The Fall

The Fall For thousands of years Death walked behind the dark veil of the living waiting to ferry the dead That is until the day that Death took a life for pleasure rather than duty On that day the first Re

  • Title: The Fall
  • Author: Stephen Cost
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  • Page: 180
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  • For thousands of years, Death walked behind the dark veil of the living, waiting to ferry the dead That is, until the day that Death took a life for pleasure rather than duty On that day, the first Reaper fell to Earth Now, Reapers live among us, craving the taste of death, forcing them to kill to satisfy their immortal hunger.Giles Reid fell than 300 years ago staFor thousands of years, Death walked behind the dark veil of the living, waiting to ferry the dead That is, until the day that Death took a life for pleasure rather than duty On that day, the first Reaper fell to Earth Now, Reapers live among us, craving the taste of death, forcing them to kill to satisfy their immortal hunger.Giles Reid fell than 300 years ago starving for the taste of death, only to find himself drowning in a sea of the living and blinded by a hunger that forces him to kill In the centuries since his fall he has tried to be human, desperate to live a life that makes up for what he is and the wrong he has done Driven by his guilt over killing, he has chosen to feed only on evil humans that have never been a threat to him but who are always a danger to others That is, until the day he tries to feed on a human as strong, fast and cunning as himself a human who, it turns out, has been hunting him Now he is being pursued by the very evil he has fed on for centuries, embroiled in a deadly cat and mouse game, where friends and other Reapers connected to him are simply pawns on a chessboard waiting to be sacrificed Giles is left with a choice, save the life of the woman he loves, the daughter of his mentor, or betray her for his own survival.To save the woman he loves, Giles will have to be the monster he is.

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    About "Stephen Cost"

    1. Stephen Cost

      Stephen Cost was born in Wexford Ireland and raised in a small seaside town not far from Dublin From a young age he would spin dark tales and write them down for his own amusement At the age of 13 he moved from his home in Ireland to America and his love of dark American cinema took root.He passes his free time, when not writing, by reading horror and fantasy genre novels in addition to watching science fiction and horror movies.He graduated from University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology A computer engineer by trade, he specializes in integrated system services and uses the knowledge gained from his degree to write emotionally captivating urban fiction.

    491 thoughts on “The Fall”

    1. Oh where do I begin? I am so torn on this book I am not rating it until I have written out my thoughts and feeling in this review. It's a book that has had me sitting back and thinking it over, tossing around what I have read and felt before writing this review. So here goes, bear with me.For thousands of years, Death walked behind the dark veil of the living, waiting to ferry the dead. That is, until the day that Death took a life for pleasure rather than duty. On that day, the first Reaper fel [...]


    2. **I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. **The Fall by Stephen Cost has a great advantage and a quite important disadvantage. Its main weapon is Mr Cost’s writing. Poetic, elegant and sophisticated makes the reader want to absorb every well described detail and makes this book a pleasant reading experience. It reminded me the great noir novels of the past. And in my opinion, that’s exactly its main problem. It’s not a noir novel, it’s a paranormal one. I believe Mr Cost [...]


    3. The story line of The Fall hooks you in straight from the first paragraph, and has enough mystery, intrigue and action to leave you begging for more after you read the last page. The main character is relatable and even likeable, which is a thrill, given the supernatural theme of the novel. The scenes are painted so vividly, and the dialogue so effective and real, that you can imagine yourself living out these events right along with the characters. All in all, an excellent, well thought out rea [...]


    4. This book is for anyone who likes their stories with just a dash of the supernatural. The author has created the characters in such a way that, while most of them are considered a "supernatural" of sorts, they are still completely believable and you can relate to them. The feelings that the main character Giles experiences, the reader can completely understand because likely we've all experienced love, happiness and loss in our lives.Overall, this book has a great plot line and an amazing ending [...]


    5. The Fall gripped me from the moment I started reading it until I had finished it several hours later. I did not put it down until I was done. Giles is an intriguing character that makes being a Reaper seem cool and exciting. It is a refreshing contribution to the paranormal novel community. A good change from vampire laden bookshelves. I would love to read a sequel, or for this to novel to become a series. I am intrigued and would love to delve into this world more.


    6. When I saw the cover of this and then read the blurb I immediately added it to my list. It sounded awesome and just the start of the blurb alone would make me read it!! For thousands of years, Death walked behind the dark veil of the living, waiting to ferry the dead. That is, until the day that Death took a life for pleasure rather than duty. On that day, the first Reaper fell to Earth. Now, Reapers live among us, craving the taste of death, forcing them to kill to satisfy their immortal hunger [...]


    7. 2.5 - 3 starsThe Fall drew me in based on the premise, and as much as I enjoyed the story and the plot, I got lost in the details. I don't mind details as long as it helps me understand what's going on, but when it focuses on outside things, such as coffee, his surroundings and random trivial facts it lost me. The story is told from Giles point of view, but it was more like the story was being told to me, or that he was speaking to me trying to get me to understand. The entire I was trying to fi [...]


    8. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the Lovers of Paranormal group on . This book has such an excellent universe. In it, there are "reapers" which are these mysterious, immortal beings that have a hunger for human life essence. They've inspired numerous myths, including those relating to vampires. I absolutely hate, the narrator, Giles though. But, I mean that in the best way possible. Stephen Cost did an excellent job making him into a conceited jerkface and his personali [...]


