A King of Masks and Magic (A Tale of Stars and Shadows #3)

Lisa Cassidy

A storm is coming…

The Shadowhawk has been unmasked to those he trusts most. Montagn, the most powerful empire in the world, prepares for invasion. And back in the tangled alleys and dark streets of Dock City, Vengeance lurks.

Badly injured after the ambush that nearly claimed his life, Cuinn Acondor is recovering in the Twin Thrones, determined to grow strong so that he can go home and do more. Be more. Find a way to make a better country for his people. Talyn Dynan, reeling from the news that Montagn has been using Vengeance as a tool to undermine Mithranar from within, has a single purpose… return and raze them to the ground.

But Vengeance isn’t their only enemy. The prince of night grows stronger, his grip on power in Mithranar tightening. A deadly strike to the heart of the Dumnorix family reveals a greater threat than anyone realised.

And when a dangerous revelation sends shockwaves through Mithranan society, Cuinn and Talyn must stand together and fight, or risk losing everything they love.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) Props to Cassidy for blowing me away again. My mind is still reeling. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, Cassidy is THE best storyteller. I cleared my schedule to read this one so I could focus just on this. Immediately, I was met with old friends and it was so easy to get swept back up in the story, the politics, the twists and turns I NEVER see coming. 

I love these characters. They feel like real people with real problems. Their devotion, loyalty, bravery and love is the stuff most can only dream about.  The world of Mithranar and The Twin Thrones is complicated and beautiful and it gets more exciting with each book. While the book is labeled epic fantasy, Cassidy has made it feel more real than that.  It’s easy to get lost and experience everything with these characters because it feels so realistic.  

I am impatiently waiting for the next book. Cassidy will have a forever follower in me for this series and I can’t wait to pick up the others. I need to read everything she has written and get lost in the worlds she creates. 

The content is small in language and intimacy. There are intimate and romantic situations but they always end at an appropriate time for minimal details. Violence and blood is medium to high with bloody fights and animal attacks (Check the previous books content reviews.)

I received this ebook in exchange for an honest review. Props to Cassidy for blowing me away again.

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