Exile: The First Book of the Seven Eyes

Exile: The First Book of the Seven Eyes

by Betsy Dornbusch

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ISBN-13: 9781597805063
Publisher: Night Shade
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Books of the Seven Eyes Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 823,945
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Betsy Dornbusch is a writer and editor. Her short fiction has appeared in print and online venues such as Sinister Tales, Big Pulp, Story Portal, and Spinetingler, as well as the anthologies Tasty Little Tales and Deadly by the Dozen. She runs her own author blog, Sex Scenes at Starbucks.

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Exile does an excellent job of fashioning a kingdom on the brink of implosion, as political, military, and personal factors place increasing pressure on the fragile peace" - Josh Vogt, The Examiner

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Exile: The First Book of the Seven Eyes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lesleylsmith More than 1 year ago
From the first line ("Cut her throat. His own wife."), readers of Betsy Dornbusch's Exile know they are in for a dramatic and exciting tale. The story opens with protagonist Draken exiled from his homeland, thrown into the sea, vowing to wreak revenge on his wife's killer. Draken soon gets caught up in a revolution as various factions fight for control of the kingdom and eventually he plays a vital and surprising role. As is required with epic fantasy, swash-buckling sword fights and heroic battles abound and are well-written. Draken is a very sympathetic character--literally a bastard--haunted by his family history and especially by the murder of his wife. Dornbusch has created a convincingly three-dimensional protagonist with a variety of flaws and strengths and the reader empathizes with him as he interacts with mysterious creatures including the Moonlings and the Mance. Dornbusch's world-building skills are up to the task; she's created a complex, layered world with unique magic such as the Abeyance, a stepping out of time, and necromancy, including possession by dead spirits to gain skills. Dornbusch touches on some hot-button issues such as bisexuality and race, but the essential theme of this novel is nature versus nurture, fate versus self-determination. Any reader who joins her for the ride will be glad they did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago