Isaac Khan: Born and raised in the village of Agalmath, Isaac is the main protagonist in the series. His parents, Diane and Dustin Khan were members of the Council chosen to protect the Diary. They fled the Council once they discovered Athalas had sold his soul to Lucifer. Isaac is now the bearer of the Diary of Lucifer.
Demetre Aliward: Isaac’s best and most loyal friend. Demetre also lost his parents on the day Isaac discovered the Diary. During their journey throughout Elysium, Demetre discovers a dark truth about himself and his own family.
Devin: He fled the hiding place of the Nephilins in Byllith, seeking refuge within the Council. Devin fights against the evil that runs through his veins since birth. He possesses the ability to communicate and command certain animal species.
Adawnas: She also sought refuge with the Council. Adawnas first encountered Isaac and Demetre on the day Devin led them to meet Athalas, the head of the Council. After discovering the Council’s dark secrets, Adawnas joined Isaac and the others on their journey.
Nephele: The first human to be turned into a Nephilin. Nephele was seduced by Mordred, a Fallen Star, and bore a Nephilin child named Duane. She is one of Lucifer’s most loyal servants. She has the ability to control and attack an enemy by striking pain throughout the body.
Series- The Whispers of the Fallen Book # 2
By- J.D. Netto
Publication Date- May 30, 2014
Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.
The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.
Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.
Darkness—that was all I could see. I looked down, trying to catch a glimpse of my feet as they trampled upon the unseen ground.
An invisible force pulled me while I listened to the sound of many voices. It was bitter cold; my fingertips grew numb with every step I took. It was quiet here—too quiet. My heartbeat sounded like drums softly played by weak hands.
Something lay in the darkness ahead of me. My eyes squinted in an attempt to better visualize the unrecognizable. My breathing failed once I realized it was her—it was Nephele.
Emotions stirred within me; rage shadowed my mind as I approached her body.
She attempted to stand to her feet, feebly moving her arms. It was apparent that an invisible power pinned her down. My wings made their way out of my back as rage continued to take over. I grasped my sword, marching in her direction.
I knelt next to her. Our eyes met.
Without hesitating, I pierced her left hand; blood flowed like a waterfall. Her body trembled as she opened her mouth to scream, but no sound came forth.
You deserve to die, I thought, standing back on my feet. The memories of all the pain she had caused me played over in my head. I placed my right foot on her skull, pressing it against the ground.
I sank my sword into her chest. I was clueless of my whereabouts, but happy to know that my mortal enemy lay here, defenseless.
The sound of her slowing heartbeat invaded my ears. I lifted my foot from her head, kneeling next to her once again.
“You see,” I whispered in her ear. “Even with all of your dark powers, Nephele, in the end, you will never win.”
The Whispers of the Fallen - Rebellion by J.D. Netto
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First, I would like to thank the author J.D. Netto for giving me this book for an honest review. I love this book, I had already enjoyed reading the first book and I feel this one is even better. The characters are well developed and written. The world building is great. The story-line is very good. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Title- The Whispers of the Fallen
By- J.D. Netto
Publication Date- November 2012
Published By- Tristar Publishing Group
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 its guardians. 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.
The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First, I would like to thank the author J.D. Netto for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book very much. The world building was very good and the characters are well developed. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Music played a very important role during the writing process for The Whispers of the Fallen. Being a musician myself, music has always helped me dig deeper into certain moments while writing, enabling me to better understand each character and moment. I even wrote a song called A Melody for the Fallen. You can download the song at no cost by going to http://www.thewhispersofthefallen.com/#!music/c203t
On my website (http://www.thewhispersofthefallen), I created two playlists with a couple of songs that helped me overcome writer’s block. One playlist consists of songs that capture the heart and soul of characters and key moments on Whispers, while the other playlist contains some of the songs that I actually listened to during the writing process.
J.D.Netto (Jorge de Oliveira Netto) is brazilian-born. Raised in Framingham, MA, J.D.Netto always had an eye for epic fantasy and story-telling. At an early age, he had the habit of locking himself in his room, turning on any soundtrack he could find, and there he would write for hours.During his senior year in High School, J.D.Netto had an idea that changed his life, 'What if Lucifer had a Diary? What if the Diary was a secret? What if the secret was a reality?' These simple questions led him to write for six consecutive years, researching, perfecting his craft, and creating the world of Elysium. All the promotional visuals for the series were designed by J.D.Netto, proving that he is not only a writer, but an innovative visual designer.