Friday 10 April 2020

Early review: Lady of Shadows by Breanna Teintze

Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 16th 2020 by Jo Fletcher Books
Edition LanguageEnglish
Series: The Empty Gods #2
For review

I am reading a plague book, it hit me and well, yeah I am reading a plague book. Then I remembered how the story wrapped up in book 1, and I knew, they would find a cure, or they would vanquish this plague. Which made this one so good to read now. A happy plague ending is what we need.

I actually liked this one more than book 1, and we all know about the dreaded book 2 syndrome! But here I easily fell back into the story. And it managed to get an ending too, even when there is more to come. Which I do appreciate. But they still need to be read in order. It is still a series, and a lot happens in book 1 that has a lasting standing on Grey.

A plague is killing mages and the alike. Then his lover gets infected and they need to find a cure, and that leads them to a town on the brink of chaos and destruction. And I see the theme. I guess I know what will happen in book 3 now, and I am intrigued.

I enjoyed the tale. It felt light, *cough cough* I know people are dying and there are stitched up monsters, but the writing feels light and Gray and Brix is a great duo.

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 . . 


  1. This sounds like it would be an interesting read. I'll have to check this one out.

  2. We do need a happy-ending-plague-story!

  3. Oh while this could have bee so wrong for these times in fact it sounds like a really good read.

    1. It was hopeful, like maybe we can live again too

  4. First time I've heard of this book, title, or series. Nice fantasy story though and beautiful cover!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. Ah plagues. Glad this was good for a book 2 tho!!!

  6. It is a great time to read a plague book :) I am glad you enjoyed this one!

  7. I feel like magical plague books are okay - not so real and scary. Glad you enjoyed!

    1. The real stuff is enough! The magic stuff can be solved ;D

  8. Mhmmmm interesting find! Sounds really good.



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