Prepare yourself to be enthralled by Betsy Dornbusch's intricate and amazing world of fantasy and danger. Draken Vae Khellian, our hero, is in a tight place. After a miraculous rags-to-riches transformation, Draken has found himself on the down and outs once again. Now, Draken must find his wife's killer, clear his name, and survive a relationship with a deadly necromancer all while navigating a strange land. Nick Sullivan's performance of Exile is spot on. His gruff demeanor delivers the action and emotions of Draken with enthusiasm and empathy.
Draken vae Khellian, bastard cousin of the Monoean King, had risen far from his ignominious origins, becoming both a Bowrank Commander and a member of the Crown’s Black Guard. But when he is falsely condemned for the grisly murder of his beloved wife, he is banished from the kingdom and cast upon the distant shore of Akrasia, at the arse-end of the world.
Compared to civilized Monoea, Akrasia is a forbidding land of Moonlings, magic, and restless spirits. It is also a realm on the brink of a bloody revolution, as a sinister conspiracy plots against Akrasia’s embattled young queen - and malevolent banes possess the bodies of the living.
Consumed by grief, and branded a murderer, Draken lives only to clear his name and avenge his wife’s murder. But the fates may have bigger plans for him. Alone in a strange land, he soon finds himself sharing the bed of an enigmatic necromancer and a half-breed servant girl, while pressed into the service of a foreign queen whose life and land may well depend on the divided loyalties of an exiled warrior....
Exile is the beginning of an ambitious fantasy saga by an acclaimed new author.