We, the seeds of Humanity, are all the descendants of hardened criminals, fighting to survive the unmaking of A Throne of Souls.
Magic and technology have already met on a world far more advanced than our own only to dispense their most dangerous and hardened criminals, for magic has been outlawed. Their descendants—us, here on Earth, along with the rest of Humanity—are now left to grapple with a Creation undone at the hands of an outlaw mage whose Master Plan affects the seeds of Humanity throughout the known Universe. This outlaw—this Dark Knight of Magic—must accumulate immeasurable power to thwart the fork of consequences that brought forth the making of A Throne of Souls. This story, this execution of his Master Plan originating centuries into the past, begins and ends with a triad of pivotal relationships and evolves through his understanding of his own soul. Within the Master Plan, the dichotomy between hate and hope, across a landscape far beyond epic, is illustrated through vibrant characters developed over two-and-a-half decades.
This third installment of “A Throne of Souls,” “The Fall of Hate,” vividly illustrates love, lust, anguish, abandonment, enlightenment, adoration, development, deceit, guile, exquisite patience, and prophecy turned on its head. Hard science, mythology, religion, paganism, and the art of magic collide in this daunting clash for Humanity. All the deepest and darkest threads of “A Throne of Souls” come together in this third book to show you—for the very first time—the breadth and depth of the mosaic landscape that is this story of stories—this engagingly unique tale of Creation. And, as done throughout “A Throne of Souls,” the dichotomy between Hate and Hope is explored in lifelike ways where good and evil are not simple constructs or boundaries for characters—both beloved and hated—who leap off the page to guide you to places your heart will want to go but your mind will fear to tread. Profound questions will be postulated to you, the reader. Questions that may trouble your belief system and all things you thought you knew with certainty. But, the things we know for certain to be true are often the things most dangerously impeding our ability to see what is truly in front of us. Dare to ask these questions and continue reading this thought-provoking series certain to boldly defy norms and status quo.
The Fall of Hate… where do I start book lovers? How about I start by writing that I am obsessed with The Fall of Hate, so much so that I feel the urge to pick this book up and re-read it! This is what the exceptional author Charles McDonald Jr does to his readers, he captivates, fascinates and compels them to turn the pages, and the result is an exhilarating reading experience that will make you feel a host of different emotions! The Fall of Hate is book three in the Throne of Souls series, and I admit that I think I prefer The Fall of Hate the most. I personally feel that The Fall of Hate is a game changer and the direction the story took was so astounding that I found myself shocked and left wanting more. In other words, the novel had a significant impact on me thanks to its unique and even emotive themes and of course McDonald’s literature that seems only to improve with each book!
Personally, I feel that McDonald’s literature has developed with each book, because I write this does not mean his other books are poorly written, far from it! In fact, they are just as incredibly written as The Fall of Hate but in The Fall of Hate more themes are explored, and strong emotive topics are which had a great impact on me and my reading experience. That is why I feel that McDonald has grown as a writer because he explores new themes, new situations and expands on his story and the world he has created even more, and the result is incredible! You may be thinking book lovers “what is this book about?” and I will be happy to tell you; however, The Fall of Hate is the third book in the series, so instead I am going to give you a general overview of the world of A Throne of Souls which is one that is full of magic, technology, and epic action moments!
A Throne of Souls is a series based around Damon and his master plan. I do not want to spoil what Damon’s plan is or who he is but let’s just say that it will change everything, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. Over the course of the three novels, the reader has followed Damon and many other core characters in different dates and places as he tries to execute and fulfil this plan. The reader will be taken to Perion, Kaleion, Graelon, and Eden, as well as a few more places, and these places are unique book lovers! After all the A Thorne of Souls series is high fantasy and science fiction, and in the world of Kaleion, the reader will be described a majestic place that is home to the most powerful mages and a place that features twin moons which makes for excellent and visually stunning reading! Throughout the book, the reader’s imagination will run wild, and the reader will have a lot to visualize, especially the difference in the worlds that comprise the Throne of Souls’ ecosystem. Personally, Kaleion was my favorite place in the story, the fact that it is home to all the most powerful mages is epic to me, so I loved whenever this place was featured!
The Fall of Hate is book three in the series and it is very different to the previous two in the sense that A Kingdom Forgotten (the first novel) was an introduction to the vast scope of A Thorne of Souls and book two (Black Mirrors of the Soul) was more of a character study of Damon and an examination of a core theme of father and son. In book three, the world of Graelon was introduced and Kaleion further explained in great detail thanks to the wealth of backstory featured. The back story and in particular the tale of creation was fascinating book lovers and had me turning the pages with haste!
As I read The Fall of Hate, I found that my emotions were even more provoked than before. In The Fall of Hate, I found that McDonald managed to evoke certain feelings in me and one of the core feelings I felt throughout the whole book was trepidation! Every time I turned the page I felt this feeling I can’t describe, it was almost as if I was scared to turn the page because I did not know what would be around the corner! But this feeling was incredible and one I hardly ever feel. When I discussed this with the author, he replied with this, and he has given me permission to quote him.
“If you’re feeling great trepidation about the series, then A Throne of Souls is doing its job because you should. This is nothing short of the untold story of Creation itself, and it is going to be everything you didn’t expect it to be. The Rise of Hope (Book 4) is coming, and it will be beautifully technical, highly detailed, and full of wonder about our place in Creation.”
Firstly wow, what an incredible response but also, doesn’t book four sound remarkable! McDonald has certainly piqued my interest and has made me want to read book four even more now! Overall book lovers The Fall of Hate really is a phenomenal book that will shock, astound and thrill its readers from start to finish with its vast plot, intricate and detailed literature and astounding characterization that is so incredibly detailed; and so I have no choice but to award The Fall of Hate five stars!
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