Review – Ryse of the Ryders

Review of Ryse of the Ryders


There are many different creatures that exist in this world. They make up our most fanciful legends. They come from a time in shadow, now thought of as myth. They have been called many things, gone by many names, over the long centuries. They were hailed as gods and goddesses, the kings and queens of the ancient world. Shape shifters, both men and women, full of magic and power. They still walk among us.

Some have been willing to accept new ways, but others are forever stuck in the past. Many protect and guide us, champions of the innocent, but some choose to demean and abuse those that they see as inferior, weaker than themselves. Totally embracing the darkness, their powers and technologies have corrupted them. Known only as the Fa’allen, they long to rule as gods once again. The only thing standing between us and their total domination are the guardians, the Nephilim, the heroes of old, men of renown.

What do you do when you have spent centuries looking for your mate – the other half of your soul? When you have lost hope because no female has been born to your people in over a thousand years? The Ryders, those “humans” that God had chosen to join with them had thought to have been lost, killed by those who seek their destruction – the Fa’allen. What does a man do when God slaps him upside the head and answers his prayers – with a mate? A modern Careful what you wish for… you might just get it..

My Thoughts:

Ryse of the Ryders by Carole Hjellum is an amazing intro to what could be a fantastic series. I downloaded the e–book from the Kindle Unlimited program and I’m excited by this discovery. A brand new young author with a lot of potential.

Let me give a basic run of the story without giving too much away.

This e–book is a prequel to an up coming series. At approximately 54 pages, according to Amazon, the short story starts off by introducing us to key players in the series and their mates. Their mates are children at the time, and unreachable to them.

A fair warning, there’s a bit of baby talk in the conversation, which is sprinkled throughout the first 5 chapters. Actually, it reminds me more of Jar Jar Binks than a child. But, it’s only a small amount, so those who have a dislike of dialect usage, should be able to get past this.

Around Chapter 6, you get an adult version of the girls and let me tell you, their grown up sassy persona left me excited to read the next installation. I like where the story was heading with its witty repartee and peeks into the paranormal possibilities. She gave us just enough information to whett the appetite and develop an interest in all the different characters.

A definite recommend to those looking for a new twist on the paranormal world. I can’t wait for the series to start. According to her contact page, the first book in the series will be entitled To Run with the Wolves. I gave this 5 hearts.

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)