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Masters of the Veil

Book One of the Veil Trilogy

by Daniel A. Cohen

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’s dreams are crushed as he 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 is the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who's pretty sure Sam's an idiot.

As it becomes clear that Sam is 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 of humankind.

Coming in March 2012

978-1-937053-02-4 : Paperback
978-1-937053-03-1 : e-book

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Praise for Masters of the Veil

"Alright Harry Potter fans...I have found you a new obsession. This book was filled with all sorts of magic,The creatures were brilliant, ...something that can definitely get you hooked within the first few chapters...Go Read Masters Of the Veil, All you Magic Fans won't regret it!"-- InkBitten

"I think the Author, Daniel A. Cohen, has an amazing imagination...I can see many science fiction lovers will like this book for the wild things that come from the Veil." -- The Bookish Brunette

"...a quick-paced read (not quite the same as fast-read; this is better) with very threedimensional characters, the beginning of a potential romance (did I mention that I can’t wait for book 2?), and a fabulously unique magic system." -- Words, Stuff and Nonsense

"Sam goes through the "normal" lessons that are supposed to teach him about his magic, but he ends up learning plenty about himself...about his own strengths and weaknesses." -- Live to Read

“…the delightful world Mr. Cohen has created kept me riveted and wanting to know so much more. The writing was wonderful and each of the characters likeable, they are people I wanted to get to know more about and the setting was truly wonderful. If you are after a fun, adventure filled ride with action, magic and intrigue then Masters of the Veil will be for you.” – Sharon, Obsession With Books

"When you combine Texas and Football...well, you can't go wrong. Then you throw in a heaping spoonful of magic and POW...you have the makings for an extraordinary novel... Daniel's writing is creative in ways I can only dream about. He invents foods that I'm dying to taste, animals that shouldn't exist (but I love that they do), and characters who make you feel."


"Daniel A. Cohen excels at descriptive prose, creating concoctions I only wish could actually be real. From delicious-sounding food to creatures that don't naturally exist such as rinsefish, symflowers, and echo flies, Atlas Crown is brimming with magic in a way I haven't seen in other fantasy novels."

"Mr. Cohen has weaved a fantasy story in a wonderfully detailed setting with characters that are so likeable that you can’t help but be engrossed by the story he is telling... If you are after a fun, adventure filled ride with action, magic and intrigue then Masters of the Veil will be for you."