Author: C.A. Gray
Narrator: Melissa Thom
Series: Piercing the Veil Trilogy, Book 2
Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing
Released: Sep. 07, 2018
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
The Shadow Lord rises again seeking a weapon of ultimate power. Peter Stewart is a dead ringer for the legendary King Arthur, and because of that, everyone in Carlion believes that he is the Child of the Prophecy, destined to destroy the Shadow Lord. But Peter doesn't want to be a hero; all he wants to be is left alone. Lily Portman also fits the prophecy. Having spent her entire life as an orphan and a misfit, Lily would love nothing more than to be the Child of the Prophecy, so she envies Peter...but she's also developing a crush on him. And it seems to her that he couldn't care less. Isdemus and the Watchers believe that it is only a matter of time before Peter's twin brother Kane betrays them all and frees the Shadow Lord. The winner of the war to come depends on who has the legendary Philosopher's Stone - the only problem is, it has been lost since the days of Arthur. With the help of a skeptical anthropologist, the Watchers attempt to decode the ancient treasure maps that lead them to the heart of Egypt and the dawn of time. Meanwhile, Lily and Peter discover that Peter holds the real key to the mystery...but will they be too late?
By day, C.A. Gray is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ, and she writes medical books under her real name (Dr. Lauren Deville). She lives with her husband, with whom she maintains a facetiously contentious movie review blog, and travels as often as they can get away. When not writing or seeing patients, she does yoga, drinks red wine while eating dark chocolate, and consumes audiobooks like there’s no tomorrow!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.A. Gray. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
I love this author. She is so talented at having so much learning in such an epic plot. The theme of working together no matter your differences and using your strengths is the only way to survive and of course good versus evil. There is quantum physics, math, science geography and history all wrapped in an Arthurian Legend involving relatable characters. It even taught about reading a map legend. It ends in a cliffhanger and is a bit more sophisticated a read than first book. Peter and his friends and family must join forces with an ancient sect who are trying to educate the public about their having hidden talents as well as saving the world from the evil Shadow Lord. I really loved the dualism of the main characters and their role in the mystery of the legend. While the author does a wonderful job of keeping the reader in the loop from book one, I recommend reading them in order as book two picks up right at the end of book one and does resolve a bunch of mysteries left unsolved by the end of book one. I would recommend this to sixth grader readers and to teachers who want to recommend a great book to keep their students learning while being entertained. The narrator was wonderful. While she speaks with a British accent it will be easy to understand her. SHe does an amazing job reading the ancient language and places. I love the way she using pauses and inflection to show emotions of the characters. I can not wait to listen to the next book.
In Patti's Imagination: 10/10
BOOK ONEOct. 4th: In Pattis Imagination The Book Junkie Reads . . . Oct. 5th: Lilly's Book World Adventures Thru Wonderland Oct. 6th: Notes from 'Round the Bend T's Stuff Bean's Bookshelf Oct. 7th: Jazzy Book Reviews Oct. 8th: Haddie's Haven Writers N Authors Oct. 9th: Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm Smada's Book Smack Oct. 10th: The Book Addict's Reviews
BOOK TWOOct. 11th: In Pattis Imagination The Book Junkie Reads . . . Oct. 12th: Lilly's Book World Bean's Bookshelf Oct. 13th: Notes from 'Round the Bend Adventures Thru Wonderland Oct. 14th: Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm T's Stuff Writers N Authors Oct. 15th: Jazzy Book Reviews Oct. 16th: Haddie's Haven Oct. 17th: The Book Addict's Reviews
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