I received this book to give an honest opinion.
Children of the Veil is the second and I guess last book of the Aisling Chronicles by Colleen Halverson. I have also reviewed the first book, and I am happy to have found this author! It’s hard to keep me glued to a book and surprise me. 🙂
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publication Year: 2016
Part of a series?: Yes, Book 2 of 2
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When the first book, Through the Veil, ended, we were left with Elizabeth back in the mortal world, in search for her mother. In this book we see her and Finn and new characters continue their quest and do so much more.
Like Through the Veil, Children of the Veil is such a page turner that I wanted to read in one gulp but had to take breaks because it was just so overwhelming. Elizabeth and her friends can’t find one minute of peace, lol, and what happens is always unexpected. This is a quality I appreciate in books, because it helps me connect more with the book and remember what I read so that this won’t be another series I have finished. So if you love fantasy and like stories with lots of action and tension, this will satisfy you.
Elizabeth did several eye rolling choices in this book like in the other one, but I felt I would have done the same. I liked how even when she makes a mistake, she doesn’t dwell on it for long and moves on the next quest and tries to get things done and save herself in every situation, not waiting for Finn or any other man to save her ass. She wasn’t a damsel in distress, and this is a brownie point for her. Novels should have powerful heroines.
In this book we discovered more about Finn’s past. Like with Elizabeth, at times I didn’t like how he acted, but he is a human. He also tells her at some point that he has made several mistakes in his long life. We can’t be perfect. I would have loved to see more of him, maybe from his POV. I think it would have been interesting to see his thoughts when this or that happened to Elizabeth, although no-POV leaves more space for a mystery personality.
So, judging by the ending and the fact that the book has an epilogue, I guess that the series it’s over? Sad, because although the ending is good, it leaves some unanswered questions. For example: (view spoiler) [Will they win against the Fir Bolgs? Will they defeat Amergin? Will Elizabeth decide to sit on the throne of Teamhair or return in the mortal world with Finn?] (end of the spoiler) I could also try to speculate about these as a reader but I would love to read another book on this series that responds to those questions. Maybe a book about Eamonn and Grainne, since I believe they are two interesting characters.