The Exile

The Exile

by Steven Savile

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The first verse in the Lay of Slaine Mac Roth

Tir-Nan-Og - a land of savage beauty where fierce warrior tribes fight for land, cattle and honour. Fate can be seen in every aspect of life in this kingdom, but none more so than in Slaine Mac Roth, son of the Sessair.

Struggling to come to terms with his warrior's gift, the Warp Spasm, the young Slaine gets his first taste of bloody battle when his kinsmen raid a rival tribe. But with fate guiding his path, Slaine's epic journey is just about to begin.

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ISBN-13: 9781849970792
Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/04/2006
Series: Slaine , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 352 KB

About the Author

Steven Savile has written almost thirty novels and short story collections, including The Hollow Earth, Temple: Incarnations, Laughing Boy's Shadow, Houdini's Last Illusion, Angel Road, and the graphic novel Fragrance of You (with artist Robert Sammelin). He was a runner up in the 2000 British Fantasy Awards, a winner of a 2002 Writers of the Future Award, and nominated twice for the Scribe Award, in 2006 (for best novel adaptation) and the 2008 (for best young adult novel).

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Slaine: The Exile: The Lay of Slaine Mac Roth: Book 1 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pmcnamee67 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Disappointing and disjointed. I wanted a lot more Celtic bloodshed and bone breaking.Scenes just came one after the other, characters and plotlines came and went. Second act really bogged down with the farming/rutting stuff. (why wasn't he breaking heads in a rage?)Arrival of Ukko the shifty dwarf made the third act more interesting. Felt like an attempt at an episodic novel but didn't hold together.I am still interested in the sequel - mostly because this novel just came to a stop rather than a proper ending.