Series- The Whispers of the Fallen Book # 2
By- J.D. Netto
Publication Date- May 30, 2014
Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.
The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.
Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.
I was about to head out the door when a chill shot up my leg. There was a cold grasp around my ankle that pulled my body. I thudded to the floor. My eyes darted over my shoulder and saw a black shadow shaped like a man. My heart skipped a beat as I caught sight of its skeletal hands tightened around my left ankle.
I tried to land a kick on the creature, but my feet sank under its shadow. With great strength, it lifted me off the ground and cast my body against the roof. A sharp pain spread through my back. Ballard, Demetre, and Petra flocked into the room.
The grotesque being released a growl once it saw them. I managed to stand to my feet as fast as I could.
“What in the name of Elysium is that?” Ballard unsheathed his sword.
I limped my way to my companions, feeling a sharp pain in my chest. I watched as both of the creature’s skeletal hands turned into arms, each equipped with four-fingered hands. At the tip of each finger was a sharp, curved claw. The creature’s bones slithered beneath its brown skin while its body took a shape similar to that of a dragon. Its elongated skull had a thin snout. Wings appeared on its back, expanding to almost twice the size of the creature’s thin tail.
The creature lowered its head, growling as it crawled to its left. Its golden eyes trailed across the room. The pain in my leg worsened as I watched it raise its body. It let out a loud roar.
This is a non-stop war, with the most horrifying creatures you can imagine coming out of an abyss. No one is ever safe and the diary holders are being searched for at every turn. Isaac and the others don’t ever stop running, can’t stop running, as things prey on their mind and souls. Lucifer is coming…..for them. Will they manage to find a way to defeat Lucifer within themselves? How many more will give into the temptation of false peace? Stay tuned….
I love J.D. Netto’s books, they are all I could want in a fantasy setting, providing me with the horrors my mind craves. I do recommend this book to other fantasy lovers, it is a wonderful book. More to come too, I am eagerly awaiting the next, cannot wait to see more, am trying to be patient. Sigh! I have absolutely no trouble picturing everything in this book, am right there beside them all as it happens. I hate to come back out into my ordinary world when I finish reading. Mr. Netto is a wonderful author with the ability to engage the mind’s eye while telling his story. Many thanks to him for allowing me to read and review his second book, it is a book lovers dream come true.
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 for the series were designed by J.D.Netto, proving that he is not only a writer, but an innovative visual designer.
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