Review + Scavenger Hunt: In Darkness We Must Abide

August 19, 2013 IDWMA, Lindsay's reviews, Review 1

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review + Scavenger Hunt: In Darkness We Must AbideThe Fallen King by Rhiannon Frater
Series: In Darkness We Must Abide #8
on August 3rd 2013
Source: the author
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Episode 8:

With the life she carefully constructed in Austin now in shambles, Vanora returns home to Houston with the intention of saving her brother from the unseen forces gathering against him. The journey home is perilous, but Armando is at her side, protecting her against all harm. Yet, the vampire may not be able to protect her from the darkness about to consume everyone she loves, and she can't trust her own heart that yearns for him.

Serial Synopsis:

In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.

Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.

As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and her enemy has enveloped her in a web of deceit, casting doubt on all she believes to be true. Soon, she will have to fight not only to save those she loves, but also for her very soul.

Rhiannon Frater delivers a chilling adventure once again with this multi-part epic serial with a dynamic cast, old school vampires, bloody action, a smoldering forbidden love, and a terrifying villain set against the backdrop of a modern day vampire war.

Wow. Just…. wow. My heart keeps breaking, over and over, with each new episode. Every time I think maybe some good is coming Vanora’s way, I flip a page and somebody dies. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, because this is Rhiannon Frater we’re talking about! She doesn’t shy away from making the tough decisions. She knows that somebody has to die, and then she DOES IT! BAM! She tears the characters away like bandaids, lightning fast and with no remorse, and you’re left with the searing sting of where all the arm hair has been ripped out by the root.

Obviously, it’s hard to review serials without revealing any information, so I just have to settle for giving delicious non-details. There’s a party… some sexual tension… some blood (but I’m not gonna tell you whose)… some prophetic dreams… think that’s enough for you? No? Oh well, I guess you’ll just have to read it yourself! *grins wickedly*

I can feel the tension growing to a breaking point. The second season is close to wrapping up and I know more blood will be spilled. I dread the thought of losing my favorite characters!! They’re like family at this point, and I may throw a wicked tantrum if one of them dies!! I keep anticipating some kind of giant feeding frenzy, where everyone dies! Rhiannon Frater, why must you toy with me so?!

…. except… please don’t stop. <3




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About Rhiannon Frater

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels.

Her latest releases are In Darkness We Must Abide (self-published) The Mesmerized (Permuted Pres), and Dead Spots (Tor).

She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.

Contact her at rhiannonfrater at

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