In the gripping sequel to LORD OF SECRETS, outlaw wizard Corcoran Gray is just starting to rebuild his life - but then a mysterious plague starts killing magicians, and threatens everything he holds dear.
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
I loved it! It surprised me many times . . . Gray is relatable, sympathetic, and wholly likeable, and the rest of the cast was endearing. And the magic! It was a perfect mix of traditional and new. A fascinating take, really. - Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician on Lord of Secrets
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