The Revelation of Light and Dark
Chronicles of the Stone Veil #1
Paranormal / Urban Fantasy
I always knew I was different.
From a young age, my mind has been plagued with things only I could see. Some hauntingly beautiful, others completely terrifying. Never knowing if these visions were real or just hallucinations, I learned how to lock them down and ignore them. I learned to take solace in the relative anonymity of city life and find peace in the rainy days my city of Seattle is known for.
But just when I think my life is getting on track and my dreams are achievable, a moment of weakness causes me to learn a hard and fast lesson.
My entire existence has been a lie.
Now I’m faced with a new reality that’s as implausible as it is fantastical. Filled with realms and veils, light and dark, fae and daemons, gods and angels–things I don’t understand but am forced to acknowledge. It doesn’t help that the man teaching me about my unique gifts is the gorgeously handsome Carrick Byrne, one of Seattle’s richest and most powerful men. He intimidates, annoys, and intrigues me all at the same time. I don’t trust him and yet there’s no one else to help me.
No longer certain who to put my faith in, what to believe, or how I fit into it all, one revelation is clear…
The world as I know it will never be the same again.
The Revelation of Light and Dark is book one of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.
My Book Review:
The first book by Sawyer in this Chronicles of the Stone Veil series, with a few more books to come in this series, this one was all about world building for me and was quite slow, but nevertheless intriguing…..
Finley appears to be a normal girl in a normal world, but nothing could be further from the truth. She has a special talent to see what other can’t, to see beyond what appears to be like a cloaking spell and see the real person underneath. But she believes herself to be deluded when she suffers from these episodes.
She gets introduced to the enigmatic billionaire Carrick Byrne, and they have an immediate connection, a resounding click. He knows what she is and what she can see, and he is the only one who can help her with her powers and to learn to control them.
So what would appear to be a normal world is actually a very magical one, full of fae, demons and other fantastical creatures, of varying degrees of good and evil, the world covered by a veil to make them appear as humans, when they are anything but. Carrick takes on the role of teaching Finley to see beyond the veil and to use her powers. They have a love/hate relationship more than anything else, there is no romance in this one but there is definitely something brewing between Finley and Carrick.
Carrick seems to be a powerful being, we are not told what he is, but he is there for a purpose and is in communication with the Gods themselves. I’m looking forward to finding out more about him, he’s very intriguing!
Finley has a lot to learn about this new world she finds herself in, as well as trying to keep her new business venture going. She’s going to turn out to be very powerful I think, but at the minute, she’s just along for the ride with Carrick being in charge. Like I said a slow start, I didn’t immediately get pulled into the story line, this book is really just learning about the world in which it is set with a cliffhanger at the end to connect to the second book. I did enjoy this story and do look forward to reading more, hoping the excitement and adventure hot up a little.
About the Author:
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.
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