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Exile's Redemption: Book One of the Chronicles of Shadow (Volume 1) Paperback – June 17, 2014
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About the Author
Lee Dunning has written stories in one form or another since grade school. Lured into the realm of fantasy by her mother who read "The Last Unicorn" to her, Lee has never escaped the pull of magical worlds and mystic creatures. Her sixth grade teacher, Dixie Gaisford, introduced her to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and from this came Lee's obsession with elves. Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons in high school ended any hope that Lee would escape and live a normal, boring life spent in the pursuit of a six-digit pay check and an early grave. Today she lives in the hellish desert with four siamese and one horrified orange tabby. The Pacific Northwest is calling and she hopes to relocate there soon.
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Get the physical paperback if you can, it's a beauty to behold. Thick study paper and the cover art is fantastic.. and really, there is no replacement for the feel of a real book in your hands.
Which isn't to say it was perfect; there were a few grammatical errors (usually extra or missing words, but not vast #s), and I have read better, but it's way above average, even discounting that it's a first novel. I'd give it a solid 4.5 stars, rounded up to five for Amazon. 4.8 stars for enjoyment.
It does end more or less in a cliff hanger, and it definitely left me eager to read the sequel.
As stated in the above review, this may be the author's first book, and it may be self-published, but the quality of the book is great, and I can't recommend strongly enough that you buy it and read it. You won't be disappointed!!
It's well written, the characters are complex and interesting, the story is entertaining, and though some elements might sound familiar initially it's in fact quite unusual and surprising.
All in all it was one of the best fantasy books I've read recently.
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