"A Veil of Secrets" [Araneae Nation Series, Book 5] by Hailey Edwards
Author's Book Description : Some secrets are best forgotten.
Fresh from the battlefields of Erania, Marne rides south with Edan, headed for the city of Beltania. Among the Mimetidae guards accompanying them is Asher, who’s been a thorn in her side since the day they met. He’s rude and abrasive…yet he was the first to volunteer as escort.
Marne dreams of a fresh start where no one knows who—or what—she is. But first, they must cross the veil. Rumor has it spirits haunt that grim stretch of road, and unwary travelers who enter are never heard from again.
Veil or no veil, Asher is honor bound to see Marne safely to her new home. Though truth be told, Marne leaving Erania is the last thing he wants. This journey is his final chance to convince her distance will only make his heart grow fonder.
When Edan is lost to the mists, Marne is trapped in a strange land with no allies—with a man who draws her closer every day. Closer to her heart, and her secrets. Secrets she must reveal if they are to save the one man bent on tearing them apart.
Warning: This book contains one heroine willing to fly into the face of danger and the hero who gives her heart wings. This adventure is BYOM, Bring Your Own Meal. Trust me, where we’re going, takeout is to die for. Literally.
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! All of Marne's life it has been her and her brother against the world. Then not long after they both escape their life of slavery, Marne got turned into a harbinger (a thing of death) yet her brother sorta saves her .... now years later while still running away from Marne's "marker" she finds herself moving into another life changing situation that could either make or break her. Will she be able to overcome everything while creating a future for herself that she never dared to dream of before?
This enthralling novel hooked me from the beginning. Even though I haven't read all of this series I wasn't lost as Marne's situation as it is plainly laid out. I liked this novel that was full of women power and how Marne comes into her own "maturity." Plus, I enjoyed the subtle romance that blooms between Marne and Asher. It was very sweet.
Though my only wish for this novel is that Asher and Marne's storyline didn't end as abruptly as it did, I would definitely recommend this novel to those who are fans of this series, fans of Ms. Edwards, and/or those looking for a unique fantasy romance.
Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Heart of Ice (Prequel / Book 0.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Hint of Frost (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Feast of Souls (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Cast of Shadows (Book 2.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Time of Dying (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Kiss of Venom (Book 3.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Breath of Winter (Book 4)
My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Prequel / Book 0.5
My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015
Author's Story Extras : A Veil of Secrets - Overview & Excerpt
Author's Series Extras : Araneae Nation Series - Overview | A Heart of Ice - Overview & Excerpt | A Hint of Frost - Overview & Excerpt | A Feast of Souls - Overview & Excerpt | A Cast of Shadows - Overview & Excerpt | A Time of Dying - Overview & Excerpt | A Kiss of Venom - Overview & Excerpt | A Breath of Winter - Overview & Excerpt | Pronunciation Key | Araneae Nation Glossary | Second World Creatures
Book Teaser(s) :
"What was easier?"
"You are the loveliest female I have ever seen," he said softly. "I can see why your husband has fought against such odds to keep you by his side, even though he must realize it will end badly. How cruel the gods are to allow such a creature to wear your beauty when all you touch withers and dies." ~ within Chapter 2
"I'll do the talking." Asher's voice cut through the silence.
"I suppose I will do the listening then. Perhaps nod appropriately to punctuate your points."
His sigh was long suffering. "I don't trust you to negotiate in your current state of mind."
Amusement laced my voice. "What state of mind is that?"
He scoffed. "No male alive would answer that question if he wanted to remain breathing." ~ within Chapter 6
"I think I liked you better when you scowled and grunted at me."
He twisted his face into his best scowl, the expression far more familiar than his smile.
"There." He crossed his arms over his chest. "Is that any better?"
"It's too late now." I sighed for dramatic effect. "You've proven yourself kind and capable."
He jerked his chin aside, shunning me. "Flattery will get you nowhere with me."
"Fine." I rotated my tender shoulders. "You're a brute. Satisfied?"
He tilted his head. "As I said, flattery will get you nowhere." ~ within Chapter 12
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