Review: The Veil

The Veil by Megan Chance

3 stars

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Synopsis: Great stones crack and split. Storms will tell and the world is changed…

Seventeen-year-old Grace has found the archdruid who can teach her to use her power as the veleda—the priestess prophesied to save Ireland. But nothing is as it should be. The archdruid is a dangerous fairy, and Grace can’t learn the spells, no matter how hard she tries. Something is wrong…but what?

Meanwhile, gentleman Patrick Devlin and warrior Diarmid Ua Duibhne both struggle with their love for Grace, their duty to their warring brotherhoods, and their support of Ireland. And New York City is in chaos with protests, immigrant gangs, and police crackdowns. The only hope for the future is the ancient ritual, just weeks away, in which Diarmid must take the life of the girl he loves.

Secrets, legends, and prophecies collide in an explosive finale that will save the world—or destroy it.

Bookish Things: 293 pages. The final book in the Fianna Trilogy. I have read and reviewed both books #1 and #2 previously.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $6.09.

My Review: 

A fitting close to the Fianna Trilogy, The Veil holds threads of closure, sacrifice and a sweet hint of promise.

Despite wanting Grace to grow up throughout books 1 and 2, I didn’t think the fluctuation of growth in this book was realistic. Her reactions were melodramatic and a bit too much, and then the final chapters were almost as if another character emerged.

Derry also annoyed me in this book, but perhaps that’s why it worked. Real people make stupid decisions, and despite wanting to throttle him, I could see why he did as he did.

The climax was okay, the twists somewhat unexpected. Overall though, it felt a bit rushed and brushed over too quickly. The tension up until that point felt wasted.

The ending fitted nicely, perhaps a little too nicely. I wish there had been more closure, but I can understand why it was left as it was. Still doesn’t make it any easier to deal with.

The writing was juvenile in tone, but fitting of the story. I think a book for adult audiences by Megan would be enjoyable reading. I will add one to my TBR list soon.

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book through NetGalley in return for an honest review.**


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