Friday, February 1, 2013

Review: Masters of the Veil by Daniel A Cohen

Masters of the Veil by Daniel A Cohen
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Published Date: March 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal

The Story:
Life can't get much better for Sam Lock. Popular, good-looking, and with a future as a professional football player... every guy at Stanton High School wishes he were Sam. That is, until his championship football game, when Sam accidentally links with an ancient source of energy known as the Veil and reveals his potential to become a powerful sorcerer. Sam's dreams are crushed as he is whisked off to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers who utilize the Veil as a part of everyday life. Once there, he trains beside a mute boy who speaks through music, an eternal sage who is the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who's pretty sure Sam's an idiot. As it becomes clear that Sam is meant for power magic the most feared and misunderstood form of sorcery people beyond Atlas Crown learn of his dangerous potential. An exiled group of power sorcerers are eager to recruit Sam, believing that he is destined to help them achieve their long-held goal. If they succeed, they could bring about the downfall of not only Atlas Crown... but all of humankind.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book!  Sam Lock and the typical All American football star.  When he finds out that he's also a powerful sorcerer, all he wants is to go back to the way things were before.  But unfortunately, he can't.  Others would use his power and connection for evil. 

Daniel created a believable setting and characters for us.  It takes having powers to a new level.  Where the Veil has feelings and influences those around it, well actually helps those who would use it for good.  You'll fall in love with Sam and the group of sorcerers he meets in Atlas Crown!

About the Author:
Daniel A. Cohen was just your average business student. Microeconomics, finance, marketing: you name it, he had to do a PowerPoint presentation on it. One dark and stormy night, he was bitten by the radioactive realization that memorizing business jargon could possibly be the most boring activity known to man. After gaining eagle-eye vision, abs that could grate cheese, and a talent for imagining things (including his cheese-grating abs), he wrote his first novel and began his epic battle against the formidable business jargon. He continues to fight the good fight by playing saxophone and writing YA fantasy, forever hoping his Veil trilogy will help inspire others to join his cause.

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