Book Reviews

Idolatry (Reagalos 2) by Rebecca Cohen

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Magic / Royalty/Nobility / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Trish on 07-October-2021

Book Blurb

Lornyc is good at keeping secrets, because secrets can get you killed.

Lornyc thought it was bad enough that the Cerulean Cult had made him a living god, but now they’ve set loose an entity that is tearing through the dimensions with the potential to cause chaos. He wouldn’t have thought it his problem but the guardians of the multiverse, the Valen, have decided otherwise.

Along with Methian and his own Valen Caveer Guards, Lornyc faces a race through multiple alternative realities if he doesn’t want to be extinguished.



First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, September 2014.


Book Review

Talk about major headache! Can you imagine having to totally rebuild your kingdom from the bottom up because you can't trust the current advisers? Add to that the fact you also have to do the same for the kingdom dropped into your lap after defeating the rival determined to wipe you out, finding out you're the deity of a cult your grandfather set up five hundred years ago, capture an interdimensional entity under pain of death, and still spend quality time with your newlywed husband. It would be a miracle if your head didn't explode!!

Lornyc Reagalos is now the High Lord of Katraman and the Liege of Scura. He is faced with endless meetings with various bureaucrats, advisors, administrators, anxious dignitaries from other kingdoms, and a host of others while trying to rebuild Scura, and reassure the subjects of his own city that he has everything under control. This leaves little time to spend with Methian as they rush around dealing with one crisis after another. Added to that, Lornyc is mortified to find out his grandfather Romanus set up his own religion, with a deity called The One. Five hundred years later, thanks to some creative reinterpretation of the principles laid down by Romanus, the Cerulean Cult thinks Lornyc is the god called The One, and ask him to bless the cult as part of its five hundred-year anniversary.

Methian is tired of shuffling from one endless meeting to another dealing with petty conflicts. Every time he and Lornyc finally get a moment to themselves, some minor crisis that has to be dealt with right then interferes. When Lornyc's ex-lover Davvis shows up to take the place of his aging father, Methian is faced with dealing with his jealousy and insecurities when Lornyc spends so much time with him. The final straw is when Lornyc makes Davvis a part of his Konsultariate, a group of Lornyc's closest, most trusted advisors, without asking Methian to be a member as well. Feeling hurt and betrayed, Methian visits his father, and goes out to his favorite pub, hoping to have at least one night to forget his pain. When an entity is released from an orb during the Cerulean Cult's celebration, it punches a hole in the dimensions, leading the Valens, the species that guards the dimensions, to force Lornyc to capture the entity, or face death.

I was utterly fascinated by the complex characters and the richly detailed, totally believable world in which they live. This book is the sequel to Rebecca Cohen's fabulous story Servitude. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I recommend you read them in order to really appreciate the sweeping saga both of them create. If you want a tale that blends fantasy, science, fast-paced action, and magic into one seamlessly fantastic story, then add this compelling book to your e-book collection as soon as possible!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 269 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-October-2021
Price $3.99 ebook
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