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The Helm of Midnight
The Helm of Midnight | Marina Lostetter
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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 powerthe 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.
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julesG
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Another #NetGalley #ARC from the lower slopes of #MountARC. It was published in 2021.

Told from opposing POV. Yes, the world-building took some time and there were slow passages, but all in all I wanted to know how the POVs came together and how the whole story fit and would play out.

A book that took me out of my fantasy-funk! I‘m looking forward to reading the next instalment.

#JubilantJuly #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks interesting. 2mo
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dylanisreading
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Day 3 of #summerween. Finished The Hollow Places last night (spoiler alert: I loved it). Today's read is for the Halloween colors prompt.

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Nessavamusic
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This is a genre bending book. It‘s a fantasy/mystery/horror book…I guess? I liked it! I think not knowing much going in is best, but the magic system involves masks, the mystery begins with a theft and ends up being linked to brutal murders. It is very unique, has multiple timelines and can be at times hard to follow (though that may be due to listening to it vs reading physically). If you want something new and dark I recommend! 4⭐️

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Nessavamusic
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#wondrouswednesday
🦋tagged between 4 & 4.5 ⭐️ almost done so we‘ll see
🦋Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
🦋almost summer break 6 more days #litsyteachers

Eggs 💗🌺💗 4mo
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Skyrimir
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Over a month ago my cats saw a cat through an open window and then proceeded to get in a bad fight with each other. They‘ve just started being okay being around each other again. We spent a good chunk of today hanging out. I‘m so happy! It‘s been so stressful having to keep them separated.

wanderinglynn Poor babies. I‘m glad things are getting back to normal. ❤️🐱❤️🐱 9mo
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rachelsbrittain
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New books!

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Skyrimir
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Getting started on this!

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Joysiam
The Helm of Midnight | Marina Lostetter
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The story was interesting , I just kept getting distracted.

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Jen2
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So good!!!!

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dylanisreading
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New book, dinner, and a pineapple cider.

vivastory I like your style! 🌮🍻📚 Looking forward to your thoughts on the book 1y
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BookBelle84
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Wooooow! Started this last night and what a great opening! This is book 1 in a planned trilogy. Features a dark fantasy mystery with really cool world lore and magic systems.

I'm definitely all in! 👏

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤

Twainy This was on my list since I saw the cover months ago 🥰 my library gets a request every week from me to purchase it 😈 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Twainy lol! Keep that pressure on! 🤘 Good luck. ☺️ 1y
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night_shift
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My hold returned and gave me a 9 week wait, so I said screw that and bought it to finish it: that's how good this is! It's a murder mystery set in this intricate, dark fantasy world that has a super diverse cast and a very, very cool magic system. Seriously, I loved it and I'm so bummed I have to wait for the next one (8/2/22).

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I dig that cover. 1y
night_shift @TobeyTheScavengerMonk yeah, it's pretty cool! 1y
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RainyDayReading
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Got my second covid vaccine and now I‘m laid up in bed sick 🤒 I knew that having symptoms afterwards was not unusual, but I had hoped that perhaps I might escape with just a headache like most of my family. No such luck. Ah well, I‘d rather have the vaccine than not and now I get to amuse myself with this stack of books for the night, rather than do other things...like homework 😅

Megabooks Feel better soon! 1y
TheSpineView I was sick too with my 2nd shot. Good news is it was short lived. Hope you feel better soon! 🤞 1y
Just_reading Sounds like a great excuse for extra reading! Hope your back to yourself soon! #yougotthis 1y
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aryapdane
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Omg what was this book?! I finished it in one sitting and my legs hate me now but who needs to walk anyway? 🙄 Fantastic magic system, compelling characters, a murder mystery. It's Silence of the Lambs meets Mistborn as the author describes it. Do I need to say more? Read it now! Like right now.

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Twainy
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Publication date - 4/13/21

Seems like there‘s NO breastfeeding or untimely babies ... YES! TBR add! Sadly I‘ve got some big books ahead of it ... but check this out ... right up my alley, right?!!

“Hannibal meets Mistborn in Marina Lostetter‘s THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT, the dark and stunning first novel in a new trilogy that combines the intricate worldbuilding and rigorous magic system of the best of epic fantasy with a dark and chilling thriller.”

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TorieStorieS
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This start to a new fantasy series is a downright impressive one! It feels modern - with great diversity and originality with the magic! Plus, it‘s almost a blend of a mystery/thriller alongside the rich background of a fascinating and fantastic world. The characters come to life and the plot holds some surprises - plus some more serial killerish violence than your average fantasy. I can‘t wait to see where the series will go next!!

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