Oct 11 2012

Exiled (Matthew R. Merrick)

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I have begun reading Exiled written by Matthew R. Merrick. The first paragraph is unexpected, heart-thumping and action-packed, written in a first-person perspective. What a way to pull in the reader!

At this moment I have just begun Chapter Two and have high hopes for the book. Thus far, it is well-written using accessible language, with the character\’s past and current story unfolding in a balanced manner.

I am excited to learn more about how he got to be in his current situation. A situation itself that seems to be changing in unexpected ways and hopefully will bring some interesting events.

Plot synopsis from the author:

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase\’s birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle\’s protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle\’s agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can\’t do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna – a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret. In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle\’s plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other\’s life depending on it.

It may seem that a romance could be brewing in the storyline but that won\’t stop me from reading more of Exiled.

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