Welcome, welcome, one and all, today we are visited by Escapist Book Tours and with them, they bring Exile by A.J. Calvin, author of The Relics of War trilogy. Exile is the first in a new series, The Caien Legacy. While I had planned on reading Exile in time for this visit from Escapist, the infamous COVID-19 had other plans for me. While I am on the mend, I was unfortunately unable to finish Exile in time and thus, I bring you a spotlight with all the information you will need to convince you to give Exile a try and where to find it, as well as a few photos of the novel, modeled by the always beautiful Raylan Aviendha Mae Conley. Enjoy!
Exile by A.J. Calvin
Series: The Caein Legacy
Intended Age Group: Adult
Published: May 24, 2023
Publisher: Self Published
Shown on Page (things clearly told to the reader):
- Attempted murder
Alluded to (things only mentioned in passing or hinted at):
- Domestic abuse
- Questionable sexual consent
Andrew grew up in the royal palace of Novania, the eldest son of the queen. He went on to achieve fame and glory as a renowned soldier, and was eventually named commander of the king’s army. The kingdom believed he would be named heir to the throne, but he has long known he is ineligible. The king is not his father.
The truth of Andrew’s lineage is only partially known to the king; the identity of his father is a mystery that even Andrew is unaware of. He knows only that his father was a dragon-mage, and the dragons have fled to another world. Andrew is a skin-changer, but the laws of Novania forbid his very existence. If the king were to learn the truth of what he is, he would face execution.
The laws are equally hostile to humans born with the Mark of the Magi and the ability to wield magic. Andrew’s younger half-brother, Alexander, bears the Mark. The pair keep one another’s secrets into adulthood…Until the king dies unexpectedly and Colin ascends the throne.
When Alexander’s Mark is revealed for all to see, Andrew is faced with a choice: To watch his brother be killed, or reveal his true nature in an effort to save him from the headsman’s axe.
(This is our attempt at a bit of fun. We ask our authors to come up with a few short, clever, possibly pop culture laden, descriptions of their books just to give a little taste of what’s to come for readers.)
I’m Meeting with Giant Bugs, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? • Never Anger a Dragon • My Brothers will be the Death of Me
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/exile-a-j-calvin/1143231978
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/exile/id6446454425
Author Bio & Information:
A.J. Calvin is a science fiction/fantasy novelist from Loveland, Colorado. By day, she works as a microbiologist, but in her free time she writes. She lives with her husband, their cat, and a salt water aquarium.
When she is not working or writing, she enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and playing video games.