Lady of Shadows
Death is simple. Dreams are dangerous. Life is . . . unexpected.
Outlaw wizard Corcoran Gray expected death to be final, but life, and his loved ones, had other plans. A year after being resurrected and flung into a new body, he’s still trying to come to terms with his situation – and his self – when the all-powerful Mages’ Guild demands his help to stop a deadly plague.
He’s inclined to refuse the organisation that still wants him dead, until his partner Brix starts showing symptoms – to save her, Gray will do anything, even if it means working with his greatest enemies.
But it quickly becomes clear that this is no normal plague. The situation is more complicated, and more lethal, than anyone has realised. Ancient dangers are stirring, and thousands of lives are at stake .
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Praise for Lady of Shadows:
The number one best thing about Breanna Teintze’s books is voice. Her voice, the characters’ voice, it’s fantastic and never contrived. Her characterization is great. I even liked the bad guys! Teintze shows a range of skill in Lady of Shadows by making a fantastical whodunit, with twists that keep you pulling toward the finale. She delves deeper in the magic and politics as well; they’re very well thought out and intriguing – Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician
Teintze excels at building a fantasy world governed by an original system of magic, and thrills the reader with an enjoyable, breakneck plot – Guardian
Corcoran Gray is BACK – this time with even more necromancy, deranged old gods, creeping horrors, and nonstop adventure. Gray is the kind of reluctant hero wizard with a heart that I’d follow into the apocalypse and Lady of Shadows delivers just that – and more. What a fantastic read, in every sense of the word – Kai Doore, author of The Perfect Assassin
I was dying to get back to Grey and Brix’s world and I was not disappointed. We get some truly epic magical battles, some brand new creatures . . .and plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. I really enjoyed this book – Becky’s Book Blog
If the curve continues then Book 3 will be very good indeed – BSFA
Breanna Teintze has an amazing ability to re-immerse you into Corcoran Gray’s world. The author has an exceptional ability to create fabulous deep three-dimensional complicated characters and she makes it difficult for the reader and primarily Gray to be able to decide who is a friend or foe. An excellent sequel to Lord of Secrets, [but] could easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone. It does not disappoint in any way. I loved it and would encourage anyone to read Breanna Teintze’s work – Storgy
I am reading a plague book, it hit me and well, yeah, I am reading a plague book. Then I remembered how the story wrapped up in book 1, and I knew they would find a cure, or they would vanquish this plague. Which made this book so good to read now. A happy plague ending is what we need. I enjoyed the tale. It felt light, *cough cough* I know people are dying and there are stitched-up monsters, but the writing feels light. And Gray and Brix [are] a great duo – Books for Life
Lady of Shadows is a funny, action-packed magic mystery story that I didn’t want to put down. 5/5’ – Dyslexic Reader
(I should note here that the magical plague is not at all like the real plague we are dealing with right now, and I don’t think it will be the least bit triggering. It is very magical and very, very different. There’s no way around the fact that there is a plague in this book, but it is not stressful, honestly.) The thing about Breanna’s books is that they have heart, they have plot, but they also have just a ridiculous amount of fun packed in. This came at just the right time for me, but I suspect that any time would have been the right time, and I suspect it will be for you too. – Marissa Lingen, Novel Gazing Redux
With a decidedly creepy horror element and a writer gaining in skill and confidence, Lady Of Shadows shows an upward trajectory not only for the character, but for the Empty Gods series as a whole – SciFiNow