The Fallen Prince
Lovesick teenagers with magic. What could possibly go wrong?
So Dylan and Kera are living in the "human" world thinking all is safe and wonderful. But when monsters start crossing the barrier between the two worlds they realize things aren't as rosy as they thought.
First what I liked about this book: Once it got going some of the magic was pretty cool.
What I disliked about this book: It seemed to take 75% of the book to get going! Add to that the two main characters professing how much they love and trust each
Blurb from Goodreads:
There is a magical realm that exists alongside the human realm, but it wasn’t always so. The firsts are beings who were created to nurture the land. The world was split into two realms, and the firsts were allowed to redeem themselves. Sad ...more
Dylan finally feels like he has it all. He's back home in the human realm with his beautiful girlfriend, loving grandparents, and some crazy powers over the elements. But Dylan's temper is climbing out of control, and along with the bursts of rage come new powers he wasn't expecting.
Kera has these new powers, too. She's seen them before and knows what they can do if kept unchecked…and it’s not pretty. Plus, going back to her home realm, Teag, would hasten the ...more
In the second installment to "The Keepers of Life" trilogy it's all about control. Dylan is pretty happy to be back in the human world where everything is a lot less complicated or so he thought. New powers have started to manifest themselves and Dylan is becoming overwhelmed worse yet Kera is keeping secrets.
I couldn't put the book down. The writing was beautiful and the world building was ni ...more
I received an ARC of The Fallen Prince in exchange for an honest review!
As The Fallen Prince is the second book in the Keepers of Life series I suggest reading book #1 The Marked Son (book #1) first it'll help you understand the back story. In brief; Dylan has had a fairly harsh upbringing and ends up living with his grandparents. He has been dreaming of a beautiful young girl for years, and is obviously pretty shocked when he sees her whilst awake. Dylan learns that Kera is from ano ...more
Dylan is back living with his grandparents after his battle in the realm of magic, Teag. He is trying to figure out how to survive his guilt and his nightmares that plague him now. Kera, now, lives with him in the human realm. They are working together to understand the new powers they have received from the battle. Since they killed Navar and Fallen, the evil sorcerer and his follower, Dylan has been struggling with the new things he can ...more
Now, I think the fact I allowed myself to fry pretty much says it all, but I really couldn’t put the novel down and when I did finally finish it, I was totally left wanting more.
Well, it took a while, almost two full years, bu ...more
This is 5 stars, as was the previous book in this series, The Marked Son. I really enjoyed the first book and this was a great follow-up book. While I don't think it is really a necessity to read the first book, I would highly recommend it.
Dylan and Kera are living in the human world and trying to control their new powers and deal with the death and destruction that happened at the end of book ...more
The Fallen Prince opens a few days after the events in The Marked Son, as Dylan struggles more than ever to fit in the human world with his new, uncontrollable powers that endanger everyone around him. He and Kera also have their hands full, thanks to the weakened barrier between the human world and Teag, leaving deadly creatures free to cross.
Let me tell you now: this sequel has outdone its predecessor—and to think tha ...more
I also felt a bit frustrated with what was happening in the beginning of the book. Their journey throughout the human realm in the first of the book makes se ...more
This is the second book from the series, and yes it does connects with the previous, to understand this one read the first one (it's worth it). In this book Dylan and Kera try to get used with their new powers and learn how to deal with them. Their big challenge ...more
Though this book was much better than the first it was still a little on the slow side to begin with, but I guess it was needed to build the characters up a bit. Still it could have been condensed a bit.
Most of the book however is completely full of twists and turns that you entirely know who to trust. More creatures come out into the works and there is full out war and destruction in the la ...more
Uh-oh the wall between the human and the first realm is deteriorating letting creatures cross over. One of the crazy creatures takes Kera to a place nobody wants to be in. With the help of his ...more
Kera wants to keep him from her home realm of Teag. She knows that his powers will continue to grow and he may be changed by them, and no longer be the boy she loves.
They are in ...more
I went into The Fallen Prince with no knowledge that it was actually the second book in the series. By then, I was already 1/3 into the book.
The good thing about The Fallen Prince was that you don’t have to read the first book in order to understand it. The author draws us so deeply into the fictional world that it is impossible to put down. It was just that compelling. However, I thought th ...more
There were so many parts that were great. I love fantasy, so having dragons, dwarves and magic in the story always captures my attention. I also loved some of the characters, and not necessarily the main ones. Take Lucinda, for example. Her love and commitment to Leo is so honorable and endearing. When others doubt it, you can't help but adore her.
But there were times I fel ...more
It was awesome to see how the story progresses from beginning to end. The story moves at a really nice pace from the beginning to end.
Shea Berkley has created an interesting world with interesting characters. Once I started reading I could not stop until the end and even then I didn't want the story to stop.
I cannot wait to see what Shea Berkley has got planned for the future.
I saw reviews for the 3rd book where a bunch of people didn't realize it was in a series and liked it so much they went back and read the others.
So I figured things HAD to get better. But they didn't. It was brutal. The characters all turn into jerks. The end.