The Empress Of Time

The Empress Of Time

The Keeper of Night Duology #2

By Kylie Lee Baker

YA Dark Fantasy

416 Pages

Ages 13-17 ‎

Inkyard Press

October 4, 2022

In this riveting sequel to The Keeper of Night, a half Reaper, half Shinigami soul collector must defend her title as Japan’s Death Goddess from those who would see her—and all of Japan—destroyed.

Death is her dynasty.

Ren Scarborough is no longer the girl who was chased out of England—she is the Goddess of Death ruling Japan’s underworld. But Reapers have recently been spotted in Japan, and it’s only a matter of time before Ivy, now Britain’s Death Goddess, comes to claim her revenge.

Ren’s last hope is to appeal to the god of storms and seas, who can turn the tides to send Ivy’s ship away from Japan’s shores. But he’ll only help Ren if she finds a sword lost thousands of years ago—an impossible demand.

Together with the moon god Tsukuyomi, Ren ventures across the country in a race against time. As her journey thrusts her in the middle of scheming gods and dangerous Yokai demons, Ren will have to learn who she can truly trust—and the fate of Japan hangs in the balance.

My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was totally immersed in the rich Japanese culture – and learned so many new things from it. Ren is a complicated character that is often misunderstood. Neven is such a sweetheart, and so very forgiving. The love Ren has for her brother is that unconditional kind. Although she messed up and lost him for a while she never gave up in her search for him. I loved the way the story flowed and was shocked a few times. The ending was beautiful. Overall, I enjoyed this just as much as the first book!!

About The Author

Kylie Lee Baker grew up in Boston and has since lived in Atlanta, Salamanca, and Seoul. Her work is informed by her heritage (Japanese, Chinese, & Irish) as well as her experiences living abroad as both a student and teacher. She has a BA in creative writing and Spanish from Emory University and is pursuing a master of library and information science degree at Simmons University. In her free time, she plays the cello, watches horror movies, and bakes too many cookies. The Keeper of Night is her debut novel.

Huge thanks to Inkyard Press for my gifted copy. Grab yours today ⬇️!

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