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Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate. In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day. The key to my survival is a ma Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate. In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day. The key to my survival is a man I can’t figure out. As dangerous as the darkest fae, I have no choice but to work with him to stop the prophecy that’s foretold to be the ruination of mankind. Carrick Byrne continues to be my only source of information, but he doles it out as he sees fit. He intrigues and scares me in equal measure, yet I can’t help but be attracted to him. And the more I discover about him, the more it becomes clear he feels the same. As we travel to Faere in search of answers, we find that every piece of information leads to more questions, that every question leads to a new piece of the puzzle, and that, most importantly, no one can be trusted. The more secrets we uncover, one thing is certain— if we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is book two of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.


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Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate. In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day. The key to my survival is a ma Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate. In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day. The key to my survival is a man I can’t figure out. As dangerous as the darkest fae, I have no choice but to work with him to stop the prophecy that’s foretold to be the ruination of mankind. Carrick Byrne continues to be my only source of information, but he doles it out as he sees fit. He intrigues and scares me in equal measure, yet I can’t help but be attracted to him. And the more I discover about him, the more it becomes clear he feels the same. As we travel to Faere in search of answers, we find that every piece of information leads to more questions, that every question leads to a new piece of the puzzle, and that, most importantly, no one can be trusted. The more secrets we uncover, one thing is certain— if we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is book two of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

30 review for A Discovery of Secrets and Fate

  1. 4 out of 5

    ✰ Liz ✰

    "Do immortals sleep?" A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil. Sawyer Bennett has created a world where good and evil are at war and the stakes are high for those who want to survive! Finley is seeking the truth about her powers and her sister. Despite her torn feelings for Carrick, she cannot seem to stay away from him. Although he seems to want her as well, something is holding him back. As the forces of evil continue to grow in strength, Carri "Do immortals sleep?" A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil. Sawyer Bennett has created a world where good and evil are at war and the stakes are high for those who want to survive! Finley is seeking the truth about her powers and her sister. Despite her torn feelings for Carrick, she cannot seem to stay away from him. Although he seems to want her as well, something is holding him back. As the forces of evil continue to grow in strength, Carrick and Finley are desperate to survive. "I don't know what it is, but I do know this Dark Fae is at the center of it." A Discovery of Secrets and Fate introduces a world with fantastical magic and multiple surprises around every corner. The intensity between Carrick and Finley is off the charts and the relationship building between the two is truly epic. "You shouldn't want it to happen." Overall, A Discovery of Secrets and Fate will appeal to readers who enjoy paranormal romance with an outstanding ensemble of characters, a complex plot, and a fantastical world full of intrigue and power! I am addicted to this world and I cannot wait for more! For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sentranced Jem

    I think people who plan to start this series should know that the story so far has been going at a steady pace…it’s not slow burn, neither is there a lot happening in a short amount of time. I have to say I’m enjoying the pace. I’m getting to understand the characters better, my bond with these characters is building in a slow, natural steady pace. 

 Let’s talk about Finley cause this girl is a tough woman and on most occasions, so fearless.I felt Finley’s frustrations with everything that’s I think people who plan to start this series should know that the story so far has been going at a steady pace…it’s not slow burn, neither is there a lot happening in a short amount of time. I have to say I’m enjoying the pace. I’m getting to understand the characters better, my bond with these characters is building in a slow, natural steady pace. 

 Let’s talk about Finley cause this girl is a tough woman and on most occasions, so fearless.I felt Finley’s frustrations with everything that’s happening in her life…Sawyer Bennett captured her anger, her loss, her confusion perfectly. Plus I find Finely’s sarcasm extremely entertaining. Now let’s talk about Finley and Carrick. The sizzle of attraction between these two? It’s addictive. Their’s isn’t an enemies to lovers neither is it a friends to lovers…it’s sort of in-between? Enemies to friends to maybe - hoping for lovers? Haha 
They aren’t friends or enemies but you sure can feel the sizzling attraction. The attraction is not the in-your-face type but the subtle kind that gets you going..the type that makes you look twice. And the intensity gets you nervous and excited!

The discovery and revelations in this book makes for a page turning read. I for one, am looking forward to reading more from this series.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dali

    With A Discovery of Secrets and Fate, Sawyer Bennett continues her romantic fantasy series that has rich world building and fascinating magic, edged with thrilling suspense. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate picks up where The Revelation of Light and Dark left off. Finley Porter knew life wouldn’t be the same when she accepted her special abilities to see other worldly creatures walking the Earth. On her twenty eighth birthday though, fate throws her another twist when those powers are heig With A Discovery of Secrets and Fate, Sawyer Bennett continues her romantic fantasy series that has rich world building and fascinating magic, edged with thrilling suspense. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate picks up where The Revelation of Light and Dark left off. Finley Porter knew life wouldn’t be the same when she accepted her special abilities to see other worldly creatures walking the Earth. On her twenty eighth birthday though, fate throws her another twist when those powers are heightened among other things making her want to disappear, especially from her business partner and the only man who’s give her information about herself and the key part she plays in a doomsday prophecy. Even though she’s intrigued and attracted to Carrick Byrne, can she trust him? That question is carried over from the previous book and is answered in this one, but many more arise in this fascinating story of forbidden romance which is amped up by the mythology of this imaginative world Sawyer Bennett has built. Creatures and landscapes of imaginary richness are dotted across the story. Finley is a tough and fearless woman, who despite the loss and challenges she’s faced with continues to push through while trying to break through Carrick’s iron clad veneer. Although we’ve seen cracks and the attraction is sizzling and promises to be an epic romance, I can’t wait for them to be able to savor their feelings for each other. Of course there are secondary characters who are crucial to the plot. I loved reading about past and new characters that give this story an added layer of texture and vividness. I was totally engrossed and although we’ve gotten answers there are still 3,977, 320 questions. Still, Carrick and Finley’s journey left me both satisfied and wanting more. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is book #2 of Chronicles of the Stone Veil series by Sawyer Bennett who does a wonderful job of recounting events from the previous book in case you missed it, but it’s recommended to read in order. It is told from both points of view leaning towards the heroine’s side and ends with a cliffhanger. Genres: Paranormal Romance | Fantasy Tropes: Alpha hero | billionaire hero | [email protected]$$ heorine 4.5 stars Amazon -> https://amzn.to/3uDPiTt ★ I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via Ink Slinger PR. The excerpts are from that copy. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. ★ Stalk me on FaceBook ★ Instagram ★ More reviews

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lady Heather

    Publication Date: March 2, 2021 "5- All is not as it seems, stars!" This is the second book in the "Chronicles of the Stone Veil" pentalogy, and I have to say that I'm really enjoying this series. In A Discovery of Secrets and Fate there is more emphasis on character development and world-building. Carrick and Finley are set to travel to Faere, and the author did a wonderful job of describing the land the Queen of the Light Fae has created, and the dynamics of their society. The story's writing Publication Date: March 2, 2021 "5- All is not as it seems, stars!" This is the second book in the "Chronicles of the Stone Veil" pentalogy, and I have to say that I'm really enjoying this series. In A Discovery of Secrets and Fate there is more emphasis on character development and world-building. Carrick and Finley are set to travel to Faere, and the author did a wonderful job of describing the land the Queen of the Light Fae has created, and the dynamics of their society. The story's writing was well-paced and we soon discover what Carrick is, and his true reason for helping Finley. We also learn the reason why Finley is so special. The author is giving the reader the right amount of information to keep them engaged, but also not enough to have them surmise what will happen next. I like where the author is going with Carrick and Finley's characters. I'm intrigued to find out what happens next because this book too, ended with a cliff-hanger. This was a wonderful read and I'm anxious to read the next book in the series! "I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the author and InkslingerPR in exchange for an honest review."

