What I Loved:
This Eternity of Masks and Shadows had this fabulous mix of mythology creatures and stories that made the overall-fantasy of this book so exciting! I really enjoyed that this was all layered into a murder mystery! It was an interesting story and a good read!
How I Felt:
This story’s world has humans and gods walking around together, living life side-by-side. I loved the research that the author so obviously put into the mythological creatures as he built this story. I found that the references and descriptions fit into the plot really well.
The pace for This Eternity of Masks and Shadows was probably too fast. I would have enjoyed this a bit more with a few additional breaks in the action to build the world a bit more, and focus on the character building. It was, however, FILLED with action. There was a lot going on, and it led to a very fast-paced, quick read. Readers that enjoy action-packed stories are going to love this one!
The characters were very interesting, and I enjoyed the wide range that filled the pages. I would have liked a bit more focus on building the characters, as I felt that some were lacking some depth, but all-around, there were some characters! I really liked the detective polar bear, Nook. I thought he had some wonderful emotional struggles mixed with great detective work.
The main character, Cairn, is an 18-year-old girl investigating the death of her mother. I liked this character, and really enjoyed her relationship with her girlfriend Delaphine. I liked that this relationship felt real, and flowed very naturally through the story.
Overall, this was a fun, interesting fantasy. I really enjoyed the murder mystery of Cairn’s mother. I enjoyed the various characters and the world they lived in!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend