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Release Date-August 22nd 2019
Publisher-Little Brown Book Group
Genre-Urban Fantasy
Kindle Edition-352 pages

Welcome to the ferocious world of The Foundling, set in a bayou town where men are men – except when they are also dragons, kitties with wings, crocodiles and . . . well, Miller.

Apocalypse? It must be Tuesday

The four horsewomen of the apocalypse came to Earth – and only two survived. Now it’s time for the real battle to begin . . .

Luce has come, literally, through hell, and now she’s trying to pick up the pieces. Earth is getting ready for the war to end all wars: it’s angels vs demons and Luce is the only one who seems worried about humanity, hapless pawns who are stuck in the middle of the battlefield. Between building an army and running for her life, she’s got a lot on her plate – and that’s not to mention her beloved Cole.

As angels drop dead and violent forces begin to gather in the city, the final pieces of an ancient war fall into place, and it’s time for Luce and her loyal coterie to face an enemy like no other. In order to survive, they’ll need to team up with those they’ve considered enemies, and try to decide who, if anyone, they can trust. And Luce must decide how much she’s ready to risk in the name of peace – and whether she’d be prepared to sacrifice her very soul . . .

Discover why readers are OBSESSED with Hailey Edwards

‘An inventive and multifaceted world with serious heart and one hell of an emotional kick, this is a series that needs to be on your TBR’ Bookish Em

‘Edwards creates amazing fantasy worlds’ (Goodreads reviewer)

‘A fantasy of a five-star read!’ (Amazon reviewer)

‘Hailey Edwards has exceeded all expectation’ (Goodreads)

‘Well-plotted fantasy with intriguing characters, heart-pounding action, suspenseful intrigue and subtle romance’ (RT Book Reviews)

Rise Against by Hailey Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So this is book 4 in the fantastic Foundling series and Luce and Cole finally seem to be on the same page in regards to there ongoing dynamic and current relationship status and I did like how in sync and transparent these two now seem to be. It was about time they moved forward and became an item I was beginning to think it would never actually happen. In Rise Against all parties are now in the process of rounding up an army to fight their enemies in the upcoming battle and war and Luce herself is right in the thick of the action. Also, Rixton Luce’s human partner is back in the picture which I was super ecstatic about as I do adore the push and pull between him and Luce just so much and really missed him when he and she were on the outs so was great to welcome him back into the fold and witness his wide-eyed delight. We also finally get to realise the full extent of Luce’s origins and just how she has become the individual she now is and as for Ezra well let’s just say my instincts regarding his identity and role in this were mostly spot-on. There were definitely some surprises to be had here especially in regards to the traitor prepare to be shocked and then shocked again after their identity is finally outed. Didn’t see that one coming at all. So this was amped up from the start chocka full of action and as all the cards eventually started to settle into there correct places and the players involved eventually revealed their individual hands all is stacked to play-out just how it will. This really was such a great instalment and after how we left things here I really can’t wait for the next book in this addictive series. I don’t know why I thought this was the last book in this series? well, it isn’t folks but hey that’s fine just means more Luce, Cole and the gang to look forward to in the future. Finally, before I go just want to say baby Phoebe OMG just so cute: she was just so adorable. This series and its unique take on the whole good versus evil: demon versus angel is just so fresh and original and imaginative as hell and I am completely smitten.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of Rise Against (The Foundling, #4)