Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Masters of the Veil by Daniel A. Cohen

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) 

Today's Teaser Tuesday is from Masters of the Veil by Daniel A. Cohen, published by Spencer Hill Press! So far, I'm loving the imagery and the imagination of this book! 

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


"I am the one who is responsible for feeling the small ripples in the Veil when young sorcerers have their first grips... You, my young entity, created a tidal wave." -Pg. 56

"Imagination is both cradle and grave to power. She is a cycle. She is whole." -pg. 69

"Family is family; that will never change even when the world changes you." -pg 70 (LOVE THIS QUOTE). 


I'm still in the middle of this book, review to come soon, but so far I'd recommend it for fans of fantasy, in particular what is often considered "boy books." It feels in the same vein as Harry Potter and The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima (both of which, rock)!