Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!
Masters of the Veil by Daniel Cohen
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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 sounds like a fun fantasy read -- sorcerers and sages and secret societies. I also love the part about "a beautiful girl who's pretty sure Sam's an idiot." It sounds like there will be a bit of humor mixed in. It reminds me a little bit of The Wizard Heir, but I'm curious to check it out -- especially this mysterious Veil. Veils are generally bad news -- just look at what happened to Sirius.
What future release are you most excited for this week?