Cast Into the Ghastly Pits of Execration Cleansed by the Black Flame of Absolution This is the debut full length from Cryptic Fog. Although technically 'Path of the Withering Moon' was, but never received any sort of proper release. Guitar, Bass Dan Klein: Tags black metal death metal metal Chicago.
Path of the Withering Moon If you like Cryptic Fog, you may also like: Emmanuel go to album. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jun 29, go to album. I am anxiously awaiting book two to see what becomes of Elizabeth. I have a feeling the next book will be even wilder! Feb 16, Rachel Caplinger rated it it was amazing. The painted veil is what paranormal series strive to be. I was enraptured with the story line, impressed with the cross referencing and the complexity of the story line.
For fun-zies i tend to try and guess how a book is going to end, just to see how predictable an author is going to be, and while there were some things that I guessed correctly after having to change my guesses a couple of times I was shocked by the ending. For sakes of not spoiling the story, lets just say I am waiting with bated breath, for the next installment of the Aisling Chronicles. I can only hope and pray that the next book is just as good but I believe with my heart of hearts that this series will do amazing things!
Feb 02, Katrina Berry rated it it was amazing. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Through the Veil by Colleen Halverson is a gem and definite must-read! I just couldn't put this book down! Dec 19, Charles Booker rated it it was amazing. Got a chance to read an advance copy!!!
I could not put it down until I finished it. The characters are fully developed and plot is riveting!!!! This book should be on everyone's list to read!!! Feb 03, Cody rated it liked it.
However when one of her books starts to change and come to life, Elizabeth is thrown into a world filled with dangerous faerie politics, ruthless royalty and she may just discover some shocking secrets about her past. Through the Veil evolves around The Book of Arranmore; this old manuscript holds the answers to the entire Fae world and powerful secrets that will help the Dark Fae control the weak, slaughter the innocent and win an on-going war.
While this was fascinating to read about, I found myself on the wrong end of some info-dumping, the pacing slowed down too much and I struggled with the Irish mythology. Elizabeth was an interesting protagonist, I loved that she was already an independent and self-sufficient woman. It was a breath of fresh of air to not have to watch her grow into something better; she was already a feisty but well rounded character.
However I felt that the romance somehow lessened her, or maybe it was the relationship between the two, either way the constant back and forth was not making me love her more. Overall Through the Veil is a great debut and start to a brand new fantasy series. Literary-ly Obsessed Blog Twitter Instagram Dec 30, jmh rated it it was amazing. Since I love a good paranormal romance novel, imagine how thrilled I was when my amazing daughter-in-law wrote one! I was able to read an advanced copy and I was hoping to like it The characters are incredibly well-developed and believable, the plot twists are gripping and well thought out, and the chemistry and love story between Elizabeth and Finn is sizzling!!
To like a book I also have to like the protagonist, Since I love a good paranormal romance novel, imagine how thrilled I was when my amazing daughter-in-law wrote one! To like a book I also have to like the protagonist, and I loved Elizabeth with her wit, sass, and guts but also her endearing vulnerability that made me root for her from the first few pages.
The Apostle Paul states that Jesus had to go THROUGH THE VEIL to make our salvation possible. What does this mean?. Through the Veil has ratings and reviews. Michael said: Through the Veil is one of the best things I've read in a long time. I got a chance to re.
When the noble and gorgeous Finn arrived, tempers and passions flared and I was in it for the long haul! All of the other characters were wonderfully developed as well, and had me cheering them on or hoping for their demise! Through the Veil is a well-written page turner, folks, with a mystical world of faeries, dark magic, villains, heroes, and some mighty creepy mythical monsters!
Jan 27, Isabel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 13, MartyAnne rated it it was amazing. One minute, Elizabeth Tanner is working on her thesis. The next minute, an Irishman from the Trinity Foundation is trying to walk off with the book She's not easily convinced of what she sees in the days that follow She is in deep trouble as a pawn in the games around her. She is herself magical, and also a half-fae princess.
Yeah, that leads to trouble, too. She's never been more attracted to anyone as she is now to Finn O One minute, Elizabeth Tanner is working on her thesis.
Thank you for asking! Her humanity shines through, which is difficult given the other worldly setting and all that leather. At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Want to Read saving…. I'm kind of at a loss for words as to how much I adored Through the Veil. Although technically 'Path of the Withering Moon' was, but never received any sort of proper release. That's what I love most about this.
She's never been more attracted to anyone as she is now to Finn O'Connell. He is trouble of a kind all his own.
