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eBook The Lost Ones: Book 3 of The Veil ePub

by Christopher Golden

  • ISBN: 0553587803
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Christopher Golden
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spectra; Reprint edition (December 30, 2008)
  • ePub book: 1118 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1380 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 381

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Part of The Veil series by Christopher Golden. Coyote sat beside her and reached out to push the book down, forcing her to look at him. I’ll be the last one, cousin, who ever calls you to task for hiding from things you don’t want to face. But it isn’t like you.

Part of The Veil series by Christopher Golden. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53. Page 3. She nodded. The magician says it’s time to get them out of Palenque. Anger flared in those jade eyes. Her jaw clenched and unclenched and then she softened.

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, . Times bestselling author of such novels as The Ferryman, Strangewood, The Gathering Dark, Of Saints and Shadows, Prowlers, and The Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers.

Lost Ones ( Veil - 3 ) Christopher Golden Lost Ones Christopher Golden CHAPTER 1 Oliver Bascombe paced . With that out of the way, he could walk the perimeter of the room unimpeded by anything but the small sink and the hole beside it that was the closest thing he had to a toilet.

Lost Ones ( Veil - 3 ) Christopher Golden Lost Ones Christopher Golden CHAPTER 1 Oliver Bascombe paced his dungeon cell, wondering when his captors would decide to kill hi. He didn’t have space to run; no way to get up any momentum in a cell twenty feet by twelve.

Black pillars of smoke rose above the city-fires burning somewhere near the palace. Cheval Bayard had forsaken her human form and now the kelpy galloped along the cobblestones

Black pillars of smoke rose above the city-fires burning somewhere near the palace. Cheval Bayard had forsaken her human form and now the kelpy galloped along the cobblestones. Oliver and Julianna had escaped from the dungeon, and the word had spread. A full-scale rebellion had erupted in the heart of the city. It would spread, just as the smoke and fire would spread. But here at the edges of Palenque, the spirit of revolution had yet to arrive.

Bestselling author Christopher Golden’s epic, innovative trilogy, the Veil, comes to an astonishing conclusion as the mythic realm of heroes and monsters becomes the site of humanity’s last-and greatest-showdown.

Author : Christopher Golden. That is what Oliver Bascombe learned on the other side of the Veil, where humanity's legends have hidden away for centuries. Genres : Fantasy, Horror. But even legends have legends, and Oliver has learned of a prophecy that many believe he and his sister, Collette, have come to the Two Kingdoms to fulfill.

Bestselling author Christopher Golden brings his epic, innovative trilogy, the Veil, to an astonishing conclusion as the mythic realm of heroes and monsters becomes the site of humanity’s last-and greatest-showdown. In the world of the legendary, every myth and folktale is real.

The Lost Ones (The Veil, Book 3). Christopher Golden. Christopher Golden is the award-winning, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of such novels as Of Saints and Shadows, The Ferryman, Strangewood, The Gathering Dark, and The Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. Working with tor Amber Benson, he cocreated and cowrote Ghosts of Albion, an animated supernatural drama for BBC online. Golden has also written or cowritten several books and comic books related to the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as the scripts for two Buffy the Vampire Slayer video games.

From time to time, human beings slipped through the Veil into the world of the legendary, but once touched by the magic of the Veil, they could never return

From time to time, human beings slipped through the Veil into the world of the legendary, but once touched by the magic of the Veil, they could never return. There were Doors set into the Veil, few and far between and always under heavy guard, but only the legendary could pass through a Door. They were creatures of legend who could travel back and forth through the Veil whenever they pleased.

Bestselling author Christopher Golden’s epic, innovative trilogy, the Veil, comes to an astonishing conclusion as the mythic realm of heroes and monsters becomes the site of humanity’s last—and greatest—showdown.Even legends have legends and on the other side of the Veil, where humanity’s legends have hidden away for centuries, Oliver Bascombe has learned of a prophecy that many believe he and his sister, Collette, have come to the Two Kingdoms to fulfill. But first they must escape the dungeon where they are imprisoned to stop an apocalyptic war, unravel a conspiracy, and prevent a powerful sorcerer from severing the human world and legendary realm forever. As old heroes and friends ally themselves for one last battle, even older enemies stand arrayed against them. Is humanity ready to face its legends head-on? For Oliver Bascombe, it may cost him more than he could ever imagine.

Comments

Zainian Zainian
Awesome. This series continued to build itself up and finally in the final book we see everything come to a bloody resolution. Golden manages a sense of closure that plays at your heartstrings and a desire to find out what eventually becomes of the characters, humans, legends and gods that he creates.

