Royal Exile: Book One of the Valisar Trilogy
From out of the East they came riding like a merciless plague—destroying kingdom after kingdom and the sovereigns who had previously mocked the warlord Loethar and his barbarian horde. Now only one land remains unconquered—the largest, richest, and most powerful realm of the Denova Set. The Valisar royals of Penraven face certain death, for the savage tyrant Loethar covets what they alone possess: But the last hope of the besieged kingdom is being sent in secret from his doomed home, in the company of a single warrior.
The future of Penraven now rests on the shoulders of the young Crown Prince Leonel who, though untried and untested in the ways of war, must survive brutality and treachery in order to claim the Valisar throne. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.
Fiona McIntosh was raised in the U. She has since roamed the planet for her work in the travel industry but now writes full-time and continues to draw inspiration from her travels. McIntosh lives with her husband and teenage sons, splitting her time between city life in South Australia and the wilderness of Tasmania. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime.
Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Book 3 of the Valisar Trilogy. Book One of The Percheron Saga. Sponsored products related to this item What's this? Kevin drives the shattered highways of a nation destroyed by nuclear war, earning a few coins a ride.
The Dragon's Blade Trilogy: A Complete Epic Fantasy Series. Death is Darnuir's redemption. Reborn, and secretly raised by humans, this former dragon prince must learn to be the king his past-self never was. Enlist in Star Force and begin your journey across the galaxy! Earth - Last Sanctuary is space opera and mythology combined: The Zeta Grey War: The Zeta Greys are here. Enter the shadowy world of alien abductions, secret space programs, antigravity spacecraft, and alien medical technology.
Yesterday was cause, Today the effect. What will Tomorrow bring? Valisar Book 1 Mass Market Paperback: Harper Voyager December 30, Language: Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.
Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. A tortured heroine with a dangerous secret. A dragon prince who seeks to assassinate his king. Enemies become lovers in a gritty, dark fantasy. A Lost Wizard's Tale. A strong wizard with unanswered questions and an unbreakable chain around her neck. Who was she before it happened years ago, and who did it to her? Oathtaker The Oathtaker Series Book 1. For fans of Robin Hobb, Michael J. A Kingdom of Exiles: The Outcast Fantasy Series.
A fight for survival. Join the adventure today! Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. As to be expected Fiona McIntosh cant help but write a story that keeps you on the couch and engrossed till the end! Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. This is the first book by McIntosh that I have ever read but it sure won't be my last. The cast of characters here is really riviting. Black, white and gray characters really add depth to her story. I can't wait to see where she goes from here. This is my first book i ever read from this author. And i loved it so much. Most fantasy are for kids to read, and most book don't have that edge description as you like.
Mainly because the author are aware of the children reading the books, and they make sure that there is not that much violence in them. Thanks for reading Emily. Bought this as a Christmas gift for my sister. And i loved it so much. Most fantasy are for kids to read, and most book don't have that edge description as you like. Mainly because the author are aware of the children reading the books, and they make sure that there is not that much violence in them.
Thanks for reading Emily. Bought this as a Christmas gift for my sister. She seemed to enjoy reading it. Although it was used it came in almost perfect condition. The barbarian horde of the Likurian Steppes moved from the east and conquered the Denova Set. Penraven, the most powerful kingdom of the Set is the the last one standing, however the end is near.
King Brennus of Penraven has to take difficult decisions in order to preserve the life of the only Valisar heir, Prince Leonel. As I've been reading the books of the Malazan of the Fallen series, I'm always looking for interesting books to alternate between two Malazan books. So I was hoping to find an interesting story in Royal Exile. Fiona McIntosh's style is very smooth and easy to get used to.
Royal Exile (Valisar, #1) by Fiona McIntosh
That makes the book very easy to read. The first hundred or so pages, the introductory chapters, went without much excitement. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the pages were turning fast with my desire to know more. However the world building in Royal Exile is probably done at a bare minimum to keep the story going with some hidden secrets left for the future.
I'm hoping to hear more about the Set and its surroundings in the future installments. My feelings towards the characters in the story have been very mixed. I cared for a few of them. Some others didn't seem believable enough. In more than one occasion, I scratched my head asking myself "would I or anyone do that in the same situation? Royal Exile started mainly with a single story thread, however, to my joy, Fiona McIntosh carefully crafted multiple parallel threads in the second half of the book.
Royal Exile is a well-written, easy-to-read book. Its plot is captivating despite the shallowness of the world building and of most of its characters. The first book of the Valisar Trilogy is a promising one and I, for one, am looking forward to read the second book. One person found this helpful. Using strategy that makes no military sense, tribal warlord Loethar and his deadly barbaric horde easily conquered Dregon and Voragan while Cremond capitulated without a fight.
He now invades the final land in the Denova Set, the Kingdom of Penraven with once again little successful opposition. The flesh eaters easily slice their way to conquest defeating everyone who dares to face them. King Brennus is frustrated and worried, but will soon be dead as Loethar fearing nothing has every member of the renowned ruling family the Valisars killed although the king and queen go willingly so that one member of the royals can escape and insure Loethar fails to have access to their power.
The Champion of the Cohort Gavriel De Vis escorts away from the castle the first born son of the Valisars, young Prince Leo, whose special skills unlike that of his father and forefathers back eight generations has failed to surface. He seeks allies, but few sign up to join his noble but seemingly helpless cause. Not only has his talent remains dormant, but Loethar is too powerful and malevolent to fight against anymore; evil has won as the side of good allowed complacency and egotism to leave them unprepared leading them to defeat. The first book of the Valisar trilogy occurs in the same world as the Percheron Saga, but is a different age and place.
Readers will relish the return to Fiona McIntosh's fantasy realm as the opening act proves to be a worthy successor. The story line is fast-paced from the onset as the kings wonder how they could fall so fast to the blitzkrieg of Loethar. Leo is a wonderful wannabe hero, but his coming of age has a long way to go two more novels while Loethar is a fascinating in a macabre way villain who we meet early on after he has drank blood and looks forward to sharing a drink with King Ormond of Barronel.
McIntosh opens her latest fantasy with a terrific thriller.
Royal Exile Book One of The Valisar Trilogy by Fiona Mcintosh. 9780007276011
After enjoying her Quickening series I was hoping and expecting another nice fantasy series. Instead I could barely wade through this book. I read a lot of fantasy and I can't recall another book where the characters simply are so unrealistic and where it just stands out. Maybe it's the dialog. At some level the characters have to have some relationship to what real people would do - whether they are heroes, cowards, villains, kings or servants. Not in this book. I want to believe in the Loethar character but for all I know the next page he'll pop out in a Groucho Marx imitation. See all 12 reviews.
Most recent customer reviews. Published on June 11, Published on February 12, Published on April 21, Published on March 8, Book One of The Valisar Trilogy. Published on January 4, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway.
Kindle Feature Spotlight
Customers who bought this item also bought. Book Three of The Percheron Saga. The Quickening Book Two. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
- Fire Eagles and Swan;
- Valisar Trilogy - Wikipedia.
- The EUs Decision Traps: Comparing Policies.
- Customers who bought this item also bought.
- Mind Candies for a Lousy Day (A Short and Snappy Guide Book 3).
Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book? Click here Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? Click here Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? There's a problem loading this menu right now.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.