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I did like the story - and the switch to a different plane in the last third of the book, although a bit disturbing, has epic potential as the series continues.
The characters were fine, just ... a bit boring.
Our hero has the personality of your everyday teenager with a bit of "stupid" added, and for the demon girl, well, except for the eye colour and a bit of a temper, nothing special there.
The magic system ... ok, scratch the "system" ... there is none. All we get to know is that there is fire, water, earth and air magic - who would have thought, oh yes, and witches, warlocks and the lot can do some different stuff. The author never bothers to explain, for example, what a warlock is or could do (this is weird, because our hero has been trained for demon slaying by people using magic since he was a child and should have such knowledge). It's not that I need a complex magic system in every fantasy book, but the complete lack of facts makes the fighting scenes and the overall feel weird.
The most unnerving thing though was the inconsistent behaviour of our hero in a lot of scenes. Problem is, I cant really explain what I mean without giving away to much of the plot, but really, sometimes I felt like in a bad horror movie, where you just know the characters are going to act incredibly stupid so that bad things will happen.
Just an example - the hero gets almost punched to death by some guy, next time he meets him the guy is trying to kill his semi-girlfriend, but instead of just killing him quickly (which I think would be a reasonable action coming from a guy who has been trained to be a killer and whoms girlfriend just gets clobbered to death), he tries to incapacitate him, uselessly prolonging the fight. Then again, the third time he meets him, he is still trying to incapacitate him, thus letting himself get captured ... seriously !? (and that's just half of it)
That beeing said, the book isn't bad, and if you are a bit more tolerant than me it's probably a really good read and a promising start to a series which could be become really epic.
Exiled opens with the shocker of Chase being thrown out of the Circle for not having any magic despite his impressive family bloodline, and learning pretty damn quickly to survive in a world where demons are constantly trying to kill him, without the help of magic.
I really liked Chase - he's stubborn and handy with a dagger, but also shows incredibly loyalty to the people that are important to him, and with a smart-ass attitude he is just the kind of character I enjoy meeting in the pages of a book. There are a cast of other characters, both goodies and baddies, and all of them are well-rounded, memorable and unique. And unlike many other fantasy novels, there is something for everyone - vampires, witches and trolls compete and work together throughout the story.
Exiled runs at a pretty fast pace - there are very few periods of downtime, and those scenes that are a little slower are vital to the plot, so it's a fast and furious read. There are frantic, scary fight scenes and more than a little bit of magic to keep even the most die-hard fantasy fan happy.
And those trolls and warlocks? Well I may have to rethink my stance on that - M.R. Merrick has created a fantasy world that isn't overwhelmingly extreme, yet is imaginative, fun and scary all at the same time. I'm really looking forward to reading more of this series.
Chase Williams is hunter who was exiled from the circle (which is a demon hunting group/society) Chase is skilled he has th hunters strength and speed. He is in no way weak. So why is he exiled? Well on this fifteenth birthday;unlike all the other hunters;Chase didn't get his elemental magic. Which is what defines him a hunter;so they exile him
Like saying hey you dont have magic? well sucks for you,you gotta go.
But not only is Chase exiled, so is his mother. is father? Nope hes safe. Can you say jerk? Just gonna let your son and wife be exiled.
So a few years later Chase and his mom are surviving barely. One night Chase runs into Marcus a "dead hunter" and Rayna a "demon"
Rayna and Chase clash instantly.
Marcus revels some intresting things and thats when things get tricky
This is an amazing book. It focuses on the will and strength of this one boy and his journey as he begins to learn that all things he once believed are all lies.
Loved this book.
Cant wait to read more from this amazing author