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The Fall by David L.  Dawson
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Aug 03, 12

Read in August, 2012

Smartly-written and unbelievably creative, The Fall is the first of three volumes in David L. Dawson's God Slayers trilogy. This spellbinding tale revolves around the life of adolescent Ben Casper, a naive but innocent victim of a post-apocalyptic society that has sheltered him from the realities of a now-violent land. Having spent most of his years safe in the walls of the Glass Palace, Ben is thrust into a new Earth - one ravaged, brutal, and all but torn apart by dueling gods Mixcoatl and Ninurta. Of Ben and his brothers, only he returned from the rites of passage to face his next mission: bearing the responsibility and ultimate sacrifices needed to take over his father's role as Mayor.

As Ben is called upon to join the God Slayers and uncover the god cannon that will finally bring peace to the overwhelming destruction, Dawson delves even further into Ben's despairing psyche as he realizes where his heart has fallen. Having fallen deeply in love with his best friend Skye's brother, the elusive Brian, Ben starts a chain reaction of events that pushes Lottie into Brian's arms and thus lose the very person he loved so dearly. A heartbreaking tale of unrequited love becomes the basis that fuels Ben to push through one chilling obstacle after another, with characters that take every form and nuance imaginable. Loss and love weave throughout a plot that propels you to survive alongside Ben.

The next volume of this trilogy will be truly anticipated. Highly recommended!
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