Thursday, October 11, 2018


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?
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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!
Narrator Bio
Melissa has over 17 years’ experience as a voice actor, broadcaster, presenter, entrepreneur & communications consultant. Always fond of spinning a good yarn, she has an English Literature degree & studied acting at Bristol Old Vic & The American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. Melissa kicked off her career in 1999 as station voice at Surf 107.2, Brighton. She went on to host breakfast for the GWR Group and Sunday breakfast on Galaxy 101 for Chrysalis. Numerous gigs for major brands followed, including Heineken - where she was the main voice for their ‘Found @ Thirst’ annual Caribbean DJ competition for over 4 years. Current clients include Google, Facebook, The Economist and Late Night Tales - a series of artist curated compilation albums.
  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.  
Amazon/Goodreads: 5/5
In Patti's Imagination: 10/10

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