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.
4.25stars-intriguing and fascinating
4.25stars-A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES is the second instalment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult CHRONICLES OF THE STONE VEIL paranormal/urban fantasy series focusing on twenty-eight year old Finley Porter. A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately after the events and cliff hanger of book one THE REVELATION OF LIGHT AND DARK.
SOME BACKGROUND: All of her life Finley Porter has been treated for hallucinations but days before her twenty-eighth birthday Finley is pulled into a world of the Light and Dark Fae by a man who stirs something deep within our story line heroine. An end of the world prophecy declares our heroine the savior, and in this Finley struggles with her fated destiny.
Told from first person perspective (Finley) and third person (Carrick Byrne) A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES picks up immediately after the events and cliff hanger of book one (The Revelation of Light and Dark) in which on her twenty-eighth birthday Finley Porter is pulled into a destiny of which she wants nothing to do. The appearance of a powerful Dark Fae forces Finley under the protection of Carrick Byrne, a protection of which she refuses and denies but the Dark Fae aren’t going to stop with our story line heroine, but begin targeting the people she loves the most. In an effort to get answers, Carrick takes Finley to the land of Faere where our heroine will discover the hatred and discrimination directed at humans is not much different than the hatred many people experience on Earth. With her past revealed, and the future not yet set in stone, Finley and Carrick return to Earth where they will have to begin preparations to save the world.
Sawyer Bennett pulls the reader into an intriguing and fascinating world of the Light and Dark Fae. Finley Porter is a stubborn, oft-times immature heroine, and a little TSTL (too stupid to live) but when the reality of her situation threatens not only her life but the lives of the people she loves, Finley must pull up her big-girl panties, and prepare for the fight of her life. Like most urban fantasy series, there is a definite sexual tension between Finley and Carrick but Carrick reveals the truth about his future, and his future does not include our story line heroine. A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.