Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1) by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)

Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised--the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.A dramatic ...

Details Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)

TitleReign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Lgbt

Reviews Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)

  • Emily May
    “There’s nothing you can do, Valoria. I’m not one of your inventions. I’m broken, part of me is missing, and you can’t fix me with copper wires or a piece of string.” Are you considering this book because it sounds like a dynamic new fantasy with necromancers, action, mystery and a bisexual protagonist? (Also: cover love, let’s not lie.) I was too, but it didn’t quite work for me the way I’d hoped.I think this is partly a case o...
  • Melanie
    ARC received via #arcsfortrade on Twitter! (Thank you so much, the spider queen, Elise! ❤)I could probably get away with just saying “bisexual necromancer main character” for this review and it would hopefully entice you all enough to pick this up, but this truly was a really enjoyable story that I am very happy I was able to read before release. “Today, for the second time in my life, I killed King Wylding. Killing’s the easy part of...
  • Lola
    How cool is that cover?Much cooler than the story, let me tell you. If you’re interested in this book because you expect a steamy or at least an extremely cute lesbian relationship in a world controlled by dead kings, look elsewhere.I stopped reading this book after 200-something pages, because I could not stand the main character being miserable, suffering silently and making bad choice after bad choice. Look, I understand that she’s been th...
  • C.G. Drews
    Well this was a delicious mouthful of zombies, stabbing, magic, and mayhem. Necromancers are sorely awesome beings and Odessa was simply fantastically badass. It's WAY too early to do a proper review so here's just some things to look forward to:• epic fantasy world where gender equality is the NORM and women do. not. have. to. prove. themselves (GOD BLESS AND AMEN)• world were nearly everyone is queer• necromancers• dark monsters that wa...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Introductory series books continue to sort-of-entertain-sort-of-disappoint me. Because oh boy, I loved a lot of concepts and ideas here. Odessa's story of grief and addiction, a romance I enjoyed, fantastic worldbuilding around change... and yet, I was underwhelmed. I really feel like this book was a too-much-buildup beginning to what I'm sure will be a sublime series.♔ FIRST-BOOK SYNDROMEI've been a middle-book person since the beginning of ti...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    #1 Reign of the Fallen ★★★★★ #2 Song of the Dead ★★★★★Reign of the Fallen was one of my most anticipated releases of this year, and it did not disappoint at all. The world of Karthia was so unique and intriguing, and the cast of characters were diverse and tremendously lovable. More than anything, this story took me by surprise with how dark it was; I knew going into it that it involved necromancy, but I never expected how muc...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARSI'll be the first to raise my hand and admit that I agreed to review this book, at least initially, based on a ferocious case of cover love with a side dish of FOMO. I know that the fear of missing out isn't a valid reason to pick up a book, but I'll bet it happens more times than we'd like to admit in our journey as readers. COME ON- look at the cover, in all it's pink, shimmery glory!
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    Yet as long as I'm alive, I have to keep going. One step after another through this tunnel until I'm back in Grenwyr City to rejoin the battle, a little more broken than before. .. For my friends and the Dead and the helpless. For me. All I can do is keep fighting FULL REVIEW NOW POSTEDReign of the Fallen was one of my most highly anticipated 2018 releases and IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. While it wasn't the perfect book, it had so so so many things I ...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    I enjoyed reading this a lot! It's been a while since I completely enjoyed a book while being aware of its (admittedly few) flaws (or at least of the things I don't like about it).☠ World: The world was really interesting and although I wasn't (and still am not) as in love with the concept of necromancers as everyone seems to be, I found the idea of a necromancer main character extremely cool and unheard of.On this note, I loved the magic syste...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    2.5 Stars "Your mother brought you into this world as a whole person,” the princess huffs, pulling so hard that I slide to the edge of the bed. “And last I checked, you still are one. No matter what or who you’ve lost. Now get”—she jerks on my arms—"up!” B I S E X U A L N E C R O M A N C E R S ^two words that will make me read almost any book. Focusing on Odessa, this story takes place in a kingdom where those born with blue eyes a...
  • megs_bookrack
    UPDATE: September it January 2019 yet? I NEED book 2!!Oh my goodness did I love this book! I just finished my e-ARC this morning and am excited to say I have already completed a book that is an early contender for 'my favorite book of 2018'! Reign follows the story of a strong, independent female protagonist named Odessa who is a master necromancer in the kingdom of Karthia. This books starts out quickly and in my opinion really never l...
  • Riley
  • Crazy4Books
