A Discovery of Secrets and Fate (Chronicles of the Stone Veil)

A Discovery of Secrets and Fate
by Sawyer Bennett
Release Date:  March 2, 2021
Publisher:  Big Dog Books, LLC
Book #2 in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series
Number of pages:  250
Kindle Edition
Source: Amazon Purchase
Paranormal Fantasy
Rating: R
Read 3/6/21 to 3/7/21

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.

Things are really ramping up in Finley’s world…and other worlds. There’s not much time for her to breath, let alone wrap her mind around what her life has become.

Once again, going to be a bit vague here in order to keep from spoiling anything. But be warned, if you haven’t read the first book this review will have spoilers for that story. Finley deals with a lot of loss in this part of the story. From watching her sister “turn” in front of her eyes to even worse events that will leave her reeling and confused.

As things in the Fae world spiral, the connection between Finley and Carrick deepens. Now, whether either of them wants to admit that fact is a whole other issue. I find myself intrigued as the layers to Carrick’s distaste for Finley are peeled back and Finley’s defenses against her burgeoning feelings for Carrick start to crumble.

In this story, much is learned about Carrick and what/who he is, yet I sense there’s still so much more to learn about him. I’m falling under Carrick’s spell a bit more with each chapter I read. He’s not the only one winning me over. I’m really quite fond of Titus, Maddox, and even Zaid.

I will warn you, Finley does something so completely and ridiculously stupid at the end of this book. You’ll see it coming and still won’t believe her blindness. I’m chalking it up to her passion for all that she cares about and loves. Plus, the ending did its job…I’m super excited for the next book.

4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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