(The Whispers of The Fallen, #1)
Release Date: November 2012
Published by: Tristar Publishing Group; 316 pages
Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.
Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and those who guarded it for all these years. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.
Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.
I love books about fallen angels, there are so many different angles you can take with it, and this book was a perfect example of that. There are fallen angels, and angels or stars and half breeds but also there are book bearers that hold the books of Lucifer and are unaware of the power they each entail.
This book was beautifully written, very eloquent and descriptive. You are completely transformed into the village of Agalmath as well as the other various places you visit in this book. The story of Isaac and Demetre grabs you right away in the beginning and keeps you wanting more and more as the story progresses. There were plenty of surprises throughout this book, and unexpected twist and turns.
There were a few times when I actually felt that Issac and Demetre were doomed and they have failed, it is such an intense battle between good and evil, and evil seems to be victorious most of the time. I love that it wasn't like all one sided, usually with the good side winning. It's a true battle and shows that in battles good doesn't always win, nor have the advantage all the time.
I loved how the last half of this book turned out. I am very excited to read more from J.D. Netto, and more from this series. Please go pick it up!!
Isaac Khan: Born and raised in the village of Agalmath, Isaac is the main protagonist in the series. His parents, Diane and Dustin Khan were members of the Council chosen to protect the Diary. They fled the Council once they discovered Athalas had sold his soul to Lucifer. Isaac is now the bearer of the Diary of Lucifer.
Demetre Aliward: Isaac’s best and most loyal friend. Demetre also lost his parents on the day Isaac discovered the Diary. During their journey throughout Elysium, Demetre discovers a dark truth about himself and his own family.
Devin: He fled the hiding place of the Nephilins in Byllith, seeking refuge within the Council. Devin fights against the evil that runs through his veins since birth. He possesses the ability to communicate and command certain animal species.
Adawnas: She also sought refuge with the Council. Adawnas first encountered Isaac and Demetre on the day Devin led them to meet Athalas, the head of the Council. After discovering the Council’s dark secrets, Adawnas joined Isaac and the others on their journey.
Nephele: The first human to be turned into a Nephilin. Nephele was seduced by Mordred, a Fallen Star, and bore a Nephilin child named Duane. She is one of Lucifer’s most loyal servants. She has the ability to control and attack an enemy by striking pain throughout the body.
About the Author-
J.D.Netto (Jorge de Oliveira Netto) is brazilian-born. Raised in Framingham, MA, J.D.Netto always had an eye for epic fantasy and story-telling. At an early age, he had the habit of locking himself in his room, turning on any soundtrack he could find, and there he would write for hours.
During his senior year in High School, J.D.Netto had an idea that changed his life, 'What if Lucifer had a Diary? What if the Diary was a secret? What if the secret was a reality?' These simple questions led him to write for six consecutive years, researching, perfecting his craft, and creating the world of Elysium. All the promotional visuals of the novel, including the cover, were designed by J.D.Netto, proving that he is not only a writer, but an innovative visual designer.
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