The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake


Discover The Atlas Paradox, the electric dark academia sequel to viral sensation The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake – a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller. Inside the Alexandrian Society alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken and all must pick a side.

Six magicians were offered the opportunity of a lifetime.
Five are now members of the Society.
And two paths lie before them.

In this thrilling next instalment, the secret society of Alexandrians is unmasked. Its newest recruits realize the institute is capable of raw, world-changing power. It’s also headed by a man with plans to change life as we know it – and these are already under way. But the cost of this knowledge is as high as the price of power, and each initiate must choose which faction to follow. Yet as events gather momentum and dangers multiply, which of their alliances will hold? Can friendships hold true and are enemies quite what they seem?


I was a massive fan of The Atlas Six, it was my first book I’d read by Olivie Blake, I think I have devoured everything else by her since. I was so made up to receive a copy of this book that I wanted to jump right into it as soon as I got it. (Sadly that pesky work always gets in my way)

I love how as soon I was back in the pages of this world that I felt like I’d never left this multi-layered, scintillating world of betrayal, scheming and brilliantly flawed characters. In fact this book expands on that world and those characters and I think I was even more engaged in this than the first.

I loved the chaos that Olivie throws me into in this series, it’s like everything unravels around me as I read and as you think it’s all coming together, it unravels a bit more and I love it. So many twists and turns, in the relationships and plots, it’s a testament to Olivie’s writing skill that you don’t realise as you read that everything is slowly falling into place.

I always love the philosophy in this, the cost of knowledge is as high as the price of power, and each must decide which path to take when faced with a choice. Which path would you take and who would you follow ? I guess you will have to read to find out anc then like me you’ll be eagerly awaiting the next book.

Thanks to BlackCrow PR and Tor Books for a free copy in return for an honest and voluntary review, all opinions are my own and freely given.

About the Author

Olivie Blake is the pseudonym of Alexene Farol Follmuth, a lover and writer of stories, many of which involve the fantastic, the paranormal, or the supernatural, but not always. More often, her works revolve around what it means to be human (or not), and the endlessly interesting complexities of life and love.

Olivie has penned several indie SFF projects, including the webtoon Clara and the Devil with illustrator Little Chmura and the viral Atlas series. As Follmuth, her young adult rom-com My Mechanical Romance releases May 2022.

Olivie lives in Los Angeles with her husband and baby, where she is generally tolerated by her rescue pit bull. More on Olivie can be found at


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