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Heaven's Fallen

Mantles of Power, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer
Series: Mantles of Power, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

Fallen, but not defeated.

Betrayed by those she trusted, Isalla was cast down from the heavens and into the heart of the hells. Bereft of her wings, the angel was rescued by Kanae, a demoness who challenges Isalla's belief of what demons should be. She has little choice but to accept Kanae's help, with as far from her homeland as she is, and slowly she begins to understand, then even admire Kanae.

Unfortunately, the forces in the shadows have not forgotten Isalla, and they are willing to target anyone close to her, no matter how highly placed they may be. As their long reach threatens to snuff out Isalla's life, Kanae proves a stalwart ally, and willing to face any danger beside her.

It's an immense surprise to Isalla that in the depths of the hells she can find hope, allies, and possibly even love.

©2019 Benjamin Medrano (P)2019 Benjamin Medrano

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Interesting story, some awkward storytelling

I like the stories written by this author, but when listening to the audio, there are some repeated phrasing that rankles, and takes me out of the action. I've noticed it several times with some of the author's other works. In this book it was the phrase "well that's the question, isn't it?", and variations on it, that kept cropping up too regularly. A minor gripe, to be sure, but one that could be easily addressed. Otherwise, a fine enough story. The rather similar formula to most of Benjamin's stories makes me think I might stop reading them. --SPOILERS-- Powerful (often absurdly so) women, beautiful cast of main female characters, body modification, mind control/coercion, naïve neophytes, dark plots unfolding in the background, troubled mother/daughter relationships... Up to now, there have been enough minor twists to keep me reading/listening, but the book series are starting to feel rather same-y.

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  • 20-06-19

Sarah Beth Goer is amazing

the narrator of this book was phenomenal. the story was good. I really just can't get over the.... *spoiler alert*.... 3 people in a relationship but not really and all. And while I like Rose, she needed to be a side character for me not a main one. And I get that polyamorous people deserve representation but... it ruined the whole story for me. Isalla and Kanae really deserved to have a relationship without extras. I still don't buy into Rose's love for Isalla and it didn't feel genuine let alone her 'attraction' to Kanae, that part pissed me off even more. ugh!! this arc really ruined it for me. even though the overall story and world is excellent. I want so much for Isalla.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-06-19

loved it

the characters are well written and constantly surprise you with being both believable and fundamentally different from normal tropes. I looked forward to the next book!

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  • Anthony
  • 14-06-19

Get it

Not what I expected Definitely to get the other Books when they come out I do hope the main character gets a little stronger in either abilities or fighting skill the characters are likable and the enemies are definitely capable and you want them to be destroyed In the harshest ways very enjoyable And there's really no true sex scene so if that would put you off on this book If you're expecting tone a sex You're going to be disappointed Here's how the sex scenes go They start playing around sex scenes over you know they had sex but it doesn't tell you anything set they pretty much Had it so don't go in thinking this is one of those Adult books Pretty much I got this book just as the cover it looked interesting So if you thinking this book has a ton of sex You're going to be disappointed But that's your issue But the book is really good

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  • Tanya Diaz
  • 12-07-19

Took a little time

Given the content, relationships and strong female presence in the book, I was skeptical about the author’s ability to capture what I am used to in female driven fantasy. While some parts and dialogue felt inaccurate to me and the narrators voice could be cringeworthy, I overall I loved the story and I’ve purchased the second book. I also greatly appreciate self published authors.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-06-19

Finally its here!

So I was just about to go to work when I checked on audible and found this book was here and went YES SCREW GOING TO WORK!
I wasn't disappointed the character development excellent the story was great and the Narrator was spot on.

I am a bad example probably cause I am a fan of all Benjamin's books but this was more then worth the wait I want book 2 and three ASAP
GET THIS BOOK

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  • ClementN
  • 09-12-19

Wanted to really like this...

Overall, I was left kind of disappointed by some of the themes were presented and handled. Such as the Tower of Confession and the Queen making Stockholm syndrome look tame and being built up, only to be swept aside.

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  • Ben Pearson
  • 01-12-19

Lesbians, Angels and Deamons. That's what we got.

I wish there was more to this story. It's not bad exactly, just sorta OK. I didn't like the ending, but for the bulk of the story, it's readable.

Recommended, if your looking for Cute Angels with Hot Deamons, but not looking for porn.

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  • Avery Walker
  • 08-11-19

Pretty Good Actually

Truthfully, I was a bit worried about this book, but I found the story to be interesting enough to carry me through to the end! The characters were distinct and fun. I found it hard at some points to quit listening. I will say, on the "bad" side of things, some areas of the story were a bit dull as not much was going on aside from moving the story along. I also found some scenes a bit cringe worthy, but perhaps that was the intention. If you like heaven and hell lore, quirky characters, and a dabble of romance. I'd recommend you give this book a try.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-19

Fantastic book

Loved the characters even if it pains me of certain characters choices, which is why I loved it so much I felt truly immersed in the story as much as I want to yell at a certain couple make up I do t want to say to much but hope it goes well in the end. As I hope it’s quickly resolved in book 2........even though I doubt it.

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  • Shiela
  • 24-08-19

great story action and suspense love this book.

love the narrator she really made this story come to life can't wait for the next book