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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


10 thoughts on “Cloak of Shadows

  1. Dianne Dianne says:

    So many tales from history to hear Which were true and which were fabrications to hide the truth One of the greatest legends was of King Arthur and his Knights, brave warriors all Could it be possible that the descendants of these warriors have become guardians that defend us from evil to this very day When your time comes, if the blood in your veins is the same as the Knights, like young Abbey s, Duty calls and your life will be changed forever Enter the world where warriors come in all sh So many tales from history to hear Which were true and which were fabrications to hide the truth One of the greatest legends was of King Arthur and his Knights, brave warriors all Could it be possible that the descendants of these warriors have become guardians that defend us from evil to this very day When your time comes, if the blood in your veins is the same as the Knights, like young Abbey s, Duty calls and your life will be changed forever Enter the world where warriors come in all shapes and sizes Enter the world of C.K Dawn and the new series Netherwalker with book one, Cloak of Shadows, where warriors are honed into lethal fighting machines and evil is kept at bay.Sounds pretty ominous, doesn t it Probably because you haven t met Abbey and her mentor, Lourdes Abbey is priceless, her wit, candor and rough edges, not to mention her invisible sense of self brings humor and charm to a tale of good versus evil Lourdie is a loner, farpowerful than her peers, she is unique among hunters and no one knows why she is so powerful The two have been invited to Britain to hopefully find another hunter capable of being trained to do what Lourdie does Too bad no one mentioned Temple, the often arrogant and aloof laird of the manor While Abbey dubs him Mr Hunky, Lourdie finds he unsettles her, oh wait, could she be fighting a romantic attraction to the man All s not hearts and magic and flowers, though, evil is stalking the hunters and every second spent training MUST pay off as other worldly creatures threaten humanity Heroes will fall, hearts will break, but the war goes on Sadly, I don t remember King Arthur and his Round Table having an Abbey or a Lourdes among them Thank you for correcting that oversight, C K Dawn With brilliant attention to each scene, from the smell of sweat, the clashing of weapons and the chaotic action, C.K.Dawn has created a spellbinding world with characters that jump off the pages and appear before your very mind s eye The romance takes second chair to the action and the lives of these characters Get ready to fight the good fight alongside the descendants of the world s best warriors Perhaps C K Dawn cast a spell over this tale, because I for one could NOT put it down Brilliant writing, perfect pacing and exhausting action Loved it I received this copy from C.K Dawn in exchange for my honest review.Series Netherwalker Book 1Publication Date September 28, 2014Publisher C K DawnGenre YA ParanormalPrint Length 290 pagesAvailable fromBarnes NobleFor Reviews More


  2. Ryan Guy Ryan Guy says:

    This book was epic Epic is not a term I use often Epic followed by an exclamation mark even less But this book warrants the hyperbole The world building and character development are phenomenal This high tech spin on Arthurian legend is sophisticated and futuristic, yet still pays homage to the traditional tales of the Knights of the Round Table.This coming of age story features two strong female leads and spans continents worlds, even as our heroines protect humanity from otherworldly This book was epic Epic is not a term I use often Epic followed by an exclamation mark even less But this book warrants the hyperbole The world building and character development are phenomenal This high tech spin on Arthurian legend is sophisticated and futuristic, yet still pays homage to the traditional tales of the Knights of the Round Table.This coming of age story features two strong female leads and spans continents worlds, even as our heroines protect humanity from otherworldly oppressors With action, humor, and romance a lot of romance, actually At the risk of generalizing, my prediction is teenage girls will eat this stuff up this book has a lot to offer.Cloak of Shadows is an impressive debut novel, rare in its ability to keep its own voice while borrowing heavily from centuries old mythos Well done This is the seventeenth book I ve featured on my book s Atomic Aardvark blog called Bobbing for Indie eBooks A feature where I promote and give away copies of self published eBooks by authors I ve discovered and whose books I have enjoyed