    9. I received this book as an ARC from the author for an honest review. Giles is a 300 year old Reaper. He is as viscous as they come. Takes the souls of deadly evil humans. And he thrives on it. He is sleek and stylish. Sexy and hot. Yet when it comes to emma, his friends daughter, he finds himself softening for her. He has had so much heartache in his life that he has become hard for everything in his life. But as the story goes on he softens but only for Emma. Until she goes missing. Up to this [...]


    10. THE FALL is a novel that is rather intriguing. I must say that I was a bit skeptical in the beginning as the book falls outside of my comfort genre. I am, however very happy that I was able to read the book before touring and promoting it. I can honestly say that I 100% recommend anyone and everyone this book to read. Cost has crafted such a brilliant story with extremely strong characters that will take you all the way to the end and leave you wanting more. And yes, I am waiting for more. So, w [...]


    11. Very wordy and slow start. Halfway threw, it picked up and it turned out to be a very good story. At first I assumed it was a stand alone book, but it's not, there's a cliffhanger and no second book out yet.They are not called vampires. They are called Reapers. The story is in first person present time. The plot was good, there are a few twist and of course there is a love interest.The MC's name is Giles Reid who is older than dirt, well is BFF is older than dirt, Reid is only 300 years old. Any [...]


    12. I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)Totally entertaining, one of the few authors who can write wittily and poetically. You can really feel the excitement while reading from the very beginning until the end. STEPHEN COST is one of the few men who can write that kind of story that you want to finish reading but you don't want to end. Man it drives me crazy and I'm craving for more. I can't wait for the next stories to come. STEPHEN COST is now on the [...]


    13. THE FALL immediately caught my interest and didn’t let go until the very end. The main character, Giles, is a blast to follow as he gets caught up in the sticky web of being a Reaper living amongst humans. While familiar, it is a breath of fresh air in the genre, and its descriptions of Seattle are beautiful. The writing is solid and fast-paced, and I was itching to read more by the time I got to the last page. I hope there’s going to be a second book.


    14. To sum up, The Fall is a fun, exciting read in the honorable bloodsucker genre featuring a dashing but undying hero, a luscious heroine concealing intriguing mysteries, much supernatural double dealing, lots of death, and a climax that ends with Giles setting out to redeem his life and retrieve his woman. What more can you ask from a vampire book?The three exports Ireland's primarily known for are sweaters, Guinness, anduhIrish. (Don't start. My mother's original maiden name was Duffy.) This rep [...]


    15. Oh, this book was fun! I keep forgetting how much I enjoy reading books with male MC's, especially when they are the bad boy type. It's refreshing. And, combined with a thrilling mystery that brings a unique twist to the paranormal genre, I can't contain myself from saying that The Fall is a must for your tbr pile.The Fall is not a book about Vampires, although it can easily be confused as one. There are certain similarities between a Reaper and a Vampire in this book, but I liked the new spin t [...]


    16. I volunteered to read this book for review through the Modern Good Reads Group at GoodReads. With an eye-catching cover, and an interesting synopsis, I didn't hesitate to sign up. Furthermore, I hadn't read a paranormal for a while and the book blurb sounded fairly original -- non young adult, paranormal suspense rather than paranormal romance and no vampires (well, that is not wholly accurate; Reapers are not vampires, but there seems to be a fine, somewhat transparent difference.)What caught m [...]


    17. This book was a five star read for me ALL THE WAY!! The suspense, the cryptic writing style, the way the author makes you hang on his every word. Oh my gosh, I was literally on the edge of my seat the whole time. The characters in this story were so strong. I felt the author took the necessary time to develop them and make the reader understand their circumstances wonderfully. Stephen Cost is a brilliant story teller in that he has a way of getting into the readers mind, much like James Patterso [...]


    18. I received this book as a giveaway through first reads.Um right so first things first. A note to any stupid person who moves city, don't assume that your new library functions in the same way as the old one. I would have read this way sooner if I hadn't been trying to finish all my new library books. Can we just say the final score is Ottawa Library 1 Tess nil. But back to the story. Because that's the reason your reading this review, unless you're a bit odd.So Giles is a reaper. Reapers fall t [...]


    19. In my opinion Stephen Cost is a debut author to watch. His first novel The Fall is a paranormal suspense spiced with romance. All character are well developed, every scene in the book is poetically described and action climax till the explosive finale. My guessing is that a new book series is born and we have to wait for the next instalment. I have the feeling that the author has already the material for a lengthy book, which he decided to divide into two or more parts. However, if this is the c [...]


    20. Soooo, this review has been lowly driving me to insanity. Why? Because I've been wanting to tell you about this book for so long, but I have had to wait till today and that has been so hard. Finally here we are to my tour date and I can't wait for you to get a chance to meet Death!I've made it clear in the past about by love of the Paranormal Romance genre and of all things dealing with the character of Death, (I think it is my need to see people get redemption or my desire to save them all from [...]


    21. I really wanted to like this book but unfortunately. I just could not get into it. This book just dragged on so slow. I do have to say the author has a way of bringing everything to life. I really wish it had more action.


    22. I fell in love with the cover of this book and after reading the synopsis, I had to read itG it was so good. I'm not good at writing reviews but this book deserved me saying something at least. It's a love story with a twist is really the only way I can describe it. I'm SO reading it again.




    23. BoringThe plot is bogged down by Giles' continuous reflections & commentaries. By the time the pace of the story picks up, the book already lost my interest. Plus, the underlying romance between Giles & Emma doesn't ring true. There is no basis to believe that either character loves one another.Ultimately, it was a difficult book to finish & one that I wouldn't recommend.



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