Mestlven: A Tale from Perilisc by Jesse Teller @JesseTeller

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Revenge, Insanity, and the Bloody Diamonds

Meredith Mestlven was abused and betrayed by her nobleman husband. After a desperate fit of retaliation, she fled for her life and lost her sanity. Now nearly 20 years later, she returns to her home at Sorrow Watch to destroy her enemies and reclaim her jewels. How far will she go to satisfy her revenge? Dark, cunning and beautiful, Mestlven will win your heart or devour your mind.


The Perilisc is the creation of Jesse Teller’s imagination, a fantasy world that has an ancient feel about it. It is brutal, sexual and very descriptive so if I have told you something that you are not easy with, this book isn’t for you

This story, set in Sorrow Watch, is one of ultimate revenge dished out by Meredith Mestlven. Twenty years ago Meredith had escaped her marriage to a brutal man that had crushed her physically and mentally, breaking her spirit, heart and mind. There was no doubt that he would have eventually killed her, he came to regret that he hadn’t because the loss she has had to deal with drove her passed the brink of insanity to something much darker. Her goal was to destroy him, his following and everyone that took part in crushing her life. It had taken 20 years but hate is what kept her heart beating and vengeance was her soul, strong, beautiful and now returning with a new name, Sob.

This is the first of Jesse Teller’s books that I have read and because the story is so full of action and had characters from previous stories I did wish that I had read the other books first, just so that I had more background on some of them. I would recommend that they are read in order to get the full impact of all the characters. There are a lot of people to get to know in this book  but it is well worth persevering, it really is a brilliant story that comes together at the end. There are some pretty wicked people too, and I mean wicked like you really wouldn’t want to make eye contact with them wicked. Cruel and very dangerous.

I wouldn’t have thought that I could have got behind this vengeful crazy woman but the more you learn, the more you want her to have her pound of flesh. Is 20 years of hate enough though. She is what an evil man has made, not what she was born like but then throw in a touch of wizardry and the story becomes even more dark and twisted.

Some stories are good others come from the soul of the author and this is one is the latter. Jesse Teller is the creator not just of the characters but the entire essence of this world. You can’t read about it anywhere else it is unique but once your read about it you won’t ever forget.

I wish to thank the author for a copy of this book which I have honestly reviewed.


Jesse Teller


Jesse Teller fell in love with fantasy when he was five years old and played his first game of Dungeons & Dragons. The game gave him the ability to create stories and characters from a young age. He started consuming fantasy in every form and, by nine, was obsessed with the genre. As a young adult, he knew he wanted to make his life about fantasy. From exploring the relationship between man and woman, to studying the qualities of a leader or a tyrant, Jesse Teller uses his stories and settings to study real-world themes and issues.

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