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Exile ~ Review

A Novel of the Bloodforge 1
By Tom Stacey

Deep within the Widowpeak an ancient race is waiting to be awakened.  And two young boys are about to pay the price that the awakening will cost.  And the Verian Empire will soon teeter on the edge as it is falls to this hidden enemy - an enemy that take the appearance of those they hate.

There are those who have an awareness that something is not right.  But can they discover what is wrong before it is too late?  Heroes are few.  The army is far away.  Hope lies with a long forgotten warrior, a soldier who has lost his memory, a young woman who wants to forget her past, and a young man riddled by guilt.  The coming war is not for the faint of heart, if you hesitate you will die.

Exile will appeal to fans of epic fantasy.  This is a world who's very survival is in question as it fights a war it never saw coming.  Battles will be lost and won, but the war is just beginning.

Some secrets should never be discovered...
   Barde jerked a thumb at the portal into the
   To Loster it looked like the maw of some fell beast waiting to swallow the 
   two small boys. “We don’t know what’s in there...”
   “Afraid are we? That makes sense at your age.” Loster scowled. The 
   challenging voice in his head was strangely silent on this matter. Instead it 
   seemed that his older brother had taken its place.
   “I’m not afraid, I just...” he paused. “It’s that.” He pointed at the mosaic. 
   “We don’t know what it means.”
   “So let’s find out,” said Barde.
   They stepped through the doorway into the Widowpeak, though both took 
   care to walk around the dark figure on the floor.
We know not what we are about to unleash with a single decision.

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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,
Displaying Tom Stacey.jpgoften 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.

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About the Book:

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

Yet there is hope...

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.

Title: Exile
Author: Tom Stacey
Publisher: Tom Stacey
Pages: 389
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Format: Kindle

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• Exile is available at Amazon.
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