Title: Raven’s Fall (World on Fire #2)
Author: Lincoln Cole
Genre: Paranormal, Horror
Abigail was arrested by the Council, and now she’s awaiting trial for the decisions she made leading up to and culminating in the events of Raven’s Peak. She is restless while she waits for answers and knows that there is a real threat outside their walls plotting to bring them down.
Meanwhile, Haatim is getting a crash course in this world he knew nothing about and finding out that nothing is as it seems. He’s being taught how to survive, but will it be enough?
There are dark clouds on the horizon and it is coming whether they are prepared or not. Will they be able to weather this storm?
This is book two in the series and if you haven’t read Raven’s Peak yet, go now and read it. Trust me on this: you’ll need the background information to keep up with everything that’s going on in this book.
Wow! This book has everything an adrenaline junkie needs: impossible situations, heroes destroyed, unknown enemy, demons, demon hunters, intricate fight scenes and a shocking ending.
Two things I loved about this book: the pulse-pounding action and a twist on the paranormal genre. Cole is a master storyteller, bringing you right inside each character and making you experience everything that’s going on. From the mysterious demon killing off Hunters in order to frame Abigail to the conflicting loyalties warring inside Haatim. The fight scenes are descriptive and realistic. The plot moves at a lightning quick pace but as a reader, you don’t notice it. You’re sucked into Cole’s world and there’s nothing you can do about it, not that you want to stop reading, mind you.
The twist on the paranormal genre is brilliant on Cole’s part. What happens when the demon hunter becomes the one thing they abhor? Do they stop hunting? Do they try to kill the demon inside? Cole leaves nothing to the reader’s imagination and it’s something I contemplated for days afterward.
Now, as many of you know, I detest abrupt endings. You may not care but it’s a pet peeve of mine. I’m all for a cliff-hanger ending, especially in a series, but to just end it in the middle of an intense emotional scene is just too much. I had to drop my rating from 5+ stars to 4.5 stars for this reason.
Lincoln Cole is one of my favorite paranormal authors and I wait with baited breath for the next installment. A must read for paranormal and horror fans alike!
Haatim. We get to see real growth and understanding as his character discovers more secrets and more deceptions. He tries his best to set Abigail free but when circumstances shred his world apart, he must swallow his fears and confront the real enemy: his father.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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Lincoln Cole was born and lives in Columbus, Ohio. He is twenty-nine years old and has been writing novels his entire life. He works in the IT industry developing web applications and writing software.
He is married, has a pugamonster named Luther, and enjoys writing in his spare time. Writing and telling stories keeps him sane.
He was inspired to start writing by the works of George R.R. Martin, Isaac Asimov, and Stephen King. He is currently working on several titles, including the follow up to Graveyard of Empires as well as three new series.
Growing up, he worked in the horse racing industry with his grandparents for many years and won an award writing a short story for Hoof Beats magazine while in High School. He had since won the Visionary/Inspirational YA award from Literary Classics in 2015.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N