Jan 15, Carmel Rabid Reads rated it liked it. The world-building was extensive with its fusion of American, Irish and Fae cultures along with the implicit politics that the latter brings without fail. Colleen Halverson acut Reviewed by: 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. Feb 07, Chanelle rated it really liked it Shelves: ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Through the Veil is an enchanting debut novel written in first person of the heroine, Elizabeth's POV.
Working on her masters thesis, the story starts off with Elizabeth studying an ancient Irish manuscript called the book of Arranmore. This is where life as she knows it changes very quickly and dramatically. Did mention anything about the Fae yet? Yes, I love me some good books about Fae! Elizabeth finds herself suddenly thrust ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Elizabeth finds herself suddenly thrust into a whole different world, and she handles it pretty damn well in my opinion. As a heroine I found her quite likeable. She was brave but smart and had a sense of humour no matter what was going on. I actually found myself laughing out loud a lot whilst reading this book. Through the Veil is rich in detail and Irish folklore without becoming a snooze fest. The pace of the story flowed pretty well and kept me engaged with very few lagging moments. I really enjoyed it! Now, it doesn't end on a cliffhanger as such but it still leaves you wanting more.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good fantasy romance. A new adult read, for 18 years plus. Dec 30, Kim rated it it was amazing. So let me first say, I'm not normally a fan of Fae paranormal romance books. I don't know why. But that's okay, because this book has it all - Fae, Druids, vampires, and werewolves, oh my!
Another irritation of mine sometimes with fantasy books is that they can tend to info-dump to the point of exhaustion.
Yeah, you won't find that in here either. The world building is amazing and not overbearing, and where one chapter ends, you can't help but click to the next to find out what happens.
It was impossible for me not dive headlong on this journey with Elizabeth, the heroine. Another gripe of mine with a lot of paranormal romance is that it's -- I don't want the heroines to always be in need of rescuing. I don't want her sobbing and broken, needing a man to "complete" her. I want a heroine with complexity, with strengths and flaws, like the rest of us mere mortals. I want a heroine who I want to enjoy a cuppa or a glass of wine with. And I would definitely hang with Elizabeth. Unlike so many heroines, E is no fainting violet.
She's tough and smart and funny. She stands her ground. She can level armies. And she is Finn's equal and dare I say it, maybe even more powerful than he is! And Finn, as hot as he is all smelling of leather and clean laundry can there be a better and more delicious description of a love interest?
But even he isn't the typical alpha male, by which I mean as a compliment. Finally, kind of my favorite part This book is not the typical romance or the typical fantasy. It takes what both genres do well and gets rid of the rest. Can't wait to read Book 2! Apr 01, Morgannah Mayfair added it Shelves: I did not finish this one so I won't provide a rating. I rarely put down a book because I usually start what I finish and am stubborn that way.
I just could not get passed the writing so I never really gave the story itself a chance. Feb 05, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: Finn demands to see the ancient Irish text that Elizabeth has been transcribing but there something a bit different about this book. When Elizabeth has been working with it things have been changing on the pages. Waking up a week later in a strange place Elizabeth finds herself a prisoner and in the middle of plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.
Finding out that her mother was Fae and had immense powers, Elizabeth finds that she is half Fae and the Dark Fae want to control her for her powers. Through the Veil is the beginning to what should end up being an amazing fantasy series. But the similarities are very very few, it was just a feeling I had when reading but it made me realize very early on I was going to enjoy this series.
I really wanted to give this first book five stars but it did have a few slow moments for me when reading. I decided on four stars for this one and hoping the rest of the series will only get better. Overall, a great new fantasy series that I will be looking forward to continuing. Definitely recommend checking this one out! I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. For more reviews please visit https: Elizabeth Tanner begins her journey in the library, studying an ancient text about the Fae.
She's started to see strange things in the book, like images moving, and words changing from one viewing to the next. But she doesn't really think anything of it until a dragon comes out of the book and attacks her professor. In the chaos, the book is stolen by a man who vanishes into thin air. Elizabeth then finds herself at the Trinity Foundation, which she thought was a charitable organization until she Elizabeth Tanner begins her journey in the library, studying an ancient text about the Fae.
Elizabeth then finds herself at the Trinity Foundation, which she thought was a charitable organization until she realizes that she's surrounded by warriors with magical weapons and lots of secrets. Finn, their leader, gives off a Barrons sort of vibe at first, equal parts attractive and intimidating, though Elizabeth comes to see him differently by the end.
But Finn's Trinity headquarters in just one stop on a journey that will eventually lead Elizabeth into Faery where the magic she inherited from her mother, who may not be dead after all, puts her in the middle of a war. Halverson's Faery features a few of the expected supernatural creatures - I was especially interested in the way she portrayed vampires. But most of the monsters have human faces. Elizabeth finds herself with few allies, and all of those are prisoners just like she is.
Even Finn, who wants to help her, is constrained by the rules of the Trinity. Elizabeth must learn to be her own champion in this strange and brutal new world which reminded at times of the demon realm in Diana Rowland's Kara Gillian series. I was completely sucked in to Through the Veil - I finished it at 3: But so much happens in this book, I feel like anything I say will be a spoiler. It's a fairy tale, but the dark kind where the princess gets locked in a tower and no one gets a HEA. But I'm rooting for Elizabeth and I'm glad that there's more to her story, even though so much has happened already.
I'm looking forward to the next book. Originally published at Goldilox and the Three Weres and based on a copy provided by the publisher. Feb 15, Tracey rated it really liked it Shelves: I was totally pulled into this fae world created by Colleen Haverson. I have to say the story doesn't always run at a fast pace, there's world building and characthers to get to know but it kept me hooked. Elizabeth is an Epic characther, just an ordinary girl studying literature, then pulled into a world she didn't know existed.
Finn is her main sidekick and love interest - not that you would imagine that at the beginning of the book! Finn is a Fae, his a soldier of sorts. Finn and Elizabeth have I was totally pulled into this fae world created by Colleen Haverson. Finn and Elizabeth have a pull between them, but everyone has an agenda for the innocent Elizabeth.
Do they really have a chance?? Magic and danger is everywhere! There's so much going on, as I said so many parties want to own Elizabeth, and I mean own - she is not treated well and I have to admit I found some of the treatment she received difficult to read. I was rooting for Elizabeth, yes I wanted her to be with Finn but most importantly I wanted her to get strong and kick some arse and she didn't disappoint. If you like your woman strong and like to see them succeed through adversity you'll love this book.
This is a great start to a new series and I look forward to seeing where Elizabeth goes next. After the book starts changing, Elizabeth thinks she's losing her mind, until a member of the Trinity Foundation appears at her mentor's front door, and even crazier things start to happen. I love, loooove stories that are about the Fae or that involve them somehow. And this one also includes many other different creatures The romance plays a big part in this.
Very early in the story we meet Finn At first I kind of hated him, he doesn't appear to be a nice guy and is very rude, an asshole, actually. He later apologizes for his behavior and it's ok, we start to like him a bit better. But soon after that, Elizabeth is held hostage by the people from Trinity and asked not very nicely for information she doesn't even posses.
Finn keeps demanding all kinds of things she might know about seriously, everything , but when Elizabeth tries to ask things like why she's being held there, what they want from her or who they are like, VERY important stuff any sane person would want to know , he says it doesn't concern her It obviously doesn't concern her kidnapped butt!! He then goes back to being nice and so on. You'd think that a man over years old would have matured by now. She also starts doing things she's not supposed to and she's being scolded by Trinity Dude, if none of you tell her anything, how is she to blame?
Then there's a moment when we forget about Finn's bipolarity, because really, really bad guys start to show up. A war has been going on for many years, and it might stop if her mom, or even Elizabeth, marry Bres the Beautiful, a total psychopath. But neither of them has any say in this, if the king Bobd Dearg and other leaders decide one of them has to marry Bres, then it must be done.
Elizabeth does go through a lot by the end of the story, and she learns to control the power she never even knew she had. So she takes matters into her own hands, instead of waiting around for someone to show up and rescue her. She's a bad-ass like that. The veil in question was actually a large, thick curtain that completely separated an area known as the Holy Place from a location called the Holy of Holies which Paul called "the true holiest". The Holy of Holies was the most sacred part of the temple and represented the very presence of the Almighty.
When King Solomon erected God's temple, it had within it the Ark of the Covenant which contained the Ten Commandments , a flask of manna and Aaron's rod that budded 2Chronicles 5: This area could only be entered by the High Priest once a year, on the Day of Atonement , so that he could sprinkle blood on the ark's mercy seat to atone for Israel's sins Leviticus At King Solomon's dedication ceremony of the temple, God manifested His presence and glory sometimes referred to as skekinah in the Holy of Holies. It came to pass, as the trumpeters and the singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD.
So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God! Before the sacrifice of Christ, humans had to go through the temple priesthood in order to have a relationship with God. Moreover, only the High Priest who represented all the people , on only one day, could directly be in God's presence.
Christ, at the moment of his death, completed his Father's will that he be the perfect " lamb of God " see John 1: His sacrifice paid for all the sins of humanity. The veil, therefore, separating the Holy of Holies from the rest of temple symbolized at least two things. It represented our sins , which separate us from our Creator Isaiah