Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Fallen
Author: Kay Ellis
Series: Evolin #2
Heroes: Tylan & Sully
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 133 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Defying their orders of exile, Tylan and Sully return to Evolin to face King Acipor. But two against the kingdom’s forces requires more planning. In the forest surrounding the city, Tylan and Sully find a group of young men hiding to escape persecution. Sully is pleased to discover his former comrade, Gannon, leads this ragtag set. Soon, they find refuge and shelter from the dark clouds quickly gathering on the horizon. Worried over strengthening bonds between old friends, Tylan grows distrustful. When a boy with the gift of foresight warns Tylan he will be betrayed, the fire within him grows stronger, waiting for its chance to take control of the prince’s body and claim Sully for its own.
Tylan and Sully have been hidden away for the past few years after escaping Tylan’s father, the King. But when word of the King’s last heinous act reaches them, they know it’s time to put an end to the King’s reign. First, they have to prove Tylan is back to kill his father to a band of forest boys before they can actually get into the castle and kill the king. But there’s a traitor among their group, will they be able to get to the King before the traitor leads them into a trap?
I’m not sure how I feel about this book, to be honest. On one hand, I enjoyed it more than the first book, Fireheart. But on the other hand, I feel like I hate the characters even more now than I did before. Tylan eventually becomes a little more grown up but he’s also still so sheltered because Sully wouldn’t allow him to grow, so to speak, but Tylan also didn’t want to grow. Sully was endearingly possessive but at the same time almost more verbally abusive than he was before. It was a little disconcerting because when I started liking one, they’d do something and I wouldn’t like them anymore. This book also had so much sex and I absolutely hated the fact that Tylan is still so naive and that he blamed his actions on Sully (kissing Trav and saying it’s because of Sully, SERIOUSLY?!), it made me so angry especially when Sully just forgave him like it was no big deal Tylan would have spread his legs for anyone willing.
BUT I won’t lie. I really liked the plot line. I love that Tylan was going to stand up to his father and put an end to his reign. I liked that everyone didn’t love Tylan right away and he had to prove himself. I liked that Sully was so possessive and I really liked how everything turned out in the end.
Overall, this wasn’t a bad story. I liked it as much as I liked the previous book, I suppose and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the rest of Tylan and Sully’s storyline turns out. If you’ve read Fireheart then you should definitely read this one!
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*