The Reviewer: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Prophecies in fantasy are a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme…and beaten like a dead horse. However, this book takes a amazing spin on it. I received an ARC from a local book store in my area to review (Bards Alley), and I have to say that I had been looking forward to this book for a long while before this. But I think the sentence on the back of the ARC copy is the best way to sum up the plot: “What if Frodo got assassinated by Sauron and Sam had to finish the quest?” That alone says it all. And this book truly delivers on this premise. I starts off painting the tired picture of the chosen one that we’ve all seen before only to rip that away and step forward into rare territory that few writers in fantasy (who use the prophecy plot) do. This is a fun book, funny at times and disturbingly sad at others. I will say that it was full of great surprises and happenings that will draw you in, keep you there, and have you dying to learn what happens next. Kel Kade sets up an ambitious story that I can’t wait to read more about. My only complaint is that I have to wait to read more.