Saturday, May 7, 2011

Review: Veiled Innocence

Title: Veiled Innocence (The Soul Cycle)

Author: Krystle Jones

Publisher: Pesante Press

Format: Ebook

Source: Author

Review: 4/5

(Goodreads) Summary:

Vishka should have died the night her empire fell. Alone and desperate, she makes a pact with a beautiful stranger for the power to avenge her people. But every bargain has its price...
Lianora never placed much stock in the gods; she especially never believed the Accalian lore that spoke of a lost ancient magic, a magic woven from the fabric of people's souls. So when she discovers the teardrop necklace, she thinks it to be nothing special - until the visions begin, glimpses of a legendary empress's past and the approach of a great evil. One that may be far closer than she realizes.
What Rowan wants more than anything is freedom. More by force than choice, he serves the crumbling gothic metropolis of Accalia as Black Knight, charged with the protection of the city. When a vicious murder occurs in the dead of night, he never dreams the beautiful woman with dark eyes and flowing, black hair could be a prime suspect. A woman who hasn't aged for over one thousand years, driven to Accalia in pursuit of an avenging god of death bent on rebuilding his usurped kingdom with the souls of the living.

 When Accalia falls prey to a devastating attack, the three unwilling allies are forced together. Now they must figure out how to kill a god. But how do you kill the embodiment of Death?

For me, the beginning of this book was really slow. Not a lot happened and it took me a while to get through. Fortunately, when I reached the second half of the book I couldn't put it down!

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the different characters. I think my favorite was Rowan who is a troubled Knight that joins Lianora (pretty name!) on her journey to save Accalia. I found myself getting excited when the book changed to his POV. In the first half Vishka was boring to read about because I didn't quite understand what was happening or who she was, but by the end of the book I liked her a lot.

The plot of Veiled Innocence can be a little slow at times but the last half of the book is really fast paced. There was a lot of action and tons of twists and surprises! The one thing I wished there were more of was the connection between Lianora and her lover Gabriel.

Overall I'm glad I had the chance to read this book an Krystle's fantastic writing style. The ending was a real cliff hanger and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. For more about the author visit her blog:


  1. Hi Brittany! Great review, it really does sound like a great book, despite the slow beginning :) Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Hi Britanny,
    I love novellas and this one 'Veiled Innocence' sounds interesting.

  3. I love the cover, it's so pretty. I haven't read this book but it sounds interesting (even with the slow start).

  4. Thank you, scarletkira! It's amazing what you can do with Microsoft Publisher and some stock photos. ;)

  5. Great review, Brittany, and great blog!

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