Fallen Redemption by R.B. Austin

May 26th, 2014 Kimberly Review 49 Comments

26th May
Fallen Redemption by R.B. Austin
Fallen Redemption
by R.B. Austin
Series: The Trihune Series
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Cade committed himself to saving lives before he learned the full consequences of his life-altering decision. It wasn’t until he was tending his sick wife that he learned the enormity of what he’d done and he was unable to save her from the monster he had become. Consumed with guilt and praying for absolution, he threw himself into killing every Fallen he could find to save the humans he’d sworn to protect. But then Emma, deliciously mortal and completely forbidden, swept into his world, stirring an overpowering desire. Now he’s not only fighting soulless creatures, but also his inner cravings, trying to maintain his distance and continue on his path to forgiveness. He can’t afford to lose control again and sacrifice another love.

Fallen Redemption the first book in a paranormal romance series called the Trihune, by R.B. Austin. Fallen Redemption was a book that I enjoyed, but parts left me frustrated.

Caffeinated Aspects:
• I was immediately drawn into the story and curious about Cade. We get a brief glimpse of how he came to be immortal. Cade has some major guilt and struggles despite the fact that he is a leader. He comes of gruff but as the author peeled back, his layers I began to care for him. We also meet Emma an art teacher with a talented gift but she needs to believe in herself. I immediately liked Emma and found her to be brave, intelligent and quite capable of handling Cade.

• The suspense is intense, as Emma finds herself in danger from the Fallen. Fallen Redemption is your classic good vs.evil tale. The author provides perspectives from both the Fallen (evil) and Cade’s brotherhood. (good)

• I enjoyed the pace and quickly became caught up in the sotry. The author gave us moments with Emma and Cade, but also gave us equal time with the intense  action scenes.

• The supernatural creatures and their missions/battles/cause intrigued me. We briefly meet secondary characters, and while they were not fleshed out, we learned enough to have me curious.

• The romance felt real, and while it could be perceived as insta-love, the author allows it to grow and develop into something deeper making it feel genuine.

• I consumed Fallen Redmeption in two sittings, and despite issues mentioned below found myself fully engaged.

Decaffeinated Aspects:
• While the author provides an index of technical terms for her characters, the world building was not detailed enough. It kept the pace intense, and while I had a basic understanding of the battle, who they were and where they came from I needed back-story.

• The ending was a little too open, and it left me a little frustrated. While the book is part of a series and the answers will come, it seemed to cut off entirely too soon.

• At times, scenes were confusing. Moments with the Fallen were not detailed enough, leaving me to scratch my head and I found myself going back thinking I had missed something.

Despite wanted more details regarding the world and these supernatural creatures, I found Fallen Redemption to be an engaging read and plan to read the next book in the series.

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49 Responses to “Fallen Redemption by R.B. Austin”

  1. Michelle

    The lack of detail and background info on creatures in complex worlds is a problem that I have encountered frequently. I agree that it can be frustrating. But I like that you enjoyed Cage and Emma. And I love that cover.

    I think this one looks interesting. It is the first time I am seeing it. I just read a book where the female main character was the only one that seemed able to handle and challenge the main guy, and I loved that particular dynamic between them, so I want to see what this author does with it.

    Great review. This book is going on my wishlist 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle, while I got the basics I would have enjoyed the background information and think it would have increased my enjoyment. I really liked the characters and as I said I was engaged. Hopefully book two has more details.

  2. Lauren

    Not too thrilled about the confusing aspects and the open ending, but maybe I’ll give it a read after I read your reviews of the next books in the series. Thanks for your honest, balanced review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      sounds like a plan. I liked Cade a lot so we shall see 🙂

  3. Diana Leigh

    I haven’t read a PNR in so long! I’m not sure about this one – I don’t want to be lost. Love the cover, though!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah the action scenes could be a little confusing as to who was who but I enjoyed this one overall.

