This is a going to be quick review, mostly because it’s Saturday and it’s beautiful outside, but I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts on a lesser known book trilogy that really captured my heart. The trilogy goes by the name The Fallen Trilogy, and it has everything a classic fantasy book needs, including dragons. There is a spunky princess ,a dark bad boy, and a dynamic between them that started from a childhood friendship. I won’t go to any real details because I HATE spoilers, but I will say that there is some serious unrequited love in this book (also, did I mention there are dragons?)!
Let me start by saying I love Tess Williams. Her writing style has an old time charm that I really enjoy, and her characters are always well developed. She is also very good at writing from each characters different perspective while simultaneously keeping each perspective individually unique to the character they represent. In more simple terms….She is amazing at switching between narrators! Cyric’s (the bad boy) and Ellia’s (the princess) different perspectives are an important part of this book, and they are both very well presented. In fact, that’s one of the things I loved the most about not only this book, but the entire trilogy. As I was reading, there were so many times I wanted to jump into the pages and yell at the characters! Though that can be frustrating, it certainly kept me involved!
The best part of this book was the ending. The dramatic ending is what sold me! So many trilogy’s I have read seem to have a great part one, a mediocre part two, and then a weak, disappointing part three. That was not the case with “Fallen Warrior”! In fact I enjoyed this book the most out of all of the Fallen books. It was great reading about Cyric’s internal struggles, and Ellia’s broken heart. The ending was fabulous, but boy did I have to wait until the VERY end to get the ending I was hoping for. If you are looking for a good indie author read, Try this trilogy out, I certainly enjoyed it!
I want to note that Tess sadly passed away last year, and I have missed her presence in the book world! Even though she is gone, she certainly left a mark on my life with her positive outlook and wonderful writing style. Her books can still be found on Amazon.