  5. 5 out of 5

    Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩

    After the way The Revelation of Light and Dark ended, I was pretty desperate to find out what would be next for Carrick and Finley. Would there be a huge confrontation with the new big bad dark fae in town? Would Finley find out just what her role is in the prophecy? And just what in the heck was Carrick? While many of my questions were answered and while I got answers to questions I didn't even ask, I'm left at the end of A Discovery of Secrets and Fate with a confused look on my face. Knowing w After the way The Revelation of Light and Dark ended, I was pretty desperate to find out what would be next for Carrick and Finley. Would there be a huge confrontation with the new big bad dark fae in town? Would Finley find out just what her role is in the prophecy? And just what in the heck was Carrick? While many of my questions were answered and while I got answers to questions I didn't even ask, I'm left at the end of A Discovery of Secrets and Fate with a confused look on my face. Knowing what Carrick is (and yes, I was totally right!), knowing what his reward is, has only made my journey going forward with this series that much harder. So will there or will there not be a romance in the future? Because this author has me practically begging for something to happen. If this is a slow burn kinda thing, it has to be the slowest freaking burn in the history of all burns. I'm still not Finley's biggest fan. Again, I had to constantly remind myself that she was in her late 20s because she was a bit too childish and immature for words. However, her nonsense worked in some situations so I'll admit that she's growing on me. Obviously I liked what I got out of this part of the story. I do believe I've been spending way too much time in Finley's head and there was a bit too much itemization of the minutiae of her daily life, but I am most definitely looking forward to what happens in book three. The Evolution of Fae and Gods is next and I'm looking forward to more Carrick, more Zaid, more everyone, but especially what the heck happens after the fiery cliffhanger I'm still a bit hungover from.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    Well, well, well . . . things are getting quite a bit more heated in the second book of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil and I like it! A lot . . . A Discovery of Secrets and Fate picks right up just where The Revelation of Light and Dark ended and takes off running. In A Discovery of Secrets and Fate, we learn quite a bit more about Carrick. And a bit more about Finley’s abilities. And, whoa, do we learn a whole lot about what’s happened to Finley’s sister. But the best part is the sizzle and sim Well, well, well . . . things are getting quite a bit more heated in the second book of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil and I like it! A lot . . . A Discovery of Secrets and Fate picks right up just where The Revelation of Light and Dark ended and takes off running. In A Discovery of Secrets and Fate, we learn quite a bit more about Carrick. And a bit more about Finley’s abilities. And, whoa, do we learn a whole lot about what’s happened to Finley’s sister. But the best part is the sizzle and simmer of the romance developing between Finley and Carrick. It’s just beginning to spark and neither one is quite ready to act upon it. Especially since there’s still much to learn about the prophesy and Finley’s role. But I am anxious for more. Anxious to see how things play out. And can’t wait to read The Evolution of Fae and Gods. ~ Missy, 4 stars

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Geha

    A Discovery of Secrets and Fate by Sawyer Bennett Chronicles of the Stone Veil #2 This is definitely a series one needs to read in order. In book one, The Revelation of Light and Dark, we met Finley, Carrick, and the main players of the series. On Finley’s 28th birthday, she and Fallon (her twin) had a big party that ended up with a BIG surprise that leaves the reader wondering, “What next?” In this book we pick up with Finley and she is in denial, needs a break, and is unwilling to take on the “p A Discovery of Secrets and Fate by Sawyer Bennett Chronicles of the Stone Veil #2 This is definitely a series one needs to read in order. In book one, The Revelation of Light and Dark, we met Finley, Carrick, and the main players of the series. On Finley’s 28th birthday, she and Fallon (her twin) had a big party that ended up with a BIG surprise that leaves the reader wondering, “What next?” In this book we pick up with Finley and she is in denial, needs a break, and is unwilling to take on the “prophecy” she is to deal with at some point in the future. She and Carrick have been told they will be instrumental in some way regarding this prophecy that nobody seems to know the details of. The story includes love, death, friends, work, training, learning, searching, new creatures, new skills and paranormal happenings and a finale that left me wanting more. What I liked: * Finley: strong, independent, good friend, skilled, businesswoman, lethal, overconfident at times, willing to learn from mistakes, intriguing. * Carrick: old soul, strong, lethal, focused on his goal, confident, tired, unwilling to take on anything new beyond the prophecy, intriguing * The dynamics between Finley and Carrick – I am expecting something big…eventually * Maddox and Lucien: brothers of Carrick and though there is not much mention of them I am intrigued by them. * Zaid: a curmudgeonly but giving daemon, always ready with what is needed, good to have on your side. * Titus: 129-year-old annihilator, trains Finley, strong, lethal, a good friend, good natured – I like him. * That two of Finley’s roommates finally realized they like one another * The visit to Fae and some of the people met there * That there is another book to look forward to because…there is definitely a cliffhanger at the end of this one! What I didn’t like: * The incubus – both of them – don’t think I would want to run into one. * DFF – the acronym for a person that is evil through and through * The death of a person that did not deserve to die * Having to wait for the next book in the series. Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more in the series? Definitely! Thank you to the author and InkSlinger PR for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars

