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Lady of Shadows: Book 2 of the Empty Gods series

Breanna Teintze

7 Reviews

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Fantasy, Fantasy romance

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

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Praise for Lady of Shadows: Book 2 of the Empty Gods series

  • 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 number one best thing about Breanna Teintze's books is voice. Her voice, the characters' voice, it's fantastic and never contrived. Her characterization is great. I even liked the bad guys! Teintze shows a range of skill in Lady of Shadows by making a fantastical whodunit, with twists that keep you pulling toward the finale. She delves deeper in the magic and politics as well; they're very well thought out and intriguing - Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician

  • 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

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Breanna Teintze

Breanna Teintze is a registered nurse, who writes (well) and gardens (badly). She lives in Idaho with her husband, where she homeschools her three kids and polishes swords. Her first novel, Lord of Secrets, published by Jo Fletcher Books, was followed by the sequel, Lady of Shadows.

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