Through the Veil

Through the Veil

Colleen Halverson / Oct 26, 2020

Through the Veil Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell and her life is no fairy tale Broke and drowning in student loans the one thing she wants than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation But after the a

  • Title: Through the Veil
  • Author: Colleen Halverson
  • ISBN: 9781633755659
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation But after the ancient Irish text she s studying turns out to be than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half Fae, she finds heElizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation But after the ancient Irish text she s studying turns out to be than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.As Commander of Trinity s elite warriors, Finn O Connell isn t used to having his authority challenged He doesn t know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth s abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he ll risk everything to help her.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 Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds herROUGH THE VEIL will be available February 22nd 2016 through Entangled Publishing.Book 1 of the Aisling Chronicles Series

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      • Colleen Halverson

        As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshmen After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature When she s not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children.


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    1. Through the Veil is one of the best things I've read in a long time. I got a chance to read an advanced copy, and I'm glad I did.When you read a fantasy romance, often you get one or the other. You get a great fantasy story with a token love interest, or maybe you get an awesome love story in a half developed world. Through the Veil is both. It would be a great fantasy even without the romantic elements, and the love story of Elizabeth and Finn would sparkle no matter where you set it.But I have [...]


    2. I knew two things. One: I was on my own. And two: I wasn't going out like this.The GoodFae! I love stories with the Fae because they have some amazing magic and are generally not to be trifled with.I can't even imagine where the story will go from here. It starts off with Elizabeth noticing strange things around her and throughout she's kidnapped numerous times, tortured, married, and it ends with her right back where she started. Through the Veil had twist after twisty twist and leaves you wond [...]


    3. First of all, in the interest of full disclosure, this is not my normal genre for books, but when your daughter writes a novel, it's required reading, and I'm so glad that I read it! What a great story! (And I'm not just saying that because she's my amazing daughter.) I couldn't put it down. The characters are incredible. I loved watching Elizabeth grow into such a powerful woman. The Celtic mythical monsters are truly brought to life. I have to admit that some of those creatures found themselve [...]


    4. I’m really torn on how to rate this book. When I usually finish a book I know exactly how many stars it deserves. When I finished this book I had no fucking clue how to rate it. In the end though I give it 2.5 Stars.The blurb was good and it makes you want to read the book BUT…….In some places just fell flat for me. The first third was good the middle dragged on a bit, okay a lot. And the ending was a cliffhanger in regards to Finn and Elizabeth and there was just too much back and forth i [...]


    5. *The author provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review*Okay, guys, I'll be honest. I'm a sucker for fantasy. So, yeah, I loved this. Of course I did. There was no way I couldn't have.The story is fast paced, well written and completely engaging. It has you down on your toes till the end. There's never a dull moment. That's what I love most about this. In many stories, the build up to the actual conflict is long and tedious. It somewhat reduces the essence of the book. But not this one. No [...]


    6. I've not read a lot of romance, my memories of the genre hearken back to friends of my mother reading books with covers embossed with half naked sailors clutching bosom and ships wheel (I'm assuming both equally important to their quest?). My interest never really went any further than that, nor if I'm honest, has I ever felt any great love for fairies.So when I was given an ARC of Through The Veil, the debut novel of Colleen Halverson I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. Leather cod pieces and [...]


    7. Elizabeth is a hardworking student. She has applied for a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation and is spending a lot of time on research for her thesis. She's translating a book written in old Irish. There's something strange though as the book never stays exactly the same. A visit from the Trinity people changes Elizabeth's world forever. She's suddenly a prisoner and they know more about her ancestry than she does. The people who are holding her captive don't show her much kindness. There's [...]


    8. Elizabeth Tanner goes from seeking a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation to becoming a prisoner and a pawn in a battle for power between the magical races. Unbeknownst to Elizabeth, she is half fae. It is her heritage that enables her to be tricked into releasing a Dark Fae plot and forced into helping the Trinity’s agenda she must find the power inside to survive. Halverson scripts a highly imaginative and magical tale. I found Through the Veil enjoyable, well-paced and containing a good [...]


    9. This is a definitely different story, with Irish mythology, an American student, three magical Irish races interconnected yet separated by the Veil, a plethora of double dealing, manipulative beings, lots of fighting and romance. What a combination!Elizabeth is studying a recently obtained ancient text but it keeps changing. Sometimes it may be the illustrations that change and at others it might be the text, but whatever it is, the only person who seems to notice it is her so she's starting to [...]


    10. When I found out we had the opportunity to review a Fae book, I jumped on the chance. I am so glad I did! If you are a fan of Irish mythology and things we may not be able to see, you need to do yourself a favor and check out this book. While working on her Master’s Thesis, and praying for a grant from the Trinity Foundation, Elizabeth thinks she may be losing her mind. She is drowning in debt, and lack of sleep has her believing she is seeing things that can’t possibly be true. When it turn [...]


