CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY
Title: CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY
Author: Lynn Veevers
Pub. Date: June 12, 2018
Publisher: Lynn Veevers
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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When fifteen-year-old Chloe mysteriously disappears, the rumors at Grammaire Hall point to murder, but spiritual entrapment isn’t the same as dead. In a library that’s believed to be nothing more than a myth, Chloe’s spirit is separated from her body after witnessing another student’s murder. Try as she may she can’t remember what happened to her before she woke up as a spirit in the campus graveyard. As Chloe uncovers clues leading to the mythical library’s location and her body, a secret the Magical Parliament doesn’t want to get out, starts to unravel. Rogue sorcerers have infiltrated the school, intent on reinstating the Third Edict, and sorcery students are dying because of it. Destroyed long ago for horrific crimes against humanity, the return of the Third Edict would spell disaster for both magical and magicless societies. To prevent her own demise and the fulfillment of the Third Edict’s return, Chloe must find a way to reunite body and soul without giving the rogue sorcerers the weapon they need to succeed, a weapon only Chloe can activate.
Devon stood in front of me and reached for my hand. I knew he knew we couldn’t actually touch each other. I saw him shiver and felt the warmth he caused streak up my arm.
“Chloe we will get you through this, all of us,” he said sincerely.
I offered him a small smile appreciating his supportive gesture. I wouldn’t verbalize my doubts about making it through the ordeal I was facing. He was trying to be optimistic for my sake. I didn’t have to be able to read his mind, which I couldn’t, to see he had doubts of his own lingering around him. Dillon and Sophie joined the intimate space me and Devon were already sharing and seconded Devon’s notion.
“Well, there are only so many places that are underground. The castle cellars, the artifact library, which we’ve already visited, and almost got barbequed by Hesten in, and finally the catacombs. We should probably check the catacombs first. They sound like they’d be the most likely place for this type of thing to happen at. I also think it might match the description of what you remember fairly well,” Devon said to me.
I cringed when I visualized the Mausoleum which sat at the far end of the graveyard. It led into the catacombs. The student’s referred to it as the Crypt House of Grammaire Hall. I’d never actually been down there—that I remembered anyway. I didn’t think of catacombs as a place you’d find the things I saw in my memories, like a fireplace, high bookshelves, and sheet-covered furniture. But then weirder things had happened—obviously. To my mind, the cellars seemed more likely, but I had to believe Devon had a solid method to his approach because well—he usually did.
“Mr. Windsor, I would be careful, if I were you, about how long you let your and Miss Shipton’s essences linger and mingle. You lend her spiritual strength, but it is at the cost of your own.”
Devon pulled his hand away from hers reluctantly, and Chloe realized what the Grand Dean said was not news to Devon. He clearly already knew.
“I know sir and I’ll be careful. Chloe’s fading, she gets dimmer every day. I’m just trying to help. We are running out of time. We need to find her body and soon before she disappears altogether.”
Lynn Veevers is originally from Washington State. With her mother being from Christchurch, New Zealand and her father being a well-traveled retired Navy Chief, Lynn has always had a fascination with different cultures around the world. An avid reader, she prefers books that take her to a place she’s never been and teach her something new at the same time. The Young Adult Genre is her absolute favorite to read, so it comes as no surprise that it is also her favorite to write. Lynn, on average, pens two to three novels a year with the sequel to Pinnacle in the publishing process now!
Today Lynn lives with her husband and kids in Southeast Oklahoma. Her young adult and adolescent children are supportive and avid beta readers of her work and give her a straightforward and honest point of view about how authentic her characters voices and personalities are for their age group. What better reference than someone close to the same age as the main character. Her kids always have and always will be her greatest inspiration.
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Jan Lee says
I’m always up for reading a new author 🙂 Hope I can read one of your books soon!
Cathy French says
I really like the premise of this story. Sounds great.
angela saver says
This author is new to me, but it sounds like a good read!
Julie Bickham says
I love the look of this cover!
shelly peterson says
The cover is great!
Casey Garvey says
I too love books that I get to visit new places in and I also like to learn something new at the same time! The cover seems to say “read me”!
I would love to read this one this summer it sounds like one I would love.
The cover looks very mysterious and intriguing!
Ellen Levickis says
This looks like a good book. It definitely has my attention!
Karley Moore says
Congrats on your book! I am looking forward to reading it!
Susan Smith says
Sounds great, I love the cover.
Donna porter says
This sounds like a great book. I really do like the cover!
Silvia Fugate says
Thanks so much for sharing this book ! I am always looking for new books to read during my sons naptime. Its the only time I can go hide my nose in a good book :
kristina daniels says
This looks like it’s going to be amazing!!
Julie Waldron says
Sounds like a great book, thanks for the excerpt.
Mary Songer says
It’s great that Lynn uses the voices and experiences of her own kids to add a reality to her writing. So many times I’ve read YA books where the kids sound like adults more than kids.