the Fallen

3 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was an ok book. The major plot points were pretty predictable, but it was still a fun read. Drystan, Temple Knight of Lyonesse, is sent to retrieve the betrothed of his uncle, the Duke of Tintagel. When Eselt and Drystan meet, there are immediate sparks between the two. As they start the journey back to Tintagel, the couple can’t resist getting together and start a doomed love affair. When they reach the Duke’s house, cruel soldier Purin discovers their affair and is determined to tell the Duke. Meanwhile, two mysterious brothers hunt down a rogue healer that is possessed by a chaos demon.

This book has a hodge podge of different ideas that don’t necessarily go together, or go anywhere. There are certain characters and situations that start out promising and then are just abandoned with no explanation. This was a bit distracting. The story stalled at certain points and the main characters were just a bit too earnest. But, overall, it was a fun read.