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The Weight Of Night (The Progeny #1)

4.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
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.

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Published January 25th 2011
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May 19, 2011 Jaime rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-read
The Weight of Night was brought to my attention by the author, CL Stegall. I understand how hard an independently published author must work to spread the word about their publications so I decided to give the book a try. I am very happy I did. Within the pages I found a dark world that makes you wonder if you really did see something moving in the dark corner. The characters draw you into the story and won’t let you up for air.

There are many books on the shelves these days that use Greek mytho
May 06, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the beginning this book sucks you in. The characters are relatable, and well formed. It has the Greek Mythology that I love so much but only find with a handful of authors. What was even more nice is that this book took the Greek Myth to a new playing field. C. L. Stegall did not just do the basic gods. Nope. We are talking gods, demigods, and even deities. So Thumbs up on the originality! The writing style, plot/storyline, and even the pace, flowed easy, and seamlessly. The world that this ...more
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
I couldn't decide weather to rate this book with four or five stars, but when the child in me (or was it the fantasy lover) screamed: "Five!!" I had no more doubts.

Alexis is young girl that you'll meet here. She was always special cause she could do most of the things better than others. By her side always was Keats who even though haven't been as good as she was, he was the one who could keep up with her. That made them great friends. After she found out that all those things weren't just the
Aug 20, 2012 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tours, e-book
This was a very interesting book. I wasn't sure what to expect when I read the synopsis, but it sounded intriguing, so I wanted to read the book. I am happy to say I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel. The story centers around Alexis and her best friend Keats. Alexis is 18 years old and she and Keats are about to graduate from high school. They have been best friends since they were 6 years old. Alexis has always known she was different. For example, she is super smart and seems to kno ...more
I’ve been looking forward to reading this novel ever since I’ve received it from C.L.Stegall; that cover, oh man, that cover!! It’s beyond fabulous, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it! Those haunting eyes are going to be the end of me.
My honest fear after getting so excited about the cover was the book itself would prove somehow disappointing, it has happened to me before. Huge amounts of excitement over the covers translate into big time expectations from the novel; fair or not, I don’t kno
Brian Steele
Mar 01, 2011 Brian Steele rated it really liked it
As an author of horror fiction and urban fantasy that often deals with ancient myths, cultural legends and religious lore, I went into Stegall's first novel with certain expectations. I was thrilled to discover he had created a rich, contemporary world saturated with a mythos he had made uniquely his own. His twist on the familiar Greek Pantheon remains similar enough for us to recognize, but with his addition of "The Progeny," he has added an alternative element. While one might be inclined to ...more
Marsha Hubbell
Mar 16, 2014 Marsha Hubbell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I heard C.L. Stegall speak recently, along with other members of Dark Red Press, an independent author co-op. Members in the audience asked what he and the other members look for when considering a book. He said from the first sentence, the book has to be one the reader can’t put down and will stay up all night reading. The Weight of Night, the first in Stegall’s new Progeny series, practices what he preaches. I started reading about Alexis and her best friend Keats last night. I was indeed hook ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Where to begin with this review...... First off I have to say thank you to AToMR Blog Tours for allowing to be a part of this tour and for allowing me to read this incredible story I would have never read because before the tour I never heard of this book. I am not sure why I have not heard about this book but C.L. has created such a story I stayed up late into the early morning finishing the book because I just had to see what happened.

C.L. has created this mythology world where the Gods are no
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Aug 15, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I sat down and read this book, I really did not know what to expect. It honestly took me a little while to get into the novel, but once I hit the meat of the story, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. I found a story that sucked you into the middle of it without warning and without you even realizing what was happening. I found characters that were likable and believable. I instantly felt a connection to Alexis Rain as the events of her life unfolded and could feel the emotions as a ...more
Aug 13, 2012 Megs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tour, mythology
I enjoyed The Weight of Night a immensely. Alexis is a kick butt heroine, which is a major plus for me. I also really enjoyed C.L. Stegall's take on Greek mythology. Although we don't meet many gods or goddesses, we meet a number of demi-gods, which is a lot of fun for the reader, especially since they all have some aspects from their godly parents.

As I said, Alexis is pretty kick butt, but so is her best friend, Keats. Alexis and Keats are excellent foils to each other, with Keats being more f
Lisa (Lost in Literature)
The Weight of Night is the first book with Greek mythology that I've read. I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like it... but I was definitely pleasantly surprised.

Though starting off a bit slow, The Weight of Night picks up the pace, and keeps that quick pace steadily throughout the remainder of the book. The characters are wonderfully developed. Alexis is definitely a tough cookie! She's a spit-fire that no one is holding back. Then there's her BFF, Keats, who is much more calm and thinks
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)

Alexis is stunned when her mother dies in a car accident. A strange man begins to stalk her and talk about family secrets. Her world is unravelling and this is only the beginning of her trials.

Fortunately she has a best friend, Keats. He is her rock and gives her the support she needs. He starts to put together pieces of her puzzle and leads her to discover who and what she is.

Mythology has long been a fascination of mine. In that regard this book exceeded my expectations. It has a lot of actio
Amber T.
Sep 30, 2011 Amber T. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just got the book today, and I'm glad I did house chores before starting it. I wouldn't put the book down because I NEEDED to know what happened next. For me, it was a refreshing storyline with sons and daughters of the Greek gods, some of which I'd never heard of before, which means the author really knows his stuff instead of just using only the well known mythological figures.
The style of description caught me off guard (in a good way), and I really enjoyed it. He uses words in some unfam
Aug 02, 2011 Daphne rated it it was amazing
This book was mind-blowing...a rollercoaster of emotions and action...Following Alexis's journey becomes addictive...I found it virtually impossible to put the book down. Greek Mythology and Humanism at its finest. So many cool characters and it was easy to see each individual in the light (or darkness) that CL wrote them in...Alexis becomes a part of you and I found myself 'holding my breath' and cheering her on...It is truly a book I WILL read again and one I will never stays in yo ...more
Mar 25, 2016 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed it even more the second time around! I can't wait for the second book in the trilogy to be released. ...
Trisha Kirkendoll
Beautifully written, original, and contemporary story line based on Greek mythology. Alexis and Keats must deal with murdered family members, demigods, gods, and how choices can/cannot affect their destiny. I absolutely loved this book. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down and I am really looking forward to the second book.
Roy Mauritsen
Apr 30, 2012 Roy Mauritsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a well done book and if you're a fan of the young adult and urban fantasy genres, definitely check this one out!
Barbara Duckett
Oct 11, 2011 Barbara Duckett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I really enjoyed this book. Made me want to learn more about Greek gods. It was well written and the story flowed nicely.
Aug 15, 2012 Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic book, loved the powers that they had, and great ending! Can't wait for book 2!
Took a while: I had trouble getting into the story at first. It wasn't that the writing was bad, but it took a bit to get used to the author's style which took away from the actual story. It wasn't until about halfway through that I finally could read the book for the story itself instead of mentally adjusting to accommodate for the author's writing style.

Interesting concept: It's not uncommon to read stories about the children of the gods as there are plenty of books out there under that topic.
Oct 04, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Weight of Night by author C L Stegall was an adventure in Greek mythology and full of drama in every chapter. I am a big fan of Greek Mythology when written into modern romances and adventures, but have found few books that really merge the modern world with the Greek gods and goddesses well. This was definitely a story well-written, and full of both the bad and good of the Greek gods and goddesses mixed with the wonder of the modern world and modern teenagers. Although The Weight of Night i ...more
Doug Brookes
Apr 24, 2012 Doug Brookes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not know a lot about this author before reading the book. I read his story in 4pocalypse and really enjoyed it, so I decided to check this out. Not knowing anything about it I had no preconceptions and for that I am glad because I was able to just open up and really enjoy the story, and enjoy it I did.

I don’t know if this is technically YA or not, I don’t know if it really matters anyway because it is a great story regardless of your age. Two eighteen year old kids, inseparable from early
Michelle Book Briefs
The Weight of Night exceeded all of my expectations! I loved it so much. I went into the book expecting to enjoy it but I quickly realized that I was loving the journey that Alexis was forced to go on. This book is about Mythology, which you probably know by now is one of my favorite things to read about.

The book begins with a bang! Something huge and tragic happens in Alexis' life and she is left not only to deal with this big event but also with the knowledge that she is something different.
Nancy Pendleton
Oct 17, 2013 Nancy Pendleton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Weight of Night is a fabulously written story of Alexis Rain and her struggle to discover her destiny. Alexis suffers great loss in the beginning chapters of the book, and the road she is forced to travel after the tragedy she endures, is a frightening one. Her one true friend, Keats, has been a part of her life since they were small children. As Alexis travels the road to find her true self, Keats is with her and learns more than he thought possible. Alexis is thrown into a whirlwind world ...more
Dec 28, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to give this book a go at the recommendation of a friend, and boy am I glad I did. I absolutely couldn't put it down. The characters were immediately engaging and the plot unwound at a perfect pace. And what a plot! The story's twists and turns were fun to reveal and didn't feel forced or overdone. The use of numerous easily recognizable Mythological Gods, as well as the addition of a few we probably didn't know, made this an even more enjoyable read.

I found myself elated, saddened, a
Apr 27, 2014 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read. If you enjoyed Greek myth, and ever wondered what would happen if the gods lived today, this is a story you need to read. It's fast-placed with equal parts character and action. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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CL Stegall is the author of modern fiction novels and short stories and a despiser of bios.

His work ranges from Young Adult (the Progeny series) to Urban Fantasy (the Valence of Infinity series) to thriller efforts such as The Ordeal and the ongoing web serial CHURCH: Defining Moment . He is the editor of (and contributor to) the novella anthologies 4POCALYPSE - Four Tales Of A Dark Future
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