splashesintobooks

Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!

Dark Deceit by Lauren Dawes

Title: Dark Deceit   Dark Deceit

Author: Lauren Dawes

Publisher: Momentum Books

Published: September 2014

Pages: 404

Rating: 5/5

If you like any form of Mythology this book will certainly appeal to you! This is a story with a thread of revenge running throughout it, starting with Odin’s punishment and imprisonment of Loki, then quickly moving on to the present day. The Aesir gods are no longer venerated by humans, indeed the gods and associated beings like the Valkyrie and dark elves all live unrecognised among the humans.

The last full-blooded dark elf is Korvain and he is sent on a mission to kill the beautiful, fabled, leader of the Valkyrie, Bryn, so that his boss can kill Odin. Chemistry between Korvain and Bryn is rampant but if he fails to kill her, Korvain knows he will die. The conundrum of choices he and other characters experience make this an enthralling read. It is well written, moving seamlessly from one character’s point of view to that of another, helping the reader understand and empathise with their motivation and reactions to each other throughout the story.

This is a fast paced, lively read with murder, unlikely alliances, regret, mystery, mythology and romance all written into a powerful book, the first in the series. I can’t wait to read the next one to find out what happens to these characters and others! Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

This book may be purchased online from lots of different stores, including:

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com      barnes and noble

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Monthly archive of posts

%d bloggers like this: