The Veil of a Thousand Tears (Pearl Saga Series #2)

The Veil of a Thousand Tears (Pearl Saga Series #2)

by Eric Van Lustbader
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The Veil of a Thousand Tears (Pearl Saga Series #2) by Eric Van Lustbader

Having staked his claim as a master of epic fantasy with The Ring of Five Dragons, Eric Van Lustbader now returns to his world of Kundala to unearth new riches of wonder and excitement in this second volume of The Pearl Saga.

With the help of her friends, Riane, the prophesied redeemer known as the Dar Sala-at, saved Kundala from annihilation, preserving natives and V'ornn invaders alike. Together, the companions avenged terrible crimes and secured the Ring of Five Dragons, but their struggles have only just begun.

The Ring averted doomsday, yet it did not open the magical Storehouse Door as expected. That sorcerous treasury remains sealed because of the spell cast by Giyan and her sister to migrate Annon Ashera's male V'ornn psyche into Riane's dying Kundalan female body. By combining them into a single being, it saved them both and fulfilled the prophecy that the Dar Sala-at would be "born at both ends of the cosmos." But the spell also breached the Abyss, releasing daemons imprisoned there aeons ago by the Goddess Miina who could wreak havoc on Kundala. Now the fiends must be vanquished, not only so the quest for the Pearl can continue, but to save Giyan, who has been possessed by the archdaemon Horolaggia. Their only hope is the fabled Veil of A Thousand Tears.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812572346
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 11/17/2003
Series: Pearl Saga Series , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of numerous bestselling thrillers, including Last Snow, First Daughter, Blood Trust, The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Dominion and The Ninja and The Pearl series. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. Born and raised in Greenwich Village in New York City, Lustbader worked in the New York public school system and in the music business before turning to writing full-time. He lives in Manhattan and on the South Fork of Long Island with his wife, Victoria, who is also an accomplished author.

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Veil of a Thousand Tears (Pearl Saga Series #2) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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This is the second book of the Pearl series and in it the Dar Sala-at has finally found and used the Veil of a Thousand Tears. It is filled with action and even though there are many sub plots 'most of which do refer to the story line in the end', I find it very easy to follow everyone. This series is a good one and I hope this author continues the series into book #4.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Didn't want to put it down. Wonderfully written book. Can not wait till the next one comes out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lustbader continues to astonish me with his epic saga called the Pearl.He returns us to the planet of Kundala where the inhabitants, the Kundalans battle their oppressors, The V'ornn and their masters sinister Gyrgon.Our Heroine, Dar Sala-at, Riane with the aid of her mother Giyan, former V'ornn Rhynnon, Rekk and brave young resistance fighter, Eleana are in the fight of their lives when daemons are unwittingly unleased from their prison by Giyan when she saved Riane's life. Giyan is possessed by archdaemon Horolaggia and the only way Riane can save her is finding the veil of thousand tears and stopping the daemons from invading the entire planet. Lustbader's world building skills are more evident than ever as he transport us to his realm of sorcery and science, intrigue and betrayal as you watch V'ornns intrigue against each other and their masters Gyrgons. This novel has some awesome action sequences and Riane's adventures will take her to a tyrant's harem and brutal battle against a vicious gyrgon. New characters are introduced like Marethyn Stogggul, rebellious sister of Kurgan the evil young regent of Kundulu. Sornnn SaTrryn, the V"ronn businessman and Marethyn's lover who secretly helps the Kundalan resistance.Konara Lyystra, the priestess who must conquer her fear as she watches in horror as the daemons invade the most holiest of sanctuary. Plot twists of this novel are ingenious as villians plots against each other and evildoers are resurrected from the dead courtesty of daemons.Lustbader's lyrical prose helps bring this epic saga to life! Pick up this book and return Riane's world of intrigue, romance, magic and adventure!