Blog Tour (Book Spotlight): Curse of the Fallen (Fallen Light #1) – H.C. Newell


Today I’m joining the Escapist Books blog tour for The Curse of the Fallen by H.C. Newell, the first book in the Fallen Light series.

Please do check out the other stops on the tour.

Book Summary:

This Child is not the chosen one. She is a demon to be destroyed.

Born of magic, Nerana is labeled a demon and forced into hiding by the Order of Saro. Living with a curse that binds her to their leader, Nerana seeks to free herself from their hold 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.

Check out Justin’s full interview with the main character Nerana (Here)

Do you have favorite saying?

“Trust your instincts… they are all that will keep you alive.”

What is your favorite holiday?

We don’t celebrate holidays in the Brotherhood. As a child, I remember enjoying The Day of Peace, which is a holiday dedicated to Numera, the Divine of Elements and Nature. Everyone would go into the wilderness and pick flowers or sit by streams and commune with one another or with nature. 

Jamedi over at Jamreads has this to say about Curse of the Fallen:

‘In summary, ‘Curse of the Fallen is a great book, a dark fast-paced, and character-driven fantasy, that goes far from the classic fantasy conventionalisms, setting the bases for a second book. An excellent read for those that love their fantasy as their coffee, really dark.’

Lana from Lore & Lullabies had this to say:

‘Newell did an amazing job at creating characters that mesh well while each having their own flavour, spice and motivations. The platonic relationship between Neer and Loryk was everything! It was so nice to see as I haven’t read one in a long while.’

You can check out Kris at A Fictional Escapist booktube review here

‘H.C. Newell absolutely delivers on the fast paced, fantasy fun in Curse of the Fallen. We have high stakes, a past shrouded in intrigue and did I mention really good banter.’

John Mauro reviewed Curse of the Fallen for Grimdark Magazine:

‘Neer is an outstanding main character: strong, passionate, funny, and with relatable faults. Her friendship with the witty bard Loryk and the shapeshifting halfling Gil forms the heart of this story. Loryk is a particularly well realized character, so much more than the traditional fantasy cliché of a bard.’

The Wulver’s Library had this to say:

‘The vulnerability in the writing was reminiscent of Newell’s talent and this made for a very interesting world to be drawn into. It’s truly telling of an author’s ability to create a magical story when you are drawn in from the start and eagerly await every page turn to find out what happens to the characters, the mystery and the overarching plot.’

H.C. Newell is an American author of epic fantasy. She is best known for the Fallen Light fictional universe, in which her fantasy novel Curse of the Fallen, is set.

Newell began her writing journey at a young age. In elementary school, she would often write small plays for her and her cousins to perform. In middle and high school her love of writing transformed into fiction literature, which she would write in spiral-bound notebooks. By 2015, she had written more than 5 romance and young adult novels and several short stories. 

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 seven 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.

Social Media:

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Purchase Links:

Amazon UK | Amazon US | Author Direct | The Broken Binding


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