Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Masters of the Veil by Daniel Cohen

The Masters of the Veil: Book One of the Veil Trilogy
Synopsis:
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.


Opening Line:
"Samuel Lock's fingertips pierced the soft turf up to his first knuckle."


Dan's Favorite Line:
"Because everything changes, even death."  (Totally awesome, Dan!)

I can't tell you the context--or anything about the line--because it would be a huge spoiler, but those words have an incredible amount of meaning to me. 

If you could be any character from the story, who would you be and why?
There's a sorcerer in the book named Rona Rono. He teaches the best students in Atlas Crown and he's really tough. I've always wanted to be really tough :)


Where can we purchase MOTV? (Releases March 1, 2012)
Amazon
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Just for fun:  All this talk of sorcery is making me think of magical powers I wish I had. So, if you could have a magical power, what would it be? 

40 comments:

  1. Flying, or tele transporting, anyway to get to another place faster.

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  2. Anything that would allow my house to get clean in the blink of an eye.

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  3. Definitely teleportation. That would mean at least an extra half hour of sleep in the morning. Mmm, sleep.

    Sounds like a really interesting book; I'll have to look it up!

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    1. It is a great book. You should check it out.

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  4. It would be hard to pick one, I would have to think it out.

    Sounds like a great book. I don't feel so alone. I don't have a large group of blog, writer, or online friends, but I haven't seen much from other guys.

    Thanks for having this review

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    1. LOL. There are great male writers out there. We do need more though.

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  5. Do I have to choose just one? I would love to fly, read minds, and teleport. But if I had to choose one, I'd say teleportation...cause then would I really need to fly?

    Great post! I'll have to check the book out!

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    1. So many want to be able to teleport. It would be awesome.

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  6. Sounds like an intriguing book. I don't know about magical powers. They'd be scary to me.

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  7. Flying, for sure. I'm all for speedy travel.

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  8. Yes, it would be fun to be a tough sorcerer! Good luck with your novel!

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  9. This book rocked my socks! And my magical power: to shoot coffee out of my little finger on command. With cream and sugar.

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    1. LOL. And I thought I was addicted to coffee. :D

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  10. Flying. I've dreamed of flying all my life. Flying for the pleasure and the joy of it.

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  11. Kelly, coffee is one of the four food groups in MY household. :-D

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  12. I always wanted the same powers of Samantha Stevens.. she was a favorite. I never understood what she saw in Dareen, though. Love is individual. This looks like a good read. Please stop adding titles to my TBR list, Kelly. I am a good year behind already.

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    1. LOL. I'm behind in my TBR list too, Brenda. I don't think it's possible to get caught up.

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  13. Sounds great! Wanted to let you know that I just added you to the YATT list!! Somehow I must have missed the memo. lol

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    1. Thanks, and no problem. I signed up the same time I signed up for the Rebel Writers. It probably got confusing.

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  14. I'd want to have telekinesis. I've always wanted to move things with my mind.

    This sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. That would be cool too! There are too many great abilities. I can't choose one.

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  15. Looks like a great read. Following you from the blog hop its fun to meet new writers!

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  16. Sounds like a fabulous book. I love the solar system- so I really like the cover. If ic ould have one magical power it would be to fly. I would love to soar through the sky. :)

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    1. I love the solar system, too. I'm not surprised you want to fly--maybe even in the solar system?

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  17. sounds like a book Harry Potter fans would like!!

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  18. One of my most frequent nightmares is falling of high buildings, so I'd wish to possess the power of Flying (and also Breathing Normally & Keeping My Eyes Open Underwater).

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  19. This book sounds great. I agree with your choice of a favorite line. How true is that line? Thanks for this fine review.

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    1. Donna, that's Dan's favorite line. Mine differs, though this one is definitely great too. I'm sharing mine over on YA Bound later with a full review.

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  20. You had me at powerful sorcerer.

    :0) Thanks for the review. Looks fun!

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    1. LOL. I felt the same way. Sorcerers are awesome!

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