  8. 4 out of 5

    SHOMPA

    All I can say is, I NEED MORE NOW! 😭🤧

  9. 5 out of 5

    Three Chicks

    Review by Trinette Dungee At the end of book one, Finley was celebrating her twenty-eight birthday with her twin sister Fallon when she witnesses something evil take over the body of her sister. In this second installment, there are more questions than answers and Finley will have to rely on Carrick Byrne more than she ever thought she would. Along with Carrick, Zaid, and Titus Finley now has her friends to help her. A tragic event convinced her that she should open up to her friends and tell the Review by Trinette Dungee At the end of book one, Finley was celebrating her twenty-eight birthday with her twin sister Fallon when she witnesses something evil take over the body of her sister. In this second installment, there are more questions than answers and Finley will have to rely on Carrick Byrne more than she ever thought she would. Along with Carrick, Zaid, and Titus Finley now has her friends to help her. A tragic event convinced her that she should open up to her friends and tell them the truth about what has been going on in her life. Although knowing her friends are now aware of what her life has become gives her some comfort, it also frightens her as this knowledge could very easily put them in harms way. The questions that have surfaced after Fallon’s transformation lead Carrick and Finley to realm of Faere. Here, humans are not the preferred species, but it’s in Faere where she and Carrick hope to gain additional information that will help them understand more about the prophecy and Finley’s part in it by meeting with The Scryer. While in Faere, Finley gains a wealth of information about Carrick; she finally learns what Carrick actually is. What his connection is to The Gods, why he’s actually willing to help her when he clearly dislikes her. Finley meets The Royals, Queen Nimeyah, her daughter Deandra, and her son Pykalias. It is Nimeyah who must grant them permission to meet with the scryer. Finley does get information from the scryer, but once again she has more questions than answers. She is still unsure of her part in the prophecy, she learns something disturbing about her birth and her sister, she learns that defeating the prophecy will come at a great price (what that price is, she doesn’t know), and she realizes that her feelings for Carrick are starting to shift and that his feelings for her are not what she thought they were. During the first book and during most of this book, I was so engrossed in what was going on with Finley that the thought of a romance with Carrick didn’t seem like a priority. It wouldn’t have bothered me one bit if nothing ever happened between the two of them. I mean ultimately, I know that’s where things are going but it didn’t really matter. Until they reached Faere; for some reason Carrick didn’t actually become a real man to me until then. There were times when Finley described his physical appearance and of course I’m thinking “totally hot and sexy guy”, but totally hot and sexy for Finley didn’t happen until Faere; and it wasn’t just because Deandra was hot for him. I think it was because he never really displayed any sexual qualities until then. Anyway, one can only imagine when these two finally get together…..FIREWORKS!!! Some things I can’t wait to get the answers to: Are Finley and her family really human? Her dad supposedly suffered from mental illness, the same mental illness everyone assumed Finley suffered from. What if her dad was just trying to protect her from the evils that lurked in the world? Finley and Fallon’s mom died in childbirth was this the act of The Gods? What is the significance of Finley and Fallon’s twenty-eighth birthday? Everything changed on that particular birthday. Why is Finley's POV told in first person, but Carrick's is told in third person. And how do Eliana and Ronan (from book 0.5 The Clash of Yesterday), play into this whole scenario? So, so many questions!! I am still in awe at how the series is sucking me in! Paranormal/Supernatural has never been my thing but this series right now is giving me life.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)

    Return to a world where magic and unbelievable is real, and a foretold prophecy may mean the end of the world. We left Finley and Carrick upon the discovery of some horrific news at the end of the first book. I was really excited to jump into the second chapter of this brand new world, but honestly the first half of the book was a little slow. However, I didn't give up because I love the entire premise of this entire series and the second half is where all of the action really lied where it ends Return to a world where magic and unbelievable is real, and a foretold prophecy may mean the end of the world. We left Finley and Carrick upon the discovery of some horrific news at the end of the first book. I was really excited to jump into the second chapter of this brand new world, but honestly the first half of the book was a little slow. However, I didn't give up because I love the entire premise of this entire series and the second half is where all of the action really lied where it ends on another cliffy and lots of tension. While the first half of this book was a bit drawn out, the second half made it worth reading. Here's why: ✔A new world is introduced and we get to visit it! ✔New characters that really spark the storyline! ✔Carrick and Finley's chemistry is completely reignited and lit! ✔The plotline moves quickly until I'm left wanting more! Left hanging now with book 3 looming in the wings, I'm salivating for more information after learning a ton in the second half of this book. What felt like dragging feet in the beginning, with a rehashing and zero spark between Carrick and Finley, I wondered where we were going for five books if this was going to involve any relationship at all, finally-once I hit the juicy bits and reached the end, I'm hungry all over again and ready to jump into the next book. While I feel that Sawyer could have chopped this entire series down without making a five book series, I also don't like telling authors how to do their jobs, especially since we are nowhere close to the end of this journey yet, so I'll try my best to be patient while I wait for all of the information to come and piece it out while it unfolds. Finley still has a long way to go in discovering who she really is, she's just discovering her powers and to what extent those powers can really do. She's also just beginning to trust the circle of people around her and what it means to open that trust. It could help or hurt those that she lets in, and that is what makes this book exciting as each new person comes closer, their life it truly in danger. I'm looking forward to where the journey heads in the next book, a true breaking point for all players involved, or a fork in the road where difficult choices have to be made. My mind is awhirl with options and where this journey will head, but no matter what, that the ball is rolling and I hope Sawyer keeps the momentum going.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nadine Bookaholic

    I must stress that this series needs to be read in the order it is released to enjoy it at it fullest. The first book The Revelation of Light and Dark left us with a whopper of a cliffhanger and this book picks up right where that one left off. I found this story a bit more enjoyable and I think it was because of everything going on, and there is a lot! The chemistry is getting stronger between Carrick and Finley and I cannot wait to see if they get their HEA. We find out a bit more about Carrick I must stress that this series needs to be read in the order it is released to enjoy it at it fullest. The first book The Revelation of Light and Dark left us with a whopper of a cliffhanger and this book picks up right where that one left off. I found this story a bit more enjoyable and I think it was because of everything going on, and there is a lot! The chemistry is getting stronger between Carrick and Finley and I cannot wait to see if they get their HEA. We find out a bit more about Carrick as well as Finley, and a whole lot more about what happened with Finley's sister Fallon. There are still a ton of questions and I know they will each be answered in their own time because this series is moving at a steady pace so there is plenty of time to get the answers we are dying for.....and yes there are some answers I am dying for. This isn't one of those books that you want to skim through at any point because you will miss something and that nugget could be a BIG one. This book also left us with one heck of a cliffhanger which has me anxiously awaiting the next release in a few weeks. If you enjoy Paranormal reads I would recommend this series to you. Happy Reading!!! Find out more and enter a GIVEAWAY here: http://bit.ly/NBReviewADoSaF **I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books** You can find me here:  https://linktr.ee/NadineBookaholic

  12. 5 out of 5

    Caroline F

    O.M.GEEEE! Things are ramping up as secrets are revealed about Carrick, Finley's own history, her growing powers, as well as her role in the fate of the world. ”There’s a prophecy of doom, and you’re an integral part in thwarting it.” As Finley struggles with the news that she has a pivotal role to play in the future of the world, she continues to hone her fighting skills. She also struggles with the secrets that she’s keeping from her best friends. When she gets a wake-up call that nothing in her O.M.GEEEE! Things are ramping up as secrets are revealed about Carrick, Finley's own history, her growing powers, as well as her role in the fate of the world. ”There’s a prophecy of doom, and you’re an integral part in thwarting it.” As Finley struggles with the news that she has a pivotal role to play in the future of the world, she continues to hone her fighting skills. She also struggles with the secrets that she’s keeping from her best friends. When she gets a wake-up call that nothing in her life is anything close to ‘normal’ anymore, she knows that she has to step up. Giving her trust fully to the taciturn Carrick is another matter altogether but, as she discovers new worlds and explores the underbelly of the human world, she comes to realise that he is her best chance of survival. Even if she has to deal with her annoying attraction to him. ”My heart skitters as a strange barrage of conflicting emotions hit me. Fear twists my gut even as longing whispers through me.” I’ve got to admit that the slow-burn chemistry between Carrick and Finley keeps me just an enthralled as the storyline. Their relationship is still full of distrust but there's no denying the attraction between them. The storyline itself has three more books in which to play itself out and I’m just so impatient to get my hands on them! The author paints an evocative and colourful illustration of the world of Faere and the Fae who inhabit it. I was completely caught up in the detailed descriptions of everything. There's still so much mystery surrounding the prophecy and the roles people will play in it’s fulfilment. I love the side characters as Carrick and Finley build their team through necessity, as well as for support. Gaaah! I really need the next book right now! Blog: https://readingwillingable.blogspot.c... Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/review/R32LPSJ...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lita Thomas

