Shattered Veil

Shattered Veil

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When everything that defines you is stripped away, who do you become? For Aris, a talented wingjet pilot, war means sacrificing everything: her home, her name, her face-and the one promise she swore she'd never break. In the small village of Lux, everyone flies wingjets, but nobody flies them like Aris Haan. When she's not dancing through the skies, she's spending every minute with Calix, whom she's loved since childhood. They plan to Promise, but instead he is sent to defend their dominion against a bloody invasion. Determined not to lose him, Aris follows, joining an underground network of women inside the male-only military. Using secret technology that allows her to pass as a man, she becomes "Aristos," a Flyer in a search-and-rescue unit. As Aris grows stronger on the battlefield and more comfortable in her guise as Aristos, her personal mission becomes less and less clear. When she and her enigmatic commander, Major Vidar, uncover an astonishing conspiracy that could destroy everything, she must make a choice that will determine not only the fate of her heart, but the future of her dominion.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 361 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 21.34mm | 630.49g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1493613200
  • 9781493613205
  • 1,773,233

About Tracy E Banghart

Tracy E. Banghart is a cheesy movie-loving, fantasy football-playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began "practicing" her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family's cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake.show more

Rating details

449 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 38% (170)
4 40% (180)
3 17% (75)
2 3% (13)
1 2% (11)

Our customer reviews

War has been taking place among the five dominions for years. Atalanta, one of the dominions, is particularly interests Safara, another dominion that is in need of natural resources. Here lives Aris Haan, an eighteen year-old talented wingjet flyer who cares little about the war. She runs a peaceful life, she wouldn't be capable of anything difficultlt on her own anyway. And of course, she has Calix after all, and a promise of a nice future together. What else would she need? That is, until Calix is chosen for Military and their dreams of Promise and then marriage are shattered for who knows how long. But Calix is everything to her, her whole life is about him. So catching on an offer she had earlier gotten, she decides to join Military and follow Calix into into war. Except women don't fight, or do they? Honestly, Shattered Veil was amazing. Everything about it was peculiar and different and special, not to mention beautiful and perfect. The atmosphere, the story, the descriptions, the emotions, the writing, everything. What amazed me the most though, was the writing style. It resembled to Laini Taylor's writing a bit and it was truly very gorgeous. I'm absolutely a writing style snob, but this was so perfect, I could read it all day even if the text was about a piece of pasture. I just loved it! Another thing I completely adored was how real everything was. Often, there are over-or underdone, unreal, unbelievable - choose which you like - emotions, situations, feelings, etc., however, in Shattered Veil, there was none of this. There wasn't a word I considered fake. I'm not sure whether it depicted well what I meant, but I hope so. The descriptions were also incredible. A little poetric, but having the right balance, it was so very much gorgeous. Aris was a likable character. Everybody around her considered her weak, feeble, incapable of even living on her own. She believed tit, too. But getting into the military brought a big change into her life and thus into her personality. She flourished into a mentally as well as physically strong and capable woman who believed in herself and believed she could, wanted to do more than just sitting around and whine about the unfairness of life. As for Calix, I liked him first, but in the end he turned out to be a less empathic than I had thought and was a prime jerk in fact. There were other characters of course, all very well built, and likable. And for the last, but not least, world building is not to be missed out. It was exceptional. The dominions, habits, names, reasons, and so on was worked out excellently. I could imagine it as if I was there.show more
by Cassidie Jhones
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