Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Impossible by C.A Gray [Book Blog Tour, Book Review}

Genre:Fantasy, Sci-Fiction

October 15th 2014
Published By: 
Wanderlust Publishing
WebsiteC.A Gray

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IMPOSSIBLE is the final installment in the Piercing the Veil trilogy.

The Shadow Lord has the Philosopher’s Stone, and therefore an army of invincible penumbra. He also possesses the fragments of Excalibur, the legendary sword prophesied to be the instrument of either his own destruction, or that of the Child of the Prophecy. The sword, he knows, requires blood to be reforged… and he knows exactly whose blood he wants.

Meanwhile, the Watchers are desperate to steal back the fragments of Excalibur and find out how to reforge them before the Shadow Lord does. Isdemus places Peter and Lily in Carlion’s sister cities for safe-keeping until the war begins. But Peter and Lily have an idea that might enable the Watchers to steal back the fragments, in spite of the Shadow Lord’s invincible army. Their plan requires them to travel halfway across the world, to an island largely believed to exist only in Greek mythology. Along the way, however, the Shadow Lord uses a pawn to convince Peter and Lily that they are powerless. Without their gifts of the Ancient Tongue, will either one of them stand a chance?

In this gripping conclusion of the Piercing the Veil trilogy, the Watchers and the Shadow Lord both amass their ranks, the battle begins, and the true identity of the Child of the Prophecy is revealed—to the shock of all.

At the mention of “Hades,” Lily’s eyes grew wide, and Peter’s mouth fell open. Instantly the riverbank filled with creatures. All of them were wraith-like, but none wore hoods like the guide. Instead they looked starved and forlorn, cast in shades of blue and white.

Sometimes the most powerful things are the most unassuming,” said Bruce, winking at Peter. Peter tried to smile back, but grimaced instead.
She nodded mutely. Then she crumpled down in the middle of the floor, as if her legs could no longer support her. ”Now what?” “Now we have to reforge Excalibur”

Impossible is C. A. Gray’s final book in the Piercing the Veil trilogy featuring the long awaited battle between the Watchers and the Shadow Lord! Fans of the series have anxiously been looking forward to the conclusion of this finely crafted tale and the revealing of the Child of the Prophecy, Gray definitely DOES NOT disappoint. With the Shadow Lord in possession of fragments of Excalibur and the Philosopher’s Stone, thus granting his army invincibility, the watchers set on a quest to even the playing field before the epic showdown. Gray weaves this fantastic conclusion to the story with her unique brand of story telling grabbing the reader in a very believable fantasy world where the characters are balanced with real life problems in their difficult quest. 

In all honesty I am not typically a fan of the Sci-Fi & Fantasy genre, especially not when geared toward the young adult crowd. Despite this bias, I found Gray’s style of story telling quite refreshing and enjoyable. With the mythology ties and level of detail that was shown in this fantasy world, Gray drove me to keep turning the pages rapidly. Speaking of detail, the author paints a colorful mental image of the fictional world. Gray’s level of detail is astounding at times as she continually builds a backdrop in each scene rivaling that of the more famous fantasy authors.

The main characters, Peter and Lily, upon first impression were not very likable with each coming across as slightly annoying. However, by the second half of the book the reader will begin to appreciate the legitimacy of the characters as real people with personality flaws. I attribute this style of character development to the author’s attention to detail in the story; rarely does a fantasy story balance the fiction and realism that Gray has accomplished.

 Though the target audience for this book is a younger audience, the attention to detail and unique story telling style of the author results in a book that is recommended for readers of any age that enjoy a well written story that draws the reader into an intricately woven fantasy realm. I found the writing style captivating and will definitely be on the look-out for more books by C.A Gray! 

About the Author

C.A. Gray is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), with a primary care practice in Tucson, Arizona. She has always been captivated by the power of a good story, fictional or otherwise, which is probably why she loves holistic medicine: a patient’s physical health is invariably intertwined with his or her life story, and she believes that the one can only be understood in context with the other.

She still wants to be everything when she grows up. She moonlights as a college chemistry teacher (she has a degree in biochemistry, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing), does theater when she gets the chance, sings, plays piano, was once a personal trainer and in coffee shop management. She is blessed with exceptionally supportive family and friends, and thanks God for them every single day!

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