The Jealousy of Jalice
by Jesse Nolan Bailey
(A Disaster of Dokojin #1)
Publication date: May 19th 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy
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.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that fantasy is my favorite genre. Jealousy of Jalice is a wonderful mixture of horror and fantasy, that I had trouble setting down.
I am really into the magic system in this story. It is unique and clear the author spent time planning it out. One of my favorite aspects of fantasy is how the magic system ends up playo g out. This is where some of the horror aspects came in, which was FANTASTIC!
There is a lot to unpack in this book, and it is one that should be read and enjoyed without any spoilers so I am being vague on purpose. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat. I cannot wait for more in this series!
*I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
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.
Tour-wide giveaway (US only)
– Hardback copy of The Jealousy of Jalice (signed by author)
– Wooden bookmark
– TJOJ bookmark
– Bloodspill enamel pin
– Art print of Flayer
– TJOJ mousepad
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