My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5++ Hail the Prophet' STARS
Talk about deep redemption! Going into this I had no clue how Tillie was going to pull this off. If you're a Hades Hangmen bitch, you know redeeming Cain would be a near insurmountable task. But like the fantastic author that she is, Tillie Cole rose to the challenge and delivered a knee buckling, breathless and heart-wrenching story!
By the end of Souls Unfractured, my heart was thawing towards Cain as my hatred for Judah grew tenfold! Up until then, I'd written off Cain and only wanted vengeance for him and his cult.
This was a tumultuous ride. The emotions, danger, forgiveness, love and hate was powerful! Like a match to gasoline, Tillie only turned up the fire as this story unfolded!
There were also a few amazing surprises and revelations...
that only added to and rounded out the story. And the theme and FEEL of family was fierce and palpable in this book! The solidarity of the sisters, the brotherhood of the Hangmen and much more. Just so many emotions. At times, I battled myself reading this because nothing's black and white, especially when it comes to Cain. For the Hangmen. I knew where they were coming from, I knew why there was no forgiveness for the Prophet but shit, there's always another side to the story. And Tillie pulled out all the stops and gave us all layers to this complex, deeply intense and emotional tale.
Tillie knocked every one of my 'But, what about...' thoughts. This was perfection!
I must say there is one chapter, Chapter 17, that had me bawling like a baby. The tension, the dialogue, the true, raw and fierce emotions were a thing of BEAUTY!!
If you haven't figured it out already, this is a MUST READ. Mark your calendar, ALL HAIL THE PROPHET!! And like with all the other books before, I need Damnable Grace STAT!
**ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.
After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.
Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.
When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.