Review: A Veil of Shadows by Michael W. Garza


Title: A Veil of Shadows
Author: Michael W. Garza
Published: Sept. 22, 2017
Publisher: Neverhaven Press
Pages: 229
Genre: Teens, Fantasy
Review: ARC provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

A desperate search leads to a new world.
Naomi and Gavin are on the run. Having narrowly escaped Azzmon’s clutches, they find themselves hunted by Malick, another Shade Lord. He has amassed an army of foul creatures, and the city-state of Tarravale stands on the brink of chaos. Naomi’s ability to open Shadow Gates makes her an alluring target, and the Shade Lord will stop at nothing to possess her. The children must find a way to escape before their new world is buried in an unwinnable war.
Begin your search for the Shadow Gate today.

Book 1: The Last Shadow Gate
Book 2: A Veil of Shadows
Book 3: The Shadow of War (Coming 2018)

I received an ARC to give an honest review. 

A Veil of Shadows takes place where book one left off. Gavin and his sister want to go home but yet are not sure how to do that! When they are taken before a council they get a big surprise at who is still alive. They won't get all the answers to the questions they have but they will get some. They will trek for days and it will take all they have to survive. They meet friends along the way and of course Gavin is always suspicious of new people because he still is upset from being betrayed in book one by someone they thought they could trust. Naomi on the other hand tries to see the good she seems to be changing a bit from when we were first introduced to her. 

I have to say I really liked how the author described the serpent kind who captured the kids. I could honestly see them in my mind and found it funny how I would think how they would run. I know silly but it was just something that stuck to me. 

The Shadow Lord has many loyal followers and will stop at nothing to get Gavin and Naomi but it won't be in this story....we just get to read just how many will follow the Shadow Lord and do his bidding. 

One part of the book I think the author did was when the kids found themselves split up. We got to get more of the story and how they survived by not being together. It was like now they really have to think on their toes which was really good. As far as characters go the author did an amazing job with building them up and having them in certain situations that had them use their brains to find a way out. 
This book is not only good for the older audiences if you like fantasy but for the teens as well. I will be introducing my son to this series! 

Michael W. Garza
Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it’s always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He hopes everyone will find something that frightens, surprises, or simply astonishes them.


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