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Mask of the Gods

Mask of the Gods by Karen Furk

Soul Demons live off the souls of the living.

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.

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About 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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My Review

3 Stars

Where to begin with this review? There is a lot to this world and I have to admit that I was lost. You will need to focus on the story in the beginning. There is so much to building this world that I was lost until things got underway. To help explain the Sea of Souls and Bonding Karen Furk wrote a post on it. (Check it out here.)

Hayden is a special storm rider that is sent away on a quest when it is learned that a Soul Demon is hunting him. He is accompanied by his chosen on, Maya, and his warrior, Arianna. Although the kids are 9 years old in this story they have souls that are ancient, in a sense.

We follow along as the kids are on a quest that will help teach them about themselves and their abilities. They don’t really know who to trust because it seems everyone has a hand in this mess and not everyone that seems like they are an enemy is.

I loved the creativity and all the realms of the story. There is a lot of building going on and some things that I had trouble wrapping my mind around. But I did get into the story and am very curious to see where it is going from here.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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