Today I’m reviewing Legends of the Exiles by Jesse Teller! Thank you to R&R Book Tours for supplying me with this review copy. Let me know if this sounds like a book you’d read.
Legends of the Exiles
Publication Date: April 15th, 2019
Genre: Fantasy/ Adventure
Length: 454 Pages
The isolated barbarians of Neather have deep ancestry and strict traditions. Four resilient women defy tribal customs as they fight to overcome their own tragedies. Abuse. Addiction. Assault. Grief. What struggles can they endure to defend their hopes and their hearts?
Helena seeks a love as bold as she, yet finds the men of her village lacking.
Jocelyn fears her strange visions and sacrifices a life with the man she loves for the one her destiny demands.
Torn apart by abuse and grief, Ellen is a brilliant woman who must focus her intellect on finding reasons to persevere.
Rachel, a brash girl of noble heritage, dares all men to challenge her and longs for one who will.
In this set of four interwoven novellas, award-winning author Jesse Teller challenges assumptions and showcases the strength of feminine resolve.
Jesse Teller’s Legends of the Exiles is an incredible combination of four interwoven novellas. These novellas contain stories of four women who defy social customs in hopes of finding themselves.
I love character driven novels and Jesse Teller’s ability to dive deep into his characters lives is inspiring to me as a writer. These are strong female characters with strengths and weaknesses. They are incredibly well developed and I was in awe reading each story.
I truly felt like I was in this real. One thing I love is when a fantasy novel feels realistic. You’re able to forget that you’re reading and sore away into a world that doesn’t really exist, but feels extremely real.
I have to give Legends of the Exiles 5 stars. It is just so fantastically written and is definitely in the running for one of my favorite reads of the year. If you love fantasy and strong, deep characters, pick this up!
Jesse Teller has loved fantasy since the age of five. It has gone from love to hobby to professional life. He now spends his time writing novels and short stories in a fantasy world of his creation. Here you can find his thoughts on the genre, samplings of his work, and his process in creating it.
Jesse Teller lives in Missouri. He hasn’t always, but like storytelling, it snuck into his bones. Teller fell in love with fantasy when he played his first game of Dungeons & Dragons. The game gave him the ability to create stories and characters from a young age. He started consuming fantasy in every form and, by nine, was obsessed with the genre. As a young adult, he knew he wanted to make his life about fantasy. His books explore violent issues without flinching.
He lives with his wonderful, supportive wife and two inspiring kids.
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