Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Masters of the Veil by Daniel A. Cohen

Title: Masters of the Veil
Author: Daniel A. Cohen
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Source: Thanks Dan and Kate!
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Summary: 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 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's the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who's pretty sure Sam's an idiot.As it becomes clear Sam's 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 humankind.

Review: Masters of the Veil is a fantastic book that shows that there can be so many new original things still to be discovered in the genre of fantasy. Cohen does a great job with this one!

Sam is such a fun guy! He wasn't the easiest to connect with-a problem I've been having lately-but that didn't mean that I didn't like him. He was such a pleasure to read about. He definitely developed a lot during the book. I enjoyed being there for his crazy sorcerer journey.

The supporting characters were pretty good. I loved the vast variety of them and just the different personalities of them. Some were a bit two-dimensional but I still loved them!

Like I said before, the fantasy is fantastic! There's tons of information packed into Masters of the Veil, the first in the trilogy. It could be a little overwhelming at times but you just have to get used to the flow of information. Then it gets enjoyable.

Overall, Masters of the Veil is a fun book that never fails to be interesting. This is definitely one for the fantasy lovers!

Rating: 3.5 stars


Lisa said...

I'm glad that this novel adds originality and new elements to fantasy. Sometimes I get tired of reading the same things over and over again.

Lauren M said...

Spencer Hill has been churning out some good ones! Glad Masters of the Veil was enjoyable. :) I'm not the biggest fan of the cover, but the story sounds fun. Great review, Katie!

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Sounds interesting! I do love when there's something new added to the fantasy world.

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