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The Revelation of Light and Dark

(Chronicles of the Stone Veil #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  650 ratings  ·  202 reviews
I always knew I was different.

From a young age, my mind has been plagued with things only I could see. Some hauntingly beautiful, others completely terrifying. Never knowing if these visions were real or just hallucinations, I learned how to lock them down and ignore them. I learned to take solace in the relative anonymity of city life and find peace in the rainy days my c
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 252 pages
Published February 9th 2021 by Big Dog Books, LLC
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✰ Liz ✰
"I'm not crazy. I just have a remarkable gift."

The Revelation of Light and Dark is the first book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil. Sawyer Bennett has created a world where good and evil are at war and the stakes are high for those who want to survive! Finley is a young woman who has always felt different from her family. Her twin sister, who she loves, could not be more opposite and she has always felt separate from the world around her. Carrick Byrne is a successful businessman who has
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
What is with that cliffy??? I need A Discovery of Secrets and Fate in my hands pronto!!

Finley is a woman with a particular set of skills - she can see beyond the veil. What does that even mean? Well, she seems to be the only human who can see past the glamour of the fae. Light fae, dark fae and daemons alike aren't safe from her unearthly talents. But what is she to do with them? And how does Carrick factor into everything? He seems to be the only one who has an inkling of what is going on with
Sawyer Bennett brilliantly combines fantasy and romance in this compelling tale about a woman whose life and world view will never be the same after meeting the intriguing yet annoying Carrik Byrne.

All her life Finley Porter had believed there was something wrong with her because of her propensity to see what she thought where hallucinations. For many years she managed to control and ignore them living a normal life with her three roommates and loving her work as a coffee shop manager. Until
Nadine Bookaholic
I’m giving this one 3.5 stars, I know you’ll see I’m in the minority with my rating but that’s okay because not everyone will love every book. While I did enjoy this story it started slow for me. I’m one of those readers that like to get pulled in rather quickly and that just didn’t happen for a while. Don’t get me wrong because I totally got sucked in at one point of the book and then before I even realized it the book was finished.

So, yes I found myself lost in the world of fae and daemons and
Sawyer Bennett
Oct 15, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
From New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett comes the Chronicles of the Stone Veil, a five book urban fantasy/paranormal romance series. A departure from contemporary romance, the Chronicles of the Stone Veil is a return to fantasy/paranormal romance, where Sawyer started her fiction publishing journey. Readers can expect to find all the elements they love from Sawyer’s books—strong heroines, alpha heroes, and an epic romance—with a fantastical element to add to their reading experienc ...more
A single 27-year-old gorgeous woman "Finley Porter" who has always felt different from her twin sister Fallon. Finley was told she had mental health problems and little does she know that isn’t even the case. When she meets Carrick Byrne she’s introduced to a completely new world of angels, daemons, and fae. But where does she fall among these creatures and who is the real Carrick Byrne?

The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett was filled with mystery, Suspense and slow-burn romance. Th
Sentranced Jem
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2021

I can’t remember the last time I read a book by Sawyer Bennet but when I did hear that she was planning on releasing a five book urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, I immediately wanted to read it.
The Revelation of Light and Dark is an awesome introduction to this new series. It’s detailed without being boring. It’s intense and extremely addictive.
The characters are well written and the storyline is so intriguing. 
I actually love series where each book is NOT a standalone…It gi
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
4.5 stars

In a departure of what I have typically read by Sawyer Bennett, this first book in the new Chronicles of the Stone Veil series has convinced me that this author can make any genre irresistible. Whether it is sexy sports romances, kinky sex clubs or now paranormal thrillers, Sawyer Bennet can weave an utterly engrossing tale.

In this story, we meet Finley Porter, a woman who detects creatures that are fantastic in their beauty or terrifyingly horrific walking amongst us. She has spent a l
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
4,5 stars


This is not your usual Sawyer Bennett as she has gone all fantasy on us!


