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Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Ace (first published 1986)
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Joe Bonadonna
Beyond the Veil is the second book in the Beyond Sanctuary Trilogy. And once again, Janet Morris does not disappoint in this stirring novel of political and religious intrigue, dark magic, gods and men, witches and mages, and the price of love and war. This is a pivotal book in the trilogy, where foreshadow and story threads begin to weave in and out to form a tapestry, telling a tale of friends who become foes, enemies who become allies, and what Fate lies in store for certain demigods and mort ...more
Uvi Poznansky
The title, Beyond the Veil, suggests to me an uncertain, mysterious world, where you must guess at the shape of things by their somewhat misleading impressions. It is a world of fantasy, where deceit abounds. Expecting treachery, an empty armor can be sent to battle as a counter-measure, to fool the eyes of the enemy, veiling them to the truth.

In spite of his resistance Randal is dragged across town, to aid the Stepsons investigate the murder of an assassin, Belize, whose last gasp we have just
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A.L. Butcher

Strife follows the Riddler and that is especially true here. With dissention among his Stepsons, traitors in the camp, silence from his god and civil war brewing this is a rollercoaster ride of emotion, mayhem and, of course, exceptional fantasy.

Some new characters are introduced, namely Kama, a feisty female warrior who is not all she seems. Better still there is a lot of character development here, particularly for Niko and Randall; at times heartbreaking and at times enlightening the story d
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Lori Myers
I had to break down and google the word entelechy. Here is the third definition I found "Something complex that emerges when you put a large number of simple objects together" This book is that precisely that.
In the beginning of the book, Niko has gone back to Bandera to regain his maat, the balance he is a master of. Tempus is neck deep in the politics of war, having almost destroyed the Black Nisibisi mages in Beyond Sanctuary. Toss in a daughter that Tempus didn't know he had, (Kama), a very
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Charles
I really liked Morris's characters.
Andrew Weston
Once again, I was delighted to read a tale that had depth, breadth, murder, intrigue and double-crosses left right and centre.
But what to say without giving too much away?
Someone is trying to send Tempus secret messages, vital to the stability of the region. However, 'someone else' is equally as determined to make sure those messages never get through. But who?
The only person who may hold a key to what is happening is a victim of murder, so the Stepsons are forced to turn to their Hazard Mage, R
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Lilian Roberts
Janet Morris has done an awesome job with this book again. I have read her books and I am a fan. This is the Cut edition of “Beyond the Veil” which contains new scenes, details and insights.
I love science fiction fantasy so this is the book for me. The author provides a mixture of deceit, magic, mystery and romance. I did not put the book down until I got to the last page and then I was sad that it was over.
I would recommend the book to all that love science fiction and spending time with a gr
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Shannon Appelcline
Definitely a middle book in a series, without as much closure as I'd like. However, this novel offers a really wonderful character study of a few of the main characters, which makes it well worth while.
Dennis Waller
My first book by Janet Morris was "The Sacred Band." I was captivated by the depth and maturity of writing. With that, I became a fan and have moved on to this book, "Beyond the Veil." This entry provides masterful story telling on a level comparable to James Patterson, full of conflict, intrigue, and edginess, this one is held my attention from beginning to end. All the elements are here and in the right balance, from characters to the flow of the plot. It's an easy read to get caught up in. I ...more
Zoe Saadia
Not a reader of fantasy, I was enthralled with this book. The world created in this series of novels is incredible, so alien and different but so real, so easy to relate to. The characters are beyond mortal powers but their emotions are the most lethal weapon, if turned against them.
I love how the author makes it all so real. You feel yourself hurled straight into this other world, accepting its rules wholeheartedly. A masterful storytelling combined with compelling plot, battles, political int
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Brandt
This is such a powerful series. And Beyond the Veil (Sacred Band of Stepsons: Beyond Trilogy, Author's Cut Editions Book 2) by Janet Morris is another powerful fantasy written by an author with command over her world and the character who populate it. It is unpredictable and engaging. Certainly a series worthy of, or even too good for, film adaption. Looking for more from this author.
Normandie Alleman
Janet Morris paints a beautiful picture with her words and takes us to another intriguing world in this epic science fiction/fantasy tale. This book captivated me from the beginning and held my interest throughout. I can't forget to mention the stunning cover which complements the book perfectly. I will be reading more from this author for certain.
Deborah McClatchey
I love this author's works. She is a wonderful storyteller. If you are a fan of science fiction fantasy, this one does not disappoint!
It has heroes, deceit, love, magic, misleading impressions... you'll not want to put it down. I give this book high marks. It was given to me by the author for an honest review.
Darrin Mason
Fantasy made believable is fantasy at its best. Janet Morris made me believe. Well-written, beautifully presented, and highly recommended.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free digital copy in exchange for a review.
Angel Sefer
A great science fiction fantasy novel!

Beyond the Veil is a very interesting adventure in a fantasy world full of warriors, wizards, and Gods, with fascinating characters and a unique storyline.
Jonny Bell
The book is very descriptive and it allows you to see yourself in the story. This is definitely something that's worth reading. I recommend it.
Damian Stevenson
This author writes vivid prose. Her characters and situations are well drawn. This was an interesting read.
Jams Roses
Great book. Made me dream of being more than just a mere mortal, even if I would have to wrestle with the angst that comes with it. Recommended.
Stevie Turner
Well-written epic tale for fans of Science Fiction/Fantasy. This one is a real page-turner!
William O'Brien
Into another world!

Beyond the Veil (Sacred Band of Stepsons: Beyond Trilogy, Author's Cut Editions Book 2)
by Janet Morris

Yet another brilliant book from Morris - The Sacred Band delivers again as expected as those know that have read the stupendous works in this series.

“Beyond the Veil” takes you to places you have only dreamed of, into another world of heroes ,battles, death, victory and rewards.
Clash of the Titans meets Gladiator with a mix of wizardry.

Pure brilliance in this highly engaging 5
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Dave Peticolas

A novel set in the Thieves' World setting.

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Janet Ellen Morris (born May 25, 1946) is a United States author. She began writing in 1976 and has since published more than 20 novels, many co-authored with David Drake or her husband Chris Morris. She has contributed short fiction to the shared universe fantasy series Thieves World, and edited the Bangsian fantasy series Heroes in Hell. Most of her work has been in the fantasy and science ficti ...more
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