Book Review – Revenant by Richard Amos

Fallen Fire #3
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 225
Characters: Zayn/Charlie
POV: 1st
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Sorrow. Heartbreak. Rage.
What a deadly combination.

I’m falling apart, but I need to fight. I need to be strong for Charlie. He is my anchor to sanity, a man I can’t get out of my head. With each passing hour, I see him as more than a friend.

I’m gaining infamy in Angelica City by the day. Zayn Valentine: Public Enemy #1. So many want me dead. The dial has been cranked up to boiling point. I just have to hold it together to stop the darkness taking over.

But the darkness is deliciously tempting. I’m walking a fine line between my torn selves, dangerously close to embracing a side of me the world thought was lost to an ancient past.

I need to fight it…

Easier said than done!

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I love this series, and needed to find out what happens next, especially with the way the last book ended! This one introduces another player, and perspective, while upping the tension. I love Zayn and Charlie, and their world, and am already hanging out for the final book.

I liked how Zayn is having major problems holding onto his persona, as more and more of Uriel seeps through. I thought the author did a great job differentiating between the two, and I love how Charlie is Zayn’s rock, and how he wants to stay alive for him. Those two need to stop fooling themselves they’re not in love. Everyone else can see it! I liked the revelation about Charlie’s dad, and the twist about Charlie too. I want to see how that pans out. He and Zayn need to save themselves and each other ASAP.

I loved the clever plot twist with Scott, and the complication of Raph. Nicely done. Someone’s going to come out of this even more badly hurt, and I really want it to be Lucifer. The demon minions are nasty, especially their ability to control people. Damien’s name is not so nicely apt.

The world building is fabulously detailed, and well thought out. I love the twists re the story of Lucifer, Lilith, and the angels. The story moves at a decent pace, with the feeling of running out of time coming across loud and clear. Be warned it does end with a decent cliffhanger, and I need to find out how this very enjoyable series finishes.

5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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