HEART OF THE EXILED
There are a few niggling distractions in this second in the Blood of the Kindred book: the author fails to properly describe the code that its people live by; the differences between the races are unclear; and the novel doesn’t have quite enough backstory for a stand-alone. But the meat of this novel is very well done. In fantasy, the tropes of vampires and elves have both been done to death, but Nagle makes both fresh and the characters, not their situations or their preferences for blood, carry the novel. Mindspeaking is a fascinating twist, and Nagle manages to keep readers on their toes. A promising read, with an obvious third book to look forward to.