How do you save someone who doesn't want to be saved?
Those called to stand guard against the end are broken, and Sköll and Hati run free. Now Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews face a threat unlike any before. Ragnarök is coming and they aren't strong enough to stop it.
Arionna thought she understood sacrifice, but she never counted on her destiny tearing Dace apart. Ever since she nearly died, he has been consumed with guilt. Now it threatens to turn him into the monster he always feared.
It's up to Arionna to stop him before it's too late, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions, and Dace is hurtling toward self destruction. This time, Arionna isn't sure she can save him from himself. Can she convince him to let the past go, or is her true destiny to sacrifice her heart in exchange for the lives of the people she loves?
Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of twelve years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field.
Ayden also writes New Adult romance under the penname Ayden K. Morgen.
This is the second book in the series. I absolutely adored reading this book and it had me hooked from the start. Very descriptive and sets a perfect picture. This story is very fast paced and very engaging Arizona and Dace are very forimable characters. This books pull on your emotions.
Fall is the second book in The Ragnarök Prophesies by A.K. Morgen. It is a fantastic blend of paranormal fantasy, Norse mythology, the prophecy of Ragnarök, destiny, wolves, danger, and intrigue- all wrapped up in a captivating story. The characters are interesting and fully developed individuals- I found that this book is definitely more character driven, as the characters work through a lot of ‘inner’ issues, emotions, trying to figure out everything that has happened previously, as well as what they’re going through in this book. The need for communication, trust, and decision is paramount- but things aren’t quite going to plan. They will need to work it out and deal with their issues, before it’s too late! There’s a lot at stake! Bring on Book #3!!!
This book picks up a few weeks after Fade, with Arionna recovering from her encounter with Hati. The first couple of chapters have some minor time jumps through this recovery. They also show the fear, frustration, and desperation Arionna, Dace, and Ronan go through at this point, interspersed with terrifying dreams of the prophecy and Fenrir.
In the first book, we didn’t learn of Ronan’s role until quite late. In this book, his character is explored further, which I really liked. Ronan has a vulnerability to him, which is well-hidden, but also explains some of his actions.
Arionna is frustrated by Dace’s lack of communication. His upbringing is partly responsible for this, as he’s had to fend for himself a lot. He’s also protective of Arionna, to the point that he does what he thinks is best for her, without taking her opinions and feelings into account. I like how Arionna stands up for herself. And despite this conflict, they are still devoted and dedicated to each other. Aside from the supernatural danger they find themselves in, they’re also two people in love for the first time, and literal soulmates at that.
Arionna has also been weakened, both through her last rebirths as well as her recent injury. Witnessing the return of some of her strength was therefore very satisfying to read, even though it is still quite restricted and therefore useless. Her frustration and desperation are palpable, so when she gets to do at least something, she’s determined to follow through, no matter how breaking.
Her bond with the wolf pack is enviable. They really are her friends, wanting to protect and take care of each other. I just wanted to hug Buka and Fuki, they are so precious!
I don’t begrudge Arionna from keeping things from Dace. He does so as well, and in quite a lot of situations and to a far greater extent than she does. Yes, he reasons that he does so to protect her, but he doesn’t realize he’s actually putting her in more danger this way. He also completely overlooks her willingness and ability to help. She might be weaker than in her past lives, but she’s not a damsel in distress. So when she keeps some things from him so he won’t interfere, I understand.
This book is less action-packed than Fade. Instead, Fall deals with emotional and interpersonal developments as well as further exploration of the prophecy of Ragnarök.
This is the 2nd book of The Ragnarok Prophesis. And wow what a story. It is full of action and fantasy. Love and heartbreak. It is so well written you can't help but feel every emotion. It has had me in tears and you can really feel the emotional struggle the characters go through.
Arianna and Dace are shapeshifters and soul mates. Brought together by Odin their job is to stop Hati and Skoll from completing their tasks and freeing Fenrir. If he got free that would mean the end of the world.
Over the years and centuries they have fought side by side and everytime Dace has had to stand by as his love is killed by Hati and Skoll.
The year is now 2010 and they find each other again. However this time Airanna's wolf is so diminished she can no longer shift and Dace is terrorise by all the times he was unable to save her. With the guilt constantly playing on his mind he starts to put their other friends at risk just to keep her safe.
Arianna knows he cant go on like this else he will go down a road he cannot be redeemed from and may cause the end of the world so she makes the heartbreaking decision to leave him.
Can they survive apart? Will her departure mean he can release his guilt and get back to focusing on stopping Skoll and Hati? Or will this sacrifice she makes of destroying her heart still end up with everyone she loves dying instead of saving them.
