Intangible (Piercing the Veil, Book 1)

Intangible (Piercing the Veil, Book 1)

by C.A. Gray

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Peter Stewart grew up on a unique version of the Arthurian legends taught him by his father, a harebrained quantum physicist who asserts that anything is possible. But Peter disbelieves anything which cannot be scientifically explained, despite a nagging sense that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

Lily Portman is an orphan with a secret: she can see creatures that are invisible to everyone else. These creatures control every human being she has ever met to varying degrees... until she meets Peter and his father.
When a mysterious stranger stages an accident which nearly costs Peter and Lily their lives, suddenly Lily learns that she is not crazy after all, and Peter discovers the truth of his father’s stories… including the existence of Arthur’s ancient nemesis, one who calls himself the Shadow Lord, and a prophecy with implications so profound that it will alter not only the course of their lives, but potentially the fate of the world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045965163
Publisher: C.A. Gray
Publication date: 05/22/2014
Series: Piercing the Veil , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,935
File size: 650 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

C.A. Gray is a Christian, and the author of the YA fantasy PIERCING THE VEIL trilogy,  the dystopian series, THE LIBERTY BOX, and the dystopian UNCANNY VALLEY series. The books are not overtly Christian and not preachy in any way, but they are clean, which seems to be rare these days! :) By day, she is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ. Additionally, she writes medical books under her real name. Join her newsletter for freebies and giveaway information, as well as new releases!

