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August 09, 2020

[Review] God of Secrets #1 ~ Empire of Ash by L.R.W. Lee

Technical sheet

God of Secrets 1
God of Secrets
Book 1 : Empire of Ash

Author : L.R.W. Lee
Number of pages : 284
Publication date : August 17th 2020
Collection : /

Publisher : Woodgate Publishing

Dangerous magic, a dark god, and ancient secrets. 
Archaeologist Pellucid Rose discovers THE find of the century when an earthquake hits her Mycenae, Greece dig. But before she can claim it, a dark, dangerous, and very sexy stranger steps from a swirl of shadows claiming she’s loosed a sphinx on the world by translating an ancient secret on one of the scrolls. 
What’s more, he insists Secret Magic requires her to go with him to capture the ferocious creature. 
Against better judgment, Pell teams up with the hot stranger to discover a world of magic where the impossible is reality, crooked mortals hide corrupt secrets, and mysteries older than myth can kill you. That thought alone makes her heart race, but things get even worse when she discovers he’s hiding world-altering secrets, and only she has what it takes to stop him.

My Review
It was the Cover that caught my eye on Booksprout. She's really beautiful. The summary then convinced me to read the book. So I eagerly applied for the ARC.

I didn't wait long before I started reading. Just enough time to finish another book. I read it in three times because I have been disturbed a little too often. For my family, reading and writing a review means doing nothing ...

The universe is a mixture of mythologies, secrets and a good dose of mystery. It is very promising. When, in addition, there is a god involved, I fall directly into the author's spider web. You got me !The story begins at an archaeological site and it moves a lot. Everything looks normal until ... get the book if you want to know more.

Question characters, I had a little trouble with Pell at the beginning because she asks herself too many questions. Otherwise, she's not like female characters that I like to follow in general because she is not a strong head and has more tendency to want to hide than to face situations. She looks more like us.
Harpoc remains mysterious almost until three quarters of the story. Of course, we the readers suspect what he is quite quickly.

I really liked the story but only after several chapters because it took me a while to adapt to the style of the author. There were some terms that I had trouble understanding. English isn't my mother tongue.

I will of course read the other books in the series because I want to know how the relationship between Pell and Harpoc will evolve as well as discover "his world".

With this title, I discovered L.R.W. Lee. She already has other titles to her credit such as the "Sand Maiden" series.
Rating : 9,1/10


I would like to thanks L.R.W Lee and Booksprout for the ARC.



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