    Ever since I heard about this book Ive been dying to read it. I saw bisexual necromancer and I was sold. In Reign of the Fallen there are necromancers who train to bring people back from the dead. However if any part of the dead persons skin is seen by living eyes they turn into a monstreous zombie called a Shade. With the help of her friends our main character Odessa, also known as Sparrow, is hunting one of the deadliest Shades shes ever heard ...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 3.75/5Thank God for decimal ratings. Sometimes you just can’t express how you felt with an even number.What’s this about you ask? 👉🏻In a world where the Dead can be raised by trained warriors called Necromancers, a conspiracy threatens to tear down the realm of the living.This was enjoyable. I liked the characters (YAY for bisexual main characters!!!), the writting style was good and I liked the world-building. However, I feel l...
  • Sabrien Abdelrahman
    Bisexual necromancers, you say? *grabs popcorn*I'm here for this.
  • Kerri
    official blurb to come. spoiler: i loved it!
  • Taylor
    3.5 out of 5 "Life will be hard and painful as long as I cling to it, but there's beauty in it, too."Even though it's set in the fantasy realm of Karthia -- a world centered on necromancers, Shades (read: zombies), and genetically predisposed mages -- this diverse novel still manages to remind you of home. Full of love, loss, grief, coups, and magic it reminds us that "every monster can be beaten" as long as we try. I enjoyed this more than I tho...
  • Sarah Marie
    Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn MarshFirst book in the Reign of the Fallen series3 starsOdessa is a master necromancer for the kingdom of Karthia. She is tasked alongside her partner and lover, Evander, with bringing back King Wylding- the dead king who has rule Karthia continuously. He is killed and brought by to life countless times to continue his reign. His soul is in the Deadlands and it must be brought back, but there is a price to be a ...
  • Justine
    3.5 stars.Overall I liked the storyline and the characters. The subject matter was pretty serious (dealing with grief and drug addiction), but I thought the writing was a bit...lightweight? I felt like I wanted a bit more depth. That might be something that comes as Marsh matures as an author.
  • Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
    This book is AMAZING, it deserves ALL THE STARS! Sarah's writing is wonderful and it really immerses you into the story. There is magic, love, adventure. Reign of the Fallen is truly fantastic. Everyone needs this lovely on their TBRs. *UPDATED* 1/26/2018Read my full review of Reign of the FallenIf you follow me on Twitter, you know that I LOVE Sarah Glenn Marsh's Reign of the Fallen. I was a beta reader for the first draft, I blurbed it, and I...
  • ambsreads
    MY REIGN OF THE FALLEN REVIEW IS ALSO OVER ON MY BLOG, CLICK HERETrigger Warnings: murder, grief, addictionR E V I E WReign of the Fallen was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. Did I actually know what the book was about when I started anticipating it? No. I never read blurbs. I’d seen the hype for it growing on Twitter and I fell in love with the cover. A pretty pink book with a skull on the front? Sign me the fuck up.So, what is Reign ...
  • Kai
    “Those finished with life crave it less over time.”Ever wanted to read about a bisexual heroine in a super queer fantasy world? Well, here you go.Odessa is a rare Master Necromancer in a world filled with living Dead. Once Odessa has brought them back from the spirit world, they may live, shrouded and masked, every piece of their skin safely hidden away. No living human is allowed to see even an inch of them, or the Dead will turn into vile a...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    3.5 Stars "Life will be hard and painful as long as I cling to it, but there's beauty in it, too." I think I might have hyped this up too much. It was likely impossible for it to live up the the standard I set in my head after waiting for this book for months. That being said, I did still enjoy Reign of the Fallen. We follow master necromancer Odessa as she attempts to maintain the Deadlands and prevent the returned Dead from becoming monstrous...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Mini review:DNFI read the author's debut Fear the Drowning Deep. Having enjoyed that and being interested in necromancy I picked up a copy. Man am I disappointed.I enjoyed the relationships the characters had with each other. The whole eye color being connected to a magical ability was unique. The plot was decent and it was readable. You could easily finish Reign of the Fallen in a matter of days. Odessa's grief and drug addiction was well done. ...
  • Noha Badawi
    Thanks to the awesome people at Penguin Random House International for sending me a copy of this book.full reviewWhat an interesting read !!The story, the concept and the world were very interesting. Had a couple of loopholes yet I couldn't put it down. Review to come very soon.
  • Nikki (Book Allure)
    I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review. I knew living with the Dead was impossible. Death is an ending, not a new beginning. Reign of the Fallen tackles an interesting story on how a kingdom survives on necromancy. As you can see from above, the cover of the book is just an enticing as the premise, so I was really delighted when Penguin Random House sent me an advanced copy!My experience of reading Reign of the ...
  • Dennis
    Disclaimer: I don't enjoy giving negative reviews at all. It's not my thing and I don't want to bury anyone with a review that may or may not be a popular opinion. When I first heard about Reign of the Fallen I immediately thought "Oh my gosh! It's The Walking Dead meets Game of Thrones!" and needed to grab a copy immediately. #AmazonPreOrder. Sadly, this book is more Harry Potter meets Charmed. Not bad, but not what I was expecting. I guess I ...