Several groups have been suspected of being the source of the plague, including rogue druids, native Varisians and Korvosas native population of Wererats, but despite rumors and tavern talk, none have been proved. Its origins and why it is speading so rapidly is yet unknown and no known cure exists apart from magical curation. Sign In Don't have an account?
Description Edit From Pathfinder 7 - Seven Days to the Grave Blood Veil takes its name from its most apparent symptom, a rash and mask of blisters that covers the face. While most social classes have seen cases, the city's poor clearly seems to take the heaviest casualties Several cases have emerged where people have been trying to sell cures to Blood Veil, but with through alchemical analysis, none of these have been proven to be anything more than fakes.
The most famous case was with the well known perfumist Vendra Loaggri Several groups have been suspected of being the source of the plague, including rogue druids, native Varisians and Korvosas native population of Wererats, but despite rumors and tavern talk, none have been proved. To ask other readers questions about The Bloody Veil , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 18, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I picked it up because it was free on the Kindle and it was short, so rather than banish it to the bulk of my Kindle downloads that I haven't read and may never get to before I die, I read it.
Boy am I glad that I did. It's a short story from the POV of a sorceress that is being forced into a political marriage between her people and the Empire cue bad guy music. The story is told three hours away from the marriage, then three years prior, then two hours before the marriage, then two years prior and then finally, one hour before the marriage, one year prior and then the marriage and the aftermath.
Even though the story is roughly 12 pages long, it effectively shows the war and turmoil from the sorceress's POV and it shows the magic system and some of the politic structure of both sides. Though the Empire is of course the big baddy, it's kind of obvious that they are the rolling over the opposition and full of their own supremacy trope, but it works in this story. The story telling was powerful and I am so glad that I picked this up. I am definitely going to pick up other works by this author.
Aug 15, John rated it liked it Shelves: Haughty and powerful, Hecate- a sorceress in service to the Empire- is being forced to wed a man she despises for the sake of peace between the realms. The day of her wedding she recalls the events that led to such a sorry state of affairs, including her first and final encounter with Leto, an assassin contracted to protect her and the only man who'd made her wonder if he could ever be more. On this fateful day, Hecate discovers Leto left her a gift; something that may be of use to her on her we Haughty and powerful, Hecate- a sorceress in service to the Empire- is being forced to wed a man she despises for the sake of peace between the realms.
On this fateful day, Hecate discovers Leto left her a gift; something that may be of use to her on her wedding night An interesting teaser story that loses something in the choppy execution. Kelli J Mann rated it liked it Feb 02, But I think when I explain, you'll understand. Read the first one before diving in to this. If you read the first book, then you'll remember Idris.
He's the one who sacrificed himself, literally, to save the Queen. Well, turns out, Idris is still bitter about his father's betrayal is chomping at the bit for revenge. So how is he going to get it?
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Kidnap the Valarian King's hybrid daughter and use her as ransom. Not only to end the war, but to murder the King himself. Celia is the hybrid. There's a problem though. She has absolutely NO idea what she is, nor does she know anything having to do with her parentage. She's grown up in foster care her entire life, works as a nurse, and up until the night someone tried to kill her, lived a blah life. We should rewind back to when someone tried to kill her, right?
And thankfully Idris was there to save her. Ok, let's get the "almost there" parts out of the way. I felt as though one particular character was pointless. Like, I spent a full chapter reading dialogue that to be honest, didn't really effect the story. Then, a comment is made between Idris and Zeb love this guy from the first and wished I saw more of him in this one regarding "smelling" Celia, but then that's it. Like, why was it even mentioned if smelling her wasn't something that was going to come up later?
What can I say, I latched on that for some reason. Ok, so now that I've mentioned my "issues", that's why it's not a full 5 star. But I still gave it 4. Because it's still a freaking amazing story!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, totally LOTS of that going on. The inter-turmoil in Idris is real and completely expected. I mean, I'd be a little bit jaded if my father wasn't afraid to kill me. And although he's got a serious vendetta, you can see the change in him throughout the story.
Celia is super sweet and caring. Not at all what the perception was.
The chemistry between these two wasn't explosive, but instead actually felt genuine. The suspense was awesome. Athan and Idris working on their relationship was touching. Now I sit and wait for the next one. Crosses fingers that it's before summer One can hope, right?
I went in on this with pretty high expectations. This book follows Celia, an orphan who lives a very ordinary life, and Idris, a vampire. Idris is consumed by revenge and ruled by his emotions because of what his father did to him in book 1. When I went in on this with pretty high expectations. When Celia is unexpectedly attacked by another vampire, Idris finds himself saving her life.
