Book Review – Reckoning by Richard Amos

Fallen Fire #4
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 291
Characters: Zayn/Charlie
POV: 1st
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Series

And so begins the end…

The fate of the world rests on a knife edge. A new dawn is fast approaching. Dark times wait to unfold. Soon, everything will change.

I’ve lost everything.

Now what? Embrace part of myself by taking the easy path? Fight even with my hope stripped away? Fade into my sorrow?

I have to make a choice. The clock has run down.

Time’s up.

Change is a beast in need of feeding, however that plays out…

Reckoning is the fourth and final book in the Fallen Fire series. Get ready for an Urban Fantasy tale packed with action, adventure, and a slow-burn MM Romance.

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I got hooked on this series with the first book, and the conclusion doesn’t disappoint. The action ramps up, and I liked that it’s not just Charlie and Zayn’s POV the reader follows, but Raphael and Uriel’s too. The worldbuilding is fabulous and detailed, yet doesn’t slow down the plot. I’m sad to see the last of this world.

Charlie is my favourite character. He’s a nice guy and in over his head, yet finds the strength to do what he needs to save the world and the man he loves, even if he doesn’t always know what he’s doing. He actually swears for real in this story, which shows the seriousness of the trouble they’re in! I thought the author did a great job in showing how torn Zayn/Uriel is, and later Uriel’s own inner struggle. I liked Raphael too, and his and Owen’s relationship. I hoped all the way through that Lucifer and Lilith would get what they deserved. Those two are well suited in a lot of ways.

The supporting cast rock. I love Gaby. I liked the part the angels played in this, and I was very happy to see a couple of characters from the previous book I thought had been killed.

As an aside, I always roll my eyes with a New Zealand reference related to sending someone as far away as possible. Although it is more or less accurate.

The ending is perfect for the story, and I liked that there were consequences for Zayn’s actions and what had happened to him. I thought the loose ends were tied up nicely, and I’m going to miss these guys.

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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