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Birth of The Mortokai by DG Palmer

Daniel Welsh was born different—and to Daniel, to be different means to be alone. But what if he’s wrong?

Born an albino with a photographic memory, Daniel Welsh never expected to fit in. Yet, when he is approached by Trinity—a young girl who definitely isn’t human—she reveals a whole new world where he might just belong. Ariest is a place where his features aren’t a disability or the mark of a freak, but rather a trait of powerful mages born of human-faerie unions. His father is a renowned war hero and swordsman, his mother is a human doctor, and that makes him a powerful mage that’ll tip the scales. Magic is real—and so is the threat it brings.

Trinity and her father, a battle mage, aren’t the only ones to have discovered Daniel and his gifts hidden in the human realm.

The Shade have awakened.

Enemies to the fae realm long thought dead have been lying in wait for their moment to strike. Young mages like Daniel are the perfect morsel for their starving appetites and they start their killing spree without delay with the nearest unsuspecting mage boy. Daniel cannot sit idly by while monsters take innocent lives, so he will embrace a destiny he is only just beginning to understand… even if it means losing a life that’s finally worth living.

Birth of the Mortokai is a young adult coming of age fantasy adventure novel. Trigger warning: this novel contains descriptions of albinism, a real genetic disorder that affects 1/17,000 persons worldwide per year.

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About the Author

Currently residing in London, England, D.G. Palmer writes in the Spec Fiction genre, using his imagination to create vivid worlds and captivating characters.

An avid reader and player of video games, in the past, he was part of table top roleplaying groups where he nurtured his storytelling by penning several story arcs.

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My Review

5 Stars

Daniel Welsh doesn’t fit in, he was born an albino and is bullied because of it. He has tried to emotionally shut himself away from this but finds himself drawn to Trinity. Daniel learns that he is different in the human world but he is not completely human. In the land of Ariest he is a powerful mage. Trinity brings him back to her father, Gydion who has plans for Daniel.

But Daniel isn’t just coming home, there are other people that know about him and his power, The Shade. The Shade were thought to be killed a long time ago but they have been in hiding building their power. Daniel’s arrival is the moment they were waiting for. They plan to use his power to reclaim this world.

This is a great adventure. I can’t help feeling for Daniel. It’s horrible how people treat those that are different and I don’t blame him for locking himself down. Of course he finds that his difference actually marks him as special and he goes on an adventure to find his place in this new world.

I loved the world building and the adventure. I could feel myself right there with Daniel. I loved the different creatures you meet and all of the magic. This book will please any teenager and adult. I can’t wait to read more from Desmond Palmer.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


I would like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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