At the Table of Wolves, Book 1 of Dark Talents – ARC Review
- Author: Kay Kenyon
- Published: July 11th, 2017
- Publisher: Saga Press
- Ratings: 3/5
1936 England. In the wake of the enormous psychic trauma of the Great War, paranormal abilities have begun to appear in ordinary people. Kim Tavistock, a mild-manner civilian reporter, happens to have one such talent: the spill, which means people involuntarily spill secrets to her and don’t even realize they’re doing it.
While being tested at Monkton Hall, an ultra secret training site for people with talents, Kim’s caseworker recruits her for a dangerous mission: go undercover to try to expose the head of Monkton Hall as a German Spy. Armed with a cover story, the spill, and a fierce determination, Kim infiltrates the upper-crust circles of some of Britain’s high-end fascist sympathizers and finds herself going head-to-head with a charismatic Nazi intelligence agent with a dangerous secret: he has his own Talent. Now, Kim is locked in a deadly battle of wills and powers in her effort to disable a devastating weaponized Talent that can breach England’s finest defense: its island isolation.
To stop the looming invasion, Kim must sabotage the Nazi operation, but there is only one way in: join forces with the Nazi agent. And at stake is nothing short of the fate of the free world.
When I first read about this book I was really excited and when I actually got approved for an ARC I was even more excited. Sadly, this was a really slow read and I just wasn’t able to connect with the story.
This was has everything I love in a story, spies, historical fiction, paranormal activities but I believe the pace just too slow. I’m not saying this isn’t a good book and some of you may find the pace and plot good but it’s just isn’t for me. If you think this is for you go right ahead and red it and let me know your thoughts.