Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review: The Fallen King (IDWMA #8) by Rhiannon Frater

  • Publisher: Rhiannon Frater
  • Publication date: 8/4/2013
  • Series: In Darkness We Must Abide , #8 
  • Source: eARC provided by the author for review
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Episode 8:

With the life she carefully constructed in Austin now in shambles, Vanora returns home to Houston with the intention of saving her brother from the unseen forces gathering against him. The journey home is perilous, but Armando is at her side, protecting her against all harm. Yet, the vampire may not be able to protect her from the darkness about to consume everyone she loves, and she can't trust her own heart that yearns for him.

Serial Synopsis:

In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.

Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.

As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and her enemy has enveloped her in a web of deceit, casting doubt on all she believes to be true. Soon, she will have to fight not only to save those she loves, but also for her very soul.

Rhiannon Frater delivers a chilling adventure once again with this multi-part epic serial with a dynamic cast, old school vampires, bloody action, a smoldering forbidden love, and a terrifying villain set against the backdrop of a modern day vampire war.

My Thoughts

This serial!! OMG seriously!! Rhiannon Frater is totally killing me with each episode!! I am so fully invested in the characters and their story now that it's just intense emotions from the first sentence to the last.  This is such a tense, edge of your seat adventure and I can't get enough! What is the most amazing is how complex and well developed all of the characters are, yet I still learn more about them as I go. This was just so entertaining, creepy, and awesome!!

Now we are at the point in the story that we don't get the flashbacks at the beginning of the episodes since it is now present time. It also makes the story so much more intense because you are thrown right back into it now. Vanora knows that her brother is in danger and that he won't listen to anyone else. She also has to face Armando again when she hasn't seen him since the scary events of Halloween years ago. She loves her brother and sister, but is still scared of them. She knows that she needs to stop it though. She feels as though the darkness follows her and anyone around her isn't safe.

Armando is struggling with his feelings for her. He also knows that if her brother will listen to anyone it will be Vanora. He has to keep her safe, and he's bringing her right to the danger. He hopes she can get her brother to listen and they can all run away and hide. The only thing is, she doesn't trust him, and he can't tell her anything because he's bound to Aeron and actually can't get the words out no matter how much he wants to.

This had me on edge the whole time I was reading. I knew that something bad was coming. There was no way to avoid it. It had me an emotional mess. I was scared for them all, I was worried about them. Aeron is getting closer to getting what he wants and there is no stopping him. Each episode is breaking my heart more and more as things go downhill and I feel it so deeply. Rhiannon Frater has my heart in her hands and is squeezing the life out of it slowly with each installment! Another fantastic episode from this serial!!

* An advanced copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.


  1. I love books that make you go all crazily tensed up.

    Awesome review, chick! <33

    1. Rhiannon is awesome at the tension!! I love it!!

  2. Getting killed with each book rocks! Lovely review.

    1. It's the best!! I love when books can do that to me.

  3. I'm glad to see you're still loving this series. I love how much you love Frater!

    1. She's such a fantastic author!! I love her writing!

  4. Ditto what Andrea said! Glad you still love this one Amy!

    1. I love how she is able to suck me into the stories she writes so easily.

  5. I'm so glad you are still loving these!

  6. Dude this series is rocking you so hard! Happy that you loved this one just as much as you loved all the others :)

  7. Haven't read this series but I'm super glad you have enjoyed it so much.

  8. I should really finally start a Rhiannon Frater book soon, especially since you love them all so much! It sounds really intense and totally gripping from the way you've described it. I'm glad that the episodes never disappoint!

    Fantastic review, Amy! <33

  9. I really need to give this series a try. You love it so much! Great review Amy!

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