The Artist's Masquerade
A huge bonus was I honestly didn't think Cathal could be so love ...more
This was everything I could have wanted for Cathal and more. I love that he saw more than the surface of ...more
First of all I’ll be honest: I expected book#2 to be about Etan and Tristan (whom I've been liking as characters and as a potential couple since they met in book#1) so when I found out it was going to be instead about Cathal, Etan’s older brother, and Flavian, a new character altogether, I was kind of put off. ...more
Cathal is the eldest son of a Grand Duke in Tournai, a small but wealthy country with a bustling port in the capital city of Jumelle. Cathal's cousin is the Crown Prince Philip, and Cathal is his advisor and personal secretary. Cathal is 25 and is startled to learn that his father has arranged a marriage for him, to a cousin of the Emperor of Ardunn. This marriage pr ...more
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This book is sharp and sweet at the same time. I wasn't a big fan of Cathal after book 1 but I went into this book, determined to give him a chance. I am so glad I did as it was lovely to see the development in Cathals character and seeing growth in a character.
I really liked Flavian as well, especially as he opened up, showing a deeper character than the prickly one first seen.
At the 3/4 Mark, I predicted the solution to the mystery which interlac ...more
*I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by NetGalley*
I really liked this sequel to “The Prince’s Consort”. It was good to visit Phillip and Amory again. I thought that both Cathal and Flavian were great as the MCs. Flavian, I liked early on. Cathal, grew on me as the story progressed. The story itself kept me entertained from start to finish. All in all, a good addition to the Chronicle of Tournai. Am looking forward to reading the next one in the series.
Author – Antonia Aquilante
Star rating - ★★★★★
No. of Pages – 300
Cover – Stunning!
POV – 3rd person, past tense, multiple POV (Predominantly Cathal and Flavian, which small instances of Philip, Amory)
Would I read it again – Yes.
Genre – LGBT, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **
Honestly, I was surprised that this story came before Etan's. At the end of book 1, we didn't leave Cat ...more
I almost didn't read the first book in the Tales from Tournai series, The Prince's Consort. After I finished that installment, I was happy I hadn't listened to my friend who DNFed it. Now that I have read book two in the series, I am doubly happy and eager for book three. Afterall, Aquilante has a sad to resolve. Poor Eton, but I digress.
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She has a fondness for travel (and a long list of ...more