Review + Giveaway: A Neophyte’s Tale by CK Dawn

A Neophyte’s Tale, an Abbey Thorne short story

Series: Prequel to The Netherwalker Series

Author: C.K. Dawn

Publication Date: April 27 2015

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Book Links: Goodreads

Purchase: Amazon || Smashwords

Abigail Thorne hears voices. Well, one voice repeating one word over and over again. Soft and sweet with the promise of power, it calls to her. The twelve year old has no idea that the tender little word is a catalyst that serves to reveal a world hidden to most humans. Abbey has yet to discover that following the word’s call to its origin will change the course of her life forever.

Abbey and her mother don’t have much, and depending on the day, sometimes they don’t even have a roof over their heads. She wants more out of life than just wondering where her next meal is. So she shouldn’t be wasting her time daydreaming about going on a selfish quest, should she? Does she have the strength to leave behind what little she has? Will she have the courage to break through the illusions surrounding her and lift the cloak of shadows?


 ★★★★★: Awesome!!! I really loved this book! (Highly recommended)

Abbey Thorne’s mother is a glorified wreck, living each day in a bottle of vodka, not minding her daughter nor the state they are in. Everyday, Abbey has to pick up the dirty pieces her mom throws at her, whether shes’s aware of it or not. Abbey’s only consolation: being able to watch TV from her neighbor’s apartment by peeking out of her window. And yes, the alley cat and her neighbor Bernie also lift up her spirits from time to time.

But every thing changes in a glimpse of an eye, when she sees her mother’s semi-conscious state inside a dingy apartment, with a shadow hovering above her. Is it only a shadow or a bigger monster lurks there? What is it with the buzzing and static electricity she feels when around certain people? What is happening around her?

Trust me when I say this.. A Neophyte’s Tale is a new kind of fantasy addiction that left me breathless and speechless. I am very curious about Abbey Thorne, Bernie, Lourdie and Marcus and many others. CK Dawn promises a tale you’ve never encountered before and I am looking forward to this realm she created. This is a must read novella, and so much more!


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CK Dawn lives with the love of her life John, his cat Scout, her cat Hagrid, their mutually adopted and socialized feral kitten Pepper (yes, cats have favorite humans. It’s a thing), and their dog Diesel (aka Methane– Please, don’t make her explain).

She credits her mother for the strong independent woman she is, her father for her inner peace and beautiful outlook on life, and the summers of sweaty, manual labor on her grandparents’ farm for her strong work ethic.

In writing, CK has truly found her bliss. Stay tuned, because there will be a lot more to come in her Netherwalker series. Seriously, things have only just begun.

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