The Veil of Gold
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
The worlds of Mir, the normal human world, and Skazki, the magical world, are causing trouble for Rosa, Daniel, and Em. Rosa and Daniel were lovers before, but they split. When Rosa finds a magical golden bear she requests help from Daniel to learn more about it. Soon, Daniel and his fellow worker, Em, get pulled and trapped inside of Skazki by the bear. They face all kinds of demons and trouble. Rosa realizes what has happened, and she sets out on a quest to get into Skazki as well and bring her friends back.
As I began reading The Veil of Gold I thought that it seemed more like an adult book. The style of writing would appeal to older teenagers or adults because of the events and the vocabulary. It takes place in Russia, and throughout the story you learn some Russian words, myths, and stories. The chapters change from one group of characters to another, and it is very beneficial in knowing everything that is going on. I loved the genres included in it; they were adventure, fantasy, and mystery. Sometimes the author left parts on the story to be assumed or figured out by the reader, and it was kind of hard to do sometimes. I recommend strong readers interested in magical stories or Russia read The Veil of Gold.
There are sexual scenes, swearing, and violence.
State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of
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