Friday, January 6, 2017

A Neophyte's Tale by C.K. Dawn

- Goodreads Synopsis - 
Abigail Thorne hears voices. Well, one voice repeating one word over and over again. Soft and sweet with the promise of power, it calls to her. The twelve year old has no idea that the tender little word is a catalyst that serves to reveal a world hidden to most humans. Abbey has yet to discover that following the word’s call to its origin will change the course of her life forever.

Abbey and her mother don’t have much, and depending on the day, sometimes they don’t even have a roof over their heads. She wants more out of life than just wondering where her next meal is. So she shouldn't be wasting her time daydreaming about going on a selfish quest, should she? Does she have the strength to leave behind what little she has? Will she have the courage to break through the illusions surrounding her and lift the cloak of shadows?

Last year I read Cloak Of Echoes by C.K. Dawn, and absolutely loved it! I fell in love with the story, the ideas, and basically just about everything! It took me a while to finally read this short story, A Neophyte's Tale, due to the holidays and just life getting in the way. Now that I have read this book, I have no idea how it took me so long! It was awesome being back into Dawn's world with all her characters. 

This book is a prequel to Cloak of Echoes. Dawn allows us to understand a bit more about Abbey and she shows us how Abbey becomes who she is. Abbey is only 12 in this book and she has a very rough relationship with her mom. Abbey wants normalcy and friends; but what Abbey learns about herself is the complete opposite. This short story gives the reader a lot of important information! If you are a fan of the Netherwalker series then you can not miss out on this story! I pulled Cloak Of Shadows from my bookshelf immediately after finishing this one. I am excited to learn more about Abbey and the court! 

"Did I really see that shadow turn into a monster? And what about that strange buzz I felt around that cop?" 

C.K. Dawn has an amazing imagination! She really knows how to paint a picture in her readers minds. I recommend this series to anyone and everyone! I have never traveled to a world such as this one and I have never read a series as unique as this one!

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