Perhaps her best book yet: "DownFallen" by R. J. Larson


about the book....

He is a nobleman, a murderer, and a traitor, with no hope of redemption … Until he joins the fight to save a royal dynasty. 

Corban Thaenfall of Siphra is a fugitive from justice, separated by his own crimes from the woman he loves. Desperate to find peace for his warring soul, he resolves to make amends. But when he impulsively joins a fight to protect a family from mercenaries, Corban realizes that he risks his life and the chance to beg forgiveness for his crimes. 

Matteo of Arimna longs to repay his enemies for the massacre that nearly destroyed his family and Darzeq’s royal dynasty. But with the realm of Darzeq in chaos and all loyalties suspected, he and his cousin, Anji, must depend upon a renegade nobleman to help them reach safety. 

As they struggle to find peace, will they escape the Infinite? 

my review....

Filled with action-packed scenes and characters you will absolutely love, "DownFallen" is another tremendous book from the talented pen of R. J. Larson. I simply couldn't put this one down after I got sucked into the story (in the very first chapter!), as I had to find out the fate of Matteo after his family was tragically massacred, a sad testimony to the depths of human depravity in the quest for power. The pacing was spot on as I raced from scene to scene, and I greatly enjoyed Corban's role in the story, as he is hunted by the Infinite and is used in miraculous ways that could only be explained by the arrival of a power from outside of himself. I loved watching his journey to a place of belief, a theme many readers will resonate with, as we can all struggle with doubt and with believing that God exists and wants to use us to carry out his grand plans for the world. Matteo's quest to overthrow his grandmother from her stolen place of power provides a classic story of good versus evil, and I enjoyed every bit of that struggle, right up to the oh so satisfying (and bitter-sweet) conclusion to the story. As a male reader, I found the battle scenes particularly enjoyable and well-written. DownFallen truly has it all - heroes and heroines worth cheering for, romance done with just the right touch, and great dialogue that ties everything together. My only regret with the story is that it had to end!

I almost feel guilty for stating that DownFallen may just be my favourite Larson book yet, because I simply loved Ela from Larson's book, "Prophet". Maybe rather than choosing which one I like best, I will just encourage you to get your hands on a copy of "DownFallen" yourself. I guarantee you will enjoy it! I award "DownFallen" 5 out of 5 stars.
An ebook copy of this book was provided for the purposes of this unbiased review.

 about the author....

R. J. Larson

R. J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals and is suspected of eating chocolate and potato chips for lunch while writing. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two sons. The Books of the Infinite series marks her debut in the fantasy genre.

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