ATONEMENT (Six Saviors #8) by Carly Fall-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 15, 2104
To quell the pain that never fully left him when the woman he loves chose another man over him, Blake begins to look for ways to ease his suffering.
As Blake’s life quickly spins out of control with substance abuse, a series of explosive events leaves him banned from the Six Saviors with nowhere to go except to Brandy, the waitress from the bar, the Black Cuff.
Sophia, an SR44 female of royalty, lives with her daughter, Megan, in fear of the world outside her small house. Micah, the leader of the Platoon has told her the Colonists are out of control, the streets run red with blood and the Saviors are nowhere to be found in the fight. She is not happy with her place in life, but sees no other options for a future for her and Megan.
When Blake falls into Micah’s hands and becomes seriously ill, Sophia is the one to care for him. As he tries to gain his freedom by combating her beliefs of the outside world with the truth, a bond is formed, as well as attraction.
It becomes apparent to Sophia that Megan is in dire danger from the Platoon and she must quickly decide whether she believes everything Blake has told her. If she does, it will give Blake the opportunity to atone for his offenses against the Saviors, and save Sophia and Megan from their distressing future with the Platoon. If she doesn’t, it could mean death for them all.
REVIEW: ATONEMENT is the eighth instalment in Carly Fall’s sci-fi, slightly paranormal Six Saviors Series focusing on the remaining warriors of planet SR44 and the women they love.
Background: 6 saviors warriors from planet SR44: Rayner, Hudson, Noah, Cohen, Jovan & Talin. The warriors were sent to earth 212 plus years ago to stop and eradicate the 12 murderers who escaped from one of the moon colonies of planet SR44. The Colonists, as they were soon called, made their way to Earth, took the human body form, mated with the females and populated the earth with Colonist DNA. The savior warriors are part of the elite military from planet SR44, commissioned to remove the Colonists from Earth. The beings on planet SR44 are incorporeal bodies of mist and smoke, each bearing a different color, but in their corporeal bodies on Earth, their eyes will glow their familiar- planet SR44 color each evening. This is ‘half breed’ Blake and SR44 female Sophia’s storyline.
The premise follows Blake’s spiral into hell. Blake is what is known as a half breed-half Colonist and half human-the very thing that the Saviors hunt and destroy. As a former FBI agent, Blake is aware of the SR44 existence and has sided with the Saviors in their war against the Colonists but Blake’s appearance is not well accepted or trusted; he’s wanted by the FBI for refusing to hand over the SR44 warriors; and his self esteem and sense of worth takes a nose dive when he falls victim to drugs and sex and someone who cashes in on Blake’s notoriety.
Throughout the story and during Blake’s drug induced haze, he will be visited by an Angel-an astral projection of a woman who seems to call to his soul. When Blake discovers that Sophia is actually an SR44 female, held against her will, Blake will put all of his efforts into fighting for her safety-but it will come at a cost.
ATONEMENT is a storyline that is slow to build as Carly takes the reader on two differing paths that will culminate in the capture of Blake and the release of Sophia and her daughter. We are pulled into a story of one man’s fall from grace and his need to atone for his sins. The remaining Saviors have a difficult time forgiving and trusting Blake, and in the end, it is Sophia who will come to Blake’s defense when he is accused of a crime against one of their own.
The secondary characters include all of the previous storyline couples as well as SR44 survivors and newcomers Micah and Jael. There is anger among the newest arrivals directed at the original Six Saviors for the perceived lack of success against the Colonists, and with the anger will come resentment, retribution and pain. It is difficult for the surviving members of planet SR44 to accept that there is nothing left of the place they once called home and the original Six are targeted for destruction.
Carly Fall continues her amazing series that focuses on survival and the rebuilding of a species that now call Earth their home. ATONEMENT is a story of betrayal and heartbreak; addiction and recovery; learning to love and letting go. It is also a story of family-where one man is caught between two worlds and must learn to accept that he is different than everyone else.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy