Sunday, February 19, 2012

[AUTHOR GUEST POST] Daniel Cohen - Masters of the Veil

Dear Readers,
Please welcome author, Daniel Cohen who has stopped by and shared some little exciting things about his upcoming book *drum roll* "Masters of the Veil," due on March 1st under Spencer Hill Press that brought The Covenant Series and (slated) Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Ganzfield Books by Kate Kaynak and others.

Masters of the Veil by Daniel Cohen
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: March 01, 2012
Pages: 300
Summary:
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.



                                                        Check out the book trailer


Can you tell us about Atlas Crown?

Atlas Crown harbors the biggest and most diverse community of sorcerers in the world. It's kind of like the magical world's main hub,primary travel destination, center of commerce, and intellectual epicenter all rolled into one. One peculiar aspect of the magic in the "Masters of the Veil" world is that more the Veil is used, the more She gives. Kind of like a snowball effect. So in places - like Atlas Crown - where magic is used frequently, all sorts of magical plants, animals, objects, and ideas spring forth. So let's just say there's a lot to see and do in Atlas Crown.

From a smattering of YA fantasy books I've read, passage is granted by either some form of magical object (Auryn in Neverending Story), an ability of the person (Inkheart), the Platform 3/4 (Harry Potter) to propel a person to a different world, does Sam have to go somewhere too, to reach Atlas Crown?

After Sam's football incident, he's essentially recruited (pun intended) by a sorcerer named May, the liaison from Atlas Crown to the outside world. I don't want to give away how or why, but May brings Sam to Atlas Crown and is the first person to explain the essence of magic. I will tell you that connecting with the Veil requires something called a second-skin. A second-skin is basically a glove (although Bariv the Conduit would yell at me for calling it such) made from some magical material that has come from the Veil. You use it to "grip" the Veil, which is how sorcerers do magic.

I am also interested in your inspirations when naming your characters. How did that process come to be? Was there a character bestowed with a particular name who will become important in the series later on? (I think this will be a spoiler so maybe a yes or no will do, please?) I couldn't resist to ask but I'll understand if you can't divulge this right now. *grins*

I'm SO glad you asked that question. You're the first person to ask about names and I've been dying to talk to some reviewers about them. Names are incredibly important in the book. I do want to keep to keep things rather vague on the name front, considering I like the readers to figure out as they go along, but I'll tell you that almost every character in the book (and the entire trilogy) has a name that has some sort of meaning - at least to me. So if you care to take the time to look into the names, you might find some cool stuff. The funny thing is - and I know most writers will say this - I didn't even realize the real significance of some of the names until well after the characters has been created. I actually just realized a rather obvious connection last week and smacked myself in the forehead for not seeing earlier. (I think this calls for a follow-up question. *grins* Curious now.)

Can you tell us briefly about the baddies we will meet in the first book?

The antagonists are an exiled group of sorcerers that excel at power magic (the misunderstood branch of magic). They're known as Tembrath Elite and if I told you what they were trying to do it would ruin a few surprises, so I'll be vague yet again. :)  A few things I can tell you are that all of their second-skins are made from the skins of murdered animals, which is very taboo in Atlas Crown. There are twelve of them, and they are seriously powerful.

Lastly, which sorcerer would you choose to get out of a magical jam and why?

My mind is telling me May (and those who read the book will probably agree with me) but my heart it telling me Glissandro. Glissandro is a young, lanky,  mute sorcerer who talks through music. Although May would no doubt be better at getting me out of a jam, I'd love to meet Glissandro in person. He's such a great guy and he's very mysterious. Maybe if I meet him in person he'd answer some stuff that I've been dying to know.

This ends my FIRST mini-interview with author, Daniel Cohen. I hope you've enjoyed reading this as I have while I tempered down my excitement and thought of coherent questions. *chuckles*  Watch out for the giveaway spot! Enter the GIVEAWAY. Good luck!




Daniel Cohen was just your average business student. Microeconomics, finance, marketing… you name it, he had to do a PowerPoint presentation on it. One dark and stormy night, he was bitten by the radioactive realization that memorizing business jargon could possibly be the most boring activity known to man. 

After gaining eagle-eye vision, abs that could grate cheese, and a talent for imagining things (including his cheese-grating abs), he wrote his first novel and began his epic battle against the formidable business jargon. He continues to fight the good fight by playing saxophone and writing YA fantasy, forever hoping his Veil trilogy will help inspire others to join his cause.
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35 comments:

  1. Fantastc interview Raine and I am looking forward to reading this book...i am curious about the names now..lol

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    1. Thank you too. You helped me a lot too. Will be dropping by your blog next. Late lunch is calling. ahaha

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  2. It was a pleasure reading it, this was a really great interview- a lot of good questions, and intriguing character <3

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    1. Thanks Lou for visiting! :D *hugs*

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  3. Great Interview. Sounds like a great book.
    Thanks for putting this book on my radar!

