I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THIS ETERNITY OF MASKS AND SHADOWS by Karsten Knight Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: THIS ETERNITY OF MASKS AND SHADOWS
Author: Karsten Knight
Pub. Date: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Karsten Knight
Formats: Paperback, eBook
American Gods meets Watchmen in this mythology-inspired mystery from Karsten Knight, author of the Wildefire trilogy.
In a city of gods and mortals, secrets never die.
The gods walk among us. Some lurk in the shadows, masquerading as mortals; others embrace their celebrity status,
launching careers from Hollywood to Capitol Hill.
One of them just murdered Cairn Delacroix’s mother.
As Cairn sifts through the rubble, she uncovers a conspiracy two decades in the making: a cursed island, the fellowship of gods who journeyed there, and the unspeakable act that intertwined their fates. One by one, the members of that voyage are dying, and Cairn’s investigations land her in the crosshairs of the rogue goddess responsible.
With the help of Nanook, a polar bear god turned detective, Cairn descends into Boston’s underworld of supernatural crime and political aspiration. To avenge her mother and unmask her assassin, she’ll first have to reckon with a gut-wrenching secret that will rewrite the life she thought she knew.
I’ve gone through such a non-fiction phase the past couple months which I love, but it was nice to change gears and jump to something completely different than what I’ve been reading as of late.
What I Liked
This book was definitely action-packed and thrilling and never left you bored. The world-building was exciting and such a creative concept.
The diversity was a big takeaway for me and something I really love to see in a book. The main character is a lesbian which definitely gave the book some great inclusivity for the LGBTQ community.
It was also great to see strong female characters. I’m always, always a fan of that.
I also really appreciated the fact that this was a book about gods that wasn’t your typical Greek mythology.
What I Would Have Liked to Be Different
A bit more elaboration on the characters and their development as a whole was needed for me. The adventure, action, and the overall world was fantastic as well as the inclusion of strong female leads and sexuality preferences. However, I would have liked to get to know the characters more.
Overall, I thought This Eternity of Masks & Shadows was a thrilling and exciting read that I would recommend to those who are fans of mythology, fantasy, and thrillers.
Karsten Knight is the author of the historical mystery NIGHTINGALE, SING, the time-traveling thriller PATCHWORK, and the Polynesian volcano goddess trilogy WILDEFIRE (Simon & Schuster)–though some say his writing career peaked at the age of six, when he completed a picture book series about an adventurous worm. He is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross and earned an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College. Karsten resides in Boston, where he lives for fall weather, bowling, and football season. For more information on Karsten or his books, please visit www.karstenknightbooks.com.
1 winner will win a $10 Amazon GC, International.
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