  3. Phillip Stephens Phillip Stephens says:

    King Arthur Vampire HunterFirst of all, female readers should probably add a star to my rating If you re a paranormal romance fan, add another Don t think me sexist, I m simply trying to connect audiences with books By the same measure, if you consider The Once and Future King, the Harry Potter Series and Simon R Greene s Knights of the Golden Torc series to be equally good, add two stars to my rating.There are plenty of those readers out there The cover onshows that Cloak of Shadow King Arthur Vampire HunterFirst of all, female readers should probably add a star to my rating If you re a paranormal romance fan, add another Don t think me sexist, I m simply trying to connect audiences with books By the same measure, if you consider The Once and Future King, the Harry Potter Series and Simon R Greene s Knights of the Golden Torc series to be equally good, add two stars to my rating.There are plenty of those readers out there The cover onshows that Cloak of Shadows won a Readers Favorite award.By the end of the book, I was on board too However, even though I know which readers react best to Cloak of Shadows, I still felt the first installment of CK Dawn s Netherwalker series stumbled out of the gate Dawn ties the series to Arthurian legends but the storyline would have worked equally well without the connection In fact, nothing about the Camelot connection enhances the storyline And there s the rub.Lourdie and her disciple Abbey fight netherwalkers, characters who dwell in the shadows to channel human souls to their masters in another dimension They plug into an elite worldwide network, the King s Court, evolved over the centuries from Camelot s round table The court s head, Lord Templeton, insists that Lourdie fly to England to train Court knights in her innovative fighting techniques, most particularly the ability to summon multiple orbs used to banish netherwalkers to their home realm.Once in England, however, the knights can t duplicate Lourdie s orb making skills Lord Templeton s disdain over her Americanized fighting skills doesn t help Nor does the sudden onslaught of nightmares that sap her energy day by day.As you might sense from the description, nothing in this story depends on Arturian legends as a foundation You can substitute by UNCLE, Harry Dresden s White Council or Harry Potter s Order of the Phoenix for the Court and the story works equally well Dawns desire to construct a new world for readers makes reading the story feel like driving through five o clock traffic with a stop sign at every block.I mention the Order of the Phoenix because Abbey attends S.B Devere, a private school for King s Court trainees that sounds remarkably like Hogwartz The main difference being the presence of dociles read muggles to lend cover to the school As much as you want to feel Cloak of Shadows is a fresh take on established myth, too many of the pieces feel familiar Nor does Dawn control the pace with which she brings readers into her new world In the first few chapters, she hurls dozens of characters at the reader love interests, fellow court members, cafe owners and teachers along with their place on the organizational chart Every time the action picks up, a new character leaps into the story, including detailed dossier, to slow it down.Four or five chapters into the story, Lourdie and Abbey fly off to England and every supporting characters we ve had to memorize drops from the story Completely Dawn drops readers into a new story, a new organizational chart and the process begins again The good news Once she finishes the chart, Dawn finally plunges into the real story the romantic jousting between Lourdie and Templeton, the netherwalkers psychic assault on Lourdie, her frustrations as she tries to train the knights When she sees signs that the netherwalkers might be gathering at the gates to invade for the first time in centuries, no one believes her.At long last, Cloak of Shadows gathers speed toward a quick kick finale Dawn welds strong girders to frame her vehicle She makes the mistake of trying to hook up the world she intends to drag with her into the following novels like an overweight trailer She did win a reader s favorite award with this book, so she earned a following Had she jettisoned the world building and jumped the pond to England on page one, she would have delivered a page turner and, perhaps a book that really leaps from the crowd of her competitors.The school would still be there, and Lourdes favorite haunts in New York, and the kicked out guild quarters when she opens book two Rating system 5 Delicious dialogue, crisp prose, clever characters compelling plot 4 Great read, won t want to stop 3 Definitely worth buying 2 I will tell you what audience will like this, but other readers might want to look elsewhere 1 If I review a book this bad I felt seriously compelled to warn you Phillip T Stephens is the author of Cigerets, Guns Beer, Raising Hell and the new release Seeing 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  4. Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm says:

    I honestly can t remember the last time I was able to read a book about King Arthur or even a retelling of his adventures along with the knights of the round table When I read A Neophyte s Tale a month ago, I didn t have any inclination about this world when Abbey Thorne saw monsters lurking in the shadows But I did get a glimpse of what she could do after Bernie took her up under his wings Now, this first book in the Netherwalker series by CK Dawn has been a really exciting and thrilling rea I honestly can t remember the last time I was able to read a book about King Arthur or even a retelling of his adventures along with the knights of the round table When I read A Neophyte s Tale a month ago, I didn t have any inclination about this world when Abbey Thorne saw monsters lurking in the shadows But I did get a glimpse of what she could do after Bernie took her up under his wings Now, this first book in the Netherwalker series by CK Dawn has been a really exciting and thrilling read We now see Abbey as a 14 year old apprentice, fighting alongside her mentor Lourdes Reese and are formidable hunters in the King Arthur s Court Together they hunt and fight the Netherwalkers who could create monsterrific illusions or hallucinations to the human mind and suck their life Together, they went to Britain where they were assigned to train aspiring and deserving proteges in combat Everything changed however when Lourdie started having massive headaches when they reached Cadburry Hill in Camelot Oh yes, as in Camelot and the legendary Sir Lancelot Cloak of Shadows is a satisfying read, complete with all the ingredients of a really fantastic book CK Dawn was able to weave a world that will let your imagination run wild Futuristic, supernatural, mystifying, fantastic I just loved getting lost in their world and with the characters Don t even let me start with Temple, oh that dude could easily break my heart Anticipating Book 2 in the series Yay


  5. Lu J Whitley Lu J Whitley says:

    I stayed up until 2 AM last night this morning finishing this book It ended far too soon This is the story of Lourdie, a hunter for The King s Court descendants of the Knights of the Round Table that protect the world from a race of life sucking shadow creatures called Netherwalkers and her spunky apprentice, 14 year old Abbey When the two big city New Yorkers are shipped off to a remote part of the English countryside to train hunters from around the world in their special brand of combat I stayed up until 2 AM last night this morning finishing this book It ended far too soon This is the story of Lourdie, a hunter for The King s Court descendants of the Knights of the Round Table that protect the world from a race of life sucking shadow creatures called Netherwalkers and her spunky apprentice, 14 year old Abbey When the two big city New Yorkers are shipped off to a remote part of the English countryside to train hunters from around the world in their special brand of combat, Lourdie becomes mysteriously affected by a strain of power reaching to her from the area around the Court s ancestral homeland of Cadbury Hill, the previous site for the legendary Camelot Nightmares and changes in her already unique powers begin to manifest themselves, and she feels she must hide them from the rest of the hunters or risk appearing crazy or weak.Let me just say, the beginning of this book was a bit of a tough one for me It seemed to drag on, with a whole lot of back story That being said, as soon as the two main characters found their way to England, the whole feel of the story changed Action, Adventure, Romance It had it all I didn t want to put it down But almost as soon as I was hooked, the story was over Sad days I will definitely be in line to read the next book in the series Count on that I just have to know what happens now


  6. Chiara Eberhardt Chiara Eberhardt says:

    This story is amazing I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out The action is fun and I really enjoy the spin this author put on Arthurian legend Abbey is absolutely adorable and I love the banter between Lourdie and Temple The Netherwalkers are also pretty darn creepy I am, admittedly, a big fan of YA so I ve devoured books like The Fever Series and Twilight Saga If you like books like those and girls who kick butt you ll love this story I wish Bernie would shepherd me so This story is amazing I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out The action is fun and I really enjoy the spin this author put on Arthurian legend Abbey is absolutely adorable and I love the banter between Lourdie and Temple The Netherwalkers are also pretty darn creepy I am, admittedly, a big fan of YA so I ve devoured books like The Fever Series and Twilight Saga If you like books like those and girls who kick butt you ll love this story I wish Bernie would shepherd me so I could answer the gloaming s call Come on Book 2


  7. J.L. J.L. says:

    Absolutely fun read, I really enjoyed the spin on the legend and how the author pulled the story into a contemporary setting references to World of Warcraft The relationship between Abby and Lourdes was great and very sisterly Looking forward to the next installment


  8. Scott Hitchcock Scott Hitchcock says:

    DNF 45% It didn t start off badly but it stalled out withof the same action The book actually is probably good for a young teen.


  9. Jennifer Zamboni Jennifer Zamboni says:

    So this book was amazing, I ll start off with that I knew a little about the book when I first started, that is was a young adult read about the descendents of King Arthur s knights But wow I ve never read anything like this before.Ms Dawn works seamlessly between her two main characters, an adult, and a young teen, each has their own voice, and is portrayed realistically well, as realistically as supernatural hunters can be as an adult, I related to the older of the two, but I definitely So this book was amazing, I ll start off with that I knew a little about the book when I first started, that is was a young adult read about the descendents of King Arthur s knights But wow I ve never read anything like this before.Ms Dawn works seamlessly between her two main characters, an adult, and a young teen, each has their own voice, and is portrayed realistically well, as realistically as supernatural hunters can be as an adult, I related to the older of the two, but I definitely appreciated the voice of the younger as well Brilliantly done This has a little bit of romance, and a lot of action, exactly my type of read It s appropriate for a younger audience, as things don t get too steamy on the romance side of things Definitely would recommend this book for young and adults alike, perhaps perfect for a mother daughter reading group I ll definitely share this one with my girls, when they get to the young adult stage


  10. K.S. Marsden K.S. Marsden says:

    The shadows that lurk in the corner of your eye, that terrify you as a child, they are real Netherwalkers slip through into our world, greedy to consume human lives An ancient order of hunters are the first and last line of defence And Lourdes Reese is the best they have to offer.I m not actually sure where to start with this book, there is just so much going on The world building is fantastic C.K Dawn takes a new spin on the Arthurian legend, giving us an alternate history The King s Cour The shadows that lurk in the corner of your eye, that terrify you as a child, they are real Netherwalkers slip through into our world, greedy to consume human lives An ancient order of hunters are the first and last line of defence And Lourdes Reese is the best they have to offer.I m not actually sure where to start with this book, there is just so much going on The world building is fantastic C.K Dawn takes a new spin on the Arthurian legend, giving us an alternate history The King s Court is a secret order that s woven through several legends, it s task is to banish the netherwalkers, and to protect innocent human lives preferably whilst keeping them ignorant to the danger.To become a part of the King s Court, you have to be descended from the original residents of Camelot Most are born within the King s Court families But some, like Abbey Thorne, are born outside and after fearing for their sanity when they see creatures no one else can, end up finding their way home.The story follows Abbey, a 14 year old apprentice hunter and her mentor Lourdes Lourdie Reese Both of these female characters are strong, confident, and can take care of themselves.Lourdie in particular was a very cool character On top of being one of the best hunters in her home territory, Lourdie s unique abilities has earned her a trip to England, to train the best hunters from around the world.Abbey is a teenage girl As much as I liked the character, I also found her very annoying and a little tiring to deal with which kinda reminds me of my own baby sister The girls have their girly moments, they enjoy shopping and observing the bevy of fit young men at the Castle but they never allow it to interfere with their duty.There are some awesome scenes throughout the book, whether they are training within a holographic projection or fighting demons for real Actually, some of the simple interactions between the characters is equally awesome, and shines out.This was somewhere around a 4.5 out of 5 for me, and very hard to rate.Despite the fact that on paper, it ticks so many boxes and that it is written really well I was missing that grab me and don t let go factor I really wanted this to be one of the books that kept me up until three in the morning, because I had to know what happened next.The worst thing is, I can t actually put a finger on why So I d like everyone to try this book for themselves and not be put off by my mini negative note.This is a series I ll definitely be continuing, and I d love to hear everyone else s opinions