Rise Against (The Foundling, #4) by Hailey Edwards

Rise Against (The Foundling, #4)

Welcome to the ferocious world of The Foundling, set in an bayou town where men are men - except when they are also dragons, kitties with wings, crocodiles and . . . well, Miller.In the previous installment of this bestselling series, Luce Boudreau (ex-cop, current badass and apocalyptic demon), took on Death Herself - how could Luce have guessed that this was merely the beginning? In the brutal aftermath Luce and her loyal coterie face an enemy ...

Details Rise Against (The Foundling, #4)

TitleRise Against (The Foundling, #4)
Release DateAug 22nd, 2019
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Dragons, Shapeshifters

Reviews Rise Against (The Foundling, #4)

  • Emma
    Luce: ‘Didn’t your mother teach you to wait until you’re invited in to enter a room?’ Santiago: ‘No. My mother ate one of my siblings because she wasn’t a fan of uneven numbers.’After what felt like a slight wobble in Death Knell, this is a blinding return to form. Fourth and penultimate book in the Foundling Series, this instalment gives us a Luce who seems ready to be herself, finally reconciled with who she is as both human and c...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    So this is book 4 in the fantastic Foundling series and Luce and Cole finally seem to be on the same page in regards to there ongoing dynamic and current relationship status and I did like how in sync and transparent these two now seem to be.It was about time they moved forward and became an item I was beginning to think it would never actually happen.In Rise Against all parties are now in the process of rounding up an army to fight their enemies...
  • Emma
    This book has * all the things*! A real ramping up of the war, secrets revealed, friendships mended and matings achieved! This whole story continues to be outside of the box and hugely enjoyable. Many thanks to Netgalley for an arc of this book.
  • Lou
    Rise Against is the fourth and penultimate novel in The Foundling series, and I feel this is the most enjoyable to date. I mean how can you resist a fantasy focused on the age-old battle between good and evil and a world with dragons and flying kitties? Edwards is seriously underrated in the fantasy genre as she can always be relied upon to craft an immersive and compulsive story. It has a bit of something for everyone: there's mystery, action, h...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*Rise Against is the Fourth installment in author Hailey Edwards The Foundling series. Luce Boudreau is collecting soldiers for an upcoming war that seems to be forgetting that humans actually live in this world as well. She has reconciled with the fact that she has a dangerous part of her, Conquest, that is leaking out and fighting her at every turn. Even though Conquest is fighting h...
  • Jen Davis
    Four books in and I'm still really enjoying this series. A lot of truths are revealed here...with Rixton...with Wu...Luce's father...even Luce herself. This installment focuses less on the dynamics between Conquest and her sisters and more on Wu, Ezra, and the man's (god?'s) plans to raze anything in his wake.I continue to adore the relationship Luce has with her coterie. I love how many of her followers are choosing to stand behind her--not for ...
  • Tracy
    This book has definitely left me wondering how this story is going to end, what is Luce going to choose? I loved it and something finally happens in this book that I feel all the readers have been waiting for. And also, how can Hailey Edwards make me both feel bad for a character and also be angry at him?
  • Jeanny
    I was ready for it to end long before we hit 60%. The simple truth is after all 3 previous books receiving high marks from me, this book just didn’t live up to my expectations. I’m calling it quits.
  • Karen Barber
    First thing that has to be said, any confusion over what was going on here comes from me not realising this wasn’t the first in the series when I requested it on NetGalley.Luce appears to be part-human and she’s planning to mate with Cole (who is a dragon) but there’s another entity inside her that keeps bursting out. They’re searching for supporters in a battle to come, and there’s lots of plotting/some brutal killings and the odd bit ...
  • Saly
    What an interesting world Hailey has built. Everything comes back home and Luce's old partner comes back into the picture. We find out Luce's secret Ezra and who holds her bond. Overall can't wait to see how it ends.
  • Kaka_shi
    What ever happened to the chick Portia used before Maggie?I dont like the writing i especially hate the flow. -choppy AF.
  • Penny
    This author is fast becoming a favorite. This latest in The Foundling series pretty much picks up with Luce trying to win others to her side in the coming war. However, it’s not as easy when forces are against her, even ones she thinks are on her side. This book was filled with the fast action, great characterizations, and terrific writing I’ve come to expect from this author. Everyone is so multi-faceted, you never know what to expect in a g...
  • Krista
    Ms. Edwards is an auto-buy for me and she did not disappoint in this installment. The next book finishes the series and needless to say I'm ready for it right now. Very emotional ride.
  • Melissa Tovgaard
    Book 4 of the Foundling seriesWow - wow - wow. I’ve been ready for the latest instalment of Luce for what feels like forever! I devoured this book in two sittings. The plot is fast paced, excellently crafted and just fabulous. There are some huge revelations in this book - leading up to a final showdown in book 5. Thanks Hailey. I love Luce even more!
  • Selbi
    Rise Against is a wonderful book that I didn’t know was a part of a whole series. Not just any part of the series, the FOURTH book. Now, me requesting it on NetGalley without first checking its origins and predecessors was absolutely my fault but I hope it will soften the slight confusion you’ll witness while reading the review due to the same slight confusion I experienced while reading the book. Cause and effect, folks. It’s real. Without...
  • Sue
    Luce Boudrou has formed an alliance with Death, and her coterie - and she is now recruiting allies from among the other charun for the forthcoming war against Ezra.Former enemies will now have to team up if they are to have any chance against the power that opposes them, and protect human kind at the same time.There are still hidden secrets for Luce and her loyal coterie to discover and they will have a bearing on how this war ends.How far can th...
