Title: Liefdom: A Tale From Perilisc
Author: Jesse Teller
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy
A zealous guardian in a peaceful city, Gentry Mandrake is a fairy unlike any other. Cast out and hated for his differences, his violent nature makes him wonder at the purity of his soul. He hunts for belonging while fighting to protect the human child bound to him. Explore the mythical realm of The Veil, the grating torture of the Sulfur Fields, and the biting tension between power and purpose in this wondrous struggle against a demonic wizard and his denizens. Can Mandrake overcome such terrible foes to defend those he loves?
I’m a huge fantasy fan and this dark tale doesn’t disappoint. A warrior fairy who has an evil streak? A mega evil wizard who makes Saruman from Lord of the Rings look like a pre-school teacher? Count me in!
Liefdom blends everything I love in a dark fantasy: an unlikely hero, a frightening antagonist who gives me nightmares, magic, stakes higher than the Empire State Building, incredible action scenes and the spiritual ramifications of good versus evil.
Teller has a true gift for weaving intricate storylines, complex characters and morality all at once. Sure, there was an over-abundance of violence and rape in Liefdom (be forewarned, readers) but Teller’s reasons as a writer for including these scenes are integral to the overall plot.
If dark fantasy is your thing, this is a must read! In fact, if you are a fan of Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, you’re going to love this book! I look forward to the next book from Jesse Teller.
Favorite Character: Gentry Mandrake. Such a complex character and I loved the way he went through life: supreme passion. This journey is one I could relate to and while I won’t give away any spoilers, you’re in for a real treat because there’s a little Gentry Mandrake in all of us.
My Rating: 4 stars
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Jesse Teller fell in love with fantasy when he was five years old and played his first game of Dungeons & Dragons. The game gave him the ability to create stories and characters from a young age. He started consuming fantasy in every form and, by nine, was obsessed with the genre. As a young adult, he knew he wanted to make his life about fantasy. From exploring the relationship between man and woman, to studying the qualities of a leader or a tyrant, Jesse Teller uses his stories and settings to study real-world themes and issues.
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Website – https://jesseteller.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PathtoPerilisc/
Reviewed by: Mrs. N