Title: The Whispers of the Fallen
Author: J.D. Netto
Publication: November 12 by Tristar Publishing Group
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.
Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and those who guarded it for all these years. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.
Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.
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This book started off as an intriguing one, but as it goes on, my interest loses, and the more and more I read, it gets confusing and gives me “huh?” moments. Nevertheless, I love the style of writing J.D. brings to the readers because every detail means a better imagination for the readers, and a good imagination means a good book, and his book is that detailed.
“You know, it’s baffling to me that you are able to invade a person’s mind, make them dream what you want them to and inflict much pain upon them, but you cannot force them to choose what you desire for them.”
The book brings us two first-person point-of-views with completely different characters. I love how those views come from both protagonist and antagonist: Isaac and Nephele respectively. This kind of point-of-view really added some points to the story, for I can get the perspectives from the good and bad side.
The Whispers of the Fallen is all about angels and demons, pretty much like Daughter of Smoke and Bone (at least for me). However, I love how the author incorporated Lucifer’s presence in this book, making it cooler and more exciting. The characters aim to find five diaries which have their own protector. One aims to steal all of them, one aims to protect all of them. My own summary doesn’t give justice to the real story of the book, so I suggest you read it.
“It is only by choice that our true nature is revealed.”
So about that detailed I said before, the author successfully wrote detailed characters and detailed fantasy world. I love how something in the book is exceptionally detailed through a good choice of words. Despite this, some parts of the book are lacking of details. The author just moves on from being too detailed to being not too detailed, and it’s just a shame that the concept of this book hasn’t been given a good execution.
With that being said, I still recommend this book because it’s one-of-a-kind and nothing like much you usually read. From the very first part of the book until the last, this gave me a heart-pumping action-packed awesomeness. This book may be baffling at times because of the major parts being not too detailed and the minor parts being too detailed, but I still recommend this one due to its amazing writing; it’s like poetic. Definitely recommend to lovers of angels and demons kind-of type of story.
3 swords for an average read
About the author:
Born in a small town in Brazil, J.D. Netto relocated to the United States during the late years of his childhood. At an early age, J.D. discovered his passion for fantasy stories and alternate universes. Immersed in worlds created by Tolkien, Michael Crichton, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, J.D. found his own writing voice when he had the idea for his first book series.
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