Exile

  • Title: Exile
  • Author: Rachel Starr Thomson
  • ISBN: 9780988061378
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • Exile The battle is real Page turning suspenseful Christian fantasy on the border between earth and spirit When Tyler fishes the girl out of the bay he thinks she s dead She wishes she was For Reese life
    The battle is real Page turning, suspenseful Christian fantasy on the border between earth and spirit When Tyler fishes the girl out of the bay, he thinks she s dead She wishes she was For Reese, life ended when the supernatural entity called the Oneness threw her out For Tyler, dredging Reese out of the water means life is nothing he thought In a world where the OneThe battle is real Page turning, suspenseful Christian fantasy on the border between earth and spirit When Tyler fishes the girl out of the bay, he thinks she s dead She wishes she was For Reese, life ended when the supernatural entity called the Oneness threw her out For Tyler, dredging Reese out of the water means life is nothing he thought In a world where the Oneness exists, nothing looks the same Dead men walk Demons prowl the air Old friends peel back their mundane masks and prove as supernatural as angels The Oneness changes everything And getting Reese home, making her One again, will change Tyler and his roommate, Chris, whose connections with the Oneness have been buried most of his life forever EXILE is the first book in The Oneness Cycle, an urban fantasy series of spiritual warfare novels If you love page turning suspense, heart pounding plotting, and fiction that unveils truth, this series is for you Warning The Oneness Cycle will make you think, challenge your perceptions of the world around you, and call you to take your place in the battle of good vs evil Not for the faint of heart

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    About Rachel Starr Thomson


    1. Rachel Starr Thomson is in love with Jesus and convinced the gospel will change the world.Rachel is a woman of many talents and even interests she s a writer, editor, indie publisher, singer, speaker, Bible study teacher, and world traveler The author of the Seventh World Trilogy, The Oneness Cycle, and many other books, she also tours North America and other parts of the world as a speaker and spoken word artist with 1 11 Ministries.Adventures in the Kingdom launched in 2015 as a way to bring together Rachel s explorations, in fiction and nonfiction, of what it means to live all of life in the kingdom of God.Rachel lives in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, just down the river from the Falls She drinks far too much coffee and tea, daydreams of visiting Florida all winter, and hikes the Bruce Trail when she gets a few minutes A homeschool graduate from a highly creative and entrepreneurial family, she believes we d all be much better off if we pitched our television sets out the nearest windowFE AND WORK BRIEFLY Rachel began writing on scrap paper sometime around grade 1 Her stories revolved around jungle animals and sometimes pirates they were actual rats she doesn t remember if the pun was intended Back then she also illustrated her own work, a habit she left behind with the scrap paper.Rachel s first novel, a humorous romp called Theodore Pharris Saves the Universe, was written when she was 13, followed within a year by the serious adventure story Reap the Whirlwind Around that time, she had a life changing encounter with God.The next several years were spent getting to know God, developing a new love for the Scriptures, and discovering a passion for ministry through working with a local ministry with international reach, Sommer Haven Ranch International Although Rachel was raised in a strong Christian home, where discipleship was as much a part of homeschooling as academics, these years were pivotal in making her faith her own.At age 17, Rachel started writing again, this time penning the essays that became Letters to a Samuel Generation and Heart to Heart Meeting With God in the Lord s Prayer.In 2001, Rachel returned to fiction, writing what would become her bestselling novel and then a bestselling series Worlds Unseen, book 1 of The Seventh World Trilogy.A classic fantasy adventure marked by Rachel s lyrical style, Worlds Unseen encapsulates much of what makes Rachel s writing unique fantasy settings with one foot in the real world adventure stories that explore depths of spiritual truth and a knack for opening readers eyes anew to the beauty of their own world and of themselves.In 2003, Rachel began freelance editing, a side job that soon blossomed into a full time career Four years later, in 2007, she co founded Soli Deo Gloria Ballet with Carolyn Currey, an arts ministry that in 2015 would be renamed as 1 11 Ministries To a team of dancers and singers, Rachel brought the power of words, writing and delivering original narrations, spoken word poetry, and songs for over a dozen productions The team has ministered coast to coast in Canada as well as in the United States and internationally.Rachel began publishing her own work under the auspices of Little Dozen Press in 2007, but it was in 2011, with the e book revolution in full swing, that writing became a true priority again Since that time Rachel has published many of her older never published titles and written two new fiction series, The Oneness Cycle and The Prophet Trilogy.Over 30 of Rachel s novels, short stories, and nonfiction works are now available in digital editions Many are available in paperback as well, with released regularly.The God she fell in love with as a teenager has remained the focus of Rachel s life, work, and speaking.


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    1. 3.5/5 I was a bit unsure in starting this book. It's not really the type of book I typically read. But I'm really glad I did. It was very well written and kept me interested the whole way through. The main premise of the story, with the Oneness and the powers they had was really intriguing. I liked Reese and her struggles were very real. The boys were also great characters. I did like Chris a little more, but both he and Tyler had great development. I'm interested to see how they continue to cha [...]

