The Exile

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The Exile

Book of the Fae, #1

When Brianna Hai returns home to retrieve what was stolen from her, she becomes an unwilling potential heir to the throne in this splendid urban fantasy.

To avoid the political manipulations of court, Brianna lives in the human world running an occult shop and the reader can’t help but get drawn into the suspense and excitement that flows from the pages as a magical assault leads Brianna and her friends into the Fae realm where she learns that her father is under attack. The characters are strong, bewitching and glamour the reader into staying and joining in all the maneuvering and while there’s not a lot of romance in this story there is someone that has caught Brianna’s eye, if only there was time to do something about it among all the life altering intrigue and influences of the Fae.

Lots of action and excitement throughout the story ensure that there is never a dull moment whichever realm the story takes place in as there are enemies on both sides of the veil moving to take over the kingdom. Brianna’s friends’ adventures inside the kingdom adds lots of additional spice and intrigue to the story as they are trying to stay alive in an unfamiliar place with unknown dangers. The well written scenes and details bring this fascinating new Fae series to life with vibrant intensity that draws readers in and refuses to let go until every last word has been read while betrayals and unexpected twists keeps the characters as well as the readers on their toes.

The author has created a world full of magic and intrigue with her own unique elements and spin on the magical and a dynamic heroine that promises to be very entertaining. I was completely enthralled from the very beginning and I can’t wait to find out what happens next, especially after that explosive ending.

Book Blurb for The Exile

Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists—and real magic supplies to witches and warlocks. The magical painting that hangs in Brianna's apartment is the last portal between the fae and human worlds.

A shocking magical assault on her home reveals to Brianna that her father, High King Liu of the Fae, is under attack. With the help of her gargoyle, Pug, her friend David, and Angelo, a police detective who doesn't believe in magic, Brianna recovers what was stolen from her and becomes an unwilling potential heir to the throne.

A suspenseful urban fantasy with a hint of romance, The Exile is the first solo novel by C. T. Adams, who is half of USA Today bestselling author Cat Adams. Like the Cat Adams Blood Singer novels, The Exile is set in a world where magic is real and contains Adams's trademark blend of suspense, action, humor, and strongly emotional writing.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 4.00