Review – Iron Inheritance by G R Fillinger @grfillinger

Title: Iron Inheritance

Genre:  Young-adult Urban Fantasy

Release Date: March 22, 2016

Sample chapters: view them here.

Series Title:  The Blood Artifacts (Book 1 of 5)

Iron Inheritance.jpgThe ultimate power lies dormant in her blood … until she spills another’s.

When eighteen-year-old Evelyn Brooks is attacked by a demon-wielding Babylonian, two things happen: she finds out she is a Nephilim with angelic essence and her only remaining family is killed.

In the turmoil and grief that follow, Evelyn discovers a world where the celestial and terrestrial are linked by two secret, angelic societies. She is pulled into their struggle and discovers that her own talents have the capacity to save and destroy.

Will she be able to control her new powers to save her friends? The boy she begins to love? Or will her longing for revenge blind her to the betrayal following her since day one?


This is a great story.  Honestly, the synopsis simply doesn’t do justice to the depth of the story.  An exploration of familial bonds, the ties of friendship and the impact on the events involving both.

Fast paced and engrossing, I found it easy to make a connection with Evelyn and the supporting characters.  Although some of the themes in this Urban Fantasy story might be familiar to some readers, I felt that this was a refreshing narrative full of surprises.

I loved the backbone of the story against seemingly insurmountable odds, and a breathtaking betrayal.  A

What I will say is that I am looking forward to the next installment with eager anticipation.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

About the author

grfillingerG. R. Fillinger is a young ­adult fantasy author with a propensity for action, pop culture, romance, and jokes–very cheesy jokes. He likes to explore themes of identity, free will, and true love. Most of all, he loves to create and discover those hidden worlds that only a chosen few know about.

He cultivates his skills as a writer by eavesdropping and collecting phrases aged to perfection. If you’re mid­conversation and he turns away to write something, chances are it’ll end up in a book. If you see his eyes glaze over, it’s because he’s forgotten his notebook, lost his pen, and is presently repeating the phrase over and over so he doesn’t forget it. It’s nothing personal. You’re probably just hilarious. Either that, or he’s trying to curse you. Take it as you will.

G. R. Fillinger has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Education. Currently, he teaches Creative Writing at a high school in southern California. Like writing, teaching is a passion, and he wouldn’t give it up. Not only do his kids come up with the most off­the­wall ideas and sayings, but they also seem to learn something occasionally. Being a part of that is quite a rush.

He also loves to travel, especially if it involves camping and hiking. It’s a chance to quiet his mind and learn to look at the world in a different way. That, and he gets to spend copious amounts of uninterrupted time with his family.

When he’s not writing, he spends time with his wife and newborn son. Right now, he’s really diggin’ the whole new­dad thing. Bedtime songs are the best.

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