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    2. Thomson, an excellent writer, presents a solid angels v demons saga but with a slightly different slant - this story concerns the Oneness, a 3rd party (human in nature) who play a prominent role in the spiritual battles that serve (and don't overwhelm) a nicely drawn character- and story-driven plot. Written with a similar Christian worldview as This Present Darkness (the Peretti classic that basically launched this genre of Christian fiction), Exile has its own storyline, setting, and dilemma t [...]

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    3. This is not the type of book that I typically read at all. I am not a fan of "Christian fantasy" like this book was, and from the beginning, I didn't feel like I'd be finishing it. I did want to give it a chance, as I enjoyed the other books that I have read from Rachel Starr Thomson much better. I was disappointed in this book, but am hoping that any more I read from this author will be much more enjoyable!

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    4. I finally finished Exile! I took a long time to read it, but at no fault of the book. I was in a major reading slump after finishing an amazing book!

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    5. This review has been hard for me to write because I really wanted to like this book and think the author has such a good heart and good intentions writing it that I want to support Christian writers but I just didn’t think this book was good.Plot: A young girl is fished out of the water by two young men and then the three (plus some other minor characters) embark on journey that is both physical and spiritual. They encounter deception and healing, intense situations and introspective reflectio [...]

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    6. this is a book difficult to impossible to put down. This is first of eight novels in The Oneness Cycle.Chris is the son of a reluctant Oneness member, Diane; and Tyler, his best friend, had in most respects been adopted by her. Chris and Tyler do everything together--fishing, fighting, and rescuing a drowning girl.Reese is that girl. She had deliberately jumped off that cliff, but apparently the One wasn't done with her yet. Her cell leader had exiled her--which was impossible. One couldn't be e [...]

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    7. I'm still not sure how many stars to give this book. I read this author's The Seventh World Trilogy several years ago. I really enjoyed it and preferred that writing style to this book. I don't like it when a sentence is interrupted in the middle to give the person's thoughts on something before the sentence is finished. That's distracting to me. It had a lot of action so I liked that.I read all the reviews and can understand the 2 stars to the 5 stars. most everyone had good reasons for their l [...]

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    8. Jesus was not in those bookFor a Christian writer I was very surprised and disappointed that Jesus was not ever mentioned in this book. She talked about heaven, talked about angels and it talked about demons but never once did it talk about Jesus. There are many opportunities for this author share with the reader how to become part of the Oneness through salvation in the death burial and risen Christ, but never once did she mention it. What she did say was that it was difficult and obscure to fi [...]

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    9. Good story I really liked the story and the characters, but I felt the writing could have flowed better. The author also does not give a lot of details, so I had to work a little more to visualize the story in my mind. It was very choppy at first, but I stuck with it because the idea of the oneness intrigued me. I will read the second book in the series and see if the writing is better.

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    10. I enjoyed this bookThis is definitely a science fiction/fantasy story. I liked the characters and thought the book was well-written. I don't know if I would continue this series but I would recommend it for those who are fans of a science fiction or fantasy book.

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    11. I loved this book, actually I love the series. It has great characters and the supernatural edge is fantastic. It is just the right amount of truth and fantasy!!! Best Series I have read in a long time.

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    12. Review: ExileThis was a different book for me. It was more like si-fi fiction and I was a bit confused at times. It kept me engaged to see what would happen next.

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    13. The characters are likable and the story kept me reading. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

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    14. This book had me from page 1. I'm now starting the 5th book "Rise" and this series has not been a disappointment. One of my favorite series and authors. I can't wait to read more from Rachel Starr Thomson.

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    15. Reese is overcome by unbearable grief and loss and decides to jump off a cliff where her life her ends. Without understanding or a clue, her life ends when the supernatural entity the oneses threw her out. She is then unexpectedly rescued by two young men. This leads to a series of events culminating in a battle between Onesness and devils.The thing is is what are Oneness? What exactly are Oneness? Are they spirits? lost souls? Poltergeist? Spirits who failed to move on? Well all Good questions. [...]

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    16. I had some mixed feelings when starting this book because it was quite different from the genre I normally read. However I received a free copy of Exiles, book one in The Oneness Cycle, from the author Rachel Starr Thomson. So I though I would give it a try. Diving into the first few chapters of the book, I was a little skeptical. My skepticism slowly faded as I became absorbed into the story.Two close friends, Tyler and Chris are out fishing on the sea when a storm blows in. As they are struggl [...]

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    17. Full review at thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpressI received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Ten Second Synopsis:Reese is an exile from the Oneness. Tyler and Chris have just found themselves in the middle of a supernatural ambush. It's going to take more than cooperation to avert this threat.Exile is an action-packed paranormal romp that also features elements of spirituality and mystery. This book was pitched as a “Christian paranormal fantasy” novel, bu [...]