  4. Franny

    I agree that the aspects you examined may make a read difficult to overcome (those very points are the ones that disappoint me while I’m reading), but I’m glad that overall you enjoyed it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I did enjoy it Franny, and my frustration came from wanting more. Hopefully book two is more fleshed out.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hahaha…it was an engaging read Jennifer and I plan to read book two.

  5. Melliane

    Oh it’s nice to now a bit of his past! I didn’t know this book I confess, but it’s sounds like a good start for a new PNR series. Just a little sad for the world but maybe it will developped in the next ones? I’m curious to see if it’s the case. thanks for the review.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am hoping. It kept things fast paced for a first novel, but I want the deets 🙂

  6. Lorna

    The index thing puts me off a bit but what mainly bothers me, is the open ending. I think I would end up being very frustrating. I do love paranormal romance though, so maybe will wait until the next book comes out. Great review- Thanks!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah i like things to be wrapped up and yet still have the overall arc that ties the books in the series together. It was a little to open for my taste.

  7. Faye D'Social Potato (

    Will have to think more of this one. The lack of world-building worries me, as it’s kinda important for a premise. It does sound promising, though!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was there Faye, I just wanted more understanding and depth.

  8. Candace

    I like that it had balance with action and characters but it stinks that there wasn’t a bit more worldbuilding. Glad you still enjoyed it though!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really wanted more depth with regard to their creation and the battle between the two groups.

  9. Heidi

    Are open endings becoming the new frustration instead of cliffhangers? I have had a few lately and I know I am not the only one. I like though that this is thick on suspense.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This had so many cool things going for it. Like these weren’t angels but vamps and the suspense and romance were top notch..i just need more closure and deets.

  10. Jenea

    I like the sounds of this one, hopefully the next book will have more world building in it. Great review, I am glad that you enjoyed it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jenea. I did enjoy this and look forward to fining out more.

  11. kindlemom1

    I hate indexes mostly because in kindle books they are always at the end of the book and then I never end up seeing them until it is too late and am done with the story.
    It doesn’t sound like this was a perfect read if it frustrated you but it does sound like it has promise.

  12. kim { Book Swoon }

    Hmmm, I like the sound of the premise, but it’s too bad there wasn’t enough backstory and the ending was a bit cut off. I’m glad you enjoyed it overall though, Kimba. I hope the next one gives more insight. Great review 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right, it would have pushed it way into the four-five coffee cup range.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was, and the characters and story had me invested.

  13. Giselle

    Oof this book has an index? Those always intimidate me haha. And they’re almost impossible to read in ebook if you need to flip back to it. It sounds like the pacing and suspense is done well though and being a horror/thriller fan that’s always a plus!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah that is one draw back to eBooks. This one is in the front so I read it once, then marked the pages for easy reference.

  14. Nick

    I really liked the sound of this book from your caffeinated aspects, especially, the intense action scenes, but the open ending thing put me off completely. Even if it’s a series, I need the ending to feel like closure instead of feeling like some pages were torn off my book.
    Great review, Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      the couple’s fate wasn’t quite sealed and I really thought there would be more and it ended, but I am anxious to read book two.

  15. Mary

    Well, this sounds interesting! (Though I want to give the poor boy on the cover a bath because he looks dirty…and not in a good way. He’s even smelling his pit!)

  16. Carmel

    Paranormal romances can be such a mixed bag sometimes, and from your review I gather that that was the case here. I’ve had more bad luck than good when it comes to angel-type reads, so I think I am going to steer clear of this one.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      These are vamps, yes there is religious undertone, but turned.

  17. Jessica

    This definitely looks like a series to keep my eye on, but I think I’ll hold off until there’s more before starting. I don’t like having as many questions as it looks like this first installment leaves you with. Great review, Kimba!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am hoping book two is more developed and we at least see the first couple’s fate sealed.

  18. Livia

    Interesign read. I often find myself needing more backstory and since I personally like that part more than the agitated action section, lol, it would probably bug me too.
    Great review, Kimba!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yeah, I enjoyed it despite wanting more back history but struggled with the ending.

  19. Christy

    So is this like a fallen angel type thing? You know how I am with those. Meh. If not, then I might be interested. 😉