Sep 14, 2015

A Tale of Light and Shadow: Secrets of Neverak

A review copy was provided

A Tale of Light and Shadow: 
by Jacob Gowans

Henry Vestin always believed that, despite being a carpenter with no training in swordplay or survival, he could lead Isabelle and his friends to safety. He thought he could defy an emperor and protect Isabelle from harm. He was certain that love and friendship would help them survive.

He was wrong.

The second volume in the Tale of Light and Shadow series follows Henry and his friends after the disastrous battle at the Iron Pass. Horrors await the band of travelers in strange new lands. Crippled and broken, Henry must rely on his friends more than ever. New allies and foes find them at every turn, but which are friendly and which are deadly? Isabelle, now a slave in Neverak, finds herself surrounded by enemies, uncertain about the fate of her friends, and relying on only herself to survive. The Emperor moves forward with his plans of conquest, spurred on by the Seer’s dark prophecy, but he has not forgotten those who defied him.

Return to the world of Atolas, where swords and daggers extend life or end it, where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships, and where magic is feared by all but a few.

My Review
The story continues--

And as the storyteller tells his tale you will find that you cannot put the book down it is so engaging you will read until the last word has been devoured -- But you are not the only one for you will also read of a scribe who is frantically trying to capture the story on paper :)

Fascinating details of Isabelle and her cleansing as she awaits to be called by the Emperor--can she endure it or will she find a way to escape and who might help her as she hopes for Henry to find her?

Henry is trying so hard to get to Isabelle, but one trouble after another stops his progress--can he reach her in time and who of his friends will be left to go with him?

This book is SO GOOD!

About the Author
Jacob Gowans is a resident of Arizona, working as a dentist for the Indian Health Services. He is husband to a beautiful wife, and father to four children. When not working or writing, he enjoys watching sports, reading YA novels or long tomes, running, and chasing his kids around the house.

Psion Beta was his first novel, and he is currently working on books in two series: Psion Omega (Psion Series #5) and the sequel to A Tale of Light and Shadow. His favorite music artists are blink-182 (and their spin-offs) and Brandon Flowers. His favorite book is Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, and thinks the greatest film ever made is Dead Poets Society.

He was raised in Papillion, Nebraska, graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in theater studies, and moved to Cleveland shortly thereafter for dental school at Case Western Reserve University.

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