Book Description: When her mother is taken from her in a terrible accident, Alexis finds herself facing some previously unknown truths. Her best friend, Keats, is her only confidante when she is faced with an apparent stalker who claims that Alexis’ entire life is built around a lie. Alexis is suddenly thrown into a whirlwind world of danger and secret agendas, of demigods and deities.
When a brutal, self-righteous god decides that Alexis is his best hope for retrieving an ancient artifact, she finds herself on the self-discovery journey of a lifetime - tracking a killer and a kidnapper - and facing conniving and dangerous foes along the way.
She will have to come to grips with who she truly is and just what she might be capable of if she is to survive long enough to save the one person in the world for whom she cares most.
Ancient Greek mythology comes to life in this unique coming-of-age tale that spans the globe and the heart of a girl who only wants to be normal. But, just what is normal in a world like this?
My thoughts: The Weight of Night was an unanticipated surprise for me. I am a fan of mythological books. Mixing the past beliefs with modern day is very appealing. Maybe it's the magic of the ancient deity mixed with modern day disbelief.
Alexis is a very intelligent and accomplished young woman. She basically knows who she is and where she wants to go. At least she did... everything changed when her mother was killed in a car accident. A mysterious stranger comes to the funeral and hints at family secrets. Her world changes immediately.
Alexis is lucky to have such a great sidekick. Keats is a great friend and confidant. He also adds humor to the book. I really enjoyed how they related to one another. It's fun to meet the other children of the Gods as well.
I encountered some swearing, including the "f" bomb, but would recommend this book to readers 16+.
I received a copy to review from ATOMR book blog Tours.
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About CL: C.L. Stegall is a Dallas-based author. He was born in North Carolina but will always call southern California home. He spent ten years in the U.S. Army, as both an engineer and a linguist for Military Intelligence. He has written innumerable short stories and novellas. His latest novel is a Special Edition of "The Weight Of Night", which contains two additional tales of the Progeny, "Trinkets And Arrows" and "Soldier Boy."
He is also the Editor of - and author in - 4POCALYPSE: Four Tales Of A Dark Future.
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