A book filled with emotions, this book is about two lovers Arionna and Dace, who are willing to sacrifice everything for each other and for the greater good, to stop Hati and Skoll from freeing Fenrir, which means the end of the world. The story has all the elements in it, it brings back some of the famous characters from Norse Mythology. I love Norse Mythology and I picked up this book as it hinted about Ragnarök. I was a little disappointed as I had hoped to see more mythological characters showing up. But this book, make no mistake, is about the lead characters and their emotional ups and downs in their relationship. Dace doesn’t stop at anything trying to save his lady love. Arionna decides to leave him, so that he can focus on the job in hand for the greater good. Will they survive apart, forms the crux of the story. It fast paced and full of action, though it did make me a little sad at places, especially when their relationship gets strained. It is a good book, I enjoyed it, but as I said earlier would have been great to have more mythological characters in it to make it a lot more interesting.
FALL: The Ragnarök Prophesies: #2 By A.K. Morgen 5 out of 5 stars
I loved reading the book FALL: The Ragnarök Prophesies: #2 by A.K. Morgen. It is a story had pulled me in and I was hooked from the very beginning. The book has mystery, romance, and wonderful characters. The story is written in such a way that I could feel the emotions that came from the characters. The book is intriguing and entertaining. I felt like I was right there with the characters. Arionna and Dace are amazing. Arionna loves Dace and is trying to save him. Dace feels guilt over Arionna’s near death and is determined to keep her safe. What does the future hold for Arionna and Dace? Read this book to find out. I love paranormal romance books and this story is a good example of why. I grew to care about Arionna and Dace with each chapter that I read. There are heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. Don’t miss out on a story that has both an amazing plot and amazing characters. I highly recommend reading it.
FALL: The Ragnarök Prophesies: #2 by A.K. Morgen. This is the second installment in the Ragnarok Prophesies and its just as amazing as the first book. You do need to read the first book or you will be lost. It picks up right where Fade left off and has Arionna recovering from her run in with Haiti. Arionna is struggling to heal and Dace is mad at himself for not protecting her. When things are good with their relationship its good but when its not its strained to say the least. You do see in this story how much they truly care about each other. You see more of Ronan in this story who is the typical bad boy but deep down he's really got a good heart. While Arionna is recovering Dace takes it upon himself to make some decisions that he thinks are best for Arionna so when she finds out needless to say she's not happy about it. Will they continue to be together or will their job of fighting off Haiti and Skoll tear them apart? I can't wait to read the next book!
I enjoyed this book. It is full of action and fantasy. This is a new author for me and I can’t wait to read more from her. I enjoyed being pulled in right from the first page. It is a fast paced story that is engaging and I found it very easy to read. The characters are connectable and this author’s attention to details made me feel as if I was part of the story. They are a strong group and supportive of each other. This is book two, I highly suggest reading book one to help you know where the characters have been and going forward. I enjoyed how the story builds; it makes you turn pages fast and want more. In this story Arizona and Dace are against each other. Will Dace let go of the past and what does the future have instore for Arizonna? Will she have to sacrifice her heart for those she loves? I highly recommend this book.
Fall: The Ragnarök Prophesies by A.K. Morgen is the second book in the series. I somehow did not notice the number two and jumped right into the middle of the story. I enjoyed this book so much that I am going back to book one to see what I missed. The story must pick up to where the first book ended. Arionna and Dace are emotional characters with a lot on the line. Will they make decisions that will benefit the many or the few? I have really enjoyed the ride of a story and the characters as they are further developing. This book has a lot going for it. The story is well constructed, interesting characters with depth, and more. I look forward to going back to the first book and also reading more from this author in the future.
Fall: The Ragnarok Prophecies: #2 by A.K. Morgen is the follow up story to Fade. I would recommend reading these books in order as I felt like I was obviously missing a lot by not having done so myself. The overall story was well written, although it felt like it was a little slow progression wise in places. But this author has created a world that was vivid and easy to imagine. The characters have a lot going on as well. Even without having read book one you can feel their connection and what they have been through. I will definitely be going back and reading book one and I am very much looking forward to seeing what else is to come.
As soon as I finished Fade (book 1 in the series) I had to start Fall. The story starts within moments of where the first book ended. Arionna is recovering in the hospital and Dace is beating himself up because he couldn’t keep her safe. These two have a bond that has kept them together for many lifetimes. Their relationship is strained at times but as the books progress, you can really see how much they love each other and how committed they are to saving everyone. There are moments when Arionna seems to get swallowed up in her feelings but isn’t that what many of us did when we were young and trying to figure out what we are on this earth for?