    A Discovery of a Secrets and Fate (Chronicles of The Stone Veil # 2) by Sawyer Bennett. The story picks up with Finley being a ball of confusion and her emotions are all over the place. She doesn't know how she feels about everything that is going on in her life as well as what her place is in regards to the prophecy. I struggled with this story in book 1 but now I can see that that book was laying the groundwork for the story. So glad I stayed with it. This book was so good. As Finley is trying A Discovery of a Secrets and Fate (Chronicles of The Stone Veil # 2) by Sawyer Bennett. The story picks up with Finley being a ball of confusion and her emotions are all over the place. She doesn't know how she feels about everything that is going on in her life as well as what her place is in regards to the prophecy. I struggled with this story in book 1 but now I can see that that book was laying the groundwork for the story. So glad I stayed with it. This book was so good. As Finley is trying to put everything behind her and has decided to just move on a sudden death throws her for a loop. Now she has made her decision as it relates to the prophecy. Going back to Carrick has put them on a trip to Faere where so much was revealed and Finley now has more answers. I loved the trip to Faere. Because I am a visual reader, I was taken on a trip to a magical land right along with Finley. During this trip we learn more about Carrick which I didn't see coming. Once back Carrick and Finley's relationship changes in more ways than one. I am so looking forward to where their relationship will go. The hot than cold and the slow burn between them has me wanting more of them. When Finley gets a call and makes the decision to go out on her own, her choices may have dire consequences. Just so you know this story ends on a cliffhanger that had me chewing my finger nails down to the nub. I am truly excited about the next book. Wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this series but this book has me all in hook line and sinker. A strong 4 star read for me.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Clinton

    Once again Sawyer Bennett has you wanting more. A Discovery Of Secrets & Fate has us learning more about what Finley is about to endure and hoping that Carrick is the man she can trust to lead her to the answers she needs. There is so much we need to learn but what we know is that Finley is about to become entrenched in a world that will have her having more questions then answers, but watching it all unfold will have you on the edge of your seat. With each book in this amazing world you can’t h Once again Sawyer Bennett has you wanting more. A Discovery Of Secrets & Fate has us learning more about what Finley is about to endure and hoping that Carrick is the man she can trust to lead her to the answers she needs. There is so much we need to learn but what we know is that Finley is about to become entrenched in a world that will have her having more questions then answers, but watching it all unfold will have you on the edge of your seat. With each book in this amazing world you can’t help wanting more of Finley & Carrick.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Turbyfill

    Yall thought that first cliffhanger was crazy HAH! My goodness this is not where Finley saw or wanted her life to go. Carrick is not helping matters continuing to be so secretive but also looking like a damn snack--the tension! After the chaos of the last ending Finley finds herself wanting out of this madness that her life has turned into being able to see beyond the veil. This leads unfortunately to her and her friends being in danger. Finely is going to suffer heart ache and decide to go all i Yall thought that first cliffhanger was crazy HAH! My goodness this is not where Finley saw or wanted her life to go. Carrick is not helping matters continuing to be so secretive but also looking like a damn snack--the tension! After the chaos of the last ending Finley finds herself wanting out of this madness that her life has turned into being able to see beyond the veil. This leads unfortunately to her and her friends being in danger. Finely is going to suffer heart ache and decide to go all in as her secrets need to be shared. She and Carrick end up being able to travel into the Faere to look for more answers as to what hangs in the balance and what part Finley will play. Surprise we meet more folks who want Finely dead. I was totally not prepared for the ending here as I was still processes other news and was caught as surprised as Finley and now I need the next book .

  16. 5 out of 5

    Romance Schmomance (Malia)

    This series is just getting better and better. The story is unfolding a bit more, questions are being answered and tension is rising between Finley and Carrick...to the point where I’m frustrated. There’s a little truth bomb that I refuse to accept ... bahhhh, I really need that next book. Can’t wait to see what’s to come! Full review to come!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    *Note: This is the second book in a series that is best enjoyed if read in order. If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of book one HERE* A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second book in the new adult/adult fantasy romance series, called Chronicles of the Stone Veil, by Sawyer Bennett. I absolutely loved book one- The Revelation of Light and Dark. It gripped me like a book has not done in a long time. While I didn't think it was possible, I loved book two even more than b *Note: This is the second book in a series that is best enjoyed if read in order. If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of book one HERE* A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second book in the new adult/adult fantasy romance series, called Chronicles of the Stone Veil, by Sawyer Bennett. I absolutely loved book one- The Revelation of Light and Dark. It gripped me like a book has not done in a long time. While I didn't think it was possible, I loved book two even more than book 1! I am now obsessed with this series, and I am super happy to report that each of the books in this series are releasing really closely together, which is fantastic because I absolutely positively NEED book 3 in my hands right now! If you are a fan of adult fantasies featuring fae and demons, then this is a must read series for you. I think it might be my favorite Sawyer Bennett series yet! A Discovery of Secrets and Fate picks up right after The Revelation of Light and Dark left off, on that heck of a cliffhanger. [spoiler]Finley just watched her twin sister Fallon turn into a super evil super bad dark fae right before her eyes.[/spoiler] Finley, Carrick and the gang all have to take this new information in and decide what their next steps will be. It is here that Finley finally finds out about the prophecy that Carrick learned in the first book. And we get to go on an adventure into Faere to try and devine more information about the prophecy. I loved this because it felt like the adventure was really starting. We have gotten a good foundation on the world, and the characters and now it is time to really build on that knowledge and watch everyone spur to action. I loved the plot of this book so much. Sawyer Bennett does a fantastic job weaving an emotional and high stakes story. And can we just talk about the romantic/sexual tension between Finley and Carrick. Oh man, I loved it so much! Not a ton happens in terms of actual romance, but the slow burn is building and burning even hotter and I loved every second of it. Most of the chapters are from Finley's point of view, but every once in a while we will get a Carrick chapter. I would love to see even more chapters from his point of view in the next book because they are always so delicious and packed full of great insight moments into his head.  I cannot wait to see this romance ramp up in the next book. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate also leaves us off on one heck of a cliff hanger, just like the first book! I  love learning more information about Finley and the prophecy and I can't wait for the next book.  This series is so addictive, and I am totally hoping for more hot glances and romance in the next book.  I love Finley and Garrick, and I am personally hoping that Pyke makes another appearance because I want to see some Jealously eek out of Garrick! Bottom line: Fans of fantasies featuring light and dark fae set in our world will devour the Chronicles of the Stone Veil. I loved this book. It is one of my favorite books of 2021 so far, and I have a feeling this series is only going to get even better. It has favorite series written all over it for me. Bring on book three right now! I loved A Discovery of Secrets and Fate so much!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ria Alexander - Reading Is Our Satisfaction

