Fifth Exile is a Boston-based publishing company formed in March 2014 by Brent Peckham and Tony Gao. We aim to innovate the landscape of digital publishing by expanding and enhancing the reader experience through web technology and social media. Our first IP, Coranox, was released on February 17, 2015 in paperback and in various e-book formats.

Who We Are

Brent Peckham

Brent graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in computer science. Since graduation he has held a variety of jobs, but his passion has always been telling stories. He draws inspiration from his life experiences as well as the many stories he’s read over the years. Brent strongly believes that through use of various social media platforms as well as in-depth, interactive web applications a storytelling experience like no other can be created. He hopes to use Fifth Exile to achieve that goal.

Tony Gao

Tony graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in biomedical engineering and minors in mathematics and philosophy. He also obtained an M.S. in neuroscience and is currently in pursuit of a PhD in biomedical engineering. During his prolonged entrenchment in the world of academia, he has found time to read and consume visual storytelling media voraciously. His enthusiasm for a well-told tale is eclipsed only by his desire to craft one of his own. He is constantly striving to reconcile the boundless creative potential of speculative fiction with his own personal mantra of anchoring stories with characters who are unique and relatable.


The people listed in this section are not full-time staff but have contributed something significantly to the Coranox series or Fifth Exile.

Paul Scott Canavan – Artist (paulscottcanavan.com)

Paul Scott Canavan is the art director of a Scottish indie game studio, Blazing Griffon (no affiliation with Fifth Exile), and is responsible for all artwork for the first Coranox book. This includes the splash page emblem, cover design, and any illustrations related to the book. He is an incredibly talented guy and has helped us bring our book to life in a way we could previously only imagine. To view more of his work, please visit his portfolio at the website linked above.

Earl Aspiras – Graphic Designer (phillerworks.com)

Earl Aspiras is a graphic designer from Toronto. We have him to thank for our wonderful Fifth Exile logo. If you wish to see more of his graphic design and video work, visit his portfolio at the website linked above, where he also hosts a podcast (All Kinds of Philler) on which we occasionally moonlight as guests. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Contact Us

We are interested in your feedback. Also, please let us know if you encounter any issues with the display or functionality of our sites, which are still under development. Quirks are bound to happen. While the sites are only intended to be compatible with modern browsers, we will make an earnest effort to examine and address any issues reported. If you have questions or comments, send us a message at contact@fifthexile.com or leave a response below.

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