Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A Neophyte's Tale

A Neophyte's Tale, an Abbey Thorne short story
Prequel to The Netherwalker Series
Author: CK Dawn
Publication Date: 
April 27 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Book Links: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon || Smashwords
Abigail Thorne hears voices. Well, one voice repeating one word over and over again. Soft and sweet with the promise of power, it calls to her. The twelve year old has no idea that the tender little word is a catalyst that serves to reveal a world hidden to most humans. Abbey has yet to discover that following the word’s call to its origin will change the course of her life forever.
Abbey and her mother don’t have much, and depending on the day, sometimes they don’t even have a roof over their heads. She wants more out of life than just wondering where her next meal is. So she shouldn’t be wasting her time daydreaming about going on a selfish quest, should she? Does she have the strength to leave behind what little she has? Will she have the courage to break through the illusions surrounding her and lift the cloak of shadows?

Review - 5 out of 5
The world is full of monsters and shadows, only most of us don't notice.  Abbey Thorne will soon realise that, despite her challenging upbringing, she is meant for something special.

This short story can be read as an introduction to Dawn's Netherwalker Series; or as a tasty extra to those that have already delved in.
I have already read Cloak of Shadows, and really enjoyed it.  But I'll let you in on a little something - Abbey Thorne was not my favourite character.  She reminded me of a non-stop, annoying little sister, that I sometimes wanted to shut in a cupboard.  I preferred Lourdie's story.

So I was a little apprehensive about picking this up; but this blog tour came along, and C.K. Dawn has already proven that she is a really good writer....

I suddenly have a completely new respect for Abbey.
I'm sure when Cloak of Secrets (Netherwalker #2) comes out, I will view her in a completely different light.

The story itself is short, it gives glimpses and teasing tasters about Abbey's history, and how she got a mentor like Lourdes.  It manages to get your attention; and despite it's length it feels like it nicely rounds off, ready to lead back into the main series.

So, all-in-all, it's short, it's free, and it's good enough to change my opinion on one of the characters!  Go pick it up now.

CK lives with the love of her life John, his cat Scout, her cat Hagrid, their mutually adopted and socialized feral kitten Pepper (yes, cats have favorite humans. It's a thing), and their dog Diesel (aka Methane-- Please, don't make her explain).
She credits her mother for the strong independent woman she is, her father for her inner peace and beautiful outlook on life, and the summers of sweaty, manual labor on her grandparents' farm for her strong work ethic.
In writing, CK has truly found her bliss. Stay tuned, because there will be a lot more to come in her Netherwalker series. Seriously, things have only just begun.
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