    Gripping, mysterious, fantastical ... unputdownable STOP RIGHT NOW!!! If you have not read Book #1 in the series, The Revelation of Light and Dark, I strongly recommend you do so. This is a continuing story and all books MUST be read in order to fully comprehend the intricacies involved. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Sawyer Bennett is outdoing herself with her new PNR series. "You're not the type of woman who could ever be owned, Finley. Picking up immediately where Book #1 concluded, A DISCOVERY OF S Gripping, mysterious, fantastical ... unputdownable STOP RIGHT NOW!!! If you have not read Book #1 in the series, The Revelation of Light and Dark, I strongly recommend you do so. This is a continuing story and all books MUST be read in order to fully comprehend the intricacies involved. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Sawyer Bennett is outdoing herself with her new PNR series. "You're not the type of woman who could ever be owned, Finley. Picking up immediately where Book #1 concluded, A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATE sees Finley and Carrick delve deeper into the mysterious prophecy that has been ignited. Finley has discovered, since her twenty-eighth birthday, that her powers have become heightened and not everybody is who they appear to be. As she continues to heed Carrick's words, she is still unsure as to whether or not she can fully trust him. "If we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together." A journey to Faere brings about many revelations, one major one being just who/what Carrick actually is. Finley also learns more information about herself and her family from the Scryer, Arwen, however Arwen also raises a lot more questions that need to be answered. Once back in Seattle, Carrick is forthcoming with further information about himself, namely why he desires Ascension and what it actually means. (No!!! He cannot Ascend!!) The relationship between Finley and Carrick goes through an interesting change whilst in Faere, with things mildly heating up. Desires are present, but can they or will they ever be acted upon? " ... I did lie when I said the desire for more was fleeting and gone," The numerous secondary characters offer much to enhance the storyline, the secrets they reveal and the interesting comical moments ensure this is a fun read. The vivid descriptions Ms. Bennett gave of Faere and its inhabitants was breathtaking. Nothing was left out, flowers, clothing, texture - it was all mentioned. Her words just painted everything perfectly. "... I'm almost knocked backward by what I read within these golden, glowing eyes. Pure lust. Like carnal, no hiding it in his expression, full-out naked desire." Yes, some of my questions from Book #1 were answered, however so many more were raised. What other secrets is Carrick hiding? What is the significance of Finley's twenty-eighth birthday? What is Finley's role in the prophecy? Will Finley and Carrick act upon their chemistry, if they do how will they be affected? What role will the Gods play in the prophecy, if any? There are so many more, and more than likely so many more to come. Ending on an unbelievable cliffhanger, this book was unputdownable. I cannot wait to read more of this intriguing story in Book #3, The Evolution of Fae and Gods. I can already see this as being my #1 series for 2021. Read and Reviewed for Reading Is Our Satisfaction ✨✨✨✨✨ FIVE UNPUTDOWNABLE STARS ✨✨✨✨✨

  19. 4 out of 5

    Romance Recs

    5 stars! I could not stop reading until I was finished. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second installment in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil Series. I am completely loving and blown away by this series. When the last one ended on a cliffhanger, I just about checked daily for book 2 and it DID NOT DISAPOINT. We finally get more of the answers we are looking for. It must be noted that the series comprises of the same characters throughout: Carrick Byrne and Finley Porter as well as second 5 stars! I could not stop reading until I was finished. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second installment in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil Series. I am completely loving and blown away by this series. When the last one ended on a cliffhanger, I just about checked daily for book 2 and it DID NOT DISAPOINT. We finally get more of the answers we are looking for. It must be noted that the series comprises of the same characters throughout: Carrick Byrne and Finley Porter as well as secondary characters are all introduced in book one. That said, it is imperative that you read the series in order. The Revelation of Light and Dark is the first book in the series which you should read prior to this one. Right away, we are back where we left off in The Revelation of Light and Dark cliffhanger. Carrick just took Finley out of her sister’s apartment on the night of Finley and her twin sister Fallon’s 28th birthday party. MAJOR stuff went down in regards to who Finley is and why she has these supernatural abilities. Carrick seems to be the first to nice. He comes a great ally to her but also gives off a cold vibe initially making this an enemies to lovers ish friends to lovers trope that has SMOKING underlying chemistry between Finley and Carrick. We can feel it even though they don’t and can’t see it themselves. What with them having to worry about saving humanity. The Revelation of Light and Dark explained that Finley’s life hallucinations that she underwent treatment for, weren’t actually hallucinations at all. Her mysterious new business partner Carrick Byrne helps her navigate her way in this new world. He seems to have so many answers and through this book, Finley’s strong character does not stop until she gets answers. I love Finley. Sawyer really took us through Finley’s grief yet strength in dealing with the constant turmoil around her. You can’t help but admire her amazing strength. I could tell that Carrick admired her a great deal as well. Finley’s friends are more involved in this one. Finley’s abilities grow and Carrick begins to let her in on more about the world she is now a part of. We mainly read the story in Finley’s first person POV but also get chapters with third POV (Carrick’s POV). I adore third person POV and found the way Sawyer blended both narrations to be absolutely brilliant. The mystery of Carrick is one that I am living for and wanting to break though so badly. I know that only a strong woman like Finley can make him see the light. You MUST read this series it is so interesting! It will take you to another world. You want to badly for Finley to succeed. Yes, another cliffhanger happens here. Every book leaves me feeling so happy yet longing for the next one. I CANNOT WAIT to see how this all ends because at this point, I can’t see how they can end up together after all of these issues. Whenever I feel that way, it’s always that much sweeter when they do.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"