After that he decides to keep her as leverage while he negotiates with her father, who she has never met before duh, she thought she was an orphan. Throughout all of this Celia and Idris find themselves fighting their attraction to each other. Idris was too obsessed with his revenge plot, Celia was kind of boring.
Mar 06, Christa rated it liked it Shelves: Celia is an orphan quietly living her life. Her quiet life comes to an end when she is attacked by a vampire and rescued by another. Idris is the hero of this story. This is the second book of a series, and you can tell he had a role on book one. Idris is keeping Celia as leverage for negations with her father.
This is a so Celia is an orphan quietly living her life. This is a solid PNR. It would probably be better to have read book one, but it stands alone very well. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy. Apr 04, Sami rated it liked it. I absolutely adore paranormal novels and this one hit the spot vampire romances! Celia is a totally amazing person and I really loved her character! Every breath I take is for you. And while in the blurb it says that it can be read as a stand alone, i really think that would make it very confusing.
I definitely recommend reading the first book in the serie I absolutely adore paranormal novels and this one hit the spot vampire romances! I don't want to think about what's going to happen. This moment right here is special to me because you're here. That's all that matters right now. If you're a huge paranormal fan like I am, then I def recommend you check out this series!! My ARC copy of the book was provided in exchange for a fair, unbiased review. For more of my reviews: This was an entertaining, light read with likable characters. I loved the first book in the series so I was really looking forward to this one.
It was witty and there was decent chemistry and heat, a nice amount of drama, but it was all way to easy for me, it felt very surface. I liked it, there just wasn't a lot of depth. I enjoyed the tension between Idris and Celia in the beginning and how they had a pull bet This was an entertaining, light read with likable characters. I enjoyed the tension between Idris and Celia in the beginning and how they had a pull between them. I liked watching their walls come down and them come together. Everything is easily accepted. There was good humor and thought the internal dialogue was great.
I like the world the author created and the dynamics involved. There's a lot happening and a lot of characters mentioned. It's very fast paced with a lot of instant want and love happening. There's a bit of drama and emotion but it's all pretty glossed over. My takeaway away is this was a fun read.
Light and easy with a lot of entertaining moments and some sexy times mixed in. If you're looking for some fast paced vampire fun that isn't too taxing, this is it. Complimentary copy received for honest review. I adored the first book in this series, and this one was really great as well.
The characters are very relatable, especially for a paranormal romance, and I loved the connection between the hero and heroine. Idris Gregorie is the brother of the hero from book 1, Athan. Idris had quite a rude awakening in book 1, realizing he wasn't who he thought he was, who his father had groomed him to be. Turns out Athan is the eldest, and therefore the King, and Idris is the younger brother.
Idris has always I adored the first book in this series, and this one was really great as well. Idris has always been too impetuous, too emotional, too prone to act on his feelings, rather than thinking things through. Athan will make a much better king than he ever would have. But, where does that leave him? For now, it leaves him watching the dhampir half vampire-half human daughter of the King of their rival clan, the Valarians. He needs to use her as a bargaining chip, to gain access to the King, so Idris can kill him for everything he's done, and tried to do to the Gregorie clan.
He never plans on having such a strong reaction to her. Celia Valerie is an orphan. She grew up in foster care, and she's always taken care of herself, never relying on anyone for anything, sometimes to her detriment. She's a nurse at the hospital in Mission City, and she lives a pretty lonely life. Until one night, a scary creature tries to murder her in her own apartment, and a sexy stranger saves her life, then kidnaps her.
When Idris tells her of her parentage, she can't believe any of it is true. Or does this info finally cause a lot of other things in her life to make sense? But, she does know that to stay safe from the things trying to kill her, and to maybe get to finally meet her father, she has to stick close to Idris, and stay alive.
She doesn't know what to do with all the unfamiliar feelings that Idris gives her though, because she knows something between them could never work out. Idris and Celia had great chemistry and really good banter. I loved their awkward interactions at first, and how comfortable they became with each other by the end.
Neither of them expected the feelings they had to pop up, and Idris really struggled with them, due to his hate for her clan. But, she wasn't really a part of that clan, in any way other than blood, and he starts to realize his mistake in thinking she would be like them at all. Celia was a truly selfless person, and I enjoyed watching her layers get peeled back as the story went on. I also enjoyed seeing the side characters, both from book 1, as well as the short story prequel. I just wish we had seen more of my favorite side character from book 1, Zeb.
If he doesn't get his own book eventually, I'll be so distraught! I NEED to know more about him and get inside his head! Hopefully we'll at least get a short story for him at some point. I love a star-crossed lovers story, and that's exactly what I got here, complete with denial over, and guilt for, their feelings. It was executed very well, in between the massive suspense storyline of keeping Celia alive.