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    18. I was at first rather apprehensive when I picked up this book (the first I've read by this author). First of all, the cover is mysteriously foreboding (though I must admit that I kinda like it). And then, it has demons. While I do believe that they exist in real life, the way they break windows, etc. in the first few chapters, made me a bit apprehensive since demons do not attack born-again believers in that way. But the book quickly redeemed itself to me. While it does take place in "our world" [...]

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    19. While Exile is about spiritual warfare, it's not a Frank Peretti rip-off. To me, it was kind of an allegory. What we know as "Christians" are part of the "Oneness." And they have spiritual gifts to fight demonic powers. Without going into too many details, let's just let me say there are plenty of spiritual bad boys for the Oneness to battle.But, on a spiritual level, Exile encouraged me. It reminded me of the power of prayer. It reminded me that each Christian has a role to play in fighting spi [...]

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    20. A mysterious girl. A dark night. A frantic rescue attempt. When Tyler and Chris are out fishing one night, little did they expect to rescue a girl from drowning. They expected even less that this girl would have such a huge impact on their lives. Reese has a story. A sadness so great it consumes her. Little did she expect to find the truth about it. A story filled with good and bad, light and dark, battling each other in a most real way. I thought this was a fascinating book. It was nothing like [...]

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    21. Two fishermen, Chris and Tyler, rescue a girl from the sea on a stormy night. It turns out that she had jumped from the cliff. But why? Reese has been kicked out of the supernatural group called the Oneness. Chris has ties to the Oneness, but it’s been buried his whole life. The Oneness is analogous to Christians in that one must make the decision to become part of it. Members protect the towns they live in from the demonic. As Reese is attacked several times, by demons, Tyler and Chris come t [...]

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    22. The Oneness is a band of humans that demons hate and angels serve. It is not meant to be broken. Just as a body needs each body part, The Oneness needs each member and each member needs The Oneness. When two young men catch a girl in their fishing nets, they do not immediately realize they have accidentally rescued a member of The Oneness. They know only that a young woman suffering from extreme loss has come to their care, and they are determined to help. No one realizes just how difficult it w [...]

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    23. This is one of the best novels I have read. I give it 5 stars as it has so many different parts to it. There is family and friendships and conflict. There is good vs. evil. There is suspense, surprise and a good ending. All that said, this book just grabbed my attention from the first page. Rachel didn't take 1/3 of the book to develop her characters. They developed as the story progressed in a very well written way. Loved that you found out more about each one as the story progressed and that y [...]

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    24. Exile was an interesting, fast-paced take on spiritual warfare. Believers are organized into Oneness cells and are, for the most part, deeply aware of their spiritual gifts and the spiritual realities around them. The unthinkable thing is for 'Oneness' to be broken - but it seems it has been.I liked the action in the book, especially on the spiritual level. I also liked the main character, who has been deeply impacted by the apparent breakdown in Oneness.My only complaint, and this is more about [...]

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    25. Well written, action packed Christian fiction; "Exile" is the first in a series of five books called the Oneness cycle. In a style that reminded me of Frank Peretti's "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness," Thomson creates a world where Christians are united, living as an army; trained and equipped to engage in spiritual warfare. It made me wonder, could a world like this exist? Jesus told His disciples in John 14 that "whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and [...]

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    26. This book turned out to be better than I expected, actually! When I first started it, I thought, "Hmmmwhat is this author saying?" However, I kept on reading, and it was pretty good! A different sort of view of things, but pretty good. :) If you don't like reading about spiritual warfare, then this book is probably not for you, though it was not as weird, at least in my opinion, as This Present Darkness-this book is very different from that one. I really liked many of the characters in this stor [...]

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    27. It took me a bit to get into the story, but boy did I get hooked! When I signed up to get the book, one of the descriptions mentioned a mix of Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker--that it is very accurate--this story is a cross of the two! The message of this book is so timely as there is much spiritual warfare. The story was suspenseful and had excellent, solid, well-rounded characters! An excellent read--would definitely recommend!!Thank you to the author for providing a free copy of this book--the o [...]

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    28. I received a free copy of the first two books in this series as a gift. Great writing, wonderful characters. Good versus evil, with some grey areas in between. At first I was a little put off by all the talk of the "Spirit" and no mention of the Bible or God. But I read the whole series and they just get better and they explain more. I loved this first one and read it almost in one sitting. War against demons, love, and betrayal. I give it five stars. I can recommend for ages 16 and up due to ad [...]

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    29. It was interesting. It kind of creeped me out, but not too badly. The whole concept of demon-possession is scary. I know it’s a thing, but I don’t really want to think about it. The Oneness is a cool idea, though.Despite that, it was a relatively good book. The plot and characters unfolded and flowed naturally. Good balance of events vs. dialogue vs. description. Overall, the message was good.Read my complete review here.~Kellyn Roth

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    30. I liked Reese's story, I always enjoy reading about angels, demons, and details of heaven and hell. It was that good during the first part of the story but as soon as The Oneness was discussed, I got lost. The Oneness keeps too many secrets, been guessing too many twists but it didn't reveal its secrets up until half of the book and it became tiring. From then on I can't keep up anymore with the story and the characters.

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