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(The Masks of Under – Book 1)
by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
This is a wholly unique and exciting ride – and Free on Kindle Unlimited!
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Everything about my life has been pretty normal working as a forensic autopsy technician. Until the day I woke up with a mysterious symbol tattooed on my arm.
Suddenly normal no longer existed. The barrier between Earth and a world called Under, dissolved…
Now I’m trapped with dozens of other people. Held prisoner by the creators of myths and legends, where the realm is ruled by two masked kings who want to turn us into creatures like them.
But even though I didn’t choose to be here, this new world manages to pull me deeper, affecting me differently than other humans. Unfortunately King Edu, also known as the King of Flames, notices this and I’m now considered a threat.
If I want to survive King Edu and the dangers of Under, I need to escape. The only problem is, there’s another masked king who seems to have an interest in me. Aon, the King of Shadows, wants me here in this world, and he wants me alive.
I just need to figure out why.
Thoughts on King of Flames
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the blurb, but it wasn’t this gem that fell into my kindle! This is an urban fantasy delight, filled with danger, mystery and enough world building to whet your appetite for book 2.
Lydia (when was the last time you saw a FMC with such a name??) is awesome, a but foolish and so very human she makes your soul bleed. Edu, on the other hand…. is not. It’s confusing, enticing and rather epic in scope.
Honestly, I loved almost everything about it.
- Lydia is brave without being super-powered…. it’s just her, and that makes her struggle all the more poignant.
- World building. Under is…. chilling.
- Concept narrative, wholly unique.
- Watch the cliff!
- Ended on a breathless note, but still felt short(ish).
The method was clear—solve the problem, then have a breakdown if you had to. (4%)
Then again, she’d always been a fan of British anything. (41%)
Third Person, Multiple POV
M/F…. I think??
This is a great start to a fantastic, ongoing series. Exciting, action packed and even a bit romantic. I highly recommend this Urban Fantasy – Free on KU!
Published March 5th, 2019
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