Priest of Lies by Peter McLean

Priest of Lies (War for the Rose Throne, #2)

by Peter McLean

'Peaky Blinders with swords' (Barnes & Noble), perfect for fans of Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie.

'The poorer and more oppressed people are, the weaker they become - until they just refuse to take it any more. Then they will rise up, and the gods help their oppressors.'

When Tomas Piety and his Pious Men returned from the war, he just wanted to rebuild his crime empire and look after his people. But the sinister Queen's Men had different ideas and whether he likes it or not, he's now a spy as well.

Now, half the city of Ellinburg lies in ashes and the webs of political intrigue are stretching out from the Queen's capital to pull Tomas in. Dannsburg is calling. 

In Dannsburg the nobility fight with words, not blades, but the results are every bit as bloody. In this pit of beasts, Tomas must decide once and for all whether he is truly the people's champion . . . or just a priest of lies.

And as Tomas' power grows, the nobility had better watch their backs . . .

Reviewed by Ashley on

5 of 5 stars


Even better than the first book! I love where this series is going.

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  • 27 March, 2021: Started reading
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  • 28 March, 2021: on page 251 out of 400 63%
    Quite possibly better than book one!
  • 28 March, 2021: on page 258 out of 400 65%
    "You're supposed to be a priest, man! What do you think you're doing?" "I'm putting the fear of the gods back into religion."
  • 28 March, 2021: Finished reading
  • 28 March, 2021: Reviewed