Exiled (Novella) Review

I made a mistake! Whoops. This comes between books 2 and 3.

Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target  audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.

That being said… Spoilers ahead.

Exiled by Bethany Adams

Synopsis From The Book

A willing exile

For a hundred years, Delbin has lived on Earth, voluntarily cut off from his birth land, Moranaia. He’s learned to hide his elven nature and use his mind magic without getting noticed. Until he accidentally wields it on the Moranaian scout sent to check on him.

A hesitant ally

Though Inona has good reason to mistrust exiles, part of her job is to make sure they aren’t causing trouble. She sets out for Earth with one goal—get this annoying mission over with. But from the moment Delbin tries to use his power on her, she can tell he is different. As more of his story unfolds, she learns that some exiles might not be what they seem.

An unexpected enemy

When a rogue Moranaian prince tries to recruit Delbin, Inona’s mission becomes anything but standard. Now Delbin and Inona must work together to hunt down the prince and uncover his latest plot.

Delbin might not be able to return to Moranaia, but he’ll do anything to save it.

Short Synopsis By Me

See Above.

Initial Thoughts Before Reading:

Here I am reading book three and  trying to  figure out who these new  characters were. Five pages in I really didn’t care much. I bought it like, maybe I missed them being roughly mentioned in  book 2. I didn’t.  They are the focus of the Novella. Well… Whoops. Time to learn about these characters that I  cared about in book 3.

Also,  if  I feel like commenting on the extra side story in the Novella, I will. It’ll be at its own section at the end if I do.

Initial Thoughts After Reading:

Quick, cute, short story on the characters Inona and Delbin. I loved them in book three so figuring out how we got them and the vile of Kein’s blood was nice.

What I Liked:

Short sweet intermission, that would have made the book series that much easier to follow. If I had read it in place.

What I Would Have Liked or Changed:

More? I like these characters and I would have liked more about them than the 100pgs had to offer.

Why You Should Read:

It is not required for between books two and three but I highly  recommend it because it explains so much to what is going on in book three for the beginning.

Time Taken To Read


Rating: 4/5

For a novella I may need to change rankings, but not for now.

Notable Quotes:

“And forgive my play on  words. I couldn’t resist. Master is the technical term for the person in charge of an apprentice, after all.” –  Ralan to Delbin

Bonus Story Thoughts:

It was a cute but really quick short story, tale of a girl running away from an oppressive marriage  to save magic for her people. It was cute, for what it was. I am interested in more.

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