Chaste: A Tale from Perilisc
by Jesse Teller
MY RATING: 2.5 Stars
Publication Date: October 5, 2016
Publisher: Jesse Teller
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 245 pages
Available from: Amazon
When her devout parents were killed, Cheryl abandoned her destiny as a priestess. Despite the unusual decrees of the new priest, an evil threat preys on the town. Tragic murders have become more frequent when a few traveling warriors stop here for the night. Will they help Cheryl's village or destroy it? She knows better than to trust them. Years of pain and self-loathing have hardened her. To fight back the infectious curse that plagues her home, she must finally face her brutal past.
Chaste by Jesse Teller
A very dark and wretched tale that begins in a small town as a young girl turns her back on her destiny after the brutal deaths of her parents. It is a tale of brutality, debauchery and murder as evil comes to town and shreds the very fibers of its soul.
Jesse Teller’s CHASTE is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Gore, human debasement, abuse, and torture are highlighted frequently as part of this extremely dark tale. If you have a problem with rape, you will be disturbed. If not for the wonderful bits and pieces in between, I would have thought the author was attempting to use every vile act and dark scene to demonstrate his ability as a wordsmith as he vividly detailed each and every scene.
One bitter woman will step forward to protect and defend her world, but not until her own brutal self-examination is complete. The storytelling fell short of the previous book as the human weakness was exploited by evil.
I think this book just wasn’t for me, but Jesse Teller is a very strong author who boldly builds the world he has created with strong themes and no apologies.
I received this copy from Jesse Teller in exchange for my honest review.