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! Yes it does all right. You put Nate Kenyon in my TBR list too. :D

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  4. I love the names all have meanings! I think names are really important too, and I love it when they're somehow relevant to characters. Thanks for the great interview! :)

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    1. You're welcome. I'm happy that you enjoyed reading it. The giveaway link is up too. Hope you'll join. Thanks again. :D

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  5. What an EPIC interview! Kudos to you and Mr. Cohen for all the wonderful details! I've been glued to the synopsis and its male lead (which is refreshing since a majority of YA sci-fi/supernatural book series would feature females as the main characters), and the interview gave us a little bit more insight to the world contained within the book. I'm actually gonna read this. Can't wait! :D

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    1. I really happy that you've enjoyed that. You know what you said about having a male lead, I didn't even realize that particular item at all. :D

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  6. Koscielny Convinced of France Success at World Cup

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    France international defender Laurent Koscielny expects his country to progress as far as possible at the upcoming FIFA World Cup tournament in South America.
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  8. Liverpool Starlet Suso Considering Porto Switch

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    Liverpool youngster Suso admits he could join FC Porto this summer despite his desire to stay at Anfield.
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  9. Martinez Full of Praise for Everton Recruit Etoo

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    Everton head coach Roberto Martinez has heaped praise upon Toffees’ new attacker signing Samuel Eto’o who joined them following the expiration of his contract with Premier League powerhouse Chelsea.
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  10. Rojo Admits Having Talks with Veron before Signing for Man Utd

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    Manchester United’s new defender Marcos Rojo has revealed that he did seek advice from ex-Red Devils and Argentina star Juan Veron prior to his summer move to the Old Trafford outfit from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
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  11. Mexico Manager Herrera Happy for Chicharito over Real Madrid Move

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    Mexico national team manager Miguel Herrera is delighted seeing Javier Hernandez joining La Liga giants Real Madrid on loan from Manchester United on Monday.
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  12. Barcelona Midfielder Xavi: I am not happy with this situation

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    Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has expressed his disappointment with current state of affair at the Camp Nou outfit after having been used mostly as a substitute by boss Luis Henrique.
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  13. Crystal Gaffer Warnock: Williams will return to the club

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    Williams is expected to be back with Palace once his loan spell at Ipswich Town comes to an end.
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    “I’ve told Jonny there is no chance of him leaving Palace permanently and we can have him back after 28 days.”

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  14. Arsenal Center-Back Mertesacker Happy with Welbeck Performances

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    Experienced Arsenal center-back Per Mertesacker is pleased with what has seen from striker signing Danny Welbeck who joined them from Premier League rivals Manchester United this summer.
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    "It took a bit of time, but I think now we are on (the) spot and we see what it takes to be a team and to be fully integrated."

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  15. Pique: I want to retire at Barcelona




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  16. Luis Enrique: I don't regret starting Suarez



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  18. Ferdinand plans to retire at end of season



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  19. Roberto Martinez prevent efforts to attract Arsenal James McCarthy




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    "Harry Kane performed brilliantly," Shearer said on BBC Sport. "When you look at the money spent Spurs - some take it in vain, because the boy's ironic coming from the academy team and played well."
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  24. Bojan Krkic's Father Complained To the Former Barcelona Boss Pep Guardiola Failing to Provide an Opportunity to Prove Class at Camp Nou



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  25. Didier Deschamps : “Kami Memiliki Kans Juarai Euro 2016”


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    Wenger disebut amat kecewa ketika Jamie Vardy menolak kesempatan bergabung dengan The Gunners, setelah klausulnya aktif, namun sejak saat itu sang manajer memusatkan perhatian pada striker Lyon, Lacazette, dan bintang Real Madrid, Morata, menurut Goal International.
    Olivier Giroud, yang sempat berbicara pada Wenger mengenai masa depannya sebelum Euro 2016, akan bermain sebagai striker utama tim musim depan, dan manajer Prancis ingin menutup bursa musim panas dengan mencari pemain baru yang bisa bersaing dengan sosok berusia 29 tahun.
    Morata sendiri baru bergabung dengan Real Madrid dari Juventus bulan lalu dan ia diperkirakan akan dijual lagi untuk memberi keuntungan pada timnya. Chelsea juga tertarik dengan pemain yang sama, namun Arsenal juga tidak akan menyerah begitu saja.
    Sementara itu, Wenger juga diklaim akan mengincar bek Wolfsburg, Ricardo Rodriguez, untuk membenahi lini belakang The Gunners, yang sudah mulai dimakan usia.

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    Namun sosok berusia 29 tahun mengatakan bahwa nuansa ketegangan memang mulai menjalar di dalam tim.
    “Saya tidak pernah mengalami situasi seperti ini sebelumnya, final Euro. Terkait persiapan pertandingan, tidak ada yang berubah, semuanya tetap sama,” tutur Matuidi pada Goal International.
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    “Kami akan siap karena Minggu nanti akan menjadi pertandingan terpenting dalam hidup kami. Kami akan memberikan segalanya.”

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    Wenger disebut amat kecewa ketika Jamie Vardy menolak kesempatan bergabung dengan The Gunners, setelah klausulnya aktif, namun sejak saat itu sang manajer memusatkan perhatian pada striker Lyon, Lacazette, dan bintang Real Madrid, Morata, menurut Goal International.
    Olivier Giroud, yang sempat berbicara pada Wenger mengenai masa depannya sebelum Euro 2016, akan bermain sebagai striker utama tim musim depan, dan manajer Prancis ingin menutup bursa musim panas dengan mencari pemain baru yang bisa bersaing dengan sosok berusia 29 tahun.
    Morata sendiri baru bergabung dengan Real Madrid dari Juventus bulan lalu dan ia diperkirakan akan dijual lagi untuk memberi keuntungan pada timnya. Chelsea juga tertarik dengan pemain yang sama, namun Arsenal juga tidak akan menyerah begitu saja.
    Sementara itu, Wenger juga diklaim akan mengincar bek Wolfsburg, Ricardo Rodriguez, untuk membenahi lini belakang The Gunners, yang sudah mulai dimakan usia.

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  29. Pemain Portugal Mengaku Tegang Jelang Final Euro 2016


    Agen Bola Melaporkan Berita Olahraga Terkini dan terbaru Indo11.com - Blaise Matuidi berkeras ia akan coba untuk melakukan semua persiapan dengan normal, jelang pertandingan final Euro 2016 antara Prancis dan Portugal di Stade de France akhir pekan ini.
    Namun sosok berusia 29 tahun mengatakan bahwa nuansa ketegangan memang mulai menjalar di dalam tim.
    “Saya tidak pernah mengalami situasi seperti ini sebelumnya, final Euro. Terkait persiapan pertandingan, tidak ada yang berubah, semuanya tetap sama,” tutur Matuidi pada Goal International.
    “Saya terus berlatih, dan juga memakan makanan yang sama, tidur, itu semua hanya ada dalam pikiran anda. Saya mencoba untuk seminimal mungkin mengalami stress.”
    “Memang ada ketegangan yang saya rasakan. Namun begitu kami ada di stadion nanti, kami akan melupakan semuanya dan kami akan bermain dengan cara terbaik dan juga meraih hasil yang kami inginkan.”
    “Kami akan siap karena Minggu nanti akan menjadi pertandingan terpenting dalam hidup kami. Kami akan memberikan segalanya.”

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  30. Ronaldo Ingin Rasakan Gelar Juara Bersama Timnas Portugal


    Agen Bola Melaporkan Berita Olahraga Terkini dan terbaru Indo11.com - Tak ada yang meragukan kemampuan Ronaldo saat dirinya berseragam klub. Bersama Manchester United, Ronaldo seakan membuat pendukung MU melupakan David Beckham. Bahkan beberapa titel juara juga telah berhasil ia genggam saat menjadi bagian dari Real Madrid.
    Namun untuk urusan timnas Portugal, Ronaldo belum pernah menggapai trofi untuk negaranya. Beberapa edisi Euro dan Piala Dunia, Portugal harus pulang sebelum mencapai partai puncak.
    Pada tahun 2004, Portugal pernah masuk kefinal tapi kalah dengan Yunani dengan skor 1-0. Tahun ini, Ronaldo cs punya kesempatan lagi main di partai final setelah mengalahkan Wales di semi final. Mereka akan bertemu dengan tuan rumah Prancis yang akan digelar pada akhir pekan ini.
    “Laga final ini akan sangat berarti yang selalu saya impikan, menang bersama timnas,” kata Ronaldo pada UEFA.com.
    “Saya sudah pernah menjadi juara di berbagai kompetisi di klub dan di level individual, juara bersama Portugal akan menjadi pencapaian luar biasa.
    “Saya yakin kami bisa, rekan dan seluruh rakyat Portugal percaya. Kami harus berpikir positif bahwa pada hari Minggu nanti akan menjadi raihan juara untuk pertama kalinya,” tandas pemain 31 tahun tersebut.

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