Take a very hot billionaire Carrick Byrne, mysterious and hating our heroine Finley on the spot, without us knowing why, even at the end of that first installment. He may or probably not be human but we still don’t know what he is exactly. I have an inkling but…


Add a gorgeous woman, Finley who has seen “things” since her childhood, to the point of being heavily medicated and interned. She has dropped out of colle
Lady Heather

Publication Date: February 9, 2021

What an amazing story!
I literally devoured this book in one sitting today.

I knew...KNEW that the first four three books were going to end in cliffhangers, I was warned about it when I requested the ARC, and I mentally prepared myself for it before starting this book.
But man! I really want the second book, like NOW!

I love Finley and Carrick's hate/like relationship.
I love the world that Sawyer Bennett has created.
Her spin of the origins of Light and Dark Fae,
Romance  Recs
The Revelation of Light and Dark is the first book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil Series by Sawyer Bennett. The series will consist of 5 books total.

The Revelation of Light and Dark blew my mind! I am not normally a Paranormal/Fantasy Romance reader. In fact, I never read the Fantasy genre. Being that Sawyer Bennet is a 1 click author for me, I knew I would be giving this book a try. Sawyer Bennet is one of the most diverse writers I’ve ever come across. Whether it’s sports, legal romance,
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
The Revelation of Light and Dark is Sawyer Bennett’s first book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series. From the blurb, and as a huge PNR and Sawyer Bennett fan, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy.

From the very first words, Finley and Carrick caught my attention and held it. I had to know what precipitated the prologue and find out just what the heck was going on. Had to know what started this fiery intense relationship and maybe see what would come next for them too.

Fair warning, ther
Pamela Lilley
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It took a few chapters for me to really get into this story, and boy, did I ever. Finley Porter saw things that no other human could see, spending her life believing she had mental health issues. Carrick Byrne discovers her abilities, and all of a sudden the woman he disliked immensely has become a personal interest. Dark fae, light fae, daemons, Gods, oh, and don’t forget the secrets, lots of secrets. Lots to keep the reader on their toes. I could NOT put this book down, I was 100% invested in ...more
Catherine Cowles
Sawyer Bennett has created a world you'll want to live in forever in her new Chronicles of the Stone Veil series. Equal parts mysterious and captivating, The Revelation of Light and Dark blends edge-of-your-seat action, characters whose chemistry pours off the page, and a story that will have you begging for more. I will be counting down the days until book two! ...more
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Simply spectacular. I was glued to the pages, with theiriesI thought were right. They weren't. This book took twists I didn't expect, and I cannot wait for more! ...more
The Revelation of Light and Dark is the first book in the new adult/adult fantasy romance series, called Chronicles of the Stone Veil, by Sawyer Bennett. I have read several contemporary books by author Sawyer Bennett in the past and I have loved all of them, so when I saw that she has a fantasy book featuring fae coming out, I couldn't jump on the opportunity to read it quick enough. And man, oh man am I glad that I did, because The Revelation of Light and Dark gripped me like a book has not do ...more
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Paranormal/Fantasy Romances are some of my favorite kind of stories to read, but with editing, blogging, and teaching, I don’t read as many as I would like to, so when I saw that Sawyer Bennett, an author I love, was writing a series with those elements, I knew I needed to sign up. And I’m already fascinated by the world she’s created and the characters whose story is playing out amongst the pages of this book but also the entire series, which means that everything will be revealed in due time, ...more
The Smutbrarians
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Feels 2
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

The Revelation of Light and Dark is the first book in a new five book Paranormal/Fantasy series by Sawyer Bennett. This story lands us in Seattle where everyone and everything is most definitely not what it seems. This book takes us on a mysterious journey filled with magic, secrets and so much mystery.

“Throughout my life, I never gave much thought about whether evil truly exists.”

