Lady of Shadows: Book 2 of the Empty Gods series - The Empty Gods (Paperback)Breanna Teintze (author)
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Death is simple. Dreams are dangerous. Life is . . . unexpected.
Outlaw wizard Corcoran Gray expected death to be final, but life, and his loved ones, had other plans. A year after being resurrected and flung into a new body, he's still trying to come to terms with his situation - and his self - when the all-powerful Mages' Guild demands his help to stop a deadly plague.
He's inclined to refuse the organisation that still wants him dead, until his partner Brix starts showing symptoms - to save her, Gray will do anything, even if it means working with his greatest enemies.
But it quickly becomes clear that this is no normal plague. The situation is more complicated, and more lethal, than anyone has realised. Ancient dangers are stirring, and thousands of lives are at stake . . .
Praise for Lord of Secrets
'I loved it . . . A perfect mix of traditional and new' Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician
'A fast-paced necromantic adventure' Emily Tesh, author of Silver in the Wood
'All I want is the next book, NOW' K.A. Doore, author of The Perfect Assassin
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26 mm
Teintze excels at building a fantasy world governed by an original system of magic, and thrills the reader with an enjoyable, breakneck plot * Guardian *
The author has an exceptional ability to create fabulous deep three-dimensional complicated characters. An excellent sequel to Lord of Secrets, [but] could easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone. I loved it and would encourage anyone to read Breanna Teintze's work * Storgy *
(I should note here that the magical plague is not at all like the real plague we are dealing with right now, and I don't think it will be the least bit triggering. It is very magical and very, very different.) The thing about Breanna's books is that they have heart, they have plot, but they also have just a ridiculous amount of fun packed in. This came at just the right time for me, but I suspect that any time would have been the right time, and I suspect it will be for you too. * Marissa Lingen, Novel Gazing Redux *
With a decidedly creepy horror element and a writer gaining in skill and confidence, Lady Of Shadows shows an upward trajectory not only for the character, but for the Empty Gods series as a whole * SciFiNow *
Corcoran Gray is BACK - this time with even more necromancy, deranged old gods, creeping horrors, and nonstop adventure. Gray is the kind of reluctant hero wizard with a heart that I'd follow into the apocalypse and Lady of Shadows delivers just that - and more. What a fantastic read, in every sense of the word * Kai Doore, author of The Perfect Assassin *
Lady of Shadows is a funny, action-packed magic mystery story that I didn't want to put down. 5/5 * Dyslexic Reader *
I am reading a plague book, it hit me and well, yeah, I am reading a plague book. Then I remembered how the story wrapped up in book 1, and I knew they would find a cure, or they would vanquish this plague. Which made this book so good to read now. A happy plague ending is what we need. It felt light, *cough cough* I know people are dying and there are stitched-up monsters, but the writing feels light. And Gray and Brix [are] a great duo * Books for Life *
If the curve continues then book 3 will be very good indeed * British Science Fiction Association *
I was dying to get back to Grey and Brix's world and I was not disappointed. We get some truly epic magical battles, some brand new creatures . . .and plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. I really enjoyed this book * Becky's Book Blog *
Rich and satisfying . . . Teintze has concocted a fascinating world, with clever twists and loops to her plotting as well as a range of believable (and deeply likeable) characters * SFX on Lord of secrets *
Lord of Secrets is a fast-paced necromantic adventure. The characters are sharp, the dialogue is funny - andwow, Teintze can really write a monster! From the sadistic priest to the power-crazed wizard, from the delicate horrifying brilliance of her undead creations to the lurking, dreadful, beautiful monster at the heart of an ancient buried temple, I was alarmed and delighted at every turn * Emily Tesh, author of Silver in the Wood on Lord of Secrets *
Lord of Secrets is a delightful necromantic romp through a dark and complex world with magic as boundless as it is painful, terrifying undead monstrosities, and secrets layered upon secrets which are so craftfully peeled away just in time for a bone-rattling, conclusion that all I want is the next book, NOW * K. A. Doore, author of The Perfect Assassin on Lord of Secrets *
Deftly plotted and great fun * The Guardian on Lord of Secrets *
This book is great fun [and . . .] things don't really let up from the moment the party arrive in the city to the last page - Teintze gives space to this very human, very normal story. A strong second part of the series * Blue Book Balloon *
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