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Aerie and Reckoning

(The Fallen #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  8,068 ratings  ·  267 reviews

Aaron's senior year has been anything but typical. Half angel and half human, he has been charged to reunite the Fallen with Heaven. But the leader of the Dark Powers is determined to destroy Aaron—and all hope of angelic reconciliation.

Struggling to harness the incredible force within him, Aaron trains for the ultimate battle. With the Dark Pow
Paperback, 541 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published July 20th 2010)
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Sep 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
I read volume 1 (The Fallen and Leviathan) earlier this year and while I wasn't completely enamoured of the story, I was interested enough that I wanted to know how it ended. My biggest issue with the book (as it was with volume 1) is that random characters are introduced that are almost immediately killed off. You never have the chance to connect to these characters and their deaths ultimately have little impact emotionally. I'm not terribly well versed in angelic lore (however, ask me a questi ...more
Kathy Davie
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban, young-adult
Third and fourth in the Fallen urban fantasy series for young adults about an angel who will forgive those of the fallen angels who regret their actions.

Reckoning follows below this.

My Take
Verchiel reminds me of religious leaders and priests who turned into zealots. Fiery, burning zealots who were/are as bad as the devil himself in their single-minded, narrow perspectives. Interpreting the compassion of God to suit their own ends. Twisting the evils that befall them into a license to destroy any
Beagle Lover (Avid Reader)
3 stars

I read these two novels over a year ago, but I recall both as being extremely fasinating and quick reads.
I guess my only real problem with this book is the way it's written. The first of the fallen books was written the same way, but the story was intriguing enough for me to give it four stars. This one...not so much. I liked it, but it wasn't as good as the first. The writing was so flowery. So. Many. Adjectives. No, wait, scratch that. So many overused adjectives. And just some of the words he used. I just couldn't get past the way it was written. I mean is it really a sin to say "on" rather than ...more
Jul 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
This volume was really good compared to the first one.., :) I almost forgot to eat just to finish this. :) after reading this, I learned a lot of things. Forgiving, and loving your enemies inspite of the pain and suffering they had caused you. That no one, other than God has the power to take one's life to end.. It was always God who had the last judgement on things or wrongs we had done. No matter how sinful we maybe, God always forgive those who heartedly repent with their sin..

I almost cried
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This one took me a bit longer to get through than the first book. But it was still just as good. Aaron has embraced his powers and is doing everything he can to stop Verchiel.
Aug 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! As good as the first! Definitely didn't disappoint!
Dec 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Dec 07, 2010 rated it liked it
i really like the story of fallen angels being forgiven. however, on this second installment, it was a dismay that the book end that way. for me, the ending is quite a disappointment.
Ben Truong
Aerie and Reckoning is a bind up of the third and fourth books in The Fallen series written by Thomas E. Sniegoski and centered on Aaron Corbet, who on his eighteen birthday learned that he is a nephilim – a human/angel hybrid.

Aerie (★★★★☆) Aaron Corbet is still coming to terms about being a nephilim and he is no closer to discovering the identity of the angel who sired him. By pure accident, they stumble upon folks who are from Aerie, a place where the Fallen and Nephilim live together to avoid
Jul 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Having read this book due to loving the movie and series, The Fallen 2 was disappointing. Chapters switched between characters often and there were several names with no relevance to them as well as characters being called various names throughout the book. The first part (Aerie) felt confusing with lack of character description and almost as if entering the story at a random spot. Reckoning began with good description of characters and what was going on yet then reverted back to swapping charac ...more
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
I thought that this was a pretty good sequel. Some of the fight scenes went on for way too long and that's why it wasn't a five star book for me. I am interested to see what the problems and plots of the other books in the series are since the ending of this volume wrapped some things up pretty nicely.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book has a good plot however the reason for the two stars is because of how it was written.

A lot of it is repetitive, lengthy sentences to describe something to then be repeated only slightly different a couple of pages later. For this I found it difficult to carry on reading at times and I found then I would keep losing myself and forgetting what had just happened.

Stephanie M. Allen
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I really did try with this series. Even when I was getting bored, I pushed through but honestly, I'm just done. The writing isn't terrible by any means. Sniegoski is talented. But this just isn't my cup of tea.
Donna Massey
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

I have never read anything from this author but after the first book I was hooked. It was very well written and on the edge of my seat all the way through it I will definitely read the rest of the series.
Brandon Mcgee
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun and exciting story.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading t head stories and have enjoyed the series to this point. I can't wait to read the next installment.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels
The next wonderful instalment in this series it was a wonderful book to read very action packed and emotional inspired. Aaron and camael are on the road and find Aerie a hidden settlement for fallen angels and nephilim children of angels. Aaron discovers the fate of his little brother Stevie that Verchiel has transformed him into a ruthless killer Malay which leads Aaron to pay the ultimate sacrifice of killing the monster his brother has becomes. Aaron finds out the identity of the fallen angel ...more
Nic Echo
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Aerie Review:

About the Book:

In the third installment of The Fallen series, Aaron continues his journey to find his step-brother, Stevie. Along this journey, Aaron and his companions end up at Aerie, a safe haven for nephilim and the fallen. Meanwhile, Verchiel, the Powers' commander, is still determined to put an end to Aaron by any means.

