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!
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.
How can I review such an incredible book without revealing what happens in book 1? I will limit myself to describing how amazing this world is, even if I have already mentioned that in my review for Intangible . A beautiful story that has geographical, physical and historical aspects that mix together in this explosive sequel.
Things are clear now, everybody has a purpose and everybody knows what they have to do. If they like it or not, that’s a different story. The fight against evil is starting and heroes will rise. I was not expecting the events in the story. I mean, from the first book to this second one, the characters evolve so much. Peter was a nonbeliever. He needed a scientific explanation for anything. Well, prove this! Lily, who in Intangible was as lost as a needle in a haystack now knows exactly where she belongs and how she fits in the legend.
There are so many elements that will keep you captivated and that will push you one chapter forward and then another, and then another… until unfortunately it ends. And that makes you wish for more. I love it and I have no other words to say it better! I MUST HAVE the conclusion now please?
The narration was amazing! I loved the emotions, I loved how she acted every scene and I loved the accent! I don’t know, I loved everything and so much about this audiobook.
This is a C.A. Grey month for me. I am also in the middle of another series by the same author and I am now a prisoner of her writing. Lucky for me, this is a high class prison and I feel so so good! Thank you J 5 stars!
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.
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