Book Review for Fall of Radiance by Blake Arthur Peel

It’s time for another book review for the BBNYA finalist. This one is slightly late as I’m a bit behind so I’m slowly going to catch up. But firstly let me tell you about BBNYA.

It’s time for another BBNYA 2020 blog tour! Today, I’ll be talking about another BBNYA finalist that I didn’t get a chance to read last year called Ranger’s Oath by Blake Arthur Peel. This young adult fantasy ended up coming in 5th place in the competition, so I was incredibly excited to be able to read it for this tour!

BBNYA (Book Blogger Novel of the Year Award) is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the 2021 BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website ( or our Twitter account, @BBNYA_Official. If you would like to sign-up and enter your book, you can find the BBNYA 2021 AUTHOR SIGN UP FORM HERE. Please make sure to carefully read our terms and conditions before entering.

BBNYA is brought to you in association with the Folio Society (If you love beautiful books you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group TheWriteReads. I received this book to read and review as part of the BBNYA 2020 competition organized by the @The_WriteReads tours team. I want to thank them so much for sending me a free copy of the e-book so I could participate in the awards! All opinions are my own, unbiased, and completely honest.


The barrier between worlds is broken. Only he knows the truth…

Magic has protected Tarsynium for a thousand years, shielding its people from being ravaged by bloodthirsty demons. When a young ranger’s apprentice named Owyn Lund discovers that the Arc of Radiance has been breached, he tries to warn anybody who will listen.

But legends aren’t supposed to be real.

When a village is mysteriously destroyed, rangers, mages, and rebels all point the finger, blaming each other for the demons’ brutality. However, Zara Dennel, a mage’s ward, has heard Owyn’s tale—and she’s inclined to believe him.

Together, they must prove that friendship is greater than intolerance, unity is more important than division, and that even the most powerful magic can sometimes not be enough. 

Failure means the end of all things. A second—and lasting—Doom.

My Review;

Okay so I have to admit I really struggled with the first half of the book. I found it a bit slow, confusing and quite honestly I didn’t fully understand what was going on. Then something happened and I couldn’t put down the book. I really enjoyed reading about the blossoming friendship between Owyn and Zara. They couldn’t be anymore opposite if they tried but I found myself laughing along with there banter. I was fully emerged in the war between the demons and the protectors of the realm and I really like how the book ended with a little insight as to what will happen in book 2. When I have the capacity this series will be brought and read.

2 thoughts on “Book Review for Fall of Radiance by Blake Arthur Peel

  1. Glad you ended up enjoying this one in the end! I am reading The Priory of the Orange Tree at the moment and am feeling the same way. I am maybe 30% in and nothing really seems to be happening but I am just waiting for that moment where it finds its pace 🙂


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