Monday, 11 April 2016

The Exiled Trilogy by Scott Borgman


The Exiled


Never a dull moment in this book! There's always something happening.
Once you start reading, it's virtually impossible to put down.

The book is beautifully written. The storyline, the conflict between good and evil, is well thought out and has a sense of uncertainty and tension.

All the characters, both the good and the evil, are complex and alive. They each have their own individual personality.

An incredible story with a stunning ending. I can't wait to read book 2.






Synopsis:

A veil covers the world. It can’t be seen, but it’s there - hiding the truth behind it. After waking from a nightmare, David’s ordinary life takes a drastic turn when he discovers he’s the deciding factor in a struggle that’s been raging for ages. David doesn’t believe in angels or the devil, but when he becomes the target of one and the other saves his life, the veil is lifted and David realizes that his beliefs don’t matter.

And then there’s Celeste, the exiled angel sworn to protect David. She’s got a mouth, an attitude, and a sword. She knows her duty. She knows what’s at stake. She knows the rules. But angels don’t always wear halos - and she’s broken rules before...

Hunted by one side. Sworn to be protected by the other. The game has begun.



Continuation


Book 2 picks up some years after the end of book 1, with David and Celeste's daughter, Kaly, learning about her heritage the hard way.
God, Lucifer and the old gods are all back along with the addition of vampires and werewolves.
The combination of the different myths and beliefs was handled brilliantly and well explained.

Once again the story grabbed me on page one and didn't let go until the end of book three!

In my review of book one, I said "All the characters, both the good and the evil, are complex and alive. They each have their own individual personality."
This is still true in book two, and the new characters, especially Kaly and Cody developed and grew through the book.

This was an exceptional read, and I couldn't help but dig straight into book three!

Synopsis:

They thought it was over. They thought they had won. They should have known better. Lucifer hatches a new plan to escape his prison, thrusting David and Celeste once more into the ongoing struggle to contain him.

Kaly has a normal life. 23-years old and in her last year of college, she’s home for winter break when her life is suddenly shattered beyond belief as Lucifer manipulates the rules to work in his favor. Bargains are struck. Deceptions take place. And a new hunt begins as Lucifer’s deceptive plans unfold. The veil lifts once more, revealing what lies behind it as Kaly discovers who she really is, and that some horrors and nightmares are real.

The story continues. The game is not over. This is merely its Continuation.


Infinity


In book three we see a more 'human' side to Lucifer, as former enemies join forces to defeat their common enemy.
This book is set five years later than book two, but for me it was as though I'd never left and I was immediately captured by the story.

There aren't many books that make me cry, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I shed few tears during the ending of this story.

The trilogy as a whole is a roller coaster ride of emotions, as good battles evil and not everything is as black and white as it seems.
The three books were well written and rather than simply reading a story, you are drawn in and experience the action alongside the characters.
Although God and Lucifer, and heaven and hell, appear in these novels, they aren't 'religious' books and aren't at all preachy.

Scott Borgman is an amazing storyteller and the The Exiled Trilogy is an awesome read!


Synopsis:

He plotted and planned. Gathered his strength. Deceived the deceiver. For ages, his moves on the game board have been small. Insignificant. Ignored. Now, with all of his pieces in position, he’s unleashing his fury – upon them all.

The veil is torn away and nothing is held back as the ultimate battle for survival begins. Kaly faces off once again with Lucifer, which begins a journey that will test her beyond anything she's ever imagined. As Cody searches for a way to stop an unstoppable foe, the angels fight to defend Heaven, the old gods battle for Olympus… and humanity faces the Apocalypse.

Every story needs an ending, and this one will last until Infinity.



The Author:

Born in Minnesota, Scott Borgman has had a love for reading and a passion for writing ever since childhood.
Currently, he lives in Central Wisconsin with his wife, Nyki, their three children, and their two loveable four-legged family members Aimee (the kitty) and Jaena (their bed-hogging dog).
Scott loves reading, spending time with family, watching movies, and is still a kid at heart, playing the occasional video game. His passion though, is writing - his genre of choice is the fantasy realm, where magic is real and fearsome dragons fly through the skies.
He writes not only because it is his passion, but because there is a special bond between him and his readers. He likes to sum it up like this:
'As an author, I breathe life into each and every character within the stories that I write. But it is the reader who gives them their souls.'
-- Scott Borgman

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