Title: Rise of the Fallen
In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King’s Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.
When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah’s life, a chain reaction sets Micah’s heart on a collision course with Sam’s, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive
Author: Donya Lynne
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Return of the Assassin, Rebel Obsession, Micah's Calling
Series: All the King's Men
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Return of the Assassin, Rebel Obsession, Micah's Calling
Published by Phoenix Press Source: Author
Published: March 24, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Rise of the Fallen
This book feels like a good start to a series. We are introduced to many different characters in this story and given a little back story on each. The story has your typical vampires and then has day walkers with special powers. This book also introduces you to a shapeshifter called drecks, who for the most part appear human but are the enemy of the vampires. Micah is a member of All the King’s Men (AKM) who help control vampires and drecks.
The main focus of this story was Micah and Sam. Micah has fallen due to losing his second mate in his lifetime. Samantha is on the run from an abusive husband. She saves Micah from a beating but endangers her life in the process. They come together and are unable to deny their feelings. Some of the scenes in this book may scorch your eyelashes so be warned.
The next character that I am excited about is Trace. He is a day walker and self-proclaimed guardian of Sam & Micah. I just had a peek and it looks like the next book is going to be about Arion and Severin. Both are also members of the AKM. There are several good starts to stories in this book for the different characters. I also like the vampire military angle of the story.
Another point that made the story better was that the characters have real problems in this book. It makes them feel more real to me. I especially like Sam. She has the courage and strength. She is also not afraid to do what is right even if it is not easy like saving Micah. I love it when Sam’s husband finally catches up to her. She fixes him good although I won’t tell you what she does you will have to read the book to find out.
I am interested to find out more on the powers of the different daywalkers. Also I would like a little more information on the drecks. These sound like interesting if not evil supernatural creatures. I like the world that Donya has created. It is full of mystery and danger and the books so far are full of promise and action. I love action.
All in all I give this book 4 stars and 5 flames. Wow it was on fire. I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.