Masters of the Veil
by Daniel A Cohen
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
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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.
Colorimetry welcomes Daniel Cohen!! Thanks for coming by for an interview & Giveaway!!
1 - What inspired your to write Masters of the Veil?
Mostly my love for Harry Potter. But also, since a lot of fantasy is centered around an outcast-type who finds his/her place in a magical realm, I was curious to find a fantasy novel centered around a popular, well adjusted person. I wanted to see if they would resent being taken from their great life and hate the new realm. I couldn't find it, so I wrote it :)
2 - What was your favorite scene to write?
The final scene. Unfortunately I can't tell y'all about it without giving away some major plot points, but it's very intense and my heart was pounding pretty hard while I was writing it.
3 - Can you share something personal?
I'm a professional tenor saxophonist. I just moved to Austin, Texas (hence the "y'all") to pursue my music. Austin is actually the live music capital of the world and has more musicians per capita than anywhere else.
4 - What are you working on now? What's next?
After two years in the making, I just finished the second book in the trilogy called "Children of the Veil." I think I'll be working on reestablishing my social life for a while. :)
Meet the Author:
After gaining eagle-eye vision, abs that could grate cheese, and a talent for imagining things (including his cheese-grating abs), he wrote his first novel and began his epic battle against the formidable business jargon. He continues to fight the good fight by playing saxophone and writing YA fantasy, forever hoping his Veil trilogy will help inspire others to join his cause.
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