Find out more about Curse of the Fallen by H. C. Newell, first in the Fallen Light universe, in this spotlight post for the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award.

Find out more about Curse of the Fallen by H. C. Newell, first in the Fallen Light universe, in this spotlight post for the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award!

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the books that made it to the semi-finals with a mini spotlight tour for each title.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner. Find out more on their website or on Twitter. BBNYA is brought to you by The Folio Society (the home of gorgeous books!) and the book blogger support group, The Write Reads.

I’m excited to be one of the panellists for BBNYA so I will be highlighting some of the books that either I read in Rounds One and Two, or that sound exciting and I’d like to read in the future.

BBNYA23 Semi-Finalist badgeAbout Curse of the Fallen

Length: 400 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Age Category: Adult

Series: Fallen Night (book 1)

Goodreads rating: 4.30 from 203 ratings

Date Published: 26 April 2021

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Nerana is a sorceress born in a world where magic is forbidden. Outcast, exiled, and hunted since birth, she seeks to free herself of a curse that ties her to the Order of Saro who relentlessly hunt her down.

Her hope now lies in a legend from the time of the elves that speaks of the Trials of Blood, a test that promises salvation. Darkness gathers, and the hunters close in on their prey, but with little left to lose Nerana embarks on her perilous journey and soon learns that the path to redemption may prove more fatal than the Order itself.

But for Nerana, this is more than a quest for survival… it’s a promise of revenge.

H C NewellAbout the author, H. C. Newell

H.C. Newell is an American author of dark fantasy. She is best known for the Fallen Light fictional universe, in which her fantasy novels Curse of the Fallen, The Forbidden Realms, and The Banished are set.

In 2014, Newell started her first novel series, Forthwind, which was a young adult trilogy. As she grew as an author, she found her niche in adult fantasy, and created the Fallen Light universe. This six-part novel series took Newell over ten years to create. She published her debut novel Curse of the Fallen in April 2021.

Newell’s works have been compared by readers to authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Andrejz Sapkowski, and Robert Jordan among others. Newell lives in Nashville, TN with her husband.

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BBNYA Spotlight Tours

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