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
The Shadow Lord rises again seeking a weapon of ultimate power.
Peter Stewart is a dead ringer for the legendary King Arthur, and because of that, everyone in Carlion believes that he is the Child of the Prophecy, destined to destroy the Shadow Lord. But Peter doesn’t want to be a hero; all he wants to be is left alone.
Lily Portman also fits the prophecy. Having spent her entire life as an orphan and a misfit, Lily would love nothing more than to be the Child of the Prophecy, so she envies Peter… but she’s also developing a crush on him. And it seems to her that he couldn’t care less.
Isdemus and the Watchers believe that it is only a matter of time before Peter’s twin brother Kane betrays them all and frees the Shadow Lord. The winner of the war to come depends on who has the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—the only problem is, it has been lost since the days of Arthur. With the help of a skeptical anthropologist, the Watchers attempt to decode the ancient treasure maps that lead them to the heart of Egypt and the dawn of time. Meanwhile, Lily and Peter discover that Peter holds the real key to the mystery… but will they be too late?
PRAISE FOR INVINCIBLE:
“C. A. Gray has already built her magical worlds, fleshed out her characters and set them on their tension-filled journey. This time out she adds even more tension, while dropping nuggets on information along the way. Her characters are becoming more flesh and blood, learning to work as a team in spite of personal feelings. Some find young love or crushes, which proves the resiliency of youth and the hope for the future these kids hold. The rapid-fire pace is reeled in when necessary and fueled to maximum power at precisely at the right moment. Once I started, I had to keep reading and following every twist that unfolds!” –Dii, Tome Tender Book Blog
“The Piercing the Veil series is a wholly original and keenly insightful story leveling the field for a new era of Sci-Fantasy to exceed reader’s expectations. I love the fact such a large amount of known science is etched into the fabric of the story itself.” –Jorie, Jorie Loves a Story
“C. A. Gray does an excellent job of describing tricky scientific terms without being condescending. I loved the plot and character development, and the author captured the teenage angst perfectly. Sometimes the second book in a trilogy can be a bit slow, but that isn’t true for Invincible, which is just as fast-paced as Intangible. I would highly recommend this series.” –Lindsey, Lindsey’s Library
Who is the true child of the prophecy?
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.
PRAISE FOR IMPOSSIBLE:
“C.A. Gray poetically combines Arthurian history, science and fantasy into an epic adventure on every page. Impossible is addicting and keeps your mind reeling with questions and excitement as Peter and Lily fight the Shadow Lord.” –Aurora Whittet, Author of The Bloodmark Saga
“I thoroughly loved this series from the first page of the first book!.. This series was so captivating that I read it in three days. …one of my favorite parts of this story was the relationship between Peter and Lily. Their inability to understand each other was very realistic and perfectly fitting for their ages. Plus, their budding romance never once felt forced. The secondary characters were also well designed, with their own problems and emotions that added depth to the book without detracting from Peter and Lily…. I greatly enjoyed reading this series and I wish there was more coming!” –Lindsay Hiller, Author of Bestselling Young Adult novel Reaper
“C.A. Gray has done it! She has brought the conclusion to her series home with a flourish! Impossible just may be the best of the series, driven by determination, strategy and loyalties, and even the budding of young romance. What a wrap! All of the tension and intrigue of each volume magnified times ten! From the wonderfully created characters to the dialogue that fit so well, her world actually breathes with each turn of the page as heroes rise, heroes fall and heroes reveal themselves with as much grit as the original King Arthur and his Knights.” –Dii, Tome Tender Book Blog
“I am totally blown away by the work of C.A. Gray. Her Piercing the Veil Trilogy is a master work of fiction. Her grasp of Arthurian legend, Greek Mythology, Physics, Egyptology, Astronomy, and people is spot on. The entire trilogy is a seamless work of world building, a tapestry without a single pulled thread, it is phenomenal.” –The Studio
“C.A. Gray knocked it out of the park with IMPOSSIBLE, the final installment of her action-packed trilogy! I desperately wanted to draw the book out and savor it, yet at the same time I couldn’t WAIT to find out how it ended. I devoured it as quickly as time would allow… There were definite influences from other great stories (Harry Potter being the most obvious), but it didn’t detract from the story. It only made me admire her work more, because C.A. Gray holds her own next to J.K. Rowling! You go, girl!” –Caitlin, Royal Book Reviews