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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Gossamer Press (April 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985402202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985402204
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,474,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

My background is an Artist, turned Architect, turned Author, who’s finally getting around to writing those stories I started on my front porch as a kid. It’s a story I’ve been trying to tell all along, in my paintings, with my poetry, and even before that, just sitting around the table with my friends, slaying dragons.

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The story was well written with many twists and turns.
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The author has shown himself a master of his craft, and the hand-drawn illustrations add an ethereal quality to this most enthralling of books.
C. Peace
I really enjoyed this book, kept me turning the page waiting to read what comes next.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C. Peace on April 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
Chaelus, Roan Lord of the House of Malius, is dead, overcome by the Dragon's Sleep. Yet a hand reaches out to Chaelus, the hand of a young boy, and he discovers that death is not the end. Raised from his cenotaph, Chaelus must now embark upon another journey, one even more perilous than the journey through death. Chaelus must travel to an understanding of his own, unique nature, and learn to accept the faith and trust of others. Nothing is as it first seems, and the answer to the Dragon must be sought in places many fear to look.

In Veil of the Dragon, architect, illustrator and master storyteller Thomas Barczak beguiles with the sheer beauty of his writing. Lyrical, mystical, mysterious - he leads us on a journey through the pitfalls and pride of human nature, while forcing us to face our own inner Dragon. Anyone who has followed Barczak's mini-series Awakening Evarun will be delighted with this full-length novel. The author has shown himself a master of his craft, and the hand-drawn illustrations add an ethereal quality to this most enthralling of books. I heartily recommend Veil of the Dragon to lovers of quality fantasy fiction.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Alicia Lacy Utley on May 29, 2012
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In Veil of the Dragon, Book 1 of the Prophecy of the Evarun, budding young author Tom Barczak weaves a wonderful tale of way back when dragons loomed large and chivalry thrived. Detailed illustrations and maps of magical lands delight, while dazzling description intertwined in a gripping plot bring Chaelus -- the protagonist, a Roan Lord on a search for truth and a quest to reclaim his throne -- to life in the pages of this mythical story as well as in readers' hearts and minds.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Marcia on June 30, 2012
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A beast has spread a vile sickness across the land, an illness turning the souls of the people dark. On it's surface this is a rich fantasy story of a small, seemingly mismatched group of heroes who have set out to free the land from an evil dragon whose goal is complete domination. I feel a bit silly writing that since the basic plot isn't the heart of the novel. Written by a visual artist, the book is visually and emotionally evocative. Even without the lovely illustrations the story easily comes to life in mind of the reader. We follow our heroes as they journey not only through their land but also into their own hearts, carrying their own darkness and light, loyalty and greed, faith and hopelessness, some carrying burdens of guilt and anger so heavy they hardly believe the depth of their own goodness and grace even while it is wildly apparent to the others. Barczak is an author to watch. Most authors can deliver an interesting story, not many bother to even try to bring the reader into the psycho-spiritual body of their characters and even fewer succeed. Barczak succeeds.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Israel Jarvis on January 28, 2013
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At first I wasn't sure if I liked Tom Barczak's writing, although I could immediately see the skill in his prose. My concern was the high language register, a heightened state of awareness, would be wearing after a while. However, the consistent nature of this tone and the poetry the style allows soon began to win me over. It still wouldn't be my choice as a writer, but as a reader I can vouch for the strength of significance it lends to the story - an effect best described as truly epic.

Over time, Chaelus became a very knowable character, despite the elevated nature of his world and experiences. All the characters are well written, particularly Al-Mariam, though sometimes they struck me as being almost like gods or saints in awesome stained-glass windows, or paintings - not intimate, but definitely awesome and iconic.

The antagonist is suitably absolute in its evil, and good attention is paid to its minions as well. I enjoyed finding similarities with my own work, elements making use of "shadow", "dragon" and a spiritual approach to the supernatural. I'm also a fan of the Avatar-characteristics of the protagonist. These themes are of course common in Fantasy, but what matters is that the author makes them his own and crafts a narrative that uses them but holds its own ground. Tom Barczak does this with some style, made unique by what I take to be Biblical allusion and a strong sense of the world's history in place.

To conclude, at my most critical, I would say that the tone borders sometimes on the archaic, which may put off readers not already au fait with epic fantasy. However, there is no mistake in the decisions the author has made, and for fantasy devotees I heartily recommend Veil of the Dragon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Akes on April 28, 2013
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In Veil of the Dragon I was drawn into an epic adventure that grabbed me from the first page. The almost poetic form of writing gives me the sense of glimpsing a world that is just out of reach, a world that is more inspired by fantasy than it is a traditional walk down a road we've all been a thousand times.

It is a unique take on the genre and definitely worth reading!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Winston Parker on June 25, 2012
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Tom Barczak's prose and descriptions read like poetry; flowing, but not disconnected or overwhelming. The drawn images match perfectly with the style, creating a world within the work that is unique, timeless, and memorable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AppyGirl on February 26, 2014
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This is one of my favorite themes in this book, that death can take many forms and it isn't always the end. It took me a while to warm up to Chaelus. He seemed so distant at the beginning, unsure if he was the one the prophecy spoke of. It took some time for me to get used to the lyrical quality of the book. I could lose myself in the descriptions, and often times did. This book unfolded more like a movie than a book for me. Chaelus and Al- Aaron's flight from the Dragon, the anxiety at Hasslyd, the underlying politics of the Theocracy, the Servian Lords....oh heavens...this book is positively rich in descriptions, putting you right there in Chaelus's mind, in the thick of things. When I got to the end of the book, I kept hitting the next page button, wanting more and wanting it now! Tom Barczak is another of those authors that tell a most excellent story and keep you on the edge of your seat, wanting more. Master story teller is a good title for him! Will just have to amuse myself with Awakening Evarun (the prequels to this one) till the next one comes out! Get this, Read this!
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My background is an Artist, turned Architect, who's finally getting around to finishing those stories I started writing long ago, when I sat on my front porch as a kid. I write because I can't not. I write because I want to finish the story that I started, in my paintings, in my poetry, and even before then, when I sat around a table with my friends, slaying dragons.

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