I enjoyed watching everything unfold, and I loved the resolution. Some things that happened along the way were quite a surprise, and I loved that. I really enjoyed it so much. I highly recommend this book, and this series, to anyone who loves great paranormal romance, especially vampire PNR. I have truly loved getting to know these characters, and I hope this isn't the last we'll see of them. ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Megan from Alpha Book Club Apr 05, Under the Covers Book Blog rated it liked it.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I was a bit hesitant to continue reading this series because the first book didn't blow me away but I figured I would give it another shot. Erickson has created and how she's set up the vampires seems interesting and I wanted to know more. We briefly met him, I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. We briefly met him, but knew he had been groomed from birth with the understanding that he would be King and lead his clan.
After the events of the first book, he is looking for revenge and the way to do that is through the still human not turned daughter of his known enemy. I found this book interesting for the same reasons I came back to read this series. There's something dark and edgy about the world these vampires live in. And I like the characters good enough as well. But it's still missing that spark that makes me fall in love with a rich paranormal story. I think there are many things that could be explored and I felt we are not going far enough into that for my taste. The romance aspect was great, there is chemistry between Idris and Celia felt real and not rushed even though their feelings develop quickly.
Celia as a character was so lovable and I think in the end they were both just looking for love and someone to care for them. I thought it was a nice pairing. If you are looking for a paranormal romance without the heavy weight of the background story arc and the world building then this is probably a great one for you.
I wish it had more layers and depth into the world so I could lose myself into it a bit more. But I think there's a chance I'll pick up the next one anyway. Subscribe to our blog by email! In Blood Veil we get a closer look at the brother who was groomed to be King of the Gregorie.
Under his father's rule, Idris was raised to be King and to follow in his honorable footsteps. Then it was revealed that his father was not so honorable after all and Idris suffered for the betrayals he made against his own clan. Idris is determined to exact revenge on the clan that turned his father against his own people, and Celia Valerie will make the perfect pawn to his plans.
I was excited to get to read Idris' story. He was a strong alpha warrior even after everything that went down in the first book, Blood Guard. His single minded goal of revenge was a bit tiresome at times, considering I thought he was the nicer of the two brothers. Boy was I wrong, neither brother is nice!!! But not in a bad way, well not completely anyway. Idris, like Athan, will do whatever it takes to assure that those he cares about are safe and well taken care of. He is lethal and drop dead sexy, a devastating combination.
Celia is someone that has been left alone for most of her life. Raised in foster homes and with few friends she is a character that I want to protect from all the evil in the world. She is sweet and kind, the way she visited with Charlie really gave the feel of the person she was. But what I really loved about Celia as a character is that Megan gave her panic attacks, and they were related in such a realistic way that I related to what was happening. I have loved both books in this series and I cannot wait for more!
Megan's leap into paranormal romance, if you ask me, has been extremely successful and proven her worth as an author. Celia Valerie is the half-human, half-vampire, daughter of the Valarian king, enemy of the Gregorie Clan. But she has no clue who she is or where she came from. Raised in the human world, abandoned by her parents, she made her way through the system and works as a nurse at Mission Hospital.
Idris, the once future king of the Gregorie Clan, feels more comfortable in his roll as military leader now that the truth of his father's betrayals is out. He wants revenge on the Valarian king, the vampire Celia Valerie is the half-human, half-vampire, daughter of the Valarian king, enemy of the Gregorie Clan. He wants revenge on the Valarian king, the vampire who turned his own father, the former Gregorie king, into a traitor to his clan.
Watching Celia for weeks, waiting for the best time to take her in and use her to draw out her father, his plans change when an assassin breed of vampires attacks Celia. Blood Veil is the second, action-packed vampire adventure in Ms. Overall, I enjoyed the tale, but felt it held too many echos of the first story. Once again, the story centers on a female who grew up without knowledge of the vampire community, although she's strongly tied to the community.
And once again, even though she's a bit horrified, she's oddly okay with the whole vampire thing. She's attracted to her captor. It's a bit redundant and I wish it had been a bit fresher. I also feel like it's just too easy I struggled a bit with some of the descriptions in the story. In the end, all works out for Celia and Idris, but they made some poor choices along their journey to HEA. I found that even though I was engaged in the story, I was rolling my eyes at the action.
Mar 29, Maria Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: Rival clans have different agendas where humans are concerned - some want to peacefully co-exist with them the Gregorie while others want them enslaved the Valarians. This makes for complicated and bloody clashes between them. Idris of the Gregorie has plans for Celia, the daughter of the Valarian King, though she doesn't know her heritage having grown up in foster care. The Valarians and Gregorie are engaged in a nasty battle for supremacy, complica 3.