The USA Today bestselling author of the Blood Singer series begins an exciting, romantic urban fantasy series with the story of Brianna Hai, who just wants to lead a normal life. Fat chance when your mother's a witch and your father's King of the Fae.
But Brianna's doing her best. She runs a small occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists...but real magic supplies and artifacts to those who know how to ask. She dates occasionally, and has just met a really great guy, a cop who happens to be the brother of one of her closest friends.
But that gargoyle by the shop door? He's not a carving. He's alive, and Brianna's guardian. And upstairs, in her apartment, is the last remaining portal between earth and the realm of the Fae--a world that Brianna left in her teens, a place she has vowed never to return.
Until a shocking magical assault on her home leads Brianna to invade the land she once called home and reveals that the plots and counterplots of her youth continue to roil the royal court. Her father, King Leu, is under attack--and she, Brianna, the exile, has been named the next heir to the throne of Faerie. It's a very dangerous seat.
A suspenseful urban fantasy with a hint of romance, The Exile is the first solo novel by C. T. Adams, who is half of USA Today bestselling author Cat Adams. Like the Cat Adams Blood Singer novels, The Exile is set in a world where magic is real and contains Adams's trademark blend of suspense, action, humor, and strongly emotional writing.
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Adams (The Eldritch Conspiracy) launches an urban fantasy series with a well-worn premise. Brianna Hai, an exiled Faerie princess leading a quiet life on Earth, is forced to return to Faerie where she's swept up in court intrigue and politics. She's accompanied by some human allies, including Det. Nick Antonelli, who suspects her involvement in several unsolved cases and wasn't aware of her true nature until she dragged him across the veil. Once in Faerie, Brianna must simultaneously protect her friends from the Fae, who enjoy human playthings, and deal with the constant struggle to determine who will succeed her father on the throne. While the core story is solid, the pacing is erratic, and the various subplots never really mesh. Nick's investigation is thoroughly derailed by Brianna's return to Faerie; they might as well be two separate books that accidentally collided. However, Adams does an admirable job of breathing life into Faerie and its creatures before ending on a game-changing cliffhanger.