The grand conclusion left a little to be desired and some of the creatures in this final installment were a little laughable (flying sharks and octopi???), but there was a sense of "epic-ness" that definitely reminded me of Tolkein.

Poor Kitsune! And how cool is the new Sandman? I can readily imagine myself reading this again on a cold winter day with rain pattering at the window.
Vozuru Vozuru
The concept of a parallel world is nothing new; however, Chris Golden added a new twist by making the parallel world a home for myths and legends. I was somewhat disappointed in the “happily-ever-after” ending for the main protagonist. That’s not a reality that occurs in life and I found it a stretch that the challenges faced by the protagonist and his fiancé would have ended on a positive note. That said, overall I was pleased with the narrative.
X-MEN X-MEN
great
Blackseeker Blackseeker
So nice to have a unique storyline to lose myself into! I really enjoyed this book and these characters and this story!!
Nalme Nalme
Good Read. Glad I found this author. Word, Word, Word, Word, Word, Word, Word, Word, Word, Word ,Word, Word, Word.
Isha Isha
This was my first time to read a Christopher Golden Book. After reading one I read the whole set and thoroughly enjoyed them all. You have to read the whole set.
Kazimi Kazimi
Oliver Bascombe is imprisoned along with his sister Collette and his fiancee Julianna after having been tricked into killing the King of Yucatazca, one of the Two Kingdoms; an act that has helped destroy the truce and brought the kingdoms to war. Behind the scenes, it is the sorcerer Ty'Lis who is manipulating events. Ty'Lis and the Atlanteans are hoping to weaken the Two Kingdoms and end up being the supreme power. They have been killing the Borderkind and hope to close off all gates between the modern human world and the world of myth and legends.

Oliver and Collette may be Legend-born, people with unique powers to enable the Lost Ones (humans trapped behind the Veil--which separates the worlds of myths from the mundane world) to be able to cross back into the human world they originally came from, but if so, they have yet to come into their powers or believe in themselves. But they still have to somehow escape and try to keep the human Kingdoms from war and the Atlanteans from killing people and closing the gates.

The story is fast-moving and filled with battles and action and magic and monsters and plenty of horrors (both of monsters and of warfare). There is some character growth in that Oliver and Collette and Julianna need to deal with being crucial players in events that will be possibly world-shattering. And there is suspense and emotion as characters are threatened by the evil Sandman and by the violence of warfare.

There could have been a little more character development and growth, but this is the third in a trilogy, so most of the emphasis is placed on bringing things to a climactic ending. Even that isn't handled particularly well--the warfare is horrific and there is also heroism and sacrifice, but Oliver's attempt to shorten the war seems ill-planned and odd, yielding an unintended result. Things seemed to tie up a little too quickly, but it was still a solid ending for this trilogy. My small pet peeve is that Ty'Lis succumbs to a classic Evil Overlord no-no when it comes to dealing with Oliver and Collette. Ah, well. I guess that's why the Evil Overlord-types never win...!
Oliver Bascombe has learned so much about the creatures of legend since that night Jack Frost busted into his Maine home (see THE MYTH HUNTERS) and the Sandman abducted his sister Colette (see THE BORDERKIND). The American attorney has crossed the Veil several times to and from the Two-Kingdoms mostly to save his sister, but has learned of an interesting prophesy that vaguely implies earthlings saving this realm; could the Bascombe siblings be the saviors?

However, when the sly Atlantans destroy the peace between Euphrasia and Yucatazca, Oliver realizes he must prevent Armageddon. He blunders when he is fooled into using the sword of Euphrasia and kills the ruler of Yucatazca. As the doomsday clock ticks down, Oliver frees himself, Collette, and his fiancée Juliana Whitney from the Yucatazca royal dungeon. Whereas Collette and Frost journey to Euphrasia to reason with Hunyadito, Oliver and Juliana beg the indifferent legends of the Two-Kingdoms to save the realms as no one will remember them if they fail to act. However, no longer one to sit idly on the sidelines with cold feet, Oliver attacks Atlantis bringing the hostilities to the place that started the fiasco.

Although like in most if not all (can't think of an exception) quest fantasies, readers know what to expect, but will still be enthralled by the conclusion to the Veil trilogy as this is a golden winner. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action as the Maine siblings use Yankee know-how and some magic to try to save the day. Fantasy fans will appreciate this fun finish to a fine saga.

Harriet Klausner