    4 solid stars   I will try to keep this as spoiler free as I can but if you haven’t read The Revelation of Ligh and Dark, I can’t promise not to let something slip!   First, I read this book in one sitting, which is always a good sign! That’s mainly because things are happening non stop to keep you enthralled but also…guessing! While reading this I had a gazillion questions and theories twirling in my head. What is Carrick? And when we learned what he was I still had more question about how he w 4 solid stars   I will try to keep this as spoiler free as I can but if you haven’t read The Revelation of Ligh and Dark, I can’t promise not to let something slip!   First, I read this book in one sitting, which is always a good sign! That’s mainly because things are happening non stop to keep you enthralled but also…guessing! While reading this I had a gazillion questions and theories twirling in my head. What is Carrick? And when we learned what he was I still had more question about how he was.   What is Fenley? We still don’t know. Something happened to her and she has something special, more than her seeing past the glamour I mean but we still don’t know what she is. Is she still totally human?   What happened to Fallon? And when we learn more about it, it brings new questions and a new quest.   What is the prophecy about? We still don’t know by the end of the book by the way AND we are left on a huge cliffy where Finley’s life might stop!   As you can see, Sawyer is building a whole story meant to keep us on our toes!   And I didn’t even mention the world building when we visited Faere that looks like a visit of the Hunger Games! Let’s say the queen has very special tastes and the clothes are totally crazy. Oh, and they hate humans too so Finley’s visit had a permanent tension as you didn’t know if she would escape unscathed, even with Carrick as a protector!   Parallel to the “hunting for answers about doomsday prophecy” we have the undeniable attraction between Carrick and Finley giving me very hot vibes. Halas, based on what was said, I doubt these two will have their HEA but hey, who knows, maybe Sawyer has other tricks in her hat?   Should you read this? Yes, if you love adult fantasy books, easy to read, filled with gorgeous males (always a perk if you ask me), courageous heroines the threat of the end of the world and non-stop action.

  21. 4 out of 5

    The Smutbrarians

    Feels 2 Steam 2 Storyline 4 Overall Rating 4 Kindle eArc provided by Author Reviewed by Stephanie This is the second book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and picks up where The Revelation of Light and Dark left off. We are pulled back into a world full of magic, suspense and mystery. A world where light and dark magic coexist. A world where if you were walking by one of the millions of residents on the streets of Seattle you’d never know that behind some of their smiles lies something so da Feels 2 Steam 2 Storyline 4 Overall Rating 4 Kindle eArc provided by Author Reviewed by Stephanie This is the second book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and picks up where The Revelation of Light and Dark left off. We are pulled back into a world full of magic, suspense and mystery. A world where light and dark magic coexist. A world where if you were walking by one of the millions of residents on the streets of Seattle you’d never know that behind some of their smiles lies something so dark and sinister but Finley knows. She sees the good and the evil but will her gift help or end up getting her killed? “I am but a servant of the gods.” As Finley tries to grapple with what happened to her sister things get a little crazy. I mean it’s not everyday you see your sister turn into a dark fae or learn you’re the key to a prophecy that may just save the world or possibly destroy it. It’s a lot for a girl to take in. She starts to wonder if she should just walk away. We know Carrick has a stake in the game so he has to convince her that she must take her part in the prophecy. In order to do that he needs to earn her trust. Carrick takes Finley on a journey to find more answers but we also get a hell of a lot more questions. I do like the pace the author is using with Carrick and Finley’s relationship. It’s clear they feel a pull towards one another but neither overly acts on it. When Carrick reveals his secrets we start to understand why. “You live almost five thousand years and come talk to me about how tired you are of everything. How boring the hundreds and hundreds of years passing are in the gods calling on you for something.” I was extremely curious as to where the author was going to take us with this book. The first book was a ton of information to take in and left me with a million questions and a whole lot of confusion. But as the story continued I was slowly but surely sucked into the amazing and magical world created for us. The pace of this book was about the same as the first...a bit slow. I thought the first book laid the groundwork for the series but it felt like this one did too. So much more information and at points it dragged it a little for me. But it’s a five book series so I am hoping the next book picks up a little. I am excited to see where Finley and Carrick go from here. This one also ends in a cliffhanger and it’s a big one! “How did I, once again, foolishly underestimate my situation?” “Fear twists my gut even as longing whispers through me. I don’t know if he’s going to kiss me or beat me, but I know which one I’d prefer.”

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sandy S

    4.25stars-A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES is the second instalment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult CHRONICLES OF THE STONE VEIL paranormal/urban fantasy series focusing on twenty-eight year old Finley Porter. A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately after the events and cliff hanger of book one THE REVELATION OF LIGHT AND DARK. SOME BACKGROUND: All of her life Finley Porter has been treated for hallucinations but days before her twen 4.25stars-A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES is the second instalment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult CHRONICLES OF THE STONE VEIL paranormal/urban fantasy series focusing on twenty-eight year old Finley Porter. A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately after the events and cliff hanger of book one THE REVELATION OF LIGHT AND DARK. SOME BACKGROUND: All of her life Finley Porter has been treated for hallucinations but days before her twenty-eighth birthday Finley is pulled into a world of the Light and Dark Fae by a man who stirs something deep within our story line heroine. An end of the world prophecy declares our heroine the savior, and in this Finley struggles with her fated destiny. Told from first person perspective (Finley) and third person (Carrick Byrne) A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES picks up immediately after the events and cliff hanger of book one (The Revelation of Light and Dark) in which on her twenty-eighth birthday Finley Porter is pulled into a destiny of which she wants nothing to do. The appearance of a powerful Dark Fae forces Finley under the protection of Carrick Byrne, a protection of which she refuses and denies but the Dark Fae aren’t going to stop with our story line heroine, but begin targeting the people she loves the most. In an effort to get answers, Carrick takes Finley to the land of Faere where our heroine will discover the hatred and discrimination directed at humans is not much different than the hatred many people experience on Earth. With her past revealed, and the future not yet set in stone, Finley and Carrick return to Earth where they will have to begin preparations to save the world. Sawyer Bennett pulls the reader into an intriguing and fascinating world of the Light and Dark Fae. Finley Porter is a stubborn, oft-times immature heroine, and a little TSTL (too stupid to live) but when the reality of her situation threatens not only her life but the lives of the people she loves, Finley must pull up her big-girl panties, and prepare for the fight of her life. Like most urban fantasy series, there is a definite sexual tension between Finley and Carrick but Carrick reveals the truth about his future, and his future does not include our story line heroine. A DISCOVERY OF SECRETS AND FATES ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned. www.thereadingcafe.com

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sofia Lazaridou

    A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series by Sawyer Bennett. The book is not a stand-alone so I'd suggest reading the first book before picking up this one. I didn't and read ADOSAF without having read the other book and for a couple of chapters, I was lost. It wasn't very difficult to understand what was happening and after a while, I was reading the book as if I had. The book ends with a cliffhanger, but considering that we know that 3 more b A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the second book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series by Sawyer Bennett. The book is not a stand-alone so I'd suggest reading the first book before picking up this one. I didn't and read ADOSAF without having read the other book and for a couple of chapters, I was lost. It wasn't very difficult to understand what was happening and after a while, I was reading the book as if I had. The book ends with a cliffhanger, but considering that we know that 3 more books are coming, I am not worried about what is going to happen next. Just curious as to how the story will go on after that. The story is a little slow and for a large percentage of the book, we only got small pieces of progress here and there. Speaking of progress, there is some in the romance department too. At least that's where I hope Finley and Carrick's relationship is headed. Finley spends a lot of time doubting Carrick and I was wondering if this was going to continue in the third book. The last 30% of the book is where the story speeds up and where the setup for the upcoming book is happening. If I had any doubts as to whether I was going to read the third book, they were erased. We were introduced to new characters, some of them were very exciting, and I am hoping to see them again. The secondary characters have also a lot of potential and I would love to see more of them. The one flaw of the book is the heroine. She is not a bad character, but there is something about her that doesn't click for me. I am not 100% sold on her. Maybe the problem is that she is a typical YA paranormal heroine despite the fact that she is 10 years older at 28. One of the things I am hoping to see in book 3 is her learning to actually use whatever powers she has and also lean on her backup because clearly her doing whatever she wants is not working very well. I get that she is thrown into a weird situation, but one would think that she was going to ask for help or use her brain in a very certain situation instead of trying to do everything on her own. Overall, I can say that I have positive feelings about the book and I would recommend it, advising you to read The Revelation of Light and Dark first.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Lim

