In the Fall of the Arcades, author Azriel Hope introduces an intricate world encompassing dark angels, fairies, trolls, gods, and mortals. This engaging story is told from the alternating viewpoints of Rayelynn and Farrow, who are from different realms but quickly find their lives impossibly intertwined. Rayelynn, blamed for the death of her mother, feels out of place among her own people, although she is a member of the commander’s family. Farrow is a powerful immortal whose endless days are filled with pain and pleasure as the prince of the fallen angels. When Rayelynn finds herself Farrow's captive, both of their worlds are shaken up in ways they could never imagine.
In this fantasy romance novel, Hope strays from the black and white concept of good and evil with her complex characters that defy categorization. The world she creates is distinctive and exciting with endless potential for additional stories to be told. Rayelynn and Farrow are surrounded by an assortment of colorful characters that add richness to the plot. The conclusion of the story will leave the reader satisfied yet eager for the next in the series. I recommend this novel to any fantasy or romance lover who is looking for a creative, well-written and developed, original series to dive into.