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: The Helm of Midnight
Author: Marina Lostetter
Series: The Five Penalties #1
Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Publication Date: April 13, 2021
Publisher: Tor Books
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A legendary serial killer stalks the streets of a fantastical city in The Helm of Midnight, the stunning first novel in a new trilogy from acclaimed author Marina Lostetter.
In a daring and deadly heist, thieves have made away with an artifact of terrible power--the death mask of Louis Charbon. Made by a master craftsman, it is imbued with the spirit of a monster from history, a serial murderer who terrorized the city with a series of gruesome murders.
Now Charbon is loose once more, killing from beyond the grave. But these murders are different from before, not simply random but the work of a deliberate mind probing for answers to a sinister question.
It is up to Krona Hirvath and her fellow Regulators to enter the mind of madness to stop this insatiable killer while facing the terrible truths left in his wake.
This was an interesting read. I wasn't 100% about how I would feel going into it, but the synopsis definitely intrigued me. This was the perfect blend of sci-fi and fantasy with some mystery and horror thrown into it. This is a dark fantasy and I'm always looking for new ones to enjoy. This didn't disappoint -- great pacing, gods, monsters, humans, actions, bloodshed, great thrills...this pleased me. Diving into what faith, family, duty and trauma is and can do to a person will have you feeling connected to this book in every way. I adored Krona, Charbon, De-Lia and the crew. All the characters were well crafted and made me feel strong emotions for them. If you love deadly heist, outstanding characters, plot driven stories -- then pick this up! Overall, I'm excited for the sequel to come out and to read more from Marina Lostetter.
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