Liefdom: Path of the Monstrous Prince (Perilisc) by Jesse Teller @JesseTeller


A zealous guardian in a peaceful city, Gentry Mandrake is a fairy unlike any other. Cast out and hated for his differences, his violent nature makes him wonder at the purity of his soul. He hunts for belonging while fighting to protect the human child bound to him. Explore the mythical realm of The Veil, the grating torture of the Sulfur Fields, and the biting tension between power and purpose in this wondrous struggle against a demonic wizard and his denizens. Can Mandrake overcome such terrible foes to defend those he loves?

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Liefdom: Path of the Monstrous Prince


This is my favourite of Jesse Teller’s novels so far as the story moves between the fairy realm of Fey and Perilisc. This is the horror of all fairy tales as each fairy has a human child whose life is connected to them. If the fairy gets injured then so does the child. If the child does wicked acts then the fairy is also wicked.

This is very much on the dark side as fairy tales go, with  Mandrake who certainly doesn’t come with smiles and wishes but with a definite repulsiveness about him that reflects what he represents and that is war and destruction. Graphic descriptions of violence and rape don’t even evade this story either although there is the light at the end of the tunnel, for a little while anyway.

This is again a book brimming with characters to remember and others that you won’t ever forget.  Mandrake is one of them as because his life is so terrible he knows that his human child must be suffering just as much. This is not just a story of violence, this is a story of love and caring, being selfless and wanting better for yourself so that it can make a difference for someone else. Even if it means facing hell and everyone in between. Brilliant storyline.

This is a real top story. Thoroughly enjoyed it!


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.


Twitter: @JesseTeller

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