Myth is the third book in the Shadow
Journey series by Jo Allen Ash. In book two, Grace and her friends survived
impossible odds, faced many enemies, and lived through the most trying
experiences as they deepened their friendship, trust and the ability to hold
each other's back while seeking answers. In this installment, they journey
through the mountains seeking for a place of legend known as Cavern of Sleeping Myth. Will they
discover the hidden import of a prophecy regarding the three — the warrior, the
witch, and the thrice-gifted child?
The tale is twisty, brimming with unthinkable surprises. Grace, Duncan, Resa, Mika, and Carina have been through a lot, but the land of ancient magic and science has bitter surprises for them as well. Nothing is what it seems and while they must deal with heartache and betrayal, they still have old enemies to worry about and those who want their gifts for their own end. Ash adds new layers to the characters, consistently offering stellar storytelling, and exceptional world-building. Readers looking for an epic, suspenseful fantasy with propulsive quest will enjoy this book. The story kept me excited through every gripping page — the fluid writing, the engaging dialogues, and the strong plot elements. The descriptions are hauntingly beautiful bringing to mind worlds in the minds of readers. The Sleeping Myth is dazzlingly magical, inventive, and thrilling, a balanced narrative with strong elements of science fiction and fantasy.