Piercing the Veil #1
Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing
Publication Date: November 20, 2013
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
An ancient evil returns. A prophecy foretells of a champion.
Peter Stewart grew up on a unique version of the Arthurian legends taught him by his father, a harebrained quantum physicist who asserts that anything is possible. But Peter disbelieves anything which cannot be scientifically explained, despite a nagging sense that there is more to the world than meets the eye.
Lily Portman is an orphan with a secret: she can see creatures that are invisible to everyone else. These creatures control every human being she has ever met to varying degrees… until she meets Peter and his father.
When a mysterious stranger stages an accident which nearly costs Peter and Lily their lives, suddenly Lily learns that she is not crazy after all, and Peter discovers the truth of his father’s stories… including the existence of Arthur’s ancient nemesis, one who calls himself the Shadow Lord, and a prophecy with implications so profound that it will alter not only the course of their lives, but potentially the fate of the world.
PRAISE FOR INTANGIBLE:
“I recommend Intangible to anyone looking for a break from reality, and I can’t wait for the next book in the Piercing the Veil series. Gray has proven herself an exceptional storyteller and fantasy world weaver. I predict she will go far in her writing career.” —Francine, Readers’ Favorite
“C. A. Gray has shaken and stirred her magical tale into a perfect cocktail of fantasy, legends and hard scientific facts. Ms. Gray has built a delightfully realistic word that can be envisioned in full-color mental mode, while populating her world with quirky, endearing characters that must learn to trust and believe in what cannot be quantified through science. Delightful characters, wonderful dialogue and conflict, a fun, fast and furious read for ALL ages.” —Dii, Tome Tender Book Blog
“About 1/3 of the way through this book, my mind was blown. Not only is this book one of the best I’ve read in years but I’m absolutely astounded that more people don’t know about this series… This is some of the most beautifully intricate plotting I’ve seen-think Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, R.A. Salvatore’s Cleric Quintet, Nix’s Abhorsen series, or Diana Wayne Jones’ Chronicles of Chrestomanci.” –Jordan, Young Adult Book Madness
“Five ★★★★★ fantastical stars for Intangible by C. A. Gray! …I really loved this story. I was skeptical when I saw that the mythology of King Arthur played into it. I’ve read so many retellings of the Camelot stories. Very few of them are original, but this one definitely is. C.A. Gray has so many things going for her in this story; originality, good writing, engaging characters, and this author is smart. In order to write a story like this, you would have to have a solid grasp of physics. She really impressed me… C.A. Gray knows her stuff!” –Kerri, The Readiacs
“I was very excited to start reading this book and I must say that I was not disappointed! The story is fast paced and full of plenty of action and twists and turns. I was so engrossed in the story that I didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait for #2!” –Deanna, The Book Lover’s Attic
“If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series and are familiar with the Arthurian legend, then you’ll love this book! As a HUGE Potterhead I instantly fell in love with Gray’s style of storytelling—this was a seriously irresistible coming-of-age fantasy adventure! Can’t stress this enough: Harry Potter + Arthurian Legend = AWESOME Sauce!!!” –Caitlin, Royal Book Reviews