A Discovery of Secrets and Fate; Chronicles of the Stone Veil #2
(#2 within a series)
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
Genre/Tropes: Sci-Fi/Paranormal Romance
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars
Return to a world where magic and unbelievable is real, and a foretold prophecy may mean the end of the world.
We left Finley and Carrick upon the discovery of some horrific news at the end of the first book. I was really excited to jump into the second chapter of this brand new world, but honestly the first half of the book was a little slow. However, I didn’t give up because I love the entire premise of this entire series and the second half is where all of the action really lied where it ends on another cliffy and lots of tension.
While the first half of this book was a bit drawn out, the second half made it worth reading.
✔A new world is introduced and we get to visit it!
✔New characters that really spark the storyline!
✔Carrick and Finley’s chemistry is completely reignited and lit!
✔The plotline moves quickly until I’m left wanting more!
Left hanging now with book 3 looming in the wings, I’m salivating for more information after learning a ton in the second half of this book. What felt like dragging feet in the beginning, with a rehashing and zero spark between Carrick and Finley, I wondered where we were going for five books if this was going to involve any relationship at all, finally-once I hit the juicy bits and reached the end, I’m hungry all over again and ready to jump into the next book.
While I feel that Sawyer could have chopped this entire series down without making a five book series, I also don’t like telling authors how to do their jobs, especially since we are nowhere close to the end of this journey yet, so I’ll try my best to be patient while I wait for all of the information to come and piece it out while it unfolds.
Finley still has a long way to go in discovering who she really is, she’s just discovering her powers and to what extent those powers can really do. She’s also just beginning to trust the circle of people around her and what it means to open that trust. It could help or hurt those that she lets in, and that is what makes this book exciting as each new person comes closer, their life it truly in danger.
I’m looking forward to where the journey heads in the next book, a true breaking point for all players involved, or a fork in the road where difficult choices have to be made. My mind is awhirl with options and where this journey will head, but no matter what, that the ball is rolling and I hope Sawyer keeps the momentum going.
Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate.
In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day.
The key to my survival is a man I can’t figure out. As dangerous as the darkest fae, I have no choice but to work with him to stop the prophecy that’s foretold to be the ruination of mankind.
Carrick Byrne continues to be my only source of information, but he doles it out as he sees fit. He intrigues and scares me in equal measure, yet I can’t help but be attracted to him. And the more I discover about him, the more it becomes clear he feels the same.
As we travel to Faere in search of answers, we find that every piece of information leads to more questions, that every question leads to a new piece of the puzzle, and that, most importantly, no one can be trusted.
The more secrets we uncover, one thing is certain— if we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together.
A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is book two of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.