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Empire of Exiles

By Erin M Evans
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Publisher Description

From a new star in epic fantasy comes an irresistibly compelling novel where an unlikely team must band together to unearth a conspiracy that might devastate their empire in this captivating blend of page-turning locked room mystery and lyrical fantasy that readers will find “ensnaring.” (Cat Rambo).

"Detailed and mysterious, a place to explore and relish. Empire of Exiles is highly recommended!” – R.A. Salvatore

“In these pages, you are in the hands of a master.” - Ed Greenwood

“Characters I love, plot twists that keep coming, and a unique and fascinating world!" – Melissa Caruso

“Beautifully wrought and equally ensnaring.” – Cat Rambo

Twenty-three years ago, a Duke with a grudge led a ruthless coup against the empire of Semilla, killing thousands. He failed. The Duke was executed, a terrifyingly powerful sorcerer was imprisoned, and an unwilling princess disappeared. 

The empire moved on. 

Now, when Quill, an apprentice scribe, arrives in the capital city, he believes he's on a simple errand for another pompous noble: fetch ancient artifacts from the magical Imperial Archives. He's always found his apprenticeship to a lawman to be dull work. But these aren't just any artifacts — these are the instruments of revolution, the banners under which the Duke lead his coup. 

Just as the artifacts are unearthed, the city is shaken by a brutal murder that seems to have been caused by a weapon not seen since the days of rebellion. With Quill being the main witness to the murder, and no one in power believing his story, he must join the Archivists — a young mage, a seasoned archivist, and a disillusioned detective — to solve the truth of the attack. And what they uncover will be the key to saving the empire – or destroying it again.


7 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“I wasn’t sure about this one at first but I ended up loving it. Once I got the hang of the writing style and the world, the rest just flew by. Each chapter leaving off with such a cliff hanger and so many twists made it hard to put down. This is such a fantastically original world and magic system. I can’t wait to read the next book.”
Colorful personalitiesLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal writingAddictiveComplexTwistyCreative settingImmersive settingMagical setting
Thinking Face“Overall I liked this book! It was a great cozy adventure book with some murder mystery. I will say the reason I didn’t give it a 5 was because the content seemed a bit overwhelming. So much information I felt I couldn’t keep up, there were so many characters I couldn’t keep them all straight, & the mystery aspect was drawn out too long in my opinion. The reason it didn’t get less than a 4 was because it redeemed its self in the last 100 pages. It started to come together & filled with twists.”
Original charactersOriginal writingTwistyVivid
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I really enjoyed this book! All of the characters in the archives were very likable. There were so many twists and turns and I was fully gripped to the story. I’m glad I read this and am excited to see what happens for these characters next!”
Colorful personalitiesMulti-layered charactersAction-packedTwisty
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes
Diverse charactersLikable charactersEasy to readAddictiveImmersive setting

About Erin M Evans

Erin M. Evans is the author of seven Forgotten Realms novels for Wizards of the Coast, including the 2011 Scribe Award winner Brimstone Angels. In addition, she is the former editor of the Eberron novel line and has written fiction for the RPGs Shadow of the Demon LordMonarchies of Mau, and Aetaltis, as well as dialogue for the MMO TERA. Erin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in anthropology and currently lives in the Seattle area with her husband and sons.

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