I enjoyed The Exiled Son so much that it was a no-brainer for me to continue on and read more adventures at hand (no pun intended) from this exciting new author! He has an uncanny ability to put forth his own unique touch, while at the same time sticking with some core themes that permeate much of the fantasy world. His works are the first I've read of this genre (quite frankly, I didn't think I'd be all that interested), but thanks to the enjoyment I've received after reading The Leaves of Dusk (and The Exiled Son), I've since read several other fantasy novels. I've come to find that I rather enjoy the "escape" they bring me. I can honestly say, White's works have been so enjoyable for me that I've read them twice. The second time through enhanced the adventure all that much more. I've come to really grasp the characters and appreciate all the effort this author has put into his magnificent creations! These reads are well worth your time.
Having enjoyed The Exiled Son so much, I bought the Kindle version of The Leaves of Dusk without hesitation and am pleased that I did. Leaves of Dusk is a wonderful follow-up to The Exiled Son taking the reader deeper into the characters and the world they live in. Mr. White's writing style is easy to read and incredibly descriptive. His word choices are spot-on. At no point was I left with a gapping plot flaw or hole in the character development. Mr. White is seemless in his descriptions and action - unlike so many books where entire chapters are lost to description. I am anxious to learn more about Tallic and his comrades in arms. Thanks, Matt White, for a great read!
The second book of the series The Immortal Veil, titled "The Leaves of Dusk," redefines the word EPIC. The first part, "The Exiled Son," introduces the reader to the characters, and gets the reader attached to each and every man, woman, and creature through side stories and plot lines. Then, in Part 2, White takes the reader's favorite characters and begins to systematically abuse them, breaking them down emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I found myself actually vocalizing while I was reading, "He better not actually be dead! He better make some miraculous recovery!" White pushes the characters to the edge, and in doing so pushes the reader to the edge as well. Then, when it couldn't possibly get more epic, "The Leaves of Dusk" climaxes with the most intense and moving battle I have ever come across. Don't make the mistake and stop reading after Part 1. Instead, dive into "The Leaves of Dusk," Part 2 (I promise you won't regret it!) If you don't read the second half (now that would be regrettable!), you will be missing out on a rich and rare experience that comes only with reading the most epic novel ever written.