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Intangible (Piercing the Veil, Book 1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: I . . . I can’t tell if I’m supposed to take it seriously. I’m pretty sure it’s not supposed to be a parody, but it was hard not to get that vibe, especially when the teen whiz kids (who bear an eerie similarity to HP and his crew) save the universe by—oh god I don’t even want to type it—reversing the polarity of Avalon, which just happens to be a big castley blob of dark matter trapped between dimensions . . . I think Captain Picard might have a few things to say about that particular plot twist . . . Add to that some stuff that’ll make hardcore Arthurians’ heads spin (like, for example, a Guinevere who’s actually an evil spirit), and you’ll be just as genre confused as I am. Oh, and Ms. Gray? I believe the word you’re looking for is “nunchacku” (or at the very least, “nunchucks”) — “numb chucks” are actually, if you can believe it, a group of unfeeling gentlemen who don’t capitalize their names. Would I recommend it: It’s awful enough to make me giggle, so I’m going to keep reading the series. I’ll let you know how I feel once I finish the other two books. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Reviews. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite Intangible by C.A. Gray is the first book in the Piercing the Veil series. Peter Stewart is the ultimate science geek who fits into his high school about as well as a cowboy boot fits into a fairy princess tea party. If it weren’t for his best friend Cole, Peter wouldn’t think twice about skipping the rest of his high school years and moving right on to university. Before he has a chance to make that decision though, a strange accident that mirrors one of his dreams acts as a catalyst to an unbelievable life and death adventure where Peter and his friends play integral roles in saving each other and the world. I loved Intangible by C.A. Gray. Not only are the characters likable, the integration of science facts into a magical world eased me out of reality and into fantasy. I didn’t have to so much suspend disbelief as understand the science behind natural phenomena. Peter, Lily, Brock and all the other characters were relatable, and their interactions are realistic. The necessary backstory was broken up into nice sized bites of information as needed, so the story did not drag. The action sequences are brilliantly orchestrated, and the magical elements are visually inspiring. I recommend Intangible to anyone looking for a break from reality, and I can’t wait for the next book in the Piercing the Veil series. Gray has proven herself an exceptional storyteller and fantasy world weaver. I predict she will go far in her writing career.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Adventures to save the world sometimes create unlikely allies. Such is the case in C. A. Gray’s Intangible when one young genius who believes only in hard, scientific facts discovers the fairytales and legends his father would share with him may be more than fantasy. Arthurian legends, Excalibur, fair maidens and dark sorceresses, tales sent down through the generations or history and knowledge culminating in the coming of age of one young contemporary boy, Peter Stewart? Almost everyone has a spirit creature watching over them, guiding them, influencing them, but few have the gift to see them. Lily Portman has always been thought to be a little unbalanced, and this young orphan has paid a high emotional cost for her “gift.” Together, they discover the truth behind the legends as well as the truth behind that things Lily sees on an incredible journey that blends science and fantasy, adventure and danger when they are whisked away to another realm in search of one special hero, who they claim is most likely Peter. So why doesn’t he feel like a hero or a savior? Will Peter be the only one to be able to stop the Shadow Lord? Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime along with these kids and the creatures behind the veil. C. A. Gray has shaken and stirred her magical tale into a perfect cocktail of fantasy, legends and hard scientific facts. Ms. Gray has built a delightfully realistic word that can be envisioned in full-color mental mode, while populating her world with quirky, endearing characters that must learn to trust and believe in what cannot be quantified through science. Delightful characters, wonderful dialogue and conflict, a fun, fast and furious read for ALL ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I breath you in with smoke <p> In the backyard light (backyard light) <p> We used to laugh untill we choked <p> Into the wasted night (wasted night) <p> It was the best time of my life <p> And now I sleep alone (sleep alone) <p> And no, darling don't wake me up <p> 'Cause my thrill is gone (say i'm wrong) <p> And when the sunset's turning red behind the smoke <p> Forever and alone... Yeah! <p> Now you've gone and sewn me to this bed with the taste of you and me <p> Will never leave my lips again <p> Untill the blinding Rain (Blinding Rain) <p> I wanna hold your hand so tight <p> I'm gunna break my wrist <p> And when the voltures sing tonight <p> I'm gunna join right in <p> I'll sing along <p> 'Cause I don't know any other song <p> I'll sing along <p> But I'm barely hanging on <p> No, I'm barely hanging on <p> By the time your hearing this I'll already be gone <p> Now there's nothing to do <p> But scream at the drunken moon <p> "This isn't fair!" <p> "No!" <p> "Don't you try to blame this on me! <p> My love for you is bulletproof <p> But your the one who shot me" <p> And God dam<_>mit! <p> I can barely see your name <p> So I'll try to write it <p> And fill a pen with blood from the sink <p> Oh, Oh no <p> But don't just say it! <p> You should sing my name <p> Pretend that it's a song <p> 'Cause forever it's yours <p> And we can sing this all the way home <p> I'll sing along <p> 'Cause I don't know any other song <p> I'll sing along <p> But I'm barely hanging on <p> No, I'm barely hanging on <p> By the time you're hearing this I'll already be gone <p> Now there's nothing to do <p> But tear my voice apart <p> Nothing to do <p> But scream at the drunken moon! <p> Dedicated to~ Rain
COBauer More than 1 year ago
Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. If you're a fan of the Harry Potter series and are familiar with the Arthurian legend, then you'll love this book! As a HUGE Potterhead I instantly fell in love with Gray's style of storytelling--this was a seriously irresistible coming-of-age fantasy adventure! Can't stress this enough: Harry Potter + Arthurian Legend = AWESOME Sauce!!!  I was slightly busier than usual, so it took me a bit longer to finish. But I thought the pacing was perfect. I was able to pick it up and jump right back into the action. Every time I had to put it down, all I could do was think about how badly I wanted to find out what happened next. You could tell this book was well researched and thought out. Nothing felt rushed. The twists and turns were fun and very surprising. Ms. Gray did a beautiful job of blending the reality and fantasy worlds together and the exposition was handled in an extremely entertaining manner. So often you can get caught up in the tiny details of explaining your world. Gray nailed it. What was really interesting is that the main characters aren't all that loveable right off the bat. They're awkward--a little lost. Anti-heroes of a sort. Particularly Brock and Peter. Realistic! But I just loved seeing each and every one of these characters go through a journey or growth and self-discovery. I felt compelled to root for these kids.  &quot;Intangible&quot; is smart, very well written, and a heap of fun! Very much looking forward to the next installment.