Hero of the Fall | Alwyn Hamilton | Review

“But even if the desert forgot a thousand and one of our stories, it was enough that they would tell of us at all. That long after our deaths, men and women sitting around a fire would hear that once, long ago, before we were all just stories, we lived.”





When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.


This series. Yes I love this series. How has it taken me so long to get round to reading it? Honestly, so complex and wonderful.

Sam. I’m just going to leave that name there. I am not going to expand due to spoilers. But if you have read it you will know how I am feeling right now.

I enjoyed this series that much that I bought the series on my kindle, despite having the physical copies so I could read them in the bed and in the bath. Basically, I didn’t want to put them down, I was too impatient to find out what was going to happen next and therefore I spent money buying duplicates. Was that necessary? Absolutely.

Really for me, the enjoyment comes from the characters in this book. With each book, comes further development which leads me to build up a greater connection with them. I cannot get enough of them, I love each of them so so much. I am sad that this series is over, I want to read more from these characters, I dont think I am ready to let them go just yet.

I am satisfied with the ending of this book. There was just enough sadness as well as excitement and happiness that made me feel that this series is ready to come to an end. My questions were answered and I dont not feel like anything was missed out or there were any gaps that I would like filled.

I recommend this series to all those that are thinking about picking it up. It has brought me a lot of joy over the last couple of days and I am still questioning why I didn’t pick it up sooner. I mean, I am a bad bookworm and I did picking up this series expecting to have grown out of the writing style etc, with the idea that it was going to be unhauled to make room on my shelves. That is not the case, it has earned its place on my shelves and now I want everything else that Alwyn Hamilton has written!

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