Inga is an orphan, raised by her aunt
in a time of darkness in her lands, in which the Black Magi
have ruled for many years. The King, Perignon, seized the
lands from King Arynn. Now Perignonís best warrior, the dark
knight Lord Eldritch, rules the lands with an iron fist.
Children born in these lands know that magick of any kind is
forbidden. If they break the laws the face the wrath of Lord
Eldritch, who hides his face behind a mask because of a
When Ingaís aunt, Saera, dies of a
plague, Inga decides that she has had enough. She uses her
magick to concoct a brew and cure people of the plague that
is killing many citizens. Lord Eldritch senses her magick
and throws her into the dungeon at the Kingís Castle.
Though Inga knows that she shouldnít,
she reacts to Eldritchís demands on her body, demands that
reach into heavy BDSM. After a while, she realizes that she
loves him. When he brings a young noble woman, Thelise, in
for interrogation he allows Inga to persuade her to talk.
When he does this Inga realizes that Eldritch loves Inga,
too. When he takes her from the dungeon, and she meets the
king, she finds out that things are not exactly what they
seem, and that some scars canít be seen on the skin.
This is the second time Iíve read
Secrets Revealed by Katrina Strauss, and I enjoyed
it as much the second time as I did the first. The
characters are genuine as they discover the light and dark
in their lives. The BDSM situations are realistic, and
sometimes had me squirming in my seat.
I loved Ingaís reaction to Eldritch.
They way they reacted to each other and learned to love
fascinated me. Life in the dungeon is not for the faint of
heart, but if you enjoy you fantasy dark, with some
interesting twists, you will love Secrets Revealed
as much as I did.
This book was previously released by
another publisher, and readers who enjoyed it before will
love it again. Lovers of dark fantasy who havenít read this
series should get in on the ground floor, and then follow
Ms. Strauss as she reveals the Eldritch legacy. I know
thatís what Iíll be doing.