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The Fallen

(Crow City #1.5)

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Reconnect with Gabriel, Gary, Maxi, and Crow City in this free companion novella (Crow City #1.5) telling the story of THE LOST's Gabriel Hart before Leigh entered his life--and get a sneak preview of the sinister Priest, hero of THE FOUND (coming 2016).

Gabriel Hart is a broken man.

And everyone close to him dies.

His military unit. His sister. His parents. Everyone he's
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ebook, 92 pages
Published December 31st 2015 (first published December 24th 2015)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (1/7/2016)

Prequel to book 1. And book 1 looks awesome. Dark erotic journey! Adding both!
The Fallen A Crow City Prequel Novella by Cole McCade The Lost A Crow City Novel by Cole McCade
Thanks Jess!

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Gabriel Hart is a broken man.

And everyone close to him dies.

His military unit. His sister. His parents. Everyone he's come to care for has been taken from him, leaving him with nothing but a crippling war injury, a Vicodin addiction, and a scraggly, chewed-up rag of a cat. It's enough to make anyone want to check out. And when he holds his service pistol in his
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Selene
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Selene by: JESSICA
This novella was richly detailed! It was an intense and emotion-evoking story about the demon known as drug addiction and the ex-Marine who was a hairbreadth away from ending his life.

Favorite lines spoken from Gabriel to Priest?

“No one is beyond saving.” Gabriel smiled faintly. “I’m keeping your rosary for you, you twisted fuck. Maybe one day you’ll want it back.”

I loved all of the characters, Tybalt included!
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Nicola
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Lost was one of my favourite reads of 2015. And whilst it didn't leave me needing any more from Leigh and Gabriel because their story was concluded, Gabriel remained somewhat of an enigma; he was a broken man, we knew why, but not the actual depth of what he went through prior to meeting Leigh. Until now.

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It's no secret that Cole McCade's writing works for me: through his prose, he literally lifts you up and drops you to into the worlds he creates. You experience the atmosphere of his
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Claire Robinson
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "No one is beyond saving." Stars.

The Fallen gives you a deeper look into the state of mind and background of Gabriel Hart, a man who goes through some extremely tough times in The Lost, the first book in Cole McCade’s Crow City series.



Anyone who has read The Lost, will know that this isn’t a series all about unicorns, rainbows and fluffy romance. It’s dark, gritty, uncomfortable and sometimes a little bit shocking in its reading. Cole doesn’t glamorize, or dumb down the story that he is
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
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The Lost and The Fallen Dual Book Review

“Do you think lost people recognize each other, when they meet?”


You know you’re reading something incredibly special and poignant when the second you’re away from this book your thoughts are straying back to it. You almost feel its emotional burden on your shoulders, mind and heart despite being parted. To call this a collection of pages purely with printed words is a grave injustice; we don’t often come across a written story that affects us so severely
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
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The Fallen & The Lost Dual Book Review

“Do you think lost people recognize each other, when they meet?”


You know you’re reading something incredibly special and poignant when the second you’re away from this book your thoughts are straying back to it. You almost feel its emotional burden on your shoulders, mind and heart despite being parted. To call this a collection of pages purely with printed words is a grave injustice; we don’t often come across a written story that affects us so severely
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Mercedes
This book was a tease! And because I feel that way I’m not going to give this a star rating. Let me explain a bit. I loved The Lost, it was amazing and so beautifully written and makes the short list of my “talk about to everyone until they’re sick of hearing about it” list. Leigh and Gabriel were so flawed, and I was enthralled by their story. So, this one just had me thinking about Leigh and Gabriel and I wanted them to be Leigh and Gabriel in this book. Alas, that was not the purpose of this ...more
Denise
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Broken and battered, but never giving up Stars

Anyone who knows me will know that Cole McCade is one of my top favorite authors. His writing not only moves me as a reader, but bewitches me into the stories he creates. The emotions behind each voice he gives the characters are something to leave a memorable mark on you for some time. It did with me and still does to this day.

The Fallen (Crow City 1.5) was no different with how the words flowed rhythmical. For those who have read The Lost The Lost A Crow City Novel by Cole McCade
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Tarah
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favies
Novella prequels and sequels usually make me nervous. I've found they often, for me, lack the ability to live up to their stories. Especially with the length of a novella, they can easily be unnecessary and lacking. The Lost captured me completely, so I was quite excited for this despite my usual concerns. Mr. McCade didn’t let me down. It’s almost unfair how flawless I continuously find his prose.

Leigh and Gabriel's story was already so fulfilling, but seeing this backtracking view into the
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Karen
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Any words I could use to describe the poetry of Cole's words would be totally insufficient.

