Monday, September 19, 2011

Review of Autumn's Peril... from Edith Parzefall...


Exiled: Autumn's Peril is the first book in Rosalie Skinners's Chronicles of Caleath. So before you start reading this one, be aware that it's highly addictive and you'll crave the next book in the series. The good news is: the next seven books are supposed to be released in monthly intervals by MuseItUp Publishing.

Autumn's Peril weaves an intriguing tale where sci-fi meets fantasy. A planet still in its middle ages becomes the setting for a vicious real life game transmitted to an entertainment-craving audience spread through the federation of advanced worlds. Former Game Master and champion Caleath fights for his life in an archaic world, while the vengeful organizer tightens the net around him, not to mention an ignorant local mage getting in his way.

Caleath is a nicely ambiguous character, not your foolhardy hero but a man  fighting for survival while trying to preserve his humanity. The last thing he needs is an accidental hostage, but even she can't help rooting for him. As their fates become entwined, a troubled Tristan and Isolde romance unfolds.

Fast-paced and vividly written, the story takes unexpected twists that keep you turning the pages. Even though you find yourself on a roller coaster you can always trust never to be thrown off. Lean back and enjoy the ride.

Book one offers a satisfying end while it keeps you longing for more and teases with hints at what else lies in stock for our exiled reluctant hero.

Currently Exiled: Autumn's Peril is only available as e-book, but the print edition should be released within a year.

1 comment:

Joylene said...

What a super idea. I've won Penny's book, but otherwise "Rast" is the only one I've read so far. It's an awesome story about a very strong, courageous young woman.

Thanks, Rosalie.