Sunday 28 July 2019

Blog Tour: Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze

Magic is poison, secrets are power and death is...complicated. Read on for why you will want to read the new magical fantasy, Lord of the Secrets.


As soon as I read the first page I knew I was going to like this. It had just the right amount of humour, sarcasm, magic and peril that had me racing through. 

Corcoran Grey is an instant likeable character and pretty much makes the whole book. I love his witty comments and quick thinking even when he doesn't realise he's doing it. Classed by the guild as an illegal magician, we follow him as he tries to find his kidnapped Grandfather, which is definitely not without its perils. Tasked by his Grandfather to find a magical icon that will save the world, Grey is in for hot pursuit, riddles and mazes that will test his stamina and logic.

What made this stand out for me over other magical fantasies was the way the magic was conducted. Written in runes and over the body, a wall or another object, this magic felt complex but powerful and it wasn't without its payment. Every time a spell is cast, toxicity is passed back into the blood, leaving the conjurer weak and in pain. I found myself feeling so sorry for the pain that Grey puts himself through, but you've can't help but admire him. The way he also works through the agonising pain of his disability gave me a huge level of respect for him. It was refreshing to see a disability represented so well, particularly as it's not something you see regularly enough in fiction.

Lord of the Secrets is a straight forward but brilliant story with fantastic characters and a protagonist that I loved. 

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