(ARC Review) Veil of Shadows by Shiloh Walker

August 12, 2010 5 flames 1

Author: Shiloh Walker
Source: Contest win from author

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425236358
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425236352

(from authors website)

From an author known for her “romantic spine tinglers” comes the thrilling follow-up to Through the Veil, featuring a beautiful captain who’s lost her magic—and the stranger who will either be her great love, or her greatest enemy…

With demons running amok throughout the forests and mountains, a rebel army has been established to win back the land—and a new soldier has appeared out of nowhere to join them.

His name is Xan, and his past is a mystery to everyone, including Laisyn Caar—a beautiful captain in the rebel army—who is shocked by the powerful, all-consuming desire she feels in his presence.

But now isn’t the time for distraction. The future of her land—and of her people—is in her hands. On top of that, she’s been stripped of her magic—and without it she feels like part of her soul has been stolen away.

But when she discovers the dark secrets of Xan’s agenda, it will be up to her to determine whether the man she’s starting to love is a friend of her people—or a dreaded enemy…


After reading the first book in this series, I knew I had to read this book.  I begged, I pleaded and I entered the contest from the author and I won an ARC of this book for review.  I jumped into reading this book and didn’t want to let go of it!

Even though this is the second book in this series, within the first chapter the author explains things so well, that this could be read as a stand alone book without worry.  Author Shiloh Walker does beautifully creating the world that you step into that it leaves you without confusion.  When an author can describe and tell a story that is so well written, it is like stepping into that world instead of reading it.  This is what the author has done and I felt like I was in this world along with the characters.

I loved both Xan and Syn.  The hot scenes with the both of them were wonderful and emotionally charged with instant attraction for both.  I knew I would love Syn from the moment in the first chapter when she is explaining the drill to the refugee’s and has to set one of them straight.  She doesn’t take any crap from anyone and she isn’t afraid to let them know either.  Xan was just as intriguing and sensual on top of that.  I loved everything about him.  When both of them were together, the pages could have caught on fire with all the heated battles, witty dialogue, and sexual tension that they brought to the story.

I cannot wait for more of this series from this author.  I know for a fact that whatever the author brings to us next in the series, which I am hoping is a story for one of the great side characters we meet, will be a suspenseful yet intriguing romance with the great world of paranormal that the author writes so well!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS

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