    I KNEW this new series (Chronicles of the Stone Veil), was going to be great when I first heard about it. Well, look who the author is, the fabulous Sawyer Bennett, and believe me, this series is freaking fantastic! The latest release, A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the 2nd book in the series, and believe me, it kept me on the edge of my seat as much as the first book, The Revelation of Light and Dark!!! The minute it hit my Kindle, I could not put it down, and I want MORE, I NEEEEEED to kno I KNEW this new series (Chronicles of the Stone Veil), was going to be great when I first heard about it. Well, look who the author is, the fabulous Sawyer Bennett, and believe me, this series is freaking fantastic! The latest release, A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is the 2nd book in the series, and believe me, it kept me on the edge of my seat as much as the first book, The Revelation of Light and Dark!!! The minute it hit my Kindle, I could not put it down, and I want MORE, I NEEEEEED to know what happens. This book is soooo fabulous, Ms. Bennett has put so much gripping information into this book, uggg!!! I need to know what is going to happen to next!!! The story is fabulous. The characters, phenomenal, the interplay between both lead and minor characters… I just cannot say enough. The relationship between Carrick and Finley totally intrigues me. I see the absolute possibilities for them, but I can also see the possible pitfalls that could possibly come between them. And Fallon, her being in…. stop!!! I just cannot go there; I do not want to give anything away. Sorry ladies, no spoilers from me. Darn, my heart is beating faster, just thinking about what is to come! I am ecstatic that Ms. Bennett has totally fast tracked the release of all the books in this series, because these series is phenomenal, and I absolutely need to find out what happens next!! I was gifted with an early copy of this phenomenal for my reading pleasure, and my opinions on the book. Spectacular! Brilliant! The series is just keeps getting better and better. Guess what, Ladies? Three weeks, I/we can wait 3 little weeks, can’t we?!? Maybe??? The next book in this spectacular series, The Evolution of Fae and Gods, Book 3, proposed release date is March 23rd, just 21 little days away. We can wait that long can’t we??? Sigh (maybe)! Thank you for reading my review. If you like a romance with intrigue that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this book/series is definitely for you. So, what are you waiting for? Go hit that purchase button and start reading. I know you will love this book/series as much as I have.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    I am simply loving the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series, and this second book pulls the reader deeper into the mysteries surrounding the prophesy that Finley Porter is destined to fulfill. In the first story, we met Finley, and alongside her, we learn that the world is not as it seems. Dark and Light Fae, as well as demons, walk among us, and Finley must come to terms with the fact that her ability to see through the disguises that these creatures wear makes her unique. Assisted by the wealthy I am simply loving the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series, and this second book pulls the reader deeper into the mysteries surrounding the prophesy that Finley Porter is destined to fulfill. In the first story, we met Finley, and alongside her, we learn that the world is not as it seems. Dark and Light Fae, as well as demons, walk among us, and Finley must come to terms with the fact that her ability to see through the disguises that these creatures wear makes her unique. Assisted by the wealthy and mysterious Carrick Byrne, Finley is pulled deeper into a world that she only wants to ignore and pretend doesn’t exist. This second installment is not technically a separate book but the next part of a larger story. In A Discovery, we follow Finley as her and Carrick journey to the land of Faere to gain more insight into Finley’s role in the prophesy. As we do, we also gain more of an understanding of who and what Carrick is, and we watch the attraction between Finley and Carrick grow. We also learn about Dark Fae Fallon, the dark being that is now Finley’s sister, and how she came into existence. And like the evil author that she is, Sawyer Bennett once again leaves the reader on a cliff hanger to wait until the next installment. I am not typically a reader of paranormal stories. However, this series is gripping in such an interesting way. It is fantastic in its scope, stretching to new worlds and realms. But what really has me hooked is Finley and Carrick themselves. Both are reluctant heroes. Finley, who just wants to go back to her old life and pretend that none of these changes ever happened. Who just wants to run her coffee shop and not have to worry about the new world of fairies and demons she has entered. But she knows she has a role to play and she rises to the occasion, whip in hand, ready to save the world. Carrick is the opposite of Finley. He is weary and jaded and ready to play his part, simply to do the gods’ bidding and gain his reward. He just never expected the attraction he feels to the woman fighting along-side him, and the complications that such an attachment presents. Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Fly Girl Wickedcoolflight blogger

    Thank goodness Sawyer is releasing these right on top of each other. I devoured this one just like The Revelation of Light and Dark. The story took a few twists and turns in book two. Crazy enough, I thought book one was going to be the world building one, however this one has a whole lot of world building and introduction of the light fae. She is slowly introducing us to all sides of the fight. In the first book it was the gods and the prophecy. Book two we get Carrick and the light fae. Finley Thank goodness Sawyer is releasing these right on top of each other. I devoured this one just like The Revelation of Light and Dark. The story took a few twists and turns in book two. Crazy enough, I thought book one was going to be the world building one, however this one has a whole lot of world building and introduction of the light fae. She is slowly introducing us to all sides of the fight. In the first book it was the gods and the prophecy. Book two we get Carrick and the light fae. Finley finally gets to see what the light fae look like and what the Faere world looks and feels like. She and Carrick go there to speak with the Seer to hopefully shed some light on the prophecy and Finley’s origin. No spoilers here though. Sawyer brings even more depth to the characters and this strange world they live in. Finley also discovers she is much stronger than she thought she could be and is willing to save the world so her friends can live a life without fear of the unknown. She also realizes she needs this journey to find her place in the world. Finley discovers in this book she has friends who will stand with her in the prophecy and she realizes they are part of her chosen family by the end of this one. I can’t wait to see what Sawyer has in store for us in book three which will be out in a couple of weeks. You know I’ll be anxiously waiting it and bringing you a review of it as well. As the blurb says, this is book two and should not be read as a stand alone. You would probably enjoy the book without reading number one but reading them in order really makes the story whole and you have a better understanding of the relationships between the characters and the anxiety Finley feels over being thrust into a prophecy designed by gods for pure entertainment. I’m giving this one a 4 of 5 just because it is early in the story still and not much action has occurred yet. Also, it is a cliff hanger and you all know how I feel about that.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Carly Wilson

