Pridefall (The Prism Files) – Review
Smoke ruled the air. Ash conquered the ground. Ivan’s story continues after the explosive ending to Crimson Reigns.
In the aftermath of the Fracture’s riots and explosions that rocked St. Paul, Ivan must fight to survive as his world crumbles around him. Everything he’s known has changed, and when he returns to the palace, he will discover that lies and deceit stalk its halls.
With the royal family split from within, Ivan and Julia find themselves at the heart of a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart their country. Together with allies both new and old, can they expose the truth and save Northern Mississippi from the brink of war?
- Fast-paced and engaging storyline
- Well-developed characters
- Exciting action sequences
- Intriguing conspiracy plot
- Some moments drag on due to excessive number of characters
- Minor editing mistakes
I have to admit I hate cliff hangers, so I waited until I purchased this book before I read #2. Was not disappointed. There’s always a battle between what is right and putting your life on the line. This is the situation this book deals with. Julia and Coyote continue on their adventure into trying to put society right while still trying to stay alive. This time they have help which expands the story to include other characters. The book is fast paced yet you enjoy some calm moments so you can relax. Can’t wait until the next one. Another interesting part is this book is written around my home town and place in the Midwest. It took me back when my city was mentioned and I had to realize Branden lives in the same area I do. 🙂 I kept thinking this was somewhere else. Great read!!
Once again a very fast-paced book that I really liked. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. One more to go.. can’t wait.
I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. This book starts off right where the last book left off, and the action is exciting and worth the massive cliffhanger at the end of the second book. The first few chapters are ripe with tragedy but a little bit of hope and a healthy dose of humor. It’s the perfect way to start. I wish the momentum would have carried on through the novel. The story overall is fast-paced like the previous two; even more so I believe. Yet there are moments that drag on a little too long. This isn’t because the author is describing too much, but because there are too many characters and not all of them are worth the time. Manny and Lillian are the two characters I could have done without. In the beginning, they were fine. I liked them well enough and couldn’t wait to see what they would add to the plot. It was their friends that I wished would go away. By the end, their friends turned out to be amazing and Manny and Lillian were just dead weight. They could literally disappear, and the story wouldn’t be impacted at all. They weren’t even engaging enough to be annoying. They were just there. Vera isn’t turning out to be the villain I want her to be. Yes, she’s her most devious in this book, but her schemes don’t live up to the hype the characters give her. She comes across as a wanna-be villain, and I can’t take her seriously. That doesn’t mean, though, that I didn’t enjoy the end with her. I know this won’t be the last of her, but that bit was satisfying. Once again, Ivan and Julia are the best part of the novel. Granted, in this one, it’s not their relationship that’s so good. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong, but Ivan and Julia are their most separate here and they shine. Ivan is dealing with PTSD, his numerous losses, and the discovery that his life hasn’t exactly been his own like he thought. He’s wonderfully off the rails as he juggles emotions he was taught were better off left alone. Julia is coming into her own as the stories progress. In this one, I fully believe that she will make an amazing queen. She’s come a long way from the wide-eyed princess Ivan saved in the first book. I can’t wait to see where she goes; what she can accomplish. This book is as satisfying as the previous two. While I believe it lost a bit of the steam the second book had built up, and I did find a few editing mistakes that were a little jarring (the same cluster of sentences were repeated within two-ish pages during the party scene), I still loved this. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Another exciting addition to The Prism Files series! I particularly love the characters in this book – both the new characters and the development of the ones who have been there from the start. Noble’s writing has clearly developed throughout the process of writing these novels, making this latest installment the best yet.
- Publisher: Brendan Noble (December 19, 2019)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 343 pages
- ISBN-10: 1733042512
- ISBN-13: 978-1733042512
- Item Weight: 15.3 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.86 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,805,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books), #3,740 in Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction Action & Adventure, #4,376 in Teen & Young Adult Survival Stories, #6,158 in Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction & Dystopian Romance
- Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews