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Among the Veils (Paper Thrones) Paperback – August 19, 2013
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About the Author
Bret Alexander Sweet was born in San Francisco, California. He is the son of prominent Bay Area civil rights attorney and social entrepreneur, Clif- ford Charles Sweet. Bret combined his passion for music and entrepreneurship at a young age by earning an internship at PolyGram Group Distribution’s San Francisco office in the summer of 1995. Three months later he was an artist develop- ment rep focusing on the company’s urban division associated with Island Def Jam artists. He left PolyGram shortly after the merger to focus more on his college career at San Francisco State University and open his own label, House Kemetic Suns. In 2002, Bret began teaching entrepreneurship to youth and young adults from under-developed communities. In 2008, Bret began certifying new co- horts of future NFTE instructors as a NFTE (National Foundation for the Teaching of Entrepreneurship) CETI (Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher Instructor). Bret graduated from the University of San Francisco in May 2009 with his Master’s of Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Currently, he teaches entrepreneurship at Cogswell Polytechnical College, the first professor of Entrepreneurship at the school. Bret certifies NFTE teachers, writes for publication and is an outspoken advocate for Alzheim- er’s research toward a cure.
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Anyone who is familiar Egyptian mythology will probably enjoy how the author has redesigned the mythos. He did a great job of weaving magic and legend into something that feels perceivable in our world.
If you are looking for something new, give this novel a chance and you won't be disappointed.
I will say 4 stars because of ending.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who's looking to be captured by a riveting story and taken into another world. You feel as if the "real" world around you has melted away and you're a part of this story. I will be reading every book in this series and won't be surprised when it's a bestseller.
Clay seems to have the hot’s for Athena & Neith? He enjoys working with young kids. He also seems to have his own psychological issues Arachnophobia (spiders) & OCD.
Clay arrives at an apartment in the Geneva Towers. A mother (3 boys, under 7) had been cutting/packaging coke for a local dealer. The woman & her kids had both taken some of the Coke for their own pleasures. The dealer came over to collect the packaged goods. The mother & the dealer began to quarrel. Her 3 sons decided to defend their mother, & threw the dealer off the balcony onto the top of a car below.
Lieutenant John Avalos, Detective Alicia Porter, & Detective Tim are doing the investigation. Horace William Mack Marshall (The Hunter, Horus, Ra, Djeuti) is watching the investigation of the crime scene.
Horace is being held at the Moreland facility for killing 5 PPL He was later murdered in a riot while incarcerated before being transferred to a maximum facility.
Clay is asked to protect a 6 yr. old boy Desta. He soon learns Desta is an exceptionally gifted child similar to him. They carry the spirit of a 10,000 yr. old deity (Heru, ATP energy, carrier) all locked up in their subconscious. Desta stays with Dr. Xochi Cervantes.
Cornelius, Nigel & Candace are going to babysit Desmet because Dr. Xochi Cervantes is on a trip.
Clay flips back/forth between several realities (the Veil) of San Francisco & Ancient Egypt.
If I was diagnosing the good Dr. I would have to say he/grandma & maybe mom suffered from schizophrenia. The book was more about him than Desta.
Cool book cover, great font & writing style. A fairly well written exciting very mind boggling bizarre mysterious sci-fi or paranormal psychological thriller. Filled with well thought out historical (famous PPL) + pharaoh era (Heru, Neteru & their Civil War; Apep & the Isfet) + cultural facts (Greek, Chinese, Egypt, Aztec deities) all jamb packed into this book. Never read the works of the author before it wasn’t very easy to read/follow from start/finish. But none the less never a dull moment. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios & a huge set of unique characters to follow & keep track of. A book you must read to the very end. This could make a great thriller movie or mini TV series. Wow I just don’t know if I got the whole story content. Not sure bibliography (references, etc.) should have not been included in text. All said I will rate it at 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
I do suggest that you visit the web site to look at the media available to help while try to follow Bret's imagination and it helped to form visuals and reference points, while reading. A few times I thought he left a thought unfinished, only to have it come back in the story and answer my earlier question. You can feel the energy of the characters and the urgency they have for this galactic/ eternal war that has dominated them for centuries.
I would like to encourage everyone who happens to read this to support this project. You won't be disappointed. I believe this encapsulates not only OUR culture and relevant references, but expands the possibilities. I wouldn't say this is exclusively for young or old, but for those of us who have held tightly to hope and the possibilities and not the lack and limitations.
In closing I want to say I hardly ever write reviews, but I choose to do so, because I cant continue to align myself with hope and the youth without showing up and taking time out to support the young author Bret Alexander Sweet and his ground breaking work. I am highly anticipating the next release in this saga.
This book is Harry Potter on steroids and culturally relevant to boot. I also met the author and am very impressed with his commitment to OUR community and OUR youth alike. I also happen to be the first person to purchase his book and therefore am committed to doing whatever I can to promote him and his project. The youth are truly the future.