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Brink of Dawn by Jeff Altabef (Author), Erynn Altabef (Author), Lane Diamond (Editor) Review

Updated on December 1, 2015


I was sent a free copy of Brink of Dawn by Jeff Altabef (Author), Erynn Altabef (Author), Lane Diamond (Editor) in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review.

Brink of Dawn by Jeff Altabef, Erynn Altabef, Lane Diamond (Editor)

Brink of Dawn by Jeff Altabef, Erynn Altabef, Lane Diamond (Editor) takes place where the previous novel Wind Catcher left off. Both books are novels in the Chosen series by Jeff Altabef, Erynn Altabef, and edited by Lane Diamond. Much like Wind Cathcer Brink of Dawn is also heavily steeped in American Indian culture. The Brink of Dawn focuses on best friends Juliet Wildfire Stone and Troy Buckhorn who barely escaped their sleepy Arizona town life with their lives intact. Now Juliet Wildfire Stone and Troy Buckhorn they are racing to get to New York City to locate the other three chosen with the hope that together they can stand against an ancient foe that threatens all of mankind. However Juliet Wildfire Stone does not know who she can or should trust in the midst of all the strange happenings going on in the city. Together the band of chosen will be sorely tested, their resolve questioned, and every single flaw examined and exposed. Each chosen much decide for themselves if they will face their destiny or run from it. In order to survive and win the chosen must set aside their differences and overcome their individual struggles in order to truly be a team to defeat the enemy. Yet only one can lead them and the question is Will Juliet Wildfire Stone truly embrace her powers in time to save herself, her friends, and mankind from death.

Authors and Editor

Jeff Altabef currently resides in New York with his family ( his wife, his two daughters, and his dogs named Charlie). Jeff Altabef spends much of his free time volunteering at a local community college's writing center. Jeff Altabef writes mainly in the thriller and young adult genre areas. Recently Jeff Altabef has begun writing the chosen series with his daughter Erynn Altabef.

Jeff Altabef has written multiple books including:

  1. Chosen: Wind Catcher (Young Adult Fantasy Thriller)
  2. Chosen: Brink of Dawn (Young Adult Fantasy Thriller)
  3. Shatter Point
  4. Fourteenth Colony
  5. Second Chances - A "Chosen" Short Story (Young Adult Fantasy Thriller)
  6. Enemies of the State - A Steven Cabbott Short Story (Political Thriller)

The editor is known as Lane Diamond. Not much is known of Lane Diamond, but Lane Diamond has worked on many books including, but not limited to:

  1. Chosen: Brink of Dawn
  2. The Seekers: The Stuff of Stars
  3. A Chink in the Armor
  4. Circles
  5. Stones
  6. Spirals
  7. The Balderdash Saga: Scarlet the Kindhearted Princess
  8. College Romance: Tell Me You Want Me
  9. The Pet Shop Society: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle
  10. Yours to Keep or Throw Aside


As I wrote at the top of this page: "I was sent a free copy of Brink of Dawn by Jeff Altabef (Author), Erynn Altabef (Author), Lane Diamond (Editor) in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review."

This is my first time reading a book written by Jeff Altabef, I really liked the idea of his teenage daughter helping with the series. I personally feel like the daughters assistance and input helped to keep the book in a young adult genre and as to provide insight in to what a young adult would enjoy in the book. Even though I am an adult I still felt like the book was a good read though it is more geared towards teens than it is adults. I did not read the first book in the chosen series so for me I began my reading on page one of the book two.

As a reader jumping into a second book in a series I was not nearly as overwhelmed as I could have been, but I felt like I missed a lot of what shaped the main characters from book one into the character they became in book two. That said I did enjoy reading this book and I felt myself identifying the most with Juliet Wildfire Stone. I really sympathized with her as she struggles on deciding on who she could trust. I understood on struggles on embracing her powers. I particularly liked the fact that she came into her own as a strong female character. I would recommend this book to young adult readers who enjoy a fast paced thriller novel with action scenes that will send your heart racing. However I would truly recommend that you take the time to read book one first.


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      misty103 2 years ago

      Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for the info on that I might have to check it out.

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      Jeff Altabef 2 years ago

      Thanks for the review! Wind Catcher, the first in the series, is actually going on sale for free starting tomorrow the 4th! Readers will be able to get both Wind Catcher and Brink for only $3.99.