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Through The Veil Paperback – February 22, 2016
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"Ms. Halverson has created a fantasy/paranormal romance that seriously delivers with exceptional characters and chemistry that leaps right off the pages with a well-developed world..." ~ Katrina H., NetGalley
"An articulate and exciting world of Faeries and Irish Lore come to life-- I couldn't put it down from the first page." ~ Rachel C, Goodreads
"I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good fantasy romance." ~ Chanelle, Goodreads
"It's a great thing finding a book like this, in a genre you didn't expect you'd like. For a novel it's great, and for a debut novel it's exceptional." ~ Notadinosaur, Goodreads
"Through The Veil is an amazing read. One that I would recommend to everyone out there, especially if you're into hardcore fantasy!" ~ Pragati, Inkdin
"Elizabeth and Finn fairly sizzle with heat for each other." ~ Jaclyn, JC's Book Haven
"I really enjoyed reading this fast-paced fantasy book and I think Through The Veil is amazing." ~ Suze, With Love For Books
"I have to say I am a huge paranormal/fantasy romance fan and the way this author wrote this story I was grabbed from the start and could not put this book down. I can not wait to read the next book in this series!" ~ kara (Amazon Reviewer)
"This book has everything I want. Fantasy. Fae. Fighting. Fornication. Fist-pumping moments. Feelings. And Feminism." ~ solynn78 (Amazon reviewer)
"The author has a gift for language and storytelling that completely enchanted me." ~ Lisa (Amazon Reviewer)
"I was captivated!" ~ Margaret, Goodreads
Top Customer Reviews
Elizabeth is a smart and strong character whose passion for Irish literature drags her unexpected heritage into the light. With one of the hottest men in fiction in the person of Fianna warrior Finn *sigh* she finds herself embroiled in a war between the magical races of the Trinity.
The author has a gift for language and storytelling that completely enchanted me. The average reader might have trouble with some of the Irish language, but I completely geeked out over it (my Irish language lessons came in handy, although all I can remember is how to count to ten and cuss). The love story doesn't feel forced. I'm a sucker for lust at first sight, but their inevitable admission that they can't live without each other is completely fulfilling. Parts of this (no spoilers) moved me to tears. That's not something that happens with every book, even those I love.
The supporting characters are fascinating individuals who become as human as Elizabeth and Finn. I loved the idea of the Trinity being everywhere there is a large Irish population. The author's knowledge of Irish history only enhances the rest of the story. If there was something that I felt wasn't "enough", it's just that I wanted more of certain parts, especially in the last half.
This is the author's first novel, and I think she is a force to be reckoned with. I am going to wait impatiently for the second book in this series.
Colleen Halverson acutely captured the essence of this particular branch of paranormal lore by producing an assortment of sects, alliances and correlating histories. The artefacts, while not many in number, were vital to the story, and I liked how the author honed in on all things Aisling, a new-to-me class of the fair folk. The tenuous collaboration between the Fianna, Faeries, and Druids (aka Trinity) was also another fascinating plot point.
Elizabeth was raised by her military father, and despite his many shortcomings as a parent, he did teach his daughter how to fight which was a skill that served her well in this novel. Tanner gets flung into a universe of monsters, war and unspeakable cruelty, and yet instead of breaking under the strain, she meets all of the horrors head on. Her scrape with Bres was the only thing that put a kink in her armour, and caused her courage to flatline.
The relationship between Finn and Elizabeth was… volatile. First off, the protagonist goes from being a student, to abducted and tortured, to sleeping with her captor, to forced into an arranged marriage with a barbarian. The scenes were extremely graphic, the progression from one stage to the next sudden, and the insta-love was so implausible that it bordered on lunacy. Then, when I finally came to terms with it, Finn’s confession blows it all to hell.
THROUGH THE VEIL has a violent streak that might not appeal to all Paranormal Romance readers.
Elizabeth is now a pawn in the war between magical races. She's supposed to be very powerful, but she also doesn't know much about the world she's now living in. That's a great disadvantage. Her power can play a crucial role and others want to benefit from it, which means she's being forced into a horrific situation. Will Elizabeth be able to get out of it again? And can her life ever go back to normal now that she has all that new information about her lineage?
Through The Veil is a great story about a student who's half Fae and half human. Working with a magical manuscript is only the beginning of a series of terrible events. Elizabeth is strong and resourceful and she doesn't lose her head in a difficult situations. She's a fabulous and powerful heroine. Finn is a sweet guy, but his hands are tied. He can't be there for Elizabeth all the time and they learn about the consequences of that the hard way. Some of the scenes are awful and dark. There are plenty of creepy and cruel characters who are making life difficult for Elizabeth. The story is an interesting adrenaline rush and I loved reading about the different worlds and their inhabitants.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Overall I enjoyed Through the Veil, the plot is original and the scenes and characters are well developed. Read morePublished 5 days ago by LizZin
Great read I really enjoyed it. A little juvenile though. I felt like I was reading a Y.A novel with detailed sex scenes, but otherwise very good.Published 7 days ago by Kelsey Martin
I could not put this down it was engrossing with a strong resilient heroine. I loved the action and all the characters, even the nasty ones. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sherrilyn K. Ingraham
Awesome read. Couldn't put it down from start to finish. This 20 word review is stupid. It's like being back in school and being forced to do a report on I.Published 13 days ago by Sandy C.
Through The Veil captured my attention from the first chapter and never let go. Because I feel it would be so very easy to give away spoilers on this one, I’m simply going to say... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf
I bought Through The Veil after a friend recommended it, and I'm glad I did. It was a good read, a little slow in places, and some of the characterisations were a little... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jenni
"Through the Veil" is an exciting, moving journey into a world of Irish mythology brought to life! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sound&Fury
So very much fun! The Irish mythology adds a dimension to this that makes it much more than typical "magical romance."Published 1 month ago by A. Brewer
I was recommended this book by my sister. It was such a great read that I finished it in one night! I couldn't put it down! The plot and characters were really addictive! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer