- File Size: 1974 KB
- Print Length: 231 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1535515287
- Publication Date: October 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01J0FVC9S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,139,821 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Chaste: Grasp of the Fevered Father Kindle Edition
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The story relies on a few fantasy cliches (a female thief who uses poison, a swordsman so skilled he can cut down almost an entire mob, and of course, magic powers), but at its core, the story is meant to show how terrible and easy it is for someone to turn a religion that is originally peaceful into an instrument for hatred and destruction. All it takes is charisma and the right words.
Like the first Perilisc book, the story eases you into the lore of this fantasy world fairly well, but it is less successful at it. I'm still scratching my head over some apparition with dark armor (who is he, and why doesn't one of the main characters freak out when she sees him?), and there's a guy named Simon the Bard who steps in, says "Stuff is about to hit the fan!" and then just disappears without a second thought.
In conclusion, this book may please fantasy fans who wished that a typical "Song of Ice and Fire" book had more sex and graphic violence, and that they didn't have to wade through two hundred pages or so to get to the good stuff.
This book is dark, possibly darker than any other book you have ever chosen to pick up and read. Darkness oozes from the pages as horrible deeds are done, as destruction is wreaked on a little town and the people in it, and as lives are devastated. There are people who have seen and done horrible things but aren’t horrible people. Victims of circumstance, if you will. If you give this book a shot, you will be asked to read those dark things, dark deeds. The lines of good and evil tend to blur and it takes walking through the darkest of dark times to come through and see hope and light. But make no mistake about it, there is hope. There is light. There is good in this book if you look for it. I won’t tell you that you won’t be a bit traumatized by some of the things you are asked to bear witness to in this book. If you have a heart and any empathy at all, you might be. However, I will tell you it is worth it.
Chaste is a small town known for its ties to the god Cor-lyn-ber, but gradually its peaceful nature had been corrupted. Children go missing and are found dead, and a sinister presence seems to have infected the town. Cheryl's parents had once been its defenders, but after their deaths, she turned her back on her god and submitted to the abuses heaped upon her. The priest and all those in power in the town are corrupted, and her efforts to keep its corruption from spoiling the innocent are feeble at best. Five strangers enter the town, intending to keep going but are soon drawn into the corruption and evil.
Those who play Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, or similar games set in high fantasy sword-and-sorcery settings will instantly feel at home with this book, as long as they are comfortable with the darker potential of it. There are graphic descriptions of violence, torture, and fights, as well as rape, murder, and psychological tortures. While Cor-lyn-ber might be the god of hope and light in this series of novels (this particular book is the third in the Perilisc series), the priest is actually a corrupted minion of Hac-Jahoo. He plans to bring demons into the world using the bodies of the children, which are defiled in ways not actually described but disgust the characters comfortable with rape, murder, and torture. The stories of all the characters are eventually revealed, and all of them are tortured in some way.
This is not a book of happiness or light, and the darkness can be very disconcerting at times. Characters are changed by the end of it, not always for the better, but in ways that make sense for this world. For those who enjoy dark fantasy tropes, this book will definitely meet expectations.
What Jesse Teller has crafted here is an absolute masterpiece from start to finish. First off, I enjoyed Teller’s way of doing the “before and after” aspect of the story. I’m a fan of anything non-cookie cutter. For instance, in the beginning, you’ll read about the goings on in the aftermath. It took me a few moments to follow the story there, but once I got it, I was in and reeling.
And I do mean reeling.
Cheryl kicked the heart right out of my chest when I first met her. This woman is going through hell, to say the least. Yet, despite it all, she’s a fighter. As you read her story, you see that clearly and admire her as much as I did.
I won’t say that I enjoyed reading her story. In fact, it tore me apart to read some pieces of it, but her strength left me in awe and inspired.
Additionally, the dialogue, I feel, is in a class all its own. I could almost hear the characters the way spoke in the manner that Teller wrote them; see the scenery in the graphic, descriptive manner illustrated by him.
If you love fantasy, I would definitely recommend “Chaste” to you.
Even if you’re like me and you haven’t read very much fantasy in your lifetime, I’d say take a chance on Jesse Teller. You won’t regret it. He'll make you love it.