At first it seems like this is a story that’s slow to get started. If you’re looking for a rock em sock em action infusion, FALL: The Ragnarök Prophesies: #2 by A.K. Morgen, is not that kind of story. The characters are each unique in their personalities and purpose. This story is all about the slow journey to purpose and destiny. Coming to terms with the things you might not like about yourself and others and finding a way to just “get on with it”. I do have to say I was somewhat moved to jealousy by the love Dace has for Arionna, and hers for him, but certainly not their destiny. Watch out for the cliffhanger, the anticipation is killing.
This is the second book in this series and it's my opinion that you read the first book before this one because this one starts where the first one leaves off. This book is full of emotion and you can feel the emotions between Arionna and Dace jumping off the pages. The author did an excellent job at building a world that you will want more of. I had a hard time putting this book down because I needed to know what happened and then I was left on a cliffhanger!! This story drew me in from the beginning and I enjoyed the entire story. I recommend this book.
Holy guacamole! I jumped into this one face first, without having read book one, and was overwhelmed by the sheer emotion of the journey (in a beautiful way). Heavy on Norse mythology - which I loved - this book felt epic and relatable. Having read some of the other reviews I realize that my love of this book would probably even be enhanced if I had read book one - which is on my to do list. All in all, a beautiful read. I didn’t feel as though I was at a loss without book one so it does stand well on its own - but I will be grabbing it ASAP all the same.
Fall: The Ragnarök Prophesies: #2 by A.K. Morgen is a paranormal fantasy, coupled with Norse mythology. This book takes off right where the last one, Fade left off and it moves at a much slower pace. It focuses on the mythology more and the thoughts and emotions that the characters are working through, sometimes a little too much. In this story we get more backstory in to Ari and Dace's past lives and AK gives us some side plots that keep you on your toes. In true AK fashion she leaves us hanging for the next instalment.
This story continues from the first story Fade. The characters are complex and well thought out. The plot-line has fantasy, prophecy, Norse mythology, and danger. The characters are fully developed and I felt a connection as the story went on. The story has a fast pace feel and I found myself not getting enough and turning the pages more quickly. This story has many characters who support one another. Arionna is trying to get Dace past his guilt. She does not want him to fall apart. Will Arionna have to go through to save the people she loves? I highly recommend this story.
Fall: The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book 2. By A.K Morgen.
I truly loved reading this book, I did start on book two and have just purchased the first to tie up a few questions I have but, I do love me a bit of Norse Mythology, this book is a perfect combination of that and good old fashioned Fantasy and a little bit of romance thrown in for good measure, what more could a girl ask for? The author kept my attention fully from beginning to end, really looking forward to reading more books from A.K Morgen. Thanks for a brilliant read.
Fall by A. K. Morgen is the second book in The Ragnarok Prophesies series and was a great read! I haven't read the first book in the series, and I don't feel like I missed a whole lot, so this could definitely be a read alone novel. This was a very enthralling book, and I got hooked from the prologue! I could hardly put the book down. This book had a great plot, some suspense (mostly because I haven't read the first in the series) and some thrills. The book also had some great characters and I enjoyed getting to meet them! This is first novel I've read from this author and I recommend it!
The story line was good, the character work was great and the book had a fairly smooth flow to it. This book was very slow to start and ended abruptly with a cliff hanger, I feel like there could have been so much more to this book if there had been some more time spent on progressing the story and less time lamenting with the characters.
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Fall was a slow to start and leaves with a major cliffhanger. If you haven’t read the first book, I strongly suggest that you do. The reason why is because the main characters back stories are in the first. While this book is based on Norse mythology, it can be a little confusing to you as the reader. The internal dialogue is so heavy that it is confusing and filled with so much emotion its baffling.
Fall by A.K. Morgen is an amazing story that I have read. This is book number two in an amazing series that I have loved reading very much and can not wait to read more from this author. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about fantasy and paranormal romances.
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FALL: The Ragnarök Prophesies: #2 by A.K. Morgen was an intense emotional read. I loved the attention to detail and care of character development. The world was well developed as well, I loved the imagery. It made it easy to immerse myself in the story. This book has a little bit for everyone; action, inner turmoil, and mythology.
Holy cliffhanger. How do I even?! Most definitely should have read book one because I was confused as to the characters back story. I will for sure go back and read book one, and I will be waiting to read future books!
I really enjoyed this book I'll have to read the first one! Really had you on the edge of your seat. This is a must-read book if the others are a good as the second I would suggest reading the series for sure! I look forward to reading more by this great author.
