule

  • Series: COIL, Book 3
Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
In Dark Rule, Book 3 in the C.O.I.L. Series, Nathan Isaacson begins his solo spy career by traveling to the South Pacific to infiltrate the crew of a dark foe and locate a beautiful missing Chinese agent. It's a spy game to test Nathan's every spiritual and physical muscle. And in the Greek Isles Special Forces collide with power-hungry socialists. Nathan prays he can save all from the dark rule. More

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About D.I. Telbat

D. I. Telbat is a Christian author best known for his Suspenseful Fiction with a Faith Focus, which includes his bestseller COIL Series and several standalone suspense novels. He wrote his first book at age 14, and hasn't stopped since!

Telbat's Tablet, David's website/blog (http://ditelbat.com), offers free weekly Christian adventure short stories, or related posts, to entertain, but also to bring attention to the persecuted worldwide. Because of his interest in the Persecuted Church and missions, many of D.I. Telbat's stories are about persecuted Christians—their sacrifice, suffering, and rescues.

Also on his site, he shares his author reflections, book reviews, writing research, and occasional challenges to today's Christian. His complete biography is there as well.

Getting into trouble with the law as a young man became a turning point in David's life. The Lord used that experience to draw David into a personal relationship with Him. Re-focusing his life for Christ, David now seeks to honor God with his life and his writing.

David studied writing in college, and worked for a time in the newspaper field, but he is now doing what he loves: writing and Christian ministry. When not busy with ministry, he focuses on writing novels, short stories, blog posts, and prison ministry newsletters.

Though D.I. Telbat is currently living in California, he has kept his home office in the Northwest U.S. where his assistant, Dee, lives and helps with his writing and editing needs.

There is no redemption without sacrifice.

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Review by: Melanie on Jan. 11, 2014 :
3.5 stars

Dark Rule is the third book in the COIL series and another intriguing read. I thought it was really interesting how Corban wasn't one of the main characters in this book - that definitely gave the book a different feel from the previous books.

The story itself was unique (especially part one of Dark Rule) and held my attention. A couple of things that happened in the story seemed kind of far-fetched (at least to me), but I did still enjoy the book. I particularly liked getting to know Nathan's character better.

Overall, Dark Rule was a good read and I think fans of Christian suspense/spy novels will enjoy it, as well as the entire COIL series to date. I plan on reading Dark Vessel, book four, when I have time as well as Telbat's other novel, Sea Scribe.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Trinity Rose on July 15, 2013 :
I just love the COIL series. So Dark Rule, Book Three by D.I. Telbat is just another fantastic book. I love to hear how the agents fight against the powers of evil and satan. They do it without killing any one and they always give the evil people a chance to do right and join the Lord’s side.
After book two I wondered if we would hear anymore from Nathan. His fellow agents and friends thought he died. Now Nathan works along. In Dark Rule it is divided into two parts with a span of two years between them. I really liked how the stories were different but were pulled together by a common thread.
In the different cases these guys go on, when they get into a very tight spot I just don’t see any way out, but D.I. Telbat finds a way and it is very exciting and interesting at how they always work out.
These stories are very full of action, adventure and suspense. I could read D.I. Telbat’s books in one sitting, but then the book would end to soon. I’m really looking forward to book four.
If you love suspenseful, action-packed books these books are for you. I highly recommend the COIL series and Dark Rule is an excellent read.

Thank you to the Author/Publicist for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marsha L F Randolph on April 22, 2013 :
It is true that I have become bias when it comes to books written by D. I. Telbat, however, as with any book in a series there is an expectation from the reader that each book has to be better than the last and I have enjoyed the Coil Series thus far, though perhaps not as exciting as the first (nothing really is) it is still a good read.
“Dark Rule” the third book in the Coil Series by D. I. Telbat can better be appreciated if you have read” “Dark Liaison” and “Dark Hearted” (books one and two respectively). Since “Dark Vessel” will be released sometime this year I think it would be well worth the reader getting all three books now.
I have come to think of the Coil series as the “mission impossible” for Christians. The mission in this book is to rescue Chen Li a COIL agent from the hands of evil. Commission of International Laborers, a group of Christian individuals trained in to fight the powers of darkness in a non-deadly fashion use their skill on the most dangerous of places around the most violent people.
As with the other books in the series “Dark Rule” by D. I. Telbat is entertaining, suspenseful and suitable for all readers. It does not contain sex or extreme violence. Because this is the 3rd in a series the end becomes anti-climatic yet unlike the other books I was able to reflect on the bigger picture which is the plight of Christians throughout the world who do not have the freedom to worship openly.
Despite my obvious bias I do recommend you read this book. Though the reader will be able to follow the story without purchasing the first two in the series there will be a better appreciation for the essence of the series (the difficulties of Christian missionaries) if each book is read.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Marsha L Randolph
(reviewed long after purchase)

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