As most of you know I just went through a pretty tough time finishing up school. That being said, I’d rather not admit when I started this book, I’m just happy to report that I have completed it. I wish I had the time to finish earlier though, because I really enjoyed the ending. Below is the review I posted on Amazon not too long ago.
Just finished this book and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. As someone who doesn’t read much in this genre, I didn’t know what to expect. However, I am really glad that I finally got around to reading this. I’m even more grateful that there is 4 more books in the series to purchase.
The Fallen Race centers around Baron Lucius Giovanni, who is a character that I really came to like. He is thrust into a role where the fate of humanity rides on his shoulders and thousands of people are counting on him to make the right decisions, to which he replies “no pressure”. His sarcastic tone lightens the mood during rather serious moments throughout the book and as someone who does the same thing in real life, I thought it was fantastic. Those smart witted comments aside, Lucius does also make some valiant speeches, including one near the end which gave me goose bumps and had a vibe similar to the speech that Bill Pullman made in the original Independence Day film.
Overall, I found the in depth detail of the space vessels, as well as the situation well written and thorough, The love story caught me a little off guard at the end, but it did fit well with the plot line and is part of the reason why I just purchased book 2. The only reason I’m giving this book 4 stars is because I had a little difficulty keeping track of the various alien races and their names. Other than that, I highly recommend this book for anyone with a thirst for action. You will not be disappointed.