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(Daughter of Perdition – Book 1)
by Adell Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dark, Fantasy, Fast Burn RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Biblical lore and fantasy elements are woven into a tale of angst, discovery and danger in this new Fast Burn Reverse Harem by Adell Ryan. A bit confusing and sometimes disjointed, it still hold appeal and is worth a read. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Sometimes, we do unforgivable things… just to survive.
Who — or what — I am is a mystery, where I came from an enigma. All I know is I fell from the sky.
In this strange land, only a select few females exist, one per thousands upon thousands of males — including the male who fell right alongside me.
He’s different, though…
My Fallen companion may hold the key to unlocking the long lost memories trapped in the recesses of my mind, or maybe he is the reason I want to forget. One thing is for certain: I’m determined to find out.
In this beautifully dangerous land, full of sin and submission, men are mine for the taking, and mortals are my prey.
Problem is, I’m not sure I’m cut out for the dark and twisted role this place demands.
This is part of a Fast Burn Reverse Harem series, in which the Main Female Character has multiple love interests and does not have to choose between them. #WhyChoose
From the front of the book
These Topics include, but are not limited to: Kidnapping, abuse, physical violence, suicide, and alcoholism. Please do not continue reading if these sensitive topics might negatively impact your reading experience.
Thoughts on The Fall
Dropping into a new world with new rules and little explanation is hazardous for a reader, and for the FMC as well.
This book hits the ground running, and doesn’t stop. The action is flush with almost every page and the necessary heat is woven throughout. It combines myth, magic and lore – creating a tale that intrigues even as it confuses.
At times I found the writing style bumpy and the plot a bit forced, but overall, this is a worthy series to dive into and I am eager to see where the group goes in Book 2 – especially with that cliffhanger!
- The concept is solid.
- There is a Glossary included – READ IT! Latin abounds in this text.
- Even with the occasional stunted phrase, often the paragraphs would appear almost lyrical.
- Blaze… I’ve got a feeling.
- Brax. Just Brax.
- World building is sparse, though there. It’s a struggle to make sense of just what is going on, but that aligns with the FMC’s view as well.
- Kirian… while I like him and he is obviously hers, there is something off there, two moments stand out that make me hedge.
- The Rules. I don’t get them – neither does she!
First Person, Multiple POV
?? MMMF for now, maybe MMMMMF later
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on The Fall
While the overall scope and feel of this narrative is confusing, it is interesting enough to inspire curiosity and threaded with emotion you want to know more about. Worth the time. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published January 29th, 2020
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? How about other books by Adell Ryan? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!