Series- The Whispers of the Fallen Book # 2
By- J.D. Netto
Publication Date- May 30, 2014
Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.
The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.
Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.
J.D.Netto (Jorge de Oliveira Netto) is brazilian-born. Raised in Framingham, MA, J.D.Netto always had an eye for epic fantasy and story-telling. At an early age, he had the habit of locking himself in his room, turning on any soundtrack he could find, and there he would write for hours.During his senior year in High School, J.D.Netto had an idea that changed his life, ‘What if Lucifer had a Diary? What if the Diary was a secret? What if the secret was a reality?’ These simple questions led him to write for six consecutive years, researching, perfecting his craft, and creating the world of Elysium. All the promotional visuals for the series were designed by J.D.Netto, proving that he is not only a writer, but an innovative visual designer.
He was born in a really small town in Brazil and relocated to the U.S.A. at the age of 11.
J.D. grew up in Framingham, MA.
He plays keyboard and is also a songwriter.
He can wiggle his ears.
Started drawing at the age of three.
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Rebellion is the stunning, action-packed, high fantasy sequel to The Whispers of the Fallen, written by J. D. Netto.
I’d found the prequel by chance in BEA (BookExpo of America) in 2013 while just wandering around.
Judging a book by its cover I knew it had to be something dark and interesting. The Whispers of the Fallen became one of the first books I’d ever reviewed and quickly one of my favourite indie YA Fantasy novels to date. The influences of J. K. Rowling and J. R. R. Tolkien show greatly in J. D.’s work as he delivers nothing but action-packed, thrilling, and compelling content.
The journey is still far from over for Isaac and his companions. Just when he and the book-bearers are granted a moment of peace a new threat rises from the Ruins of Madbouseux. Fleeing once more, the book-bearers’ loyalty to one another is constantly tested as doubt grows in their minds. The only thing that matters is keeping the books closed and away from those who want to open it. There are Shadows, Lessers, Nephiins all coming down from the mountain to stop Isaac and the others, and will stop at nothing to possess one or any of the books.
Right from the beginning, readers are thrown straight into the world of Elysium, and right into Isaac’s story. Rebellion, book two in the series, kicks off right after book one ends, and pick up almost immediately. Everything is fast-paced, exciting, and leaves readers and characters with barely a moments rest to catch their breath.
There was always something going on, from Dragons, to epic fight scenes, to running, and Nephilin, to more running, to the new enemies that are trying to steal the book of letters, and did I mention lots more running. Don’t be fooled by all the running though, it’s strategic running. This book also gives you an insight into Devin’s POV, which I was most excited to read. It was interesting to see the struggle inside of him – the struggle he faces every single minute of every day that he goes behind everything he stands for. He really is a good guy, and if anything happens to him, I might have a fit. Can’t blame me for being a sucker of the tall, dark, and mysterious, even if he is kind of a prude sometimes.
The story is immersive, captivating, and an easy read. Young adults would love reading this high fantasy novel set in a fictional world that is comparable to those created by J. K. and J. R. R.. Elysium is so vast and holds so much wonder and darkness that it will leave readers immediately wanting more.
Isaac’s journey is far from over, and it nothing short of the hardest thing people would have to endure. But like Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins, there is always hope. Where there is courage there is hope, and as long as he has that, he’s sure to go on. It was such a pleasure reading this riveting continuation, and I can’t wait to read more from J. D. Netto.
4/5 Hearts of Love
Top Ten TV Shows or Top Ten Movies
This is a tough one but I will try to narrow my top ten movies.
1) The Lord of the Rings
2) Harry Potter
3) Jurassic Park
5) The Fault In Our Stars
6) Catching Fire
7) The Hobbit
8) The Others
9) Interview with a Vampire (so old, yet so good)
Can you share your idea of the perfect soundtrack to ‘Rebellion’ with us?
As many of you know, music always plays a big part during my writing process. Being a musician myself, I find that music helps me communicate the mood and atmosphere of the story. Below you will find a few songs that I believe capture the essence of Rebellion.
1) Seven Devils – Florence + the Machine
2) Oceans – Evanescence
3) Shattered – Trading Yesterday
4) Lost in the Echo – Linkin Park
5) Solemn Hour – Within Temptation
6) I Am – Music Inspired by The Story
7) Arctic – Sleeping at Last
8) Awake and Alive – Skillet
9) Going Under – Evanescence
10) Bones – MS MR
Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Rebellion’ with us?
During the writing process of Rebellion, I listened to a lot of movie scores. Below you will find a few of the songs that inspired me the most!
1) Bones – MS MR
2) Warriors on the Beach – James Howard Newton
3) Age of Dragons – Audiomachine
4) Girion, Lord of Dale – Howard Shore
5) Elysium – Hans Zimmer
6) Captured and Tortured – Alexander Desplat
7) Death Hunt – Audiomachine
8) Here Comes the King – X-Ray Dog
9) The Wolf – Brian Reitzell
10) Requiem for a Dream – Clint Manssel