Darkness Falls Series Review

Darkness Falls Book 1: Wilde’s Fire

"There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most." - Katriona Wilde. Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she's ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she's dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her. Kate's forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What's worse, she has no control over her new future, and it's full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made. Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?

My Review

Three friends go camping in Virginia.  During the exploration of a cave in their swimming hole, they end up going through a portal to another world.  This was an awesome story, to see Kate grow into her powers and finally know the truth about everything.  The end does leave you hanging…who are the traitors?  Will Brad return from the dead to kill Kate and Arland?  Will Brit stay or return to earth?  I guess we’ll have to read book two to find out.

Darkness Falls Book 1: Wilde’s Army

“Hello, Katriona.”

Those two words spark fear in Katriona Wilde and give way to an unlikely partnership with Perth, the man she’s been traded to marry for a favor. Saving her true love and protector Arland, her family, and their soldiers keeps her motivated, but the at-odds duo soon realizes trust is something that comes and goes with each breath of Encardia’s rotting, stagnant air. The moment when concern for her missing sister spirals out of control, all thoughts of trust are pushed aside and she finds herself trapped by the daemon tricks Perth warned her of.

However, rescuing those she loves is only half the problem.

Kate still must get to Willow Falls, unite her clashing people, and form an army prepared to fight in order to defeat Darkness. When so many she’s grown fond of die along the journey, her ability to play by the gods’ rules is tested.

How will she make allies when the world appears stacked against her? And will she still be Katriona Wilde, the girl with fire?
My Review

This is the sequel to Wilde’s Fire.  As Kate comes to terms with who she is, she realizes she must have courage, not only to follow through with her prophesied destiny, but also to save her world from the darkness that consumes them.  This is a brilliantly written tale of good versus evil.  It keeps your attention as it has action, adventure, and romance.  It had a few heartbreaking moments, so you may want to have some Kleenex handy.  All in all a spectacular series, I’m a new fan of Krystal Wade!

About the Author:
Krystal Wade can be found in the sluglines outside Washington D.C. every morning, Monday through Friday. With coffee in hand, iPod plugged in, and strangers--who sometimes snore, smell, or have incredibly bad gas--sitting next to her, she zones out and thinks of fantastical worlds for you and me to read. How else can she cope with a fifty mile commute?

Good thing she has her husband and three kids to go home to. They keep her sane.
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  1. These sound like great books! Thanks for sharing your review!


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