    11. ******I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review*****5 Stars!! The painted veil is what paranormal series strive to be. An articulate and exciting world of Faeries and Irish Lore come to life— I couldn’t put it down from the first page. 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 ther [...]


    12. 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! Ms. Halverson has created a fantasy/paranormal romance that seriously delivers with exceptional characters and chemistry that leaps right off the pages with a well-developed world and an absolutely divine storyline that you just don’t want to see end. Bravoooooooooo Ms. Halverson, bravo!


    13. Great book! 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!!!


    14. Elizabeth Tanner is a student who enjoys deciphering long forgotten ancient texts, she’s applied for a once in a lifetime scholarship that will make her dreams come true; going to Ireland and learning more about the rich Irish folklore. 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 [...]


    15. 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 itwell…for the obvious reasons, but I have to honestly say I could not put it down! 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, [...]


    16. Through the Veil (the Aisling Chronicles Series​) by Colleen Halverson is coming out February 22nd!Check out the new cover, read an exclusive excerpt and enter the gift card giveaway hosted on Wanderlust & Books!wanderlustandbooks.weebly/


    17. 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 bookd a dragon is attacking her advisor. She's not easily convinced of what she sees in the days that follow but three things become clear: 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'Connell [...]


    18. Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsROUGH THE VEIL had some really superb aspects and a few incomprehensible ones which is why my rating is split right down the middle. 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. Elizabeth, the heroine, came out swinging which I loved, but the timeline to get from point A to B, especially where the romance was concerned, simply didn’t jive.Colleen Halverson acute [...]


    19. 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 i [...]


    20. Some of the other reviews highlight some plot points and a bit more of the world in THROUGH THE VEIL, so I'll build on some points that didn't get covered as much. So let me first say, I'm not normally a fan of Fae paranormal romance books. I don't know why. Just more of a fan of vampire/werewolf stuff. 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 poi [...]


    21. Full Disclosure: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.


    22. Elizabeth Tanner is your regular broke college student, she’s applied for a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation to go to Ireland to continue her studies and hopes to make a good impression. Unfortunately, when Elizabeth and her professor forget about the meeting with Finn O’Connell from the Trinity Foundation things between Finn and Elizabeth get off to a bit of a rocky start.Finn demands to see the ancient Irish text that Elizabeth has been transcribing but there something a bit differe [...]


    23. 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 [...]


    24. 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 [...]


    25. **I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**Elizabeth Tanner is a broke student working on her master's thesis, which involves analyzing and translating an ancient Irish book. 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 o [...]


    26. I thought the world Colleen Halverson created in this story was amazing and I loved this book! Elizabeth is studying a ancient Irish folk lore text hoping to get a scholarship from the trinity foundation when all hell breaks lose and she discovers more about herself and the world around her then she has ever has known before I loved the authors pretense of this story and the characters too! Life has not been easy for Elizabeth at all and with as many bad things that happen to her in this book sh [...]


    27. 4 ½ ★This was one book that really surprised me… in a very good way. Being (I think) Colleen’s first book I wasn’t sure what to expect but the blurb sounded interesting so I went for it.Boy am I glad I did not miss out on this book. It was a page turner from page one and I had a hard time putting it down.It has very good world and character building and easy to read even with the complex world and characters.I really liked Elizabeth, she is a strong kick#ss female character and will not [...]


    28. I was excited to read a book about the Fae. This one went into a lot of detail about the different fractions and the fight between them. Unfortunately for our heroine, who was dropped into the middle of it all ,she learns first hand. Luckily for her she is a college student and just happened to be translating an Irish book that might be able to give her some answers.You learn of her mother that left her and that it really wasn't her choice, I couldn't decide if I liked the love interest for her [...]


    29. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. Elizabeth is a poor college student, working on her thesis. That thesis is a translation of an ancient Irish book. A book that appears to change at will. Although she thinks she might be losing it, she plods on. With so much debt, she is hoping to get a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. Little does she know, the Trinity Foundation is not what it appears, nor is she. Thinking her mother died when she was a baby, Elizabeth knows nothing about h [...]


    30. Hello feisty heroine meets broody, dark, and entirely to sexy for his own good, hero. I'm kind of at a loss for words as to how much I adored Through the Veil. Normally I shy away from fantasy novels. Not because I don't like them, but because I'm more of a contemporary girl. But let me just sayColleen weaves just the right amount of humor, magic, fantasy, and contemporary aspects (along with some ooo-baby-that-some-hot sex) I couldn't put this one down. This is the story of Elizabeth. A normal [...]


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