I, honestly, felt that Aerie had a bit of a rough start as it was more character based, which is not Sniegoski's string suit. However, once the action s
Nov 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This omnibus edition of the third and fourth books in Sniegoski’s series about fallen angels is just as entertaining as the first. In Aerie, we follow Aaron as he continues to search for his little brother, who has been kidnapped by the Powers, and in Reckoning we witness the lead up to the final battle between Aaron, the child of prophesy, and the misguided and increasingly delusional leader of the Powers host, Verchiel.


The book is largely focussed on the safe haven of Aerie that the Nephi
Apr 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: angels-nephilim
Eh more like 3.5
It took me so long to finish this book! It's not that it wasn't good, I'm just easily distracted. The ending was predictable, but in a good way. Everything that I happened, I was kind of expecting. It didn't always happen the way I was expecting (I'm not psychic ya know), but it was easy to guess. Very rarely does a YA book end its series on a bad note, which is what I love about this genre. Like Eric Idle says, always look on the bright side of life! (whistle part going off in m
Daniela Ark
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Daniela by: Amazon
This is a summary, read my full review in my blog

Before Angelfall… there was “The Fallen“!

My next review had to be about the series (turned into a TV show) that got me hooked on the Angels & Demons theme.

No warnings here. This book is very appropriate for young audiences, though people of all ages will appreciate this exciting apocalyptic series. I read the first four books in less than a week (this is a seven book series).

My outstanding checkmarks go to:✓Writing, ✓Theme, ✓Plot and ✓Worldb
Oct 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, 2010, age-ya
11/4/10 Review of Aerie
Aaron, Camael, and Gabriel (the dog) are so busy searching for the fabled Aerie when a chance encounter with some angelic hunters brings Aerie to them. Lehash and his Nephilim daughter Lorelei have been living in Aerie for years, and don't believe that Aaron could be the one from the prophecy. Belphegor, the peaceful leader of Aerie, believes differently. Aaron just wants to save Stevie, but now Verchiel has taken another of Aaron's loved ones, Vilma, herself a budding Nep
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Aerie and Reckoning were respectively published in 2003 and 2004, singularly. And published again, with newly-designed covers in 2010 as an omnibus novel. This edition is the omnibus novel.

From events occurred in book 1: The Fallen and book 2: Leviathan, Nephilim born Aaron Corbet is now a prophecy who can not only reunite the fallen with God but bring forgiveness to all angels who have hidden themselves since the Great War. In the midst of this, Aaron discovers powers beyond the ordinary and s
Lynn Spinks
Nov 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Matt H.
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
I like stories about religious mythology, and this one delivers with a focus on angelology. This edition collects the third and fourth books of the series. Overall, I think Aerie was better than Reckoning. With that said, there are numerous issues that affected my reading and rating of this book.

First, writers who conceive of their stories over an arc of books are careful not to divulge too much too soon. In these two books, Sniegoski has some pretty big revelations. The problem is that the writ
Apr 27, 2011 rated it liked it
review by SarahBella

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

In the second half of the series, Sniegoski keeps everything fresh with new baddies to fight and new vistas to fight them in. Aaron and Gabe, along with Camael, take up the search for Aerie in earnest, finding it in the most unexpected of ways.

When they finally get to Aerie, their arrival is less welcome than they would have anticipated. The angels living there have grown weary of moving constantly and are mistrustful of both Aaron’s true id
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Again this is an omnibus of the 3rd and 4th books of the series, and since I read them as one, I think it makes the most sense to review them as one as well. It is interesting reading them together like this, because the similarities in how they're constructed are quite evident. Each volume of the series starts the same way, with the death of some saintly being, and while the construction could be seen as almost repetitive, instead I think its almost comforting knowing what to expect.

The book be
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THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, and Force Majeure, as well as the upcoming series The Brimstone Network. The author's first adult novel, A Kiss Before ...more

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The Fallen (5 books)
  • The Fallen and Leviathan (The Fallen, #1-2)
  • End of Days (The Fallen, #3)
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“You've got to use it, the pain. Use it as fuel to move past the torment, to the light at the end of the tunnel” 33 likes
“I'm going to grab something to eat," Lorelei said. "Would you like to come with me?"
"No, thank you. I think I'll just stay here with him." Gabriel slowly lowered his face to rest his chin upon the bed near Aaron's frighteningly still hand.
"I'm not feeling very hungry.”
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