City of the Fallen (Dark Tides, #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Five years ago, vampires came out of hiding and took over the world. It was meant to be a quick enslavement but it turned into a bloody battle that brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Isabelle Bryant is one of the "lucky" survivors, now living in hiding, scavenging for food through deserted towns.

And she's tired of it.

So she's devised a plan: find the king of the ...

See more details below
City of the Fallen (Dark Tides, #1)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

Five years ago, vampires came out of hiding and took over the world. It was meant to be a quick enslavement but it turned into a bloody battle that brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Isabelle Bryant is one of the "lucky" survivors, now living in hiding, scavenging for food through deserted towns.

And she's tired of it.

So she's devised a plan: find the king of the vampires and drive a stake through his heart.

Except that wickedly sensual king Marcus is nothing like the monster she expected. And while landing on his bed was part of the plan all along, discovering that he might hold the key to humanity's survival certainly wasn't. The catch? Saving humanity also means ensuring vampire survival. It means giving up hope for a return to a human-ruled world.

As sparks fly and hate becomes heat, Isabelle must pick a side -- before the darkness devours them all.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148739371
  • Publisher: Imbolc Books
  • Publication date: 6/23/2013
  • Series: Dark Tides , #1
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,966
  • File size: 508 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 21 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(9)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 21 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    I loved it!!!

    Intense, yet exciting... I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for book 2!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 9, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    City of the Fallen is the first book in the Dark Tides series by

    City of the Fallen is the first book in the Dark Tides series by Diana Bocco. Isabelle lives in a scary world taken over by vampires. These aren't your friendly sparkly vampires either. Humans are on the verge of extinction. Desperation sends her to the arms of Marcus, the vampire king. Her goal is to kill him. Honestly, I wasn't sure what killing him would really accomplish to begin with. Wouldn't someone else just step up to fill his shoes? I liked Marcus pretty quickly. I would like to know more about him and his back story. I think we'll probably get some more of those details in upcoming books. I hope so anyway. We are given the point of view of both Marcus and Isabelle which I enjoyed because it gave me the mindset of both of these characters. I found it interesting how human history has been re-written over the years, according to Marcus. As it turns out, Isabelle has more to worry about then vampires like Marcus. There are worse kinds of vampires out there, and this could mean the extinction of more than one species. At least, that's how it looks to me. This series definitely has me intrigued, and after that cliffhanger, I want to know what happens next!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 10, 2014

    Top of the food chain no more *Book source ~ Purchased at Amazo

    Top of the food chain no more

    *Book source ~ Purchased at Amazon

    Isabelle Bryant, her brother and a handful of others have survived five years after vampires rose from the shadows to claim Earth as their own. The human race has nearly been wiped out and Isabelle is tired of hiding and scavenging to survive. Her plan is to turn herself over to the vampire king’s compound, become a vampire pet and hopefully get close enough to kill the king. Cut the head off the cobra and maybe humans can survive. She hadn’t counted on becoming pet, and more, to the king himself or for Marcus to take her into his confidence. You see, there’s a bigger threat than vampires out there and if she kills Marcus as planned then she would be dooming all humans to extinction or worse. Caught between love and loyalty Isabelle has a tough decision to make.

    I have a soft spot for post-apocalyptic/dystopian tales and this one is a bit different. Instead of zombies overrunning the world though it’s vampires. Tired of hiding in the shadows they have risen up and they have no intention of letting humans have control again. Going from seven billion to a million or two is a huge blow, but Isabelle wants to try to get humans back in the driving seat. I’ll give her an A+ for guts.  The world building is decent and I can picture what it’s like to live in her new reality. Told from the POV of both Isabelle and Marcus, I got a pretty good idea of their personalities. There are a few decent secondary characters, but for the most part it’s an interaction between Isabelle and Marcus. I like that there is a bigger picture than just Marcus and his followers.  There’s his brother who wants the throne for himself as well as a virus that is consuming vampires at an alarming rate. My only complaint is that the story ends in a cliffhanger. I am so not a fan of those especially when there is a climatic scene at the end that has no resolution. Harumph! All-in-all though, a decent start to a series and a great intro to a new-to-me author. 

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    I thought this story gave a great apocalyptic twist to the usual

    I thought this story gave a great apocalyptic twist to the usual vampire story.
    The writing actually made me hold my breath in suspense at certain points.
    I must admit I cringed when I first read our heroines name was Isabelle just because
    it was so reminiscent of Twiight, but felt happier once you realize she is a heroine you really respect.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Yia

    Yia pads in and sniffs around. She leaves the Pride scent and moves on to patrol other areas.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Amazing read!

    Really enjoyed this paranormal romance. It sucked me in right from the beginning and I can't wait for book 2 to come out!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Can't wait for book two

    Fast paced read...just the way I like.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 21, 2013

    Looking forward to the next book. Some similarities to other boo

    Looking forward to the next book. Some similarities to other books I have read but still loved it! If you like vampire romance books then this book is a must read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Really Good Read

    This book was fast paced. Great for anyone looking for a quick but entertaining read. I stayed into the story the whole time. Can't wait for book 2!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Fun & sexy

    Always leary of a book where humans know about the paranormal, but this one works well. Waiting for next installment.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Fun and fast read.  

    Fun and fast read.  

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Interesting

    Diffrent and fast action i enjoied it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Very enjoyable!

    Very enjoyable!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 21 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)