Impossible – Book Review
This is the first of many to come of book reviews I will be doing on my blog. As I love to read as much as I love to write, it seems like a lightbulb moment to start sharing my thoughts on the books I read with the world. So as my debut, I bring you, Impossible by C.A. Gray.
This is the third book in the Piercing Veil series and I started reading Impossible with my pre-love of the first two novels Intangible and Invincible. So my expectations were set as I dived in to Impossible. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stubborn love between Peter and Lily, it was so natural and flowed easily from the characters. I really enjoy C.A.’s ability to create the world of the Piercing Veil and the history she expertly weaves into the adventure. Frankly I’m a huge history nerd so this series feeds my inner geek.
“C.A. Gray poetically combines Arthurian history, science and fantasy into an epic adventure on every page. Impossible is addicting and keeps your mind reeling with questions and excitement as Peter and Lily fight the Shadow Lord.” — Aurora Whittet author of Bloodmark and Bloodrealms
I would recommend this series to YA and history-fantasy lovers. It is a fun read and an amazing adventure.
SYNOPSIS: The Shadow Lord has the Philosopher’s Stone, and therefore an army of invincible penumbra. He also possesses the fragments of Excalibur, the legendary sword prophesied to be the instrument of either his own destruction, or that of the Child of the Prophecy. The sword, he knows, requires blood to be reforged… and he knows exactly whose blood he wants.
Meanwhile, the Watchers are desperate to steal back the fragments of Excalibur and find out how to reforge them before the Shadow Lord does. Isdemus places Peter and Lily in Carlion’s sister cities for safe-keeping until the war begins. But Peter and Lily have an idea that might enable the Watchers to steal back the fragments, in spite of the Shadow Lord’s invincible army. Their plan requires them to travel halfway across the world, to an island largely believed to exist only in Greek mythology. Along the way, however, the Shadow Lord uses a pawn to convince Peter and Lily that they are powerless. Without their gifts of the Ancient Tongue, will either one of them stand a chance?
In this gripping conclusion of the Piercing the Veil trilogy, the Watchers and the Shadow Lord both amass their ranks, the battle begins, and the true identity of the Child of the Prophecy is revealed—to the shock of all.