Fortune Favors the Cruel by Lucinda Dark, Kel Carpenter

Fortune Favors the Cruel

Dark Maji #1

Lucinda Dark, Kel Carpenter

fiction fantasy romance adventurous slow-paced

370 pages | first published 2019


Quinn Darkova, freed from the chains of slavery, wants nothing more than vengeance against those who sold her. But with her dark powers on the rise and her ascension nearing, Quinn's blood retribution will have to wait in favor of her immediate su...
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dark 100%
adventurous 64%
mysterious 28%
challenging 21%
emotional 21%
tense 21%
funny 7%


medium 42%
fast 35%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | N/A: 27% | Yes: 18%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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