Through the Veil

Through the Veil

by Christi Snow


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58 years ago a gorge opened up from Mobile, AL to Quebec City, Canada to split the United States into the Western States (WS) and the Eastern States (ES).

40 years later, a fog rolled in on the WS that they called the Veil. Within twelve hours it formed an impenetrable wall between the two sides.

It's been 18 years since anyone has known what's happening on the other side of the Veil.

Now, Lori, an Other, in a desperate attempt at escape from the ES's torture and experimentation, has crossed the Veil and found a world beyond belief.

Marcus is a Warrior, but when Lori collapses at his feet wounded and exhausted, he knows he has to protect her. But seeing that she's the first person he's seen in 18 years without wings, he's worried about what her appearance means for his people and the world they've created since the Veil fell.

Two new societies: one built on a respect for the natural order of nature and the world, the other built on mistrust and corruption. Can they learn to co-exist once again?

***This book was re-released in February, 2016 with a new cover, but the story did not change.***

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500897932
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2014
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.

She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.

Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!

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Through the Veil 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Through the Veil, Christi Snow review from jeannie zelos book reviews   I latched onto this one quickly, a paranormal romance with a series of eight books planned...oh that sounds great! I really enjoy books in a series usually, they allow the reader to get really involved and for plots to get quite complex, and the length allows for so much scope in the writing. So, what did I think about book one? well, that cover...I hardly ever look at covers but this one caught my eye, and for all the wrong reasons. Those wings just look Wrong, disproportionate, they could never hold a man up ( I know it’s not possible but it has to look as though it is!!) and in my imagination they are nothing like that..but the story? Oh yes, that's fun. Set in a world where dramatic changes have happened, dividing the US into WS and ES with a thick, impenetrable veil of mist between them. Neither side knows anything about the other until Lori escapes from the ES and manages to use her powers to get through. No one knows why the change happened or if it could happen again. The world Lori knows is one of bigotry, where anyone who has special abilities gained after the big change is known as Other, and taken into custody, ostensibly for protection of the rest of the population, but in reality for some inhuman and horrific experimentation. They're not treated as people but as experiments, and after six years of being caged, cruelly tested and experimented on, Lori has finally managed to escape. She can’t believe what she finds on the other side, its a place where everyone has wings, and some have other talents too. They work together to build a place that's safe for everyone. There are no children here either, same as in the ES, where none have been born since the change. It’s a much younger society than the ES, everyone here over 18 died in the change, and as in the ES the bodies simply disappeared. Lori is happy she’s found sanctuary and a romance with Marcus, but of course she wants to rescue those she was in captivity with – there were four others in with her, and she can’t bear to think of them still suffering. The Warriors though worry at first about their own safety when Lori appears. That’s natural, they don’t know if she’s some disguised threat,  but she’s soon accepted and they agree to help her with a recue attempt. I enjoyed the world setting, its got great potential and I’m sure we’ve more to learn about it and creatures in it such as the Predators. Since Lori passed through the veil things have begun to change too, with the weather being far colder than usual and Predators changing from nocturnal to coming out during the day. The people of the WS are learning too about how to use their talents, and wondering what's coming next. What I found a bit difficult to accept was the powers and the growth of them, it seemed too easy an answer for problems that crop up to have someone able to use some new power to overcome it. That's a pet peeve of mine though in fantasy books, it often crops up and I guess I just like my characters to have to struggle a bit, to use their brains more rather than new superpowers...Still, its a great first book, and with lost of potential, though its a year to wait til book two out –   Stars: Four, a great start. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher.  
CoffeeBreakandaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
This is a book unlike any other I have read. The world that the author created is so unique and creative, keeping the reader wanting more! For the last 18 years, the East and West have been separated by a thick fog that is called the Veil. No one can penetrate it....until now. Lori is an other and has the power to go through the Veil, which she does. She falls at the feet of Warrior Marcus and thus the story begins.  Marcus and the rest of the Warriors from the Western States live in TREES. They built tree houses for them to live in and escape the predators that live on the ground. They get there by flying up to their house. Yes!! The Warriors all have beautiful wings! This story is so complex and unique in a good way. The chemistry between Lori and Marcus is fantastic!! Even the secondary characters have such a strong bond with each other, making the wait for book #2 difficult! There is suspense, love, romance, fantasy, and so much more within this book. The Warriors are so sexy and HOT!! The leaders of the Others are intense and sinister. There is something for everyone within this one story! I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading. FIVE STARS from me!!
BookMama_1 More than 1 year ago
I gave Through The Veil 4.5 stars! The Eastern States (ES) and the Western States (WS) divided by an impenetrable veil that formed 18 years ago. Lori, an Other living in the corrupted ES is betrayed by her boyfriend. After being experimented on for 6 years, she escapes to the veil and goes through it landing at the feet of Marcus. Nobody has ever crossed throught the veil since it formed so Marcus is shocked to find Lori, wingless and injured, at his feet. He can't help but feel a pull towards Lori and vows to help her heal. And maybe more. Both are surprised when they learn what's on the other side of the veil as they thought both sides had suffered the same fate. But what does it mean that Lori penetrated the veil? Things are changing and maybe not for the better. The characters are very well developed and the author's descriptions of everything from the worn out buildings to the treehouses to the predators are great. I loved this book. I was pulled in from the very beginning. Very well written and I can't wait to read the next book in the series. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*