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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Escape From Wheel by Michael Clifton - Feature and Review + Giveaway

 


ESCAPE FROM WHEEL
Conquest of the Veil, Book Two
by
MICHAEL SCOTT CLIFTON

Genre: YA / Fantasy / Magical Realism / Sword & Sorcery 
Publisher: Book Liftoff 
Publication Date: August 4, 2020
Number of Pages: 302 pages

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New Life, New World, New Problems
Alexandria Duvalier’s new life on the magical world of Meredith takes a shattering twist when her father, the Duke of Wheel, pledges her hand in marriage to the cruel lord, Rodric Regret. Desperate to escape his clutches, Alex flees the city with the help of her friend, Tell Tollet, a handsome lieutenant in the city guard. But their freedom is short-lived when Rodric’s brutal brother, Stefan, joins in the pursuit.
Hotheaded Prince Tal, heir to the throne of Meredith, has but one goal: kill the Dark Queen and destroy the Veil, the enchanted barrier which has ensnared generations of his people. He discovers a breach in the magical wall and leads an army through, bent on completing his mission.
When an unusual and potent magic calls to him, he follows its trail back to Alex. Thrown together by circumstances and chased across the wilderness by the ruthless Lord Stefan, Tal and Alex are drawn to each other by the greatest magic of all—love. Now they just need to stay alive . . .






  
Escape From Wheel (Conquest Of The Veil Book 2)Escape From Wheel by Michael Scott Clifton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Escape from Wheel by Michael Scott Clifton is a 2020 publication.

High Fantasy, Epic Adventure and Romance!

This is the second installment in the Conquest of Veil series.

Book one sets the stage with character introduction, world building, etc., and I admit, not being a big High Fantasy or Epic Fantasy reader, I struggled a little. However, by the time the book wrapped up, I was invested enough in the characters to give this second installment a try.

Now that the groundwork has been laid, the flow was much easier for me this time around, and I became instantly involved in Alexandria’s plight.

If you are following along with the series, you’ll recall that Alex has traded her old life for a new one- however, the grass isn’t necessarily greener on the other side. Her problems are quite different now, and quite serious. 

Alex as developed tender feelings for Tel, but her father has arranged a marriage for her … to a man she hates.

When she gets a magical glimpse of her future, which could a variety of ways, depending on her choices, Alex begins to plot her escape from Wheel…

From this point on- the palace intrigue, magic, flying horses, gnomes, and evil gargoyles kept me transfixed. This is an adventurous story, very imaginative, great pacing and dialogue, packed with suspense and emotion.

As I said, I do not read this genre often, but I think casual readers, as well as fantasy connoisseurs will enjoy this series, as well as those who enjoy YA novels. 

For me it was fun to step into another realm and let my imagination run freely for a while. The author did a great job with descriptions, creating a vivid, lush landscape, to enhance the adventure and romance. The illustrations sprinkled throughout the book were also a very nice touch.

Overall, this wild, romantic adventure transported me into an absorbing, addicting tale of good versus evil and kept me riveted to the very end, leaving wanting more! 









Multi-award-winning author Michael Scott Clifton was a longtime public educator as a teacher, coach, and administrator. Professional credits include articles published in the Texas Study of Secondary Education Magazine. He currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas, with his wife, Melanie, and family cat. An avid gardener, reader, and movie junkie, Michael enjoys all kinds of book and movie genres. His books contain aspects of all the genres he enjoys: action, adventure, magic, fantasy, and romance. 

His fantasy novels, The Janus Witch and The Open Portal, received five-star reviews from the prestigious Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, and he has been a finalist in a number of short-story contests, with "Edges of Gray" winning first place in the Texas Authors Contest. 

The Open Portal, winner of the Feathered Quill Book Finalist Award, launches the fantasy book series, Conquest of the Veil. Michael’s latest release, Escape From Wheel, is book two in this fantasy series. Visit Michael’s official websiteor google him @authormsclifton.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the world building is really rich! Thanks for the review & recommendation.

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