You know its a truly gripping and enjoyable book when you finish in under 3 days and shun other books due it. That is how amazingly amazing Fall was. Fade was spectacular but Fall was AWESOME! We finally learn the aftermath and indeed the aftershocks of the Hati attack on Arionna and the emotional bomb that Dace has turned into with worry and fear. Leaving a lot of mistrust and simmering frustration between the two of them which causes a truly heart breaking decision for Arionna. As they both struggle with the truth of their situation and the rising costs and consequences of their actions or in-action. Dace does feature prominently in the first half but over time and due to plot twists he takes a step back, never completely gone and in his place steps Ronan the very raven-like personification of Hugnin. Or is it Mugnin? And through an adventure or two, we, alongside Arionna, discover more about his character, why he is the way he is and have to make up our own minds whether he is a good guy or a bad guy. Or neither. He is quite a conundrum character - you think you know him and then he does or says something that makes you rethink all over again. Fall is purely about character dilemmas and there are few secrets both nordic and personal that pop up within each chapter to keep us on our the edge of seats. And although it may seem at first glance after reading that not a lot over all happens to be honest it doesn't matter. The entire book opened up a deeper sense of empathy between us and the characters. The entire journey through the plot felt like a burning fuse wire endlessly leading us on and making us anticipate the explosion to come and you need to wear safety goggles, bullet proof vest and maybe some plate armour to protect you from the nuclear sized explosion that is triggered in those final few pages. If some readers found Fall at all slow then surely even they appreciate it as a worthy build up to an epic climactic end that leaves us all breathless and dying to know what happens next. Book 3 will have a tidal wave of anticipation for it.
Fall picks up about a month after Fade ends, and Arionna is recovering in the hospital from Skröll and Hati’s attack. Arionna is now plagued by nightmares of Fenrir and the twin demon wolves; she’s also starting to understand the darker side of Dace’s nature. Dace is willing to sacrifice anything and everyone to keep her from being attacked again, and Arionna fears this is going to turn him into a literal monster, so she leaves Bebee to go in search of answers to stop the apocalypse.
The story starts out stronger than Fade does, and there’s an urgency to Arionna’s problems in this book that there wasn’t in the first one. Her relationship to Dace is sorely tested, too, and there are good moments where Dace gives off the vibe that he could potentially become abusive. Arionna is smart enough to realize that, if she doesn’t figure this thing out for herself, Dace’s need to protect her is going to lead him to further manipulate her, controlling every aspect of her life. This is a challenge most heroines with alpha male boyfriends face, and Arionna is wise enough to know what the starter kit for an abusive relationship looks like; in a nice twist, she leaves Dace instead of him fleeing to protect her from himself.
Rating: I can’t state enough how I wanted to like this book more, but the ending killed it for me. Something else needed to happen; it was too much set-up and too little pay off. This isn’t the first series I’ve read that’s done this, and it ticks me off every time. Sequels are hard, I know, but book two is where the ugly, miserable parts of your characters and weird, complex world-building can really shine. I am going to finish this series, but 3 stars for dropping the ball on the climax.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**
Review: 5 stars General: This is the second book in the series. I recommend getting The Fade, and reading it first as they are dependent upon one another. I loved so much about this book. In all honesty my only complaint is the cliffhanger ending.
I love the concept of playing around with mythology, especially Norse as the literary world is so filled with Greek, and I love Norse mythology. The world created seems to be heavily built upon in this novel so world wise, if you skip book one it should not cause any confusion at all. This book did seem to move a tiny bit slow as a lot of it was set upon back story and myth. I loved that concept because it helped me to understand but I also would have liked a little more action/ plot moving forward the whole time.
Characters: Ari- Ari was a very strong and enjoyable female. This book showed her really coming into her own. I think the scenes that showed her interacting with her wolf (no spoilers read to understand!) were the most impactful and entertaining. Although, her chemistry with Dace was very strong.
Ronan- He really seemed to catch my attention in this novel, even though he isn't "the hero". I found his character very compelling and his tension and storylines with both Ari and Dace almost as intriguing as the general plot line.
Dace- Dace faded into the background a little bit for me in this book, I'm not sure how he was in the first though. He was strong, fun and I enjoyed his backstory a lot. He just felt a little too tragic and backseat for me in this novel.
Immediately after reading Fade, I embarked on Fall, which is the second book in the Ragnarök series by A.K. Morgen. It didn't take long, after beginning this book, to know I would enjoy this book more than the first.
The Norse mythology element is further explained, and the depth of both main characters, Arionna and Dace, made them far more relatable and enjoyable. I was definitely more engaged by this phase of the story, and the secondary characters; Gage, Ronan, Chelle, and even Arionna's father; made this book an interesting follow up to Fade, and has me curiously awaiting the next installment.
I was especially pleased with the progression of the story of Arionna and Dace. It made their seemingly quick transition to a couple easier to accept. To learn how integral their relationship has been time and again, and just how significant they have been to each other over the passage of time makes the intensity of their connection believable and enchanting.