When Haydan’s home world is invaded by a soul demon seeking an item shrouded in myth and legend, his father evicts him and sends him to safety. His chosen one and warrior should provide reassurance and sanctuary, but neither appears to be working very well. Just when he thinks matters cannot get any worse his scheming grandmother arrives. She has her own plans that appear to involve him, none of which bodes well.
Diego feels confident he has the soul demon under control. Overlooking his devious mother’s involvement, he fails to appreciate that he is not only storm rider elder, but also an elven prince and certain debts are about to become due.
Lavinia worries about her grandson, but also who she left behind in the elven realm a long time ago. Tallin thinks she abandoned him and he is livid. She has everything under control, including Tallin…at least that is what she thinks.
They all need to learn afresh who to trust. With a soul demon on the rampage, an unleashed, angry and betrayed elven king and a long-forgotten mask surfacing, what could possibly go wrong?
The past is about to catch up with all of them. Nothing is going to go as planned because the mask and the gods have other ideas.
Mask of the Gods is the start of a new original ya/ fantasy series. When you start reading this fantasy novel you have to be focused on the story and focus on the details. It took some time for the narration actually begins, because the author describes the different realms fe. Sea realm and Fae realm and the characters has to evolve. Although I think the world building is necessary for a fantasy book and after a while the book was fascinating me more and more and I wanted to know what was going to happen with the key players.
Haydan is a storm rider with special powers who’s send on a mission, when his home Stormlands, is in danger. Quickly I found out that everybody at the quest has his own agenda. In The Mask of the Gods it looks like Haydan is the most important as a storm rider with his special powers but Maya, his choosen one and Arianna, his warrior, are incredibly important for him.
Mask of the Gods is original but for some readers perhaps a bit to complex. Karen Furks creates a new ingenious world where it is not clear who you can trust and who is your enemy. On the quest our heroes have to conquer several dangerous situations and find out new things about their lives. The ancient artefact and the threat has unexpected consequences and many realms are interested and trying to manipulate the result.
The plot is different then expected and that is a good thing. When I have read the preview of Mask of deception I can’t wait to read the other parts. Indeed The mask of the Gods has a slow start and you have to keep your head with the book, I think the whole collection will be intriguing because the main characters develop emotional and have to make difficult choices. The mask of the Gods has realms, places outside the world, but even as an earth there is betrayal, revenge and love. The most important is the connection between the souls. I know this sounds abstract but I can’t give away spoilers, so you just have to read the book and discover the original and magical book yourself.
When you take your time, you disappear in a vivacious and original fantasy story with beautiful realms and magical creatures!
When you take your time, you disappear in a vivacious and original fantasy story with beautiful realms and magical creatures! **** stars
Karen Furk The author:
Karen Furk loves fantasy stories. She has done ever since she was a small, lonely child with an over active imagination. She’s particularly fond of stories that are crammed full of magic, mayhem and magical creatures. Karen’s background in marketing laid the foundations for her writing career which began after a serious bout of depression. No longer able to contain her over active imagination, the stories finally flowed onto a page. She aims to surprise and delight with the characters and worlds she creates. She lives in the North West of the UK with her husband, two boys and a hamster called Rufus (Yes, a girl hamster with a boy’s name. Don’t ask, she just embraces the crazy!).
Visit her at karenfurk.co.uk or find her on social media and say hello – she’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest under the user name karenfurkauthor.
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Titel: Mask of the gods | Auteur: Karen Furk | Categorie: Fantasy Fiction | Uitvoering: paperback/ E-book | 568 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781912569014 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: januari 2019 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 18-1-2019 | Prijs: €16,49 | Bestellen