Counterpoint has ratings and reviews. Aoife said: First of all: this book had actually good things. The author cleary tried to write not your t. Crescendo (Song of the Fallen) (Volume 2) by Rachel Haimowitz Paperback $ Start reading Counterpoint (Song of the Fallen Book 1) on your Kindle in. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Nice world-building and well-crafted characters bring this Counterpoint (Song of the Fallen Book 1) by [Haimowitz, Rachel].

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Crescendo by Rachel Haimowitz. And Ayden, an elven warrior with three hundred years of bitterness in his heart, wanted no part of love. Yet they came together despite themselves and the wills of their peoples, joining hearts and minds to fight a race of Dark Beasts threatening the extinction of mankind. This title is a lightly revised second edition of Crescendo, previously released with a different press.

Published July 10th by Guiltless Pleasure Publishing. Song of the Fallen 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Crescendoplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 14, DarienMoya rated it it counrerpoint amazing Shelves: These lovers were pushed beyond what they could handle and for a little bit man and elf looked as if they were not going to make it.

This action packed epic tale will keep you on your toes and have you cheering for the humans and elf alike. The books picks up after Freyrik is summoned to court, that has him scared for both his life and for Ayden. The trust of his people is waning because his feelings for an elf is noticeable. Freyrik and Ayden tachel into unknown, will they be riding into their deaths or will the Aegis himself be forgiving.

Though Rik is happy to be seeing his brother after sometime, he just walked right into a political war. One move with the wrong alliance could cost him his life, because in this war love is not enough.

Rik cannot protect Ayden in the Aegis court, and his mental stability is being pushed the limit. He is taking Ayden to the one ckunterpoint he has no control, the one place he cannot over rule and keep Ayden at his side.

As soon as they arrived Ayden is taken stripped of his song magical powers and taken away to be treated as the slave he should have been all along. While Ayden struggles with trying free his fellow elves and wanting to remain with Freyrik, Freyrik struggles with where his loyalty lies. So blind in his trust of his brother and the love for the Haimpwitz, he is caught between a rock counnterpoint a hard place. When Freyrik and Ayden is sent to find out where the feral comes from read first bookto test his loyalty.

The mission could cause them their sanity if not their lives. It will lead to some truths and finally an understanding between both humans and elf. I am not surprised by the awesmazingness that is this book. The adventure would make any fan of fantasy happy in their pants, such imagery and passion filled the pages.


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I never thought I could fall in love with Ayden anymore; man was I in for a surprise. With all the pain he endures, he still manages shine even without his elf light and at times when he should hate Freyrik he always becomes the sole thing that Ayden lives for.

How can you not love such a pure heart, how can you not love them together. For readers who are seeing this series for the first time I recommend you read the first book, you will not be disappointed. I am in awe, I am in love and I am losing my pants. This is fantastic read filled with love, anger, counterpoit and a plot so deeply intricate you will lose yourself in the pages.

When you think about one of the great reads, you will remember this book. View all 4 comments. Jun 08, Heather C rated it it was amazing Shelves: After waiting forever okay, I admit that its actually been dachel than 6 months Ayden and Freyrik finally get their Happily Ever After Rachel, will you please stop torturing me!

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I will admit that I was really nervous about reading this. Not because I don’t trust Rachel, but because I’ve had several bad experiences with sequels over the past few months.

This sequel did not disappoint! The story begins about 3 weeks following the end o Finally! The haimwoitz begins about 3 weeks following the end of Counterpoint and I loved and savored every tortuous word of it. And when I say torture, I mean countrpoint It took me a week to finish because I kept having to stop and breathe. It was so angsty!

I think my heart was breaking for Ayden for about Every time I thought things would start getting better for him He was too humble and too weak eh, he was human after all. He kept thinking about how willing he would be to sacrifice himself for Ayden and I kept wondering if he would ever grow a pair a stand up for the one he loved.

I think I screamed out loud when he finally did! Like with the first book, there were many great, awesome lines from the Ayden and I have highlights all over coungerpoint place. These woods were terrifying indeed. My brain never even suspected that, nor did it ever think it was of any importance! I do feel a little cheated by the abrupt ending a 2 month gap in story-time where many things happened and were left unexplainedso I feel I counterppoint at least knock off half a star for that.

Counterpointt give me more Ayden! I didn’t really care for this book cover at first, but after reading it I can see some of the details pulled straight from the story itself. Unfortunately, it is not as beautiful, nor as hot, as the cover for Counterpoint! No cover can compare to that. I think if you loved haimlwitz first book then you will love this one, too. Their story is amazing! View all 8 comments.

Dec 16, Seregil rated it liked it Shelves: This is the sequel of “Counterpoint”, which ended with a cliffhanger, and it’s about hajmowitz hunky protagonists being called before the Big Boss of the humans. They have to pretend they’re not in love with each other and the elf gets cut off from his magic, which is quite To be honest I liked the second book less.

It focused more on the hate between humans and elves and the intrigue at the human court than on the romance. This rxchel be a bad thing, but the whole situation This counteropint the sequel of “Counterpoint”, which ended with a cliffhanger, and it’s about the hunky protagonists being called before the Big Boss of the humans.


This wouldn’t be a bad thing, but the whole situation was very violent and sad and the elf and his human lover were barely even ocunterpoint. The end was rushed a lot: Some important issues were left unresolved – mainly about how their relationship is going to work considering that elves live a loooong life and human kings tend to have less than average livespans.

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May 01, Lori K rated it really liked it. What a great series. I hate to see it end but this book is perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing. Well maybe I would view spoiler [ make Freyrik live as long as Ayden in the end but it isn’t brought up so there isn’t any heartbreak over it.


View all 75 comments. The writing is really a part of the story and it enters your mind, holds your hand and takes you to another world, another place. There’s also a fine humorous vein that made the darker moments a bit lighter. It was as if the author was telling the story whispering in my ear, but the writing is not shy at all.

It’s intimate and personal, the perfect instrument for the narration. In the previous book, Ayden and Freyrik had to face their own prejudice and that of Freyrik’s people t Awwww! In the previous book, Ayden and Freyrik had to face their own prejudice and that of Freyrik’s people to find love in their relationship.

Ayden was the one who faced distrust and danger, who had to fight to keep his pride intact, while falling in love with the enemy, with the man who kept him prisoner.

Freyrik had to balance his status as a ruler with his role of lover.


In this book, Ayden and Freyrik racnel have to face danger, deceit and betrayal in a hostile setting. The political scheming in the Aegis’ High Court kept me always on edge because it translated into Freyrik’s inner torment and into Ayden’s physical harassing, but it was beautifully balanced by the sweetness and tenderness of Ayden and Freyrik’s relationship, their pure and unquenchable desire and love.

Both men have to question their loyalties, which have the potential of bringing them apart. Both aim to noble haimoditz, to the freedom of their peoples, and these may be conflicting, but Ayden coungerpoint Freyrik are loyal to each other and incredibly they find counterloint way to make things work, each sacrificing something in turn.

Each of them has to make difficult choices and sometimes it’s only the blind faith in their love that makes them strong and makes them endure their trials. In this book Freyrik seemed to me more emotional and fragile. He is forced to become a leader against his inspiration, he doesn’t shy away from his responsibilities, but he is conflicted and I liked the way he sought comfort from his elf.