Title: The Emperor’s Mask
Author: Ben S. Dobson
Series: Magebreakers #2
Tane and Kadka haven’t been in business long, but life has been interesting. A little too interesting for the city, actually. So when a string of murders at the highest level of society starts containing clues that may link them with the Magebreakers, they’re finding it difficult to investigate for multiple reasons. After all, the only suspects are other nobles . . .
This is another excellent story, with the only flaw that it was immediately obvious to me how the murders were committed once the symbols were explained, and by whom as soon as that person showed up. So there was less tension in the mystery because I was just waiting for Tane or Kadka to clue in to what had been sitting in front of them.
I like how Tane and Kadka are starting to see problems developing in their relationship, and it’s a natural extension of their differences. But at the same time, they’re still a team, and even though it does take some things longer to resolve, they do still risk their lives for each other.
Overall this has been a fun series so far, and I can’t wait for future installments. I rate this book Highly Recommended.