Monday, August 29, 2011
Review: Fallen by Traci L. Slatton
Fallen is the first book in a romantic post apocalyptic trilogy by Traci L. Slatton from Telemachus Press.
In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test . . .
Lethal mists have scourged the planet, killing billions of people. As chaos and madness descend, one woman with mysterious healing power guides seven children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her and her wards a haven. Slowly Emma falls for him. At the moment of their sweetest love, he reveals his devastating secret, and they are lost to each other.
Emma and her young daughter are in France on a work related trip, her husband and older daughter are in Canada visiting his mother - they plan to meet up for the holidays - when the unthinkable happens.
Out of nowhere mists envelope the world. Rising up from the ocean, seeping from crevices in the earth, dropping out of a cloudless sky. These mists are deadly - destroying everything that contains metals or minerals; buildings, vehicles, weapons - people.
Now survivors are on the move, trying to outrun the mists. Emma and her daughter have picked up several survivors in their escape through France - but one woman and several young children are not safe from the rogue bands of refugees scattered throughout the countryside.
When Emma and the children are saved from the mists by a group of men on horse back, Emma decides it would be in their best interest to join them at their camp. Their leader, Arthur offers shelter in exchange for Emma’s company.
Despite their intentions, Arthur and Emma develop feelings for one another. But Arthur holds a terrible secret about the mists. And Emma holds a secret of her own.
Fallen is the first book I have read by Traci L. Slatton and I enjoyed it very much. I am a huge fan of the post apocalyptic read and Fallen is a wonderful addition to the genre.
I can’t wait to read more in this trilogy.
I give Fallen 4 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (7-27-11)