City of Lies by Sam Hawke


Publication Date: 3 July 2018
 Tor Books
Format: ebook, ARC
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0765396890


I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me… 

Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he’s a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state.

But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising…and angry.


I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


City of Lies is one of those books that starts off slow and you’re not quite sure how you feel about it. The next thing you know, you’re staying up to 2AM to finish it. It’s a unique take on the epic fantasy genre with more character building than fighting.Read More »