    ‘A Discovery Of Secrets and Fate’ is the second instalment in the addictively gripping ‘Chronicles of the Stone Veil’ series by Sawyer Bennett, and I was lucky to get my hands on a copy in exchange for an honest review. This book continues the literary journey and mission of Finley Porter, a woman who has a unique and unusual gift of being able to ‘see beyond the veil’ and identify Light and Dark Fae as well as demons who walk amongst society. Finley has never wanted her gift to be known, but as ‘A Discovery Of Secrets and Fate’ is the second instalment in the addictively gripping ‘Chronicles of the Stone Veil’ series by Sawyer Bennett, and I was lucky to get my hands on a copy in exchange for an honest review. This book continues the literary journey and mission of Finley Porter, a woman who has a unique and unusual gift of being able to ‘see beyond the veil’ and identify Light and Dark Fae as well as demons who walk amongst society. Finley has never wanted her gift to be known, but as she learns of a prophecy surrounding her talent, she is thrust into a magical world of differing realms, and introduced to an array of intriguing and sometimes scary characters. But fighting beside Finley on her quest for answers and to fulfil the prophecy is wealthy, rich and brooding Carrick Byrne. Unlike the first book in this series, you are fed further snippets into what Carrick is, and more of his motive in helping Finley, but like all incredibly compelling paranormal romances, he cannot help but start to fall for the red-haired beauty, even though it completely puts a spanner in the works to his plans. I loved being given the opportunity to read a paranormal romance which didn’t revolve around vampires, witches or werewolves, and introduced me to some interestingly magical and intriguing characters which only immersed me more in this story. Bennett has a way of reeling you in and leaving you wanting more, and of course a frustratingly gripping cliffhanger will do that to you! I am excited to see what the next book in this series has in store, and to see how Finley’s mission progresses. Will she ever just get to go back to being a normal coffee shop owner?! This is the perfect read for those wanting to mix up their reading list by trying something new, and those who love delving into the paranormal romance genre.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Karin D.

    ****Must read Book One: The Revelation of Light and Dark First!!**** This book picks up immediately after the mind-blowing reveal at the end of “The Revelation of Light and Dark.” What happened at the end in Book One, finds Finley shaken & terrified, but also somewhat in denial at the start of this book. She’s having a hard time coming to grips with her situation & decides that the best way to handle it is to ignore it. She refuses to get involved with aiding Carrick to help find an end to their ****Must read Book One: The Revelation of Light and Dark First!!**** This book picks up immediately after the mind-blowing reveal at the end of “The Revelation of Light and Dark.” What happened at the end in Book One, finds Finley shaken & terrified, but also somewhat in denial at the start of this book. She’s having a hard time coming to grips with her situation & decides that the best way to handle it is to ignore it. She refuses to get involved with aiding Carrick to help find an end to their current dilemma & just walks out. Carrick gives her her space for now, knowing that he’ll have to try hard to convince Finley to come back sometime, for her own safety & that if her roommates. She is, after all, the key to this “Prophecy” Carrick must solve. Her roommates (who are fantastic secondary characters) are right there to help & support Finley in anyway they can. They all leave together to go somewhere to just try and relax after everything that’s happened. There’s so much to process, and Finley is constantly waging war with herself with what the right thing to do is. Unfortunately, something very unexpected and shocking happens one night to both Finley and her roommate, Adira, after going out to a local bar. She calls Carrick, who comes over immediately to help and it’s at that point, Finley knows in her heart that she must step up and join Carrick in this strange and dangerous battle with these new creatures. From here, the book takes Carrick & Finley into another world to aid them in getting answers to this Prophecy, while slowly bringing them a little closer together. This book was another page-turner for me, and I could NOT go to bed until I reached the end, which, AGAIN, had me going, “Oh My God!!!!!!” WHAT an ending!! Cannot wait for book Three!!!! ❤️

  29. 4 out of 5

    Deeply Love Reading Blog

    A Discovery of Secrets and Fate (Chronicles of the Stone Veil Book 2) is a gripping and intense story. It keeps you wanting to know more and more. “And just how long have you had this ability?” The cliffhanger ending just draws you in. I can’t wait for book 3 , just to see what other mind blowing secrets are reveal. Blurb: Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate. In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our d A Discovery of Secrets and Fate (Chronicles of the Stone Veil Book 2) is a gripping and intense story. It keeps you wanting to know more and more. “And just how long have you had this ability?” The cliffhanger ending just draws you in. I can’t wait for book 3 , just to see what other mind blowing secrets are reveal. Blurb: Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate. In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day. The key to my survival is a man I can’t figure out. As dangerous as the darkest fae, I have no choice but to work with him to stop the prophecy that’s foretold to be the ruination of mankind. Carrick Byrne continues to be my only source of information, but he doles it out as he sees fit. He intrigues and scares me in equal measure, yet I can’t help but be attracted to him. And the more I discover about him, the more it becomes clear he feels the same. As we travel to Faere in search of answers, we find that every piece of information leads to more questions, that every question leads to a new piece of the puzzle, and that, most importantly, no one can be trusted. The more secrets we uncover, one thing is certain— if we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is book two of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    In the Revelation of Light and Dark, Finley’s life as she knew it was unequivocally rocked to its core, not just with the truth behind the veil and the fact that there are creatures among us, looking to destroy the world as it is, but also because accepting her new fate, her new way of life means putting her trust in a man that she barely knows and one who holds so many secrets of his own that it’s no telling how things will turn out. In book two, A Discovery of Secrets and Fate, Sawyer Bennett o In the Revelation of Light and Dark, Finley’s life as she knew it was unequivocally rocked to its core, not just with the truth behind the veil and the fact that there are creatures among us, looking to destroy the world as it is, but also because accepting her new fate, her new way of life means putting her trust in a man that she barely knows and one who holds so many secrets of his own that it’s no telling how things will turn out. In book two, A Discovery of Secrets and Fate, Sawyer Bennett offers some answers to the questions posed in book one, but it also introduces a bevy of new ones - ones that are a bit more difficult to understand completely because they revolve around ideas and a world that is very much foreign to what Finley knows and wrapping her head around all the new revelations and details in Faere will take time. Amidst all the secrets, all the questions, all the unexpected insight, there’s something building between Finley and Carrick, but what that means for them, for the world, for the prophecy is still too soon to tell, which means that until more is revealed, more is understood, their hesitancy to take things further, to give in to the sizzling chemistry between them, but with the pull they have to one another, it’s only a matter of time before it will be impossible to deny. Because readers are still pretty much at the onset of this series, there is still a lot to unravel, and I’m sure there are quite a few twists and turns that Bennett will take us on as we dive deeper into who and what both Finley and Carrick are and what the prophecy means, not only for them, but for the worlds as a whole. 4 Poison Apples

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