Finley has always been
Zilpha Owens
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
This one just didn't work for me nor did it pique my interest enough to continue through 4 more books. ...more
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
What can I say other than this book is AMAZING! I have enjoyed all of this author’s hockey sports romances, but I was a bit skeptical about her diving into the paranormal trope. I need not have worried because let me tell you that this book is so well written with a unique and entertaining plot along with intriguing characters that I found myself fully immersed within the story and I devoured it in one sitting.

I found Finley to be a vibrant and quirky heroine which I absolutely loved. As for Ca
Mick C
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-arc
This is such a crazy good Paranormal story. It puts you on the edge of your seat and WHAM, you get another turn in the puzzle. This book definitely leaves you wanting and needing more!
InkSlinger PR
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing

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Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. ***

It was intriguing and compelling for sure but I have to say that it took me some time to get into the story. I was like Finley wary and cautious, feeling almost how it felt like when everything you knew was suddenly not what it seemed to be.

Finley has her life turned upside down the moment she meets the most infuriating and secretive man, Carrick Byrne, also known as the most powerful man in the city. What a pair these two, coming fro
Cathy Geha
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett
Chronicles of the Stone Veil #1

What a wonderful series this is going to be! At first, I wondered if it might be slow as Finley told us about her life and work and such but by page 60-ish the pace picked up and I was well and truly hooked.

What I liked:
* Finley: a fraternal twin, coffee shop manager, good friend, with an ability unlike any other human. She always thought she had “issues” but at 28 learns more of the truth than she knew before.
Lynn Reynolds
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Finley seems to include the reader in her circle of friends and we get to know about her life. She has a lot to share so the story will take time to develop – patience is needed here. Carrick is on a quest but needs help in order to achieve an answer or is it a solution.

Finley seems to be the main player in this piece and Carrick seems to be our guide. We’ll meet a couple of people in his circle that are there to help Finley and give us a little understanding into what is going on. One of those
Kris Duplisea
Feb 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
The story centers on Finley who has a special set of skills that she needs to learn how to work in order to save the world. She is able to see 'behind the veil' which means she can see angels and demons and she has to trust a man she has no trust in in order to succeed.

I wanted to read this story because it was by Sawyer Bennett and I love her books, but the theme made me a little hesitant. I am not a fan of books that deal with angels and other fantastical creatures, but everyone once in a whi
Avid Reader
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Revelation of Light and Dark (Chronicles of the Stone Veil #1) by Sawyer Bennett
4 stars
M/F paranormal
Triggers: Suicide talk, mental health issues.
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Finley knows that sometimes, she feels and sees things that nobody else can see. She’s learned to hide her reactions and never let anyone know what or when that happens. Being committed once was enough. But, when you’re constantly being reminded that you haven’t amounted to much yet by you
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well, ads, ya'll turned me. I will admit I only read this because I saw ads, but it ended up being a pleasant surprise! The story is written well and it has the structure of a to-be great series which I am excited to follow up with. The one minor pitfall is the slightly slow start. Usually I'm cool with slow-starts if they're done well...not every book would make sense jumping into action right away, and slow-starts can be done very well. This one just didn't hook me as much as I hoped. But in n ...more
Danny Jeffery
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ooh this was a great start to a new series from Sawyer Bennett. I don’t read a lot of books in the paranormal genre so I had put off starting this book but that was a mistake because I flew through this book, I enjoyed it so much. This is the first book of 5 so as you can imagine this book contained a lot of detail because it’s the scene setter. I didn’t find the detail overwhelming and just found myself falling deeper into the world as the book went on. This book was full of twists and secrets ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the first book in a new series by this author and a brand new genre for her as well. The paranormal world that the author presents is complex and has been moving parts. We meet Finley in this book and soon discover that she may not be as she seems and perhaps all she knew about her family may be false as well.

It took me a bit to write this review. I did like the book. I am a huge paranormal fan and I have read all of Sawyer Bennett's book. I promise, keep reading. I was so bogged down i
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer

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