Flora Reviews… Beyond The Veil (The Veil Series #1) by Pippa DaCosta
What’s Beyond The Veil about?
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Title: Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta
Series: The Veil #1
Published by Crazy Ace Publishing on 8 September, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 8 hours 2 minutes
No. of Pages: 268
If your ex is the Prince of Greed, you’d better be ready to raise hell.
Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse, she's half-demon, and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke.
When an assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high, and the cost could tear her apart.
Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell and an assassin with ulterior motives, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core—the demon inside her—in order to survive.
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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Read: 21st – 25th September 2015
There’s a series prequel – Wings Of Hope – that you get for free by signing up to Pippa DeCosta’s Newsletter.
What did I like about Beyond The Veil?
I found Ms DaCosta’s writing style very easy to read, never feeling lost in the plot. I liked the premise for her world. Humans know about the existence of demons. However, we don’t know the full truth of their power. Some demons have chosen to live in our world (in a human look-a-like shell) while the rest live in their realm the “Netherworld”. Half-demons are considered abominations/scum by the full demons and usually killed at birth.
Ms DaCosta revealed the complexities and practises of the demon world without upsetting the pace of the tale.
I loved that our main male characters were not your typical “good” or “evil”. This made it hard to tell who was Muse’s real hero which was exciting. People are a myriad of greys with the potential of great kindness and great evil. It’s in us all. This added a very believable dimension to Ms DeCosta’s characters for me.
The plot kept me guessing right to the last page, it made me laugh, cry and had me, literally, on the edge of my seat at times.
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about Beyond The Veil?
In a word – no.
That’s not to say that I didn’t find the actions, reasoning and behaviour of some of our main characters frustrating at times. However, in my opinion that’s deliberate. It’s all part of the journey and character/story development that Ms DaCosta makes us, the reader, experience to make the whole tale so involving.
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really loved this book!
I found it well written with a huge amount of twists & turns that kept me guessing throughout this action-packed, emotional rollercoaster of an urban fantasy tale!
At the time of writing this, I have already bought the next 4 books in this 5 book series!
Have I sparked your interest in BEYOND THE VEIL (THE VEIL #1)? I hope so. Keep reading to find out more about the series and its author.
The Veil Series
All Muse wants is the freedom to live a normal life, but being half demon is not something she can run from. When her attempt at a normal life goes up in smoke, she must come to terms with her half-blood nature and face her demons.
Demons live among us. They have done since man walked upright. They look like us, talk like us, but it’s an illusion. Their numbers are increasing. No longer content living in the netherworld beyond the veil, where the Princes of Hell battle for supremacy, the demons covet our freedom.
A storm is coming. Are we ready for hell on earth?
Books in the Series
- Wings Of Hope (The Veil #0.5) (2014)
- Beyond The Veil (The Veil #1) (2014)
- Devil May Care (The Veil #2) (2014)
- Darkest Before Dawn (The Veil #3) (2014)
- Drowning In The Dark (The Veil #4) (2015)
- Ties That Bind (The Veil #5) (2015)
- One For Sorrow (The Veil #5.5) (2015)
- The Veil Series Complete Box Set (The Veil #1-5) (2015)
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