Monday, April 7, 2014

F is for Fallen From Grace by M.J. Putney

Allarde, a gorgeous, wealthy noble, has hidden his true nature. In "Fallen from Grace," delve into Allarde's diary and read about his life at the exclusive school Eton, the discovery of his magic, and his sudden fall from grace. Will Allarde be disinherited from his family estate? How will he survive life at the dreary Lackland Abbey—the reform school for children with shameful magical abilities? But soon Allarde discovers an exciting secret within the grounds of Lackland.

My Review:

So Fallen From Grace was another short story I picked up.  Even though it wasn't exactly what I was expecting I think it was definitely worth picking up.
The entire novella is in the form of diary entries written by Allarde, the main character. He was likeable and interesting.  While I think the story did a decent job of introducing him, it's length prevented me from becoming absolutely obsessed. But I think that only served to encourage me to want to read the actual book series that the novella is a part of.
I liked the way that the diary entries helped to keep the pace of the story by skipping forward through time.  As a full novel I don't think this would work,  and maybe not with every novella, but the author did an awesome job of pulling it off with this one.
I haven't read any of the Dark Mirror series, so this was my first introduction into that world.  I have to say it was interesting and enjoyable and I definitely want to pick up the rest of the series and see where it goes.  Whether you're a diehard fan of the series, ora newbie like me, Fallen From Grace is still currently free on Amazon sodefinitely check it out.

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