Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
In The Exiled (The Exiled Trilogy, Book 1) by Scott A. Borgman, fallen angels Lucifer and his companions are locked away in prison for their sin. However, Lucifer is able to break out some of his brothers and sisters as the prison walls slowly degrade. They are looking for the hidden key that can fully free them. And that key is concealed in a twenty-five-year-old non-believer, David, who’s unwillingly involved in an ancient battle between angels. The angels who are expelled from heaven, known as the Exiled, are trying their best to protect David and defeat Lucifer.
I’ve already read Borgman’s other work before – Tal’Avern Chronicles – so the excellent quality of the writing is as expected. The concept of angels and the old Greek gods is given a new perspective, particularly in terms of their creation. In the biblical sense, what humans perceive as the facts of religion and God are the opposite in Borgman’s The Exiled. It might be somewhat sensitive to some readers, and may require a broader outlook in terms of one’s system of belief to fully enjoy it, but personally I find it purely entertaining as a concept for a supernatural fantasy fiction. On the other hand, the story does touch on several thought provoking subjects regarding humans and how they perceive religion. Characters David and Celeste are easy to root for. There’s plenty of thrilling action and also romance. I would like to note that this is for mature readers. On the whole, this is a solid series from Borgman.