  • April Regier
    Rise Against is the penultimate book in the Foundling series. Luce is a warrior – Conquest – sent to prepare for her sisters to conquer Earth. Instead, she lost all memory of what she was and her purpose. Adopted by a policeman, she follows in his footsteps to become a cop. Her coterie waited patiently for her to remember her duty and prepare for the coming of her sisters. Instead, she chooses to stand between Earth and her sisters to save hu...
  • Rebecca Dew
    Cost of Impatience This book has misused and misspelled words. “Out” where the author meant to write “our”, “you” where the author meant to use “your”. The story is getting sloppier and sloppier as the author introduces ever more characters trying to stretch, contort, and contrive reasons for the mystery from the first chapter of the first book to remain relevant 4 books later. 4 books later, the author still hasn’t gotten aroun...
  • April Regier
    Rise Against is the penultimate book in the Foundling series. Luce is a warrior – Conquest – sent to prepare for her sisters to conquer Earth. Instead, she lost all memory of what she was and her purpose. Adopted by a policeman, she follows in his footsteps to become a cop. Her coterie waited patiently for her to remember her duty and prepare for the coming of her sisters. Instead, she chooses to stand between Earth and her sisters to save hu...
  • Marsha
    “Rise Against” is one of the best reads in the Foundling series. It is pivotal in installments to come. Why? Because it truly sets the groundwork for the epic battle against Ezra that is yet to come and it will be heartbreaking.Luce Boudreaux has traveled to a small town to garner support for her side in the war. If course in any major discussion there will be those who wish to challenge you. Luce certainly knows how to handle the situation a...
  • Stacy
    DEATH KNELL wasn't my favorite installment of The Foundling series so I was a little worried that RISE AGAINST would fall along the same lines. I had nothing to be worried about.Luce is continuing to learn about herself and her allies. I enjoy each and everyone on her team. I love the slow release of details, but am glad that by the end of RISE AGAINST it seems that Luce is finally in the know about all the things that have been kept from her and...
  • Kelly
    Oh, man. So Luce is finally starting to find a measure of balance between her human side and Conquest. She's settling into being the leader of her coterie and all that means. She and Cole are exploring their thing and it's AWESOME.And...well, nothing is ever easy, is it?Not for Luce. Not for Cole. Not for anyone tied to her by blood or friendship.*slow deep breath* So anyway. Things are moving forward for Luce and her crew. She's growing stronger...
  • Barbara
    If you haven’t read any of the rest of the Foundling series, you should go do that right now, then read Rise Against. The story continues with Luce Boudreau working with her coterie to gather troops for the fight that is coming against Wu’s father. There are some questions answered, as well as revelations of the big picture she hadn’t thought about, old friends reunited and a mole discovered. There is also Phoebe, Cole’s daughter with Con...
  • Renee
    A bit of a cliffhangerThis book really served one purpose - to set up the final battle. As such, there’s a lot of secrets being revealed, lines of battle being drawn, and stakes being raised. It was a good installment but didn’t feel complete due to the huge overshadowing going on.Some of the characters have really gone through some personality shifts in this book and I’m not sure I like it that much. Cole has become the perfect mate but in...
  • TJ
    *possible, slight spoiler... not bad but be aware.*Another great offering by an incredibly talented and very underestimated author. Ms. Edwards world building is as good as any I’ve read, her stories are intricate, rich and riveting!The turn of events at the end of this installment is the only thing that was disappointing. As creative and unique as all this author’s books have been so far, I just can’t believe she is going to sink to the ol...
  • Tanya
    Full of action , suspense and snarkWelcome to Hailey EdwardsRise Against is part of the founding series. This is a later in the series book , so you may be confused if you have not begun with the start of the series.This book is about Luce . Charum are on earth and Luce is trying to build a fighting force to help save the planet from the breach . Cole is a dragon , and Luce who is half human and not always what she appears to be , plan on mating....
  • Jackie Brokaw
    The Founding series is one that had to grow on me through each book but I was hooked in from the very beginning in this one. I also feel like this was by far the funniest since there was so much room for one liners and witty comebacks. I've always said that I love the way Hailey develops characters and the growth of each character in Rise Against just continues that love. Luce learns to accept herself more and trust in herself. She made the trans...
  • Lauren
    Gah! So good. Rise Against puts into motion the moment we've been waiting for months. The epic showdown and Ezra's grand reveal. I will say that the grand revelation left at the end of the book was a bit out of the blue, but all I can say is that it's made me want the next book even more! Luce and Cole are one of my absolute favorite book couples right now. Seeing the two of them finally together, accepting of what happened in the past, and looki...
  • D. Messing
    This was a good set up for the finale coming next, but in and of itself, it didn’t accomplish much. This feels very much like an in between novel, just really setting the scene for an (hopefully) explosive final book. What saved it is the sheer atmospheric writing and details that bring Ms. Edwards novels to life in a way few others can accomplish. I enjoyed it, and can’t wait to dig into the final book! Thank you for the opportunity to revie...
  • Helen Wawrejko
    The next to last book of the series is giving us answers to a lot of questions. Luce is building her army among the charun that are on earth. Trying to permanently close the breach so Earth will be protected forever. Luce and Cole finally get together. So many twists, betrayals, and One Dead Chicken. Action, revelations, and....Ezra, the epic villain. Great series from this prolific writer. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC from Netgalley.