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Author: J.D. Netto
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Release Date: October 31, 2016 (first published 2014)
Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.
The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.
Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.
Book Cover Comments
I love the relation of the cover’s themes to the, well, center theme of the book. I honestly can’t tell if this statue I’m seeing here is a heavenly being or perhaps a fallen one, but there’s something special about its silence within this rebellion.
The Actual Review
CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THE INTERNAL DESIGN OF THE BOOK LAYOUT I MEAN ITS REALLY GORGEOUS
This book was both a yes and a no for me. It was definitely better than the first book considering the fact that I was more hooked, but I still found myself skimming through certain pages. What I did like was that the pace definitely slowed down a bit, and we get a bit more time to digest the characters’ thoughts and surroundings, as well as what was going on.
However, I must say that I couldn’t and wasn’t able to keep track of the characters: some of them that appeared in book one literally made little to no appearance in this book, and too many new characters were introduced. They were all essential to the plot, but I personally got really confused.
But there are other good points: Issac, our MC, is explored with much more depth in this book and with much more flavour. Everything he is going through within this book, with incidents, Lucifer trying to jailbreak life and his no-more-ordinary-life, Issac begins to descend into chaos and madness as the burden creeps up on him. The numerous vulnerable circumstances in this book made many great scenes that described Issac’s emotions and pain and rawness.
Other than Issac, we also have 1/3 of the book being of Devin’s perspective (a character introduced in the previous book). It was essential to see the world differently, to feel and understand sufferings differently: overall it was a great addition to the plot.
The PLOT now was really really interesting. Despite all the new characters and my head kind of exploding, there were many twist and turns that just went deeper and deeper and deeper and darker and darker and darker and I felt really “weighed-down” by all the events going on and the internal struggles with so many of the main cast within this book.
I certainly hope to get a nice and spectacular conclusion in the next book of the Whispers of the Fallen series, and REBELLION was definitely a rondo of chaos that brings you deeper and darker as the evil force gets closer and closer.
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