The Sum of All Shadows is the dramatic finale of New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader's pulse-pounding Testament series.
The Final Battle is here.
For millennia, Lucifer—the Sum of All Shadows—has been rebuilding his influence. At long last, he is ready to enact his ultimate revenge against Heaven. To do that, he must first annihilate the world and its inhabitants.
Standing in his way is one extraordinary family: the Shaws.
To save the world, Bravo and Emma Shaw have recovered the lost Testament, battled across continents, and fought adversaries both powerful and terrifying. But nothing that has come before can prepare them for the Final Battle. As predicted centuries ago, the End Times has arrived. Lucifer, heading an infernal army, means to destroy the Shaws once and for all. Now, racing to find the lost treasure of King Solomon’s alchemical gold, Bravo and Emma must put their trust in strangers in strange lands.
But even if they are successful, their lives may still be forfeit…
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In bestseller Lustbader's dense, complex fourth Testament novel (after 2018's Four Dominions), artifacts expert Emma Shaw and her scholar brother, Bravo, must stop Lucifer (aka the Sum of All Shadows) from destroying the very fabric of heaven. With the help of new allies Ayla, who's equipped with psychic powers, and Molly, who possesses powers of a vaguer sort, the Shaw siblings dive deep into the Hollow Lands to seek the secrets that will defeat Lucifer's infernal army. Early on, Emma separates from the others and heads for the caverns beneath Lebanon to seek King Solomon's mines, knowing that the treasure there might provide the group's only means to conquer the Sum of All Shadows. Meanwhile, Bravo, Molly, and Ayla continue their quest after the unsettling experience of watching a painting of the Last Supper bleed human blood. Readers not already invested in this overwrought saga will struggle to keep track of the large cast. Those who like their apocalyptic thrillers unencumbered with character development will best appreciate this one.