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A killer walks among the rich and powerful. Who can the Magebreakers trust? Someone is killing the non-magical members of Senate houses - those who might one day be named Protector of the Realm. And that same someone is leaving behind messages for the Magebreakers beside symbols of the shadowy organization known as the Knights of the Emperor. 

Under suspicion from the constabulary, Tane and Kadka are drawn into the investigation to prove their innocence. What they find is that Audish politics are as dangerous as any Porthaven back alley. Suddenly, they're surrounded by the most powerful figures in the realm, everyone with a different agenda. Telling allies from enemies has never been harder, but Tane and Kadka will have to find someone to trust if they're going to bring the killer to justice. Their lives - and the future of the Protectorate - depend on it.

©2017 Ben S. Dobson (P)2018 Tantor

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Killer on the loose. No problem!

The Emperor's Mask
Magebreakers series, Book 2
By: Ben S. Dobson
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
This is another good book with Tane and Kadka, of course they get accused of things they didn't do...I guess they just look like trouble makers instead of Magebreakers. Somebody is killing people in the Senate. Lots of action, magic, fights, new characters, good plot, and plenty of intrigue. I didn't think it was as good as book one but it was still good.
Great narration! Great performance!

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Saw the ending coming far in advance

It was a very good book but unfortunately for a mystery if you can see the ending well before the actual end of the book it can be a little disappointing. I look forward to the next one.

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Mystery is very hard to write

mystery is very hard to write. I got the baddie pegged as soon as we met and the red herring was a nice surprise but didn't last long enough. I hope you can do better next time :) love the mage breakers - generally sword and sorcery is all about power and spells that suddenly do exactly what you want them to (JKR) so I like this series quite a bit

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GOOD.

Entertaining. I love the storyline. Tane and Kadka make a good team. There are action and intrigues. An interesting plot. I hope there will be more adventures to come for the magebreakers.

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Obvious

The first book was well done, but the second book relies to heavily upon the mystery and it was pretty obvious whose the villain. The character development is missing in this instalment.