Sep 7, 2015

A Tale of Light and Shadow

A review copy was provided

by Jacob Gowans

Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it; where magic is feared by all but a few; where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships.

Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives.

Unknown to either, a dark prophecy has set in motion events which will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas by eclipsing the world in shadow.

But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

My Review
Intriguing beginning! I SO LOVED IT!

A storyteller comes in and has an audience waiting for him to spin a fantastic tale.

The next chapter starts as if you are in the audience listening to his tale of a young man and a young woman who are in love and are trying to figure out how to convince the father to give his blessing for marriage.

The father is conniving and has a different plan--

In the process the girl gets poisoned, they go on the run and a small band of friends end up traveling together.

The storyteller is with this group of friends and all the while he keeps thinking-- this will make great material for my stories-- whether it is an adventure or a mishap.

 A fun book! 

Adventures, deceptions, anecdotes, romance, and friendships await :)
Be sure to grab a copy for yourself!

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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