Book I of the Fallen Light series.
This Child is not the chosen one. She is a demon to be destroyed.
Born of magic, Nerana is labeled a demon and forced into hiding by the Order of Saro. Living with a curse that binds her to their leader, Nerana seeks to free herself from their hold and soon learns that the path to redemption may prove more fatal than the Order itself.
But for Nerana, this is more than a quest for survival… It’s a promise of revenge.
Damn, I’d forgotten how good Curse Of the Fallen was, so I decided to do a reread with the release of the fourth book Shadows of Nyn’Dira, and it was even better the second time round even if the ending broke my heart again.
Curse of the Fallen is H.C. Newell’s debut book from her Epic Fantasy Book series Fallen Light, and let me tell you, it’s absolutely fantastic. The worldbuilding and plot are excellent, a fast-paced setting and an action-packed fantasy romp that will keep you hooked from the vèry first page.
From the start, you are introduced to a fantastic cast of characters that you will love. A vengeful sorcerer, a loveable bard, and a shape-shifting Dreled that are so relatable that you can’t help but feel all their pain and torment that their cruel world has put them through.
H.C. Newell’s writing is wonderful. She has created a beautiful new dark magical world for us to live in, and it’s so good, and for a voracious reader, like me, where I like to lose myself for a few hours, this book has
everything you want in fantasy, Giant Knights, Assassin Elves, skin changers, lots of monsters, and a to top it off a drink swilling carefree nudist hippy colony 🤣
At an early age, our main protagonist, Neer, has been tortured and cursed. Her whole life has been destroyed and family murdered by the Order. After escaping, she was raised by her adopted father Master Reiman, and has taught her to be a master warrior, of the sword, and to control her magic.
Now, the order is on her trail, and Neer is being hunted by these religious fanatics who want her power. Her mission is to free herself from the curse, so with her best friends Loryk and Gil, she must face the trials of blood to get to the hidden caves of Nhamashel. First, she must survive if she is to have any chance of breaking the curse.
Absolutely awesome read. If you are looking for something new, or just some good oul storytelling, then I very highly recommend the Fallen Light series, you won’t regret it.