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This past week we celebrated the recent release of The Jealousy of Jalice which is Jesse Nolan Bailey‘s debut dark fantasy. As usual, our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show and once again, it’s my pleasure to bring you the encore.
Enthralled by the magic that written stories contain, Jesse Nolan Bailey has always wanted to be an author. With his debut novel finally released to the masses, he can now claim such title with relief. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he has embraced the equally-gratifying lifework of hosting a trio of spoiled cats.
The Jealousy of Jalice
The Realms have split apart, the Stones of Elation have been hidden, and warnings of dokojin drift among the tribes.
The land and its people are corrupted. The Sachem, chief of the Unified Tribes, is to blame.
It is this conviction that drives Annilasia and Delilee to risk their lives. Afraid of the aether magic he wields, they enact a subtler scheme: kidnap his wife. In her place, Delilee will pretend to be the chieftess and spy on the Sachem.
Unaware of this plot against her husband, Jalice is whisked away by Annilasia. Pleading with her captor proves futile, and she rejects Annilasia’s delusional accusations against the chief. After all, the Sachem has brought peace to the land.
Yet a dangerous truth hides in Jalice’s past. As she and Annilasia flee through a forest of insidious threats, they must confront the evil plaguing the tribes and the events that unleashed it.
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MAY 24TH–THE WELCOMING
Whispers & Wonder – review
“The Jealousy of Jalice is a solid, atmospheric debut and initial installment of A Disaster of Dokojin, a series that has a bright future ahead of itself. So very different from the stories that seem to saturate the genre, it’s overflowing with fresh ideas and concepts that I have yet to come across in my literary adventures.”
Debbie Does Books – review
“It gives off the feeling that only the surface was scratched in between all the realms and magic.”
Olliespot SFF Book Review – review
“The story really comes together in the end, it’s tense, unexpected, scary, and left me in awe, with the hope for a book 2, which I believe will happen. The book also made me a bit introspective as well. It is a great example, to the extreme, of what jealousy can do to someone, and the impact a selfish attitude and actions can have not only on those close to you, but on the world as a whole.”
Foals, Fiction & Filigree – review
“The Jealousy of Jalice is a tale about how terrible jealousy truly is, and the havoc it is capable of. Diverse, imaginative, and darkly atmospheric, this book is a great start to this series.”
@sarahsbookadventures – spotlight
Randi in Horrorland – review
“Despite what I didn’t like, this book was still wicked cool and 100% worth picking up. I am eager to continue onto the next book!”
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – review
“I feel like this was one of those books that you also really needed to pay attention to in order to make sure you were understanding what was going on.”
“Undeterred to write outside the binary and the conventional, it sets aside Eurocentric concepts and pens non-binary characters alongside our two mains.
The peeks into the distinct tribal customs especially thrilled me, because I live for these cultural and traditional details such as the language of feathers braided in hair. I’m eager to discover more about the tribes in the sequels, as this installment seemed to hint at a widening world.”
Betwixt The Sheets – review
“There’s plenty of gore and violence to keep the fight scenes interesting and lead to some truly gruesome discoveries as we follow their progress. And Bailey definitely isn’t afraid to make some hard decisions for his characters.
Certainly, for me.. there didn’t need to be quite so much hope, but it was a well told tale that moved at a steady pace and never got dull. I sincerely enjoyed it and look forward to the next book in the series.”
“For what is predominantly a character-driven story, the pacing rattled along at breakneck speed. This is in part achieved through short, intense chapters coupled with a fluid writing style and some perfectly timed flashbacks.
And that ending, MY WORD! Book Two cannot come soon enough and given the author knows what’s going to happen I’ve got a major case of Jealousy of Jesse!!”
Grimdark Dad – review
“That said, I honestly dug the hell out of this book. It is wildly original & diverse, and features a couple of non-binary characters, which I love to see in a fantasy novel. There’s some creepy af demon-monster-hellbeast thingies, some epic & thrilling action sequences, and as I touched on earlier, some wonderfully memorable characters. I was fully invested in Annilasia & Jalice’s story from the word go, and I’m anxious to see where the story goes from here!”
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