by Dan O'Brien
Book: Fallen Chronicles #1
Pub Date: Sept 19, 2012
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The world is broken. The coming of the Intelligence pushed the remnants of humanity deep into the tundra. What remained was a vast sea of ice and the machine city, Culouth. E’Malkai Armen, descendent of the Fallen, has been a citizen of Culouth his entire life. A bitter betrayal, and the inception of a war that will destroy millions of lives, forces E’Malkai to confront the past and undertake a pilgrimage that is his by birthright. As he travels to the cold tundra of the north, the realm prepares for war. The Path of the Fallen is a lonely and arduous path, but it must be walked for the sake of all mankind.
My Review: Marion is on a ship, when everything is going crazy. Glass is shattering, and boots are running over it. Marion is then talking to this man, who is not human like he is. He kills his kind. After exchanging words, the shadowed man attack Marion. A woman shows up, and so the man goes to her, but once she is able to escape from his grasp, Marion tells her to run. So the sphere goes back to the man, but the woman only falls back to the ground and finds her hands covered in blood. She looks around and sees all the dead bodies around. Soon she is able to get up and walk away with Marion behind her. He tells the man that there is no need to slaughter them like animals. Suddenly the girl hits the man with a pipe, but she is thrown down the hall. The man looks at Marion and kills him, now being annoyed that the girl had a head start. He catches to the girl and she mentions that this can't be the power of the believer. He asks the woman how she would know and says that he has a dark heart. Angered by that the throws her far and hard enough that the window shatters and they both head into the cold abyss. Suddenly the man hears a woman call out Ryan and the man grabs his head saying that his is no longer than man anymore. Jumping to the middle. We have another character, Fe’rein who now has this great power, when suddenly his brother Seth appears. Fe’rein says that Seth is not hos brother, how could he be, after all Fe’rein only killed Seth. He is a reminder that those you serve, can do what they want with the dead. However Fe’rein doesn't believe it, he says that they cannot control the Dok’Turmel. Fe’rein says Seth is an illusion, when Seth mentions that life is an illusion. Seth tells that the Fallen are no more and yet he walks among the place like he is a god. Fe’rein just kept watching his brother. Seth goes on saying that Fe’rein once told him dreams are all we have. Without them life would be full with unfinished tasks. Fe’rein says that his brother is wrong. That is Fe’rein's mistake. Seth says that he is real because Fe’rein said he was his brother, when earlier he said he wasn't. Fe’rein says he knows that he killed his brother, and yet that isn't why Seth is there. Seth is there to say the Fe’rein doesn't know his place. Fe’rein gets scared, because where they are, Fe’rein's power is useless. Only intelligence works there. Now Fe’rein is about to face his death. I'll stop here for now.