Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Exhile Book Review

Title: Exile
Author: Tom Stacey
Publisher: Tom Stacey
Pages: 389
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Format: Kindle
On the fringes of the Verian Empire, two small boys stumble upon a strange altar, buried in the heart of a mountain.  
There they awaken a horror unseen for generations, that will descend upon the realm of men while it is at its weakest. For Veria is a nation at war with itself, only recently recovered from a bloody rebellion, and the time of heroes has passed. The empire is in a state of chaos, and while its ruler, the Empron Illis, rids the land of his remaining enemies, unseen forces are gathering at the borders.  
However all eyes are turned inwards. The Empron is not a well man, and there are whispers among the common folk that his advisors are spies; demons that only wear the flesh of men. In the distant mountains, a forester who has buried his past learns that he has not been forgotten, and that his crimes have sought him out at last. But he is no simple woodsman. He is Beccorban the Helhammer, Scourge, Burner and the Death of Nations, and his fury is a terrible thing.  
For when all the heroes are gone, Veria will turn to those it has forgotten, before all is lost. 
My Review:
I love these type of books so this one for me was an awesome read! You have to really love this kind of book to understand this story as it deals in things not normal for our world or anything that we know of it, which is why I love it! I read to escape life into something that doesn't concern me and is pure entertainment and this book filled that bill quite nicely.
It's about a super natural force that comes out of nowhere and takes over a lot of cities and everyone is stumped as to how to defeat them. Little do they know that while these creatures look funny, they are just as equally dangerous because of why they want the humans.
What stands between total defeat and some sort of redemption lays in several key people in the book, including an old soldier by the name of HellHammer, a young boy named Loster who has a secret he carries with him wherever he goes, and a crazy noble named Calliston.
All three of them have demons to slay but will they work together to rid this nation of this evil force?
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Tom Stacey is an English author of the fantasy novel, Exile. Tom was born in Essex, England, and has lived there his whole life. He began writing at school, often taking responsibility for penning the class plays, or writing sketches with his friends.

While attending university to read history, Tom developed his writing by creating several short stories, some of which would later become to basis for his debut novel, Exile.
Tom self-published Exile in summer 2014 and is currently working on the sequel as well as another unrelated novel. He earns a living as a video producer in London in the day and writes at night, a bit like a really underwhelming superhero.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 


Marnie Ward said...

This sounds like a great book to read. I too love to escape for a while and get lost in a book. I would love to read this book and hope for the best as they turn to those that have been forgotten but not lost.