Neverfall (Everneath #1.5) by Brodi Ashton
My Copy: ePub eBook, 96 pages
Publication Date: December 26, 2012
Publisher: Balzer & Bray (HarperCollins)
Genre: Fantasy | Mythology | Paranormal | Retelling | Romance | Young Adult
A thrilling new novella from the author of the Everneath series!
Jack is trapped for eternity in the Tunnels while Nikki has managed to evade Cole’s grasp . . . for now. But Cole is more desperate than ever to find answers about Nikki, his best chance for taking over the throne of the underworld. How did she survive the Feed? Can Cole find another Forfeit like her who can survive it too?
Cole’s quest leads him to the other side of the world, to a mysterious, dangerous society known as the Delphinians, whose price for information might be higher than Cole can pay—a price that could destroy Nikki. But when Cole attempts to steal the answers instead, his mission ends in disaster. Faced with centuries in a Delphinian dungeon, Cole is confronted with questions he’s been too scared to ask himself: Is he really obsessed with the throne—or is he obsessed with Nikki? And can she really give him a new beginning as the Everneath’s king . . . or will she instead bring about his tragic end?
There’s never all too much to say about these in-between novellas/short stories. In “Neverfall”, Cole is our narrator and we get to see him go on his own little adventure. He is desperate to find out just how Nikki was able to survive the Feed so that he can make that happen for his next Forfeit. But, things go a bit array and he finds himself in dangerous situations.
I’m not sure this story did much to change my opinion of Cole. I was pretty sure that this was who he is already. He clearly cares about Nikki and he is caught between being a good and bad guy.
I don’t really know what else to say about “Neverfall”. I’m not sure it’s an essential read when going through this series. I don’t see a problem in skipping straight to Everbound after reading Everneath. However, if you like Cole, or if you feel like you would like to know him better, then read it. It’s up to you…as I said, I don’t feel it’s necessary to the overall story.