Series: Fallen Fire: Book Three
Author: Richard Amos
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 262 Pages
Category: Urban Fantasy
Rating: 4 Stars
At a Glance: The Fallen Fire series has been a case of persistence paying off; it’s gotten better with each new betrayal and twist, and Revenant leaves readers in the lurch, waiting for the devil to get his due.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Sorrow. Heartbreak. Rage. What a deadly combination.
I’m falling apart, but I need to fight. I need to be strong for Charlie. He is my anchor to sanity, a man I can’t get out of my head. With each passing hour, I see him as more than a friend.
I’m gaining infamy in Angelica City by the day. Zayn Valentine: Public Enemy #1. So many want me dead. The dial has been cranked up to boiling point. I just have to hold it together to stop the darkness taking over.
But the darkness is deliciously tempting. I’m walking a fine line between my torn selves, dangerously close to embracing a side of me the world thought was lost to an ancient past.
I need to fight it…
Easier said than done!
Review: If I thought the action and suspense of this saga had picked up in Requiem, I can now say that was nothing compared to what happens in Revenant. There were some twists and surprises in this installment of the Fallen Fire series that’ve left me rattled, and now I have to wait for the next, and final, book. I thought I was reading to catch up for the release of Reckoning, but all I’ve done is left myself white-knuckling this cliffhanger in anticipation of how Zayn is going to fix what he’s broken—if he even can fix it. He is a man of many sins, so his redemption is still questionable at this point.
This is a series that has gotten cumulatively better with each new revelation. While still not perfect—the editing could use some attention throughout—its strengths shine through whatever sweating I might do over the small stuff. The premise and world-building are both imaginative, and the character building has taken some sharp and seriously creative turns that have only boosted the overall story arc. Lucifer and Lilith continue to control and seemingly hold all the cards, coercing and manipulating and forcing specific characters to bow to their sinister whims, all in a bid for domination, and watching this battle of wits play out is now further complicated by the return of the dragon queen, Nuria, who plays a significant role in what happens next, most especially with Zayn. Strategically speaking, it feels like everyone who isn’t Lucifer and Nuria are screwed, but time will, of course, tell where Lilith and Zayn fall into the equation. And Charlie as well. He knows the secret to Zayn’s salvation, but he’s now paid an astronomically high price for their friendship.
We get a new point of view in this book too, which has previously been told in both Zayn’s and Charlie’s. I wasn’t sure what the author had up his sleeve when he made this transition but can only say it was a nice, and unpredictable (for me, at least), surprise that added a new dimension of tension and intrigue to the story, not to mention resulted in a seriously destructive battle scene, something this author writes really well. The past keeps creeping into the present and influencing events, which goes on to exact a price for anyone in its way; the Angels shall not suffer a Nephilim to live, after all. What remains hidden and what remains to be revealed will be of significant consequence to the characters and this world where “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” Shakespeare had the right of it, I think.
The Fallen Fire series is a case of persistence paying off, not necessarily because I have a deep connection with or affection for the characters but because the Devil is in its details, and he’s despicably magnetic.
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