Academy of Secrets

Her name is Chrymos and she seeks supernatural powers so that she can make a difference in the world. But can she avoid the grim fate prophesied by the demon Nekhbet?

This Fast-Paced Historical Fantasy Tale Will Keep You Reading “Just One More Page” …

It’s the year 1610. The world is in grave danger if a long-missing artefact falls into the hands of the Academy of Secrets, a group whose members have gained unnatural powers through alchemy. And Chrymos, a young woman snatched from the streets of Naples, may hold the key.

The OUTCAST ANGELS, a ragtag group of former angels exiled from Heaven at the time of the Great Rebellion, are desperately trying to stop the Academy. But they face an uphill battle against alchemy-enhanced humans who can become invisible, cast illusions and create storms and tornadoes.

Will the Academy recover the missing artefact? What part will Chrymos play? And will the prophecies of the demon Nekhbet — that the artefact’s recovery will trigger the Darke War — come true? Find out in this fast-paced historical fantasy set in Renaissance Italy.

ACADEMY OF SECRETS is the first novel in the DARKEFALL cycle, part of the OUTCAST ANGELS series by MICHAEL CARNEY.

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Here’s what readers of earlier editions have said about ACADEMY OF SECRETS:

  • Fast paced enjoyable read” – Kevin Burt (Amazon review)
  • The world building is outstanding, especially Nekhbet’s realm as it leaks into the 17th century.” – Koeur (Goodreads review)
  • Chrymos is an extremely relatable character. She cares deeply for those under her protection, especially the children that she takes care of. She has very valid reasons for her actions and thoughts. Even though this book takes place in the 1600’s, it does not take the path of minimizing women or having illogical reasons for women to think and act a certain way.” – Kim (Goodreads review)
  • The plot twists and turns but keeps you very engrossed and attached.. That goes to the top of the heap in the entertainment factor” – T Vogt (Amazon review)

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