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Cato is the only true half-human, half-ghost hybrid in existence. He's powerful and unique with two divine powers instead of one.

The United States government believes he is the key to developing a devastating weapon that will give humankind an advantage when war inevitably erupts between the Human Realm and Avilésor, the Ghost Realm.

After being an unwilling test subject in

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Kindle Edition, 461 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Sara A. Noe
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Lori Boyd
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Captivating

Nothing to dislike here except having to wait for book two! I have read thousands of books in many different genres but sci fi and fantasy always my personal favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the pace, the story itself and the imagination of the author. Read it
Sarah Lee
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like my books raw and gritty, and this is what I got from A Fallen Hero. The book has moments of playful whimsy and childlike ignorance from some of the younger characters, but overall the story line is intense, suspenseful, raw, and compelling. There is a satisfying amount of ”corrupt government” and genetic experimentation which plays a big role in the psychology behind this book and the behaviors and ambitions of the characters. This book is built on blurred lines and the gray space between ...more
Kayla Ware
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this thrilling adventure, A Fallen Hero blurs the line between science-fiction and fantasy, adding paranormal elements and beings into a war-torn world. In the first novel of the War Of The Realms series, author Sara A. Noë introduces us to a diverse set of characters, following multiple perspectives and viewpoints where the differentiation between good and evil is far from being black and white.

Cato and his surrogate "lab-family" have escaped a government facility where they were being held
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Danielle Olivia
This was such a thrilling book to read! The suspense is constant! This book is told from multiple POVs and while Multi POVS are usually hard to follow for me, this author executed it SO PERFECTLY! Each character's POC narration had its own unique voice and style which really made me feel like I was in these characters' heads; there is nothing one-dimensional our generic about these characters! They are all very real, very unique people. The worldbuilding is layered and complex. I like how since ...more
T.S.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this stellar debut, the first in Chronicles of Avilésor, War of the Realms series, Noe brings forth an enthralling paranormal story that readers will find it hard to stop reading until the end.

After being an unwilling test subject in Project Alpha, Cato, a human and ghost hybrid, escapes with other test subjects. However, it becomes imperative for the fugitives to take supreme measures to protect themselves as bosses at the experiment facility and ghostly shadow guards want to capture them
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Dash Landars
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I went into this book not knowing what to expect. It just happened that the author was at the store signing books that day and I bought it on impulse.

In this case it was an absolute win. I loved this book pretty much from start to finish. The character development, world-building, pacing; everything was pretty much amazing. The author really knows how to get the reader invested in the characters— the lovable ones, the hateable ones, and especially the conflicted ones in the middle.

I have rarely
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Lauren
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 // 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one! The world was interesting, the plot compelling, and the characters were by far the best part of the book. I love me a good found family and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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Anna
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!! I was pulled into the story right away. The pacing had me hooked through the first half, and then by the middle, I couldn't put it down! :)

The author did a fantastic job drawing out the tension. She switched viewpoints frequently, and sometimes the scenes were rather short, but every single one built up the stakes. I especially got excited when different storylines crossed and one group of characters encountered another. There were a lot of characters introduced early on, but once I
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Cara
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I'm not the best at reviews but here we go!

I have to say, I found another amazing book world i want to live in. I can't think of any issues that I had other than the first time I saw the font first threw me off, but it eventually grew to love it! And if you love paranormal I high suggest this book, it is not jut about ghosts, but how they are viewed in this world that I think makes it the most interesting. I also liked all the different vies that we get. Usually they are only through the main
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Sara Houser
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite part is talking about how much I love a book and I loved a fallen hero. This review is late but have no fear I’m here now. So let’s review what this book is about:

