A post was up earlier asking about what “novel is in your heart”. It was very easy for me to pick Lord of the Mysteries. I’ve been a bookworm my entire life and despite all the amazing novels I’ve read, it was this translated novel that I chose and I’m hoping that more people get to know it (seeing that there were only 500+ reviews for the novel on novelupdates I felt that this book deserved more attention) This is what I have to say about it (any other LotM fans out there, please go ahead and give out your thoughts too, let’s get some more fans out there so that more people develop an instinctive fear of monocles!): Just beyond amazing, never knew a story could be so immersive and concepts to be able to push my imagination to stretch in such ways! The first couple chapters are rocky, but it very quickly becomes a work of art. Compared to all the English novels I’ve read, this still ranks number 1 for me. It helps that the translation quality is amazing! The vocabulary used and sentence structures make you forget this is translated. It’s coming to an end so I’ve re-read it twice and each read opens up my eyes to how storylines start developing before I was even aware, the immaculate details I’ve missed, the ingenious foreshadowing.. To be honest I could go on forever but yeah, to anyone who hasn’t, please give it a go, it deserves a read.