Fallen is an exhilarating romance novel that takes place during the end-times. It is Slatton’s first installation in this trilogy series. Emma is the main protagonist of the story. She has charge of her daughter as well as seven other children. Emma fights to protect her children from the mists that seem to be killing people. The mists are attracted to the metals such as iron, zinc, and copper. Therefore, when the mists are drawn by this attraction, they utterly obliterate people as it engulfs them.
As a result of the mists’ effects on the people that remain alive, many of the children, as well as Emma herself, have developed special abilities and powers. Emma finds that she has the power to heal. One of the children has psychic abilities. Emma later meets Arthur, who takes her and the children into the safety of his camp, with specific stipulation and conditions. Arthur later shows her that he has the ability to control the mists and dispel them when he is calm and focused.
Slatton brings the reader on this apocalyptic journey and keeps the reader enticed. As the story progresses, there is a secret about Arthur. How that secret effects Emma’s relationship with him is central to the story. As Emma is reunited with her first husband, the father of her child, her struggle with her love for Arthur is evident, and crossing his path again appears inevitable “…the divine Source that brought me to Arthur in the first place would somehow bring me back to him.”
Slatton is successful in maintaining the reader’s interest, and I look forward to continuing this saga in book two.
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