Synopsis: 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?
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Review: I have been into books based on Ancient Greek mythology lately, and I have to say that The Weight of Night is one of the better ones I've read. In fact it's 5 star good. What I really loved is that C.L. Stegall's tie in to Greek Mythology in this book focuses on the demi-Gods and dieties - so it's characters we may have vaguely heard of in the past - but not the usual players (ie. Hades, Aphrodite, Zeus, etc). This makes it a very interesting and refreshing read.
C.L. Stegall does an excellent job of world-building and creating characters that are believable and realistic. The dialogue is well done - clean, using a language that is easy to understand and read quickly. The text is engrossing. The writing is excellent. C.L. Stegall has an excellent imagination - and also appears to have done his research on the mythology. The author also put a lot of time into his writing as well as making sure that editing was done well.
I really like Alexis. She has a lot on her plate and more just keeps getting piled on. Her friend Keats helps her through things, and fortunately for Alexis, Keats is pretty level-headed and logical. Alexis and Keats have great chemistry throughout the book, and I really wanted them to admit feelings for each other. Did they? I'm not going to spoil it for you. Read it!
Overall, this is a well thought out, book with good pacing and engaging characters. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
About the Author: 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.