Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.
Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and those who guarded it for all these years. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.
Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.
When originally picking up this novel I was amazed to find out that it was Netto’s first novel. With the style and finesse he writes with you’d think he’d been writing and publishing books for years!
Something I loved about this book was how fast paced and intense it was from the very first page! You are literally thrown right into the world of Elysium and Tristar where you meet an assortment of different characters and creatures unlike any other book I’ve read! Because this book was so fast paced, there were a lot of details presented to right from the beginning and I got a little lost while reading it. But that is made up for by such an interesting and well developed storyline that you never feel like putting it down and the confusion is quickly cleared.
The concept of this book is what originally drew me to this book, but the well thought out story and phenomenal writing is what kept me till the end! After six years of working on this novel, you can really feel how much time and care Netto put into this book! There are so many twists and turns in this book that you never know what to expect! One moment you are full hope and happiness and the next you’re dragged into the pits of despair, which I don’t know about you, but I think is pretty awesome! Character development was another thing that won me over with this book. With such a wide array of characters featured in this novel, it amazed me how much personality you got to see with each character! I was also pleasantly surprised to find out this book had multiple POVs! Which in itself is great, but the way Netto did it made a world of difference. This book begins from Isaac’s (the protagonist) point of view and then switches to Nephele’s (the antagonist) point of view. This was something I thought was totally refreshing and captivating that you don’t see much in YA novels!
After reading The Whispers of the Fallen, I can definitely say this book was a positive experience for me! I am so impressed with the writing and plot of the story; I now know what all the hype is about! I give this book 4/5 stars, just because the confusion in the first part of the story. That being said, I highly recommend this book! I would say that this book is a cross between The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, so if you loved those books and are looking for a new read, pick up The Whispers of the Fallen today! And look for The Whispers of the Fallen – Rebellion which hits the shelves May 30th!