Short version: Cato, axel, kit, the twins( fin and Reese), Jay, RC, and Ash are on the run from THEM ( the evil scientists I thought). They run into obstacles along the way but have managed to make it to Catos home town and he knows that this is going to be rough because he knows he wasn’t welcome there. The twins
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Brad Brown
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cato and his friends are on the run. There is nowhere they can turn to for safety. There is no one they can trust. They are caught in the middle of a war between humanity and the ghostly realm of Avilesor, hunted by both sides, desperately fighting for survival. Cato himself, half-ghost and half-human, may be the key to ending the war. A Fallen Hero is full of action, mystery and suspense, all captured in the lives and choices of interesting characters, for whom things just get worse and worse, ...more
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Bridget
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one kept me engaged from start to finish. I really enjoyed the beleaguered adventures of the fugitive, scrappy pack of ‘friends-who-became-family’... and can’t wait for book two!
Margaret Beeler
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start? Reviews are always the hardest for me—how could I possibly rant about a book and NOT give away every single plot point?? Cause jeez, this one certainly hits the mark of a great book in my eyes. To sum up the action in a brief sentence (although one sentence fails to give the book justice): Cato and a group of his lab mates (who have been captured for a life of horrible tests—I get vibes from The Darkest Minds a bit in the beginning—good thing though, it’s a great read) escape ...more
Plum Report (Kimberly)
I'd first like to thank Sara A Noe for sending me a copy of her debut novel A Fallen Hero to read in exchange for an honest review.

If Goodreads would allow it, I'd give this story a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I was impressed with the story quality and character development from this multi-POV story. Every character was distinct and memorable throughout the story which helped enhance the world building and story flow.

There are two conflicts within this story. One conflict gets resolved by the end but
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Scott Wyman
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book at my local Barnes & Noble expecting a fun scifi/fantasy adventure, but what I got was so much more. I am particularly impressed by the author's attention to the effects of brainwashing and extreme torture on the human psyche. I was not expecting the depths to which this author went to convey the severity of the situation within Project Alpha, which shed light on how and why certain things where they way they were, and why certain characters act the way they act. Noe ...more
Isaac Fleming
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scifi is kind of hit or miss for me, but fantasy is pretty neato so I decided to give this a shot. This book is a good combination of the best parts of scifi with everything I love about fantasy, making for a completely unique adventure that readers of all kinds can get into.
Kenichrio J
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'A Fallen Hero' presents us with a blend of fantasy and sci-fi in which a modern Earth is beset by beings of great power intent on making humanity a race of slaves. To combat this, some human organizations are making every effort to capture these beings so they may be dissected, studied, and ultimately destroyed. This is the tale of a small group of those kidnapped beings' flight from their captors after some small fortune allowed for their escape.

Sara Noe breathes life into her world using a
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Castiel
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book filled with compelling characters and amazing imagery to form an incredible story that kept me engrossed until the end. Can't wait for book two!
Danielle Olivia
This was such a thrilling book to read! The suspense is constant! This book is told from multiple POVs and while Multi POVS are usually hard to follow for me, this author executed it SO PERFECTLY! Each character's POC narration had its own unique voice and style which really made me feel like I was in these characters' heads; there is nothing one-dimensional our generic about these characters! They are all very real, very unique people. The worldbuilding is layered and complex. I like how since ...more
Sam Ehresman
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me just start off by telling you that my typical genre for books is crime, mystery, thrillers, suspense. This book definitely falls into the sci-fi, fantasy genre with suspense as well. Sara has a remarkable imagination, and creates a world that is unlike any other. Her characters will find their way into your heart, whether they are heroes or villains. Although it is out of my typical genre of books, I am so glad that I picked this one up! Book 2 comes out in 2020 and I am on the edge of my ...more
Alyssa
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a game changer. The characters quickly become your best friend and their travels and experiences are beautifully described. There is not a point in this book where I was not wanting more. My only complaint is that the second book is not ready right this moment. But as they say, "All good things come to those who wait."
Tiana Tracy-summers
A Fallen Hero has definately become one of new favorite books to read. With alluring characters and a thrilling story line, I couldn't put it down even for a second! Now I can't wait to read the second book to see where Cato and his friends will go next!
Cathy Baxter Braden
Great book & even better author!
Andrew
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read with exciting characters. I can't wait for to the second book of the chronicle. Soooo, hurry Miss Noe!
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Sara A. Noë is a writer, artist, and award-winning photographer from La Porte, Indiana. Her writings have appeared in Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans, Celebrate! Young Poets Speak Out, Northwest Indiana Literary Journal, and Voices Literary Journal, which published her photograph “Aftermath” on the cover.

She lives in a little cottage with her cat, Calypso. Her first published novel A Fallen
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