So I'm not going there.

Any words I could use to describe the emotions Cole's words provoke would be totally inefficient.

So I'm not going there.

My feelings for Gabriel Hart, I wish I had Cole's way with words to describe how I hurt for him. I felt his pain. I sensed his hollow heart. I wanted to take away his mental pain and his physical pain.

This novella is a tiny nugget of the treasure trove that can be
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Rafa Brewster
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended if you've read The Lost or are planning to.

The Fallen is a companion piece like no other. There's no fluffy bonus scene in this prequel. It's a raw, indepth look into Gabriel Hart's psyche as he battles severe depression and chronic pain. He's a man completely adrift, haunted by the loss of his twin sister and his fallen comrades, and numbed by his growing addiction to painkillers. To put it plainly (and as the trigger warning will tell you), he is suicidal, no two ways about
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Ellie
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this prequel to The Lost which gives us all th insight into Garbiel's mind. Very well written, engaging and compassionate, despite the heavy topic.
Will review it in full soon.

Note: Both The Lost and The Fallen should be approached with all possible trigger warnings in mind. Head the author's note at the beginning because those are not easy reads!
Imani
The Fallen takes place before The Lost, but should be read AFTER.

The Fallen tells the story of Gabriel Hart and his thoughts and feelings on his friends death from Afghanistan as well as his sister Alani's death.

Gabriel has been mysterious in The Lost because he never talked about his past with Leigh and here we feel his torment on his survivors guilt and his brushes with suicide.

There are trigger warnings in the beginning of The Fallen with thoughts of suicide and the actions of suicide.

What
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Tamsl Repa
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really intense.
Terri Jones
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second story, the flipside of The Lost, if you will, and maybe it was a little longer than it needed to be...and maybe it wasn't. The man is a tangled cat's-cradle of hurt, physical, mental, emotional, most of it insurmountable within a novella. I give it five stars because it's good. I didn't need it; Gabe is who I thought he was in the first book. The real value here is what his sister left for him, and how it helps.

I've just purchased the next novel, 'The Found' - a clear
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Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I read The Lost at this time last year and it was one of my favorite books of 2015. The writing is amazingly beautiful and the characters are complex, intriguing, and raw. I don't know how I missed that The Fallen had come out but once I saw it, I grabbed it without even reading the synopsis. I am a rebel like that. When I finally did read it and saw that it was a prequel to The Lost and was about Gabriel's life before Leigh, I knew I had to read. Now.

Gabriel is an injured veteran that knows
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Michell Hall casper
This was an emotional read!!

It is dark, hard to read at times and not filled with sunshine and roses. But it has a powerful message and lets you see inside of the broken man that has become Gabriel Hart.

It is a short read but it fills you in on Gabriel's journey and his thoughts.
Elise
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could paint or draw, I would be doing so now based upon McCade's descriptions in this beautiful, sad book about a grieving, lost man. Truly, almost all of a reader's senses will activate while absorbing Gabriel's story, for it isn't a book to be read so much as it is one to be felt. Not sure that makes sense. Anyway, really fine writing and a thoughtful, heart-twisting character study of a man who questions who will box his belongings one day - as well as how soon that day will come.

I wish
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Chasia Lloyd
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-read.

The Fallen is a prequel to The Lost but definitely a better read after The Lost. We get inside the head of our Native American ex-marine hero with PTSD and see what Gabriel was up to before the events of The Lost. It doesn't have any sex scenes like The Lost, but it is a gripping study in character and pain.

Trigger warning for addiction & attempted suicide.
Debbie
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: authors-i-love
After having read and love The Lost, It was good to have a deeper understanding of Gabriel and the demons he fights. Like The Lost, this is not an easy read but it is an important one. Cole McCade continues to dazzle me with his words. Words that make me think, question and evolve. This ability, speaks to the talent of the author. I am honored to read his words.
Kira Simion
Jan 07, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: got-for-free
I know I've said this so many times but, thanks to those authors who put warnings on their blurbs. Thank you.
Carol
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy this existed after I read The Lost. I could have used a few hundred (thousand) more pages though.
Teressa
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So glad to understand Gabriel better... truly in love with this author!
Thalarctos
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down

These characters are so real, and the writing is so beautiful. I enjoyed reading this story and couldn't put it down.
Molly
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bold, in your face look at addiction and grief and suicidal thoughts.
Crystal
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this prequel.
Enjoyed getting to know Gabriel, fell in love with him even more....
Cole is crazy talented, love his words oh so much.
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