Phantoms Mask Review

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About the Book

Cato and his lab-family had a difficult choice to make—stay in Phantom Heights as mercenaries to protect the very humans who betrayed him once before, or cross the Rip into Avilésor where Azar lurks in his dark fortress. Neither Realm is safe, and no matter where they go, they’ll be fugitives.

Cato thought he was ready to forget his past. But he has questions that need to be answered before he can truly move on. He can’t remember the accident that turned him into a half-breed, only a mysterious flash of green light. And his blood-family’s betrayal still haunts him. What did Agent Kovak tell his mother to make her disown him? And how did she explain his disappearance? Unraveling the twisted web of secrets and lies could put his lab-family in even more danger . . .

. . . and the only person in Phantom Heights who suspects his escape is desperate to make sure the truth stays buried.


AH! This book picks right back up in the story and brings back all the beloved characters from the first book. And just like with A Fallen Hero, this book is packed to the brim with action! There’s just so much that happens and your mind will be blown with every page turned.

The best part of this book is the continued development of the characters and the world. I’m a sucker for good world building, but this one definitely gave us BOTH with the amazing characters riddled throughout. There is so much thought put into each and every detail that I’m honestly so excited to reread this series and see what I might’ve missed the first time through.

And the last thing I want to mention is that this series deserves so much praise! I really hope that these books take off because they contain such an amazing and unique story. It’s far from cookie cutter and there’s just so many different things done well for you to fall in love with.

About the Author

Sara A. Noë is an award-winning author, artist, and photographer. She has had poetry, short fiction, and memoir works featured in various anthologies and journals since 2005, and her poetry is now available in the Indiana Poetry Archives. Notable art achievements include her photograph “Aftermath” published on the cover of Voices Literary Journal in 2018, photograph “Spiraling” awarded Best Still Life in a 2019 juried gallery exhibit, and charcoal artwork “The Raven” displayed on a streetlight banner in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, Indiana.

A Fallen Hero, the first novel in the Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms series, was published in 2018 and has been critically acclaimed by NAM Editorial, The Prairies Book Review, Literary Titan, and Chronicle Focus Editorial, among others. The novel made book reviewer Lauren Gantt’s list of Top 10 Favorite Books of 2019 and won the Literary Titan Gold Book Award in 2020.

As an artist, Sara creates her own covers and graphics. The series sequel, Phantom’s Mask, is now available.

Sara lives in a little cottage with her calico cat, Calypso, who has a fondness for chewing pens and being as loud and sassy as possible.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

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