The gloaming is near
What if all you've ever known of King Arthur's legend was a lie to mislead you from the truth? What if Camelot truly existed, but was destroyed to keep its secrets? And, what if there were descendants of the Knights of the Round Table defending us today from the creatures that lurk within the shadows? If the gloaming came looking for you would you answer its call?
Fourteen year old Abigail Thorne answered the gloaming and it turned her life upside down. Along with her mentor Lourdes Reese, a seasoned hunter in the King's Court, they banish the evil shadows while most dociles sleep in their beds. Fighting hidden creatures that feed on humans, glimpsing fractures that lead to another world, and wielding magical weapons all before geometry? That's a normal day for Abbey now, and she loves every minute of it. As for Lourdes Reese, she has unique abilities that can't be explained and is the best hunter the King's Court has seen in over a thousand years. Abbey and Lourdie have no idea that being sent to Britain will unleash a chain of events that will change everything and everyone they love forever.
A life will be lost, a life will be taken, and an unexpected new romance will emerge all while the fate of two worlds balances on the edge of a hunter's blade.
Cloak of Shadows is a fantastic, modern day spinoff of King Author. Actually, the scenery switches from modern day to classic while certain components of the story are more futuristic. Most of the story is told via Lourdes point of view. There are parts where it is written through Abbey's, one scene is written through Temple's and then another is a dark mystery. It sounds confusing, but the smooth flow of the prose helps in distinguishing the roles. I thoroughly enjoyed the action and training scenes. Dawn painted vivid imagery that left me in awe. My favorite sections of the story are filled with magic, a budding romance, and mystery galore. There are some feelings of agitation because I'd hope for a few answers before the story ended and this particular cliffhanger left me feeling uneasy. Overall, it is a great book I plan on sharing with my children when they are older. 5 stars!