Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway: Fallen by Tom Sniegoski

The Fallen 1: The Fallen and Leviathan
The Fallen: The Fallen and Leviathan

Regular visitors to my blog know what a real fan of Tom Sniegoski, I am.  The author has written a number of novels and comic books over the years.  My love for his urban fantasy series featuring Remy Chandler is rooted in the YA series known as The Fallen.  The Fallen was first published in 2003 and would later become a mini-series on ABC Family starring The Vampire Diaries Paul Wesley in the role of Aaron Corbett.

Meet Aaron Corbett

It's the eve of his eighteenth birthday and Aaron is experiencing dreams of a disturbing nature. In the darkly violent and chaotic dreamscape, Aaron is an armor-clad warrior in the midst of a bloody conflict. He can hear the sounds of weapons clanging, the screams of the stricken, the pathetic moans of the dying, and another sound he cannot quite discern. But as he gazes upward, he suddenly understands, watching as hundreds of armored warriors descend on the battlefield from the sky above. It is the sound of wings beating the air unmercifully. 

The flapping of angels' wings.

The Fallen

Orphaned since birth, Aaron is suddenly discovering newfound -- and sometimes supernatural -- talents. But not until he is approached by two men does he learn the truth about his own destiny, and his role as a liaison between angels, mortals, and Powers both good and evil, some of whom are hell-bent on his own destruction...


Aaron is on the run from the Powers that killed his foster parents and took his younger brother, Stephen. With his dog, Gabriel, and Camael, a former Powers' commander, he is drawn north to a small town in Maine. Here, Aaron, who still hasn't accepted this newfound heritage, finds comfort in the isolated, tight-knit community.

But when Camael and Gabriel go missing, and their landlady suddenly attacks Aaron, he is forced to learn more about the War in Heaven and the many Powers that are fighting for dominance . . . of humankind.

The Fallen 2: Aerie and Reckoning
The Fallen: Aerie and Reckoning

Aaron will be the one who will reunite the fallen angels with Heaven. But right now Aaron isn't interested in saving anybody other than himself, his magically powered dog, and his younger, autistic foster brother, Steven, from Verchiel, the cruel leader of the Powers. Verchiel is bent on destroying Aaron, and with him all hope of angelic reconciliation.

With the help of a fallen angel, Aaron manages to arrive in the angelic refuge known as Aerie. Though he hopes to catch his breath before continuing the Good Fight, Aaron learns that the other residents of Aerie are concerned about his presence and his role in their future. But how can he win their trust when he has accidentally led the Powers straight to the sanctuary of the Fallen?


The time has come for Aaron Corbet, the eighteen-year-old son of an angel and a mortal, to face his worst enemy. Verchiel, the fallen leader of the Powers, is determined to defeat the prophecy that foretold Aaron's power over all the Fallen. And to do this, he intends to kill Aaron, hoping that the removal of such a "blight" will restore Verchiel in the eyes of the Creator.

Aaron has been training for this showdown, working to understand and control the awesome force that resides deep within himself. He knows he will win. After all, Verchiel has taken away everything and everyone who ever meant anything to Aaron.

He has nothing to lose . . . until Verchiel introduces Aaron to his long-lost father.

Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway

This holiday season,  Tom is offering both collections as a great gift for the YA reader in your life. I highly recommend the series as it's chock full of angels, adventure, coming of age and coming to terms with life -- and Aaron is a good kid most of the time.

The Rules

For a chance to win:

1. Nominate the person you want to send that day’s gift to and a short reason as to why.
2. For an extra entry, spread the word about this giveaway: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. - leave a link in the comments.
3. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
4. This giveaway is open to everyone for nominations, however you cannot enter yourself.
5. You may only win one gift to send.
6. Giveaways begin November 28 and run through December 21.

Don't forget The Vampire Diaries giveaway is open until tonight, December 1st at midnight.  The Mini-Me's holiday giveaway will be open until Friday December 3rd with the winner drawn on December 4th!

This holiday giveaway will be open until December 2nd at midnight, so post who you would like to share this with for an opportunity to send these two fantastic collections to one lucky recipient, autographed by the author!


  1. I'd like to nominate my friend Wendy. She is one of my newest book buddies and loves YA books about as much as I do. And she is always sharing authors with me.

  2. I'd like to nominate my niece by heart, Cassidy. She's cute, sweet, smart, and spreads sunshine wherever she goes. She loves to read and I know she would really enjoy the series.

  3. I'd like to nominate my daughter-in-law who could use a break from the dry dusty law books she has had her nose in for the last few months.