Mask of the Gods by Karen Furk
Published date: 8th January 2019
Soul Demons live off the souls of the living.
When Haydan’s home world is invaded by a soul demon seeking an item shrouded in myth and legend, his father evicts him and sends him to safety. His chosen one and warrior should provide reassurance and sanctuary, but neither appears to be working very well. Just when he thinks matters cannot get any worse his scheming grandmother arrives. She has her own plans that appear to involve him, none of which bodes well.
Diego feels confident he has the soul demon under control. Overlooking his devious mother’s involvement, he fails to appreciate that he is not only storm rider elder, but also an elven prince and certain debts are about to become due.
Lavinia worries about her grandson, but also who she left behind in the elven realm a long time ago. Tallin thinks she abandoned him and he is livid. She has everything under control, including Tallin…at least that is what she thinks.
They all need to learn afresh who to trust. With a soul demon on the rampage, an unleashed, angry and betrayed elven king and a long-forgotten mask surfacing, what could possibly go wrong?
The past is about to catch up with all of them. Nothing is going to go as planned because the mask and the gods have other ideas.
Karen Funk created story that takes place in different realms. It’s the first time for me to read book which involves faes so in the beginning it was hard for me understand everything and get into story but author described everything really specific so after few chapter it was much easier for me.
The story is written from third person view but followed all characters in different situations so we can follow plot which is really complex. You can’t be sure who can you trust and who will be the traitor. The main characters are Haydan, his father Diego and his grandmother Lavinia. They all have their own motivations and are ready to risk a lot to follow their dreams. Haydan wants his full power, but for this he need Maya, his choosen one. And this is the only problem that I have with this book. Characters are nine years old and reading about need of bounding for Hayden to get his power is disturbing. Why couldn’t they be older, it would be better if they were teenager.
Writing of this book is amazing and the plot is so absorbing that it’s hard to put book down. You just want to know what happens next! I think fans of fantasy, especially of faes would enjoy reading it.
Karen Furk loves fantasy stories. She has done ever since she was a small, lonely child with an over active imagination. She’s particularly fond of stories that are crammed full of magic, mayhem and magical creatures. Karen’s background in marketing laid the foundations for her writing career which began after a serious bout of depression. No longer able to contain her over active imagination, the stories finally flowed onto a page. She aims to surprise and delight with the characters and worlds she creates. She lives in the North West of the UK with her husband, two boys and a hamster called Rufus (Yes, a girl hamster with a boy’s name. Don’t ask, she just embraces the crazy!). Visit her at karenfurk.co.uk or find her on social media and say hello – she’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest under the user name karenfurkauthor.
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