Life can't get much better for Sam Lock. Popular, good-looking, and with a future as a professional football player. every guy at Stanton High School wishes he were Sam. That is, until his championship football game, when Sam accidentally links with an ancient source of energy known as the Veil and reveals his potential to become a powerful sorcerer. Sam is whisked off to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers who utilize the Veil as a part of everyday life. Once there, he trains beside a mute boy who speaks through music, an eternal sage who's the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who's pretty sure Sam's an idiot. As it becomes clear Sam's meant for power magic-the most feared and misunderstood form of sorcery-people beyond Atlas Crown learn of his dangerous potential. An exiled group of power sorcerers are eager to recruit Sam, believing that he is destined to help them achieve their long-held goal. If they succeed, they could bring about the downfall of not only Atlas Crown. but all humankind.This is right up my alley. It resonates with my jocky half and my geeky half. I love the athletic character, as well as the magic involved. Filled with interesting and imaginative characters, the book is an interesting read, although it can be slightly cryptic at times. Join Sam on his journey as he discovers himself and takes us for a wild ride. What would you do if your life changed so drastically and suddenly when you are set for an all-star path?
In short, the book is a nice whimsical read and leaves you wondering when the second book of the trilogy comes out. I'd give it 4 stars out of 5.
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