The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

The Unspoken Name

The Serpent Gates #1

A.K. Larkwood

fiction Fantasy LGBTQIA+
adventurous fast-paced

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What if you knew how and when you will die?

Csorwe does — she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice.

But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin—the wizard's loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power.

But Csorwe will soon learn – gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due.

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adventurous 90%
dark 40%
funny 40%
mysterious 40%
emotional 34%
hopeful 9%
challenging 6%
inspiring 6%
relaxing 6%
tense 6%
lighthearted 3%
sad 3%


medium 60%
slow 30%
fast 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 6% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

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