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For eight hundred years, the Federation of Worlds has reigned supreme over the galaxy. Under its banner, eleven sentient races have put aside their quarrels to work towards their common prosperity. But now something stirs. A hundred worlds have broken free from the Federation fold. They have made no demands, no threats. There is no evidence that their movement is anything ...more
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E.L. Ervin
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the amazing cover to the last word in this book, T.C. Metivier delivered a well-crafted masterpiece!
As a sci-fi/fantasy lover, I expected great things from this novel and was not disappointed in the least.
The plot of Veil of Darkness was almost completely flawless, the characters are very memorable and each of the scenes could be vividly imagined. Metivier's writing style is very clear, concise and believable; making this novel a magnificent and enjoyable read.
I recommend this to any sci-fi
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Susan
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really loved this book. A great sci fi read. Won't be able to put the book down it is that good. I won this book from Goodreads.
Richard Cozicar
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best sci fi book I've read in years. Strong characters and a fresh well well written plot. If you're a sci fi fan this book is a must read.
Amy
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or my review in any way.

I like a good sci-fi book every now and then, and I'm usually quite skeptical because a good sci-fi book is hard to come by... look no further!

I loved the sci-fi/fantasy mix in this book, I thought it was really refreshing and it worked really well. The mix of magic and technology made it come across as a high-tech fantasy novel more than anything, I lov
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Veil of Darkness is the first in the science fiction and fantasy series, Chalas Peruvas, by T.C. Metivier. Following eight-hundred years of peace and relative prosperity from eleven different species, the Federation of Worlds—an intergovernmental organization formed to promote intergalactic cooperation—is imperilled when a hundred worlds secede. With the rumbling of war, the Federation is left unprepared and vulnerable for what is to come. The foundation of the Federation is the human planet of ...more
Ray Simmons
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If there is any book or series that Veil of Darkness by T.C. Metvier reminds me of it would be Lord of the Rings, one of the greatest Fantasy adventures of all time. Just as Lord of the Rings felt huge in scope and the fate of many species were tied to the success of the heroes, the same scope and especially that frightening feeling of impending doom is found in Veil of Darkness. The big difference is that Lord of the Rings takes place in a time before history as we know it has even begun and V ...more
Elizabeth Ehlen
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There has been peace for 800 years, but the growing Coalition threatens the Federation’s tenuous peace. There are whispered rumors, and those paying attention to other dimensions are feeling the growing evil creep nearer. Admiral Ortega knows that he must stop it at all cost, because he knows the man behind it. Roger knows it’s coming, but is too busy on his own quest to recognize his role. Justin and Austin are only just recognizing that their role is not just those of diplomats, but of key pla ...more
Wayne
this is a goodreads.com free book .. For eight hundred years the Federation of Worlds has reigned supreme over the galaxy.. The planet Tellaria is the birthplace of the human race and the backbone of the Federation. Admiral Drogni Ortega leads the finest planetary fighting force the galaxy has ever known. But now he must confront an enemy unlike any he has faced before, a foe who wields ancient power infused with infinite malevolence that is seemingly determined to exterminate all life from the ...more
S.K. Gregory
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In a vast universe, a war is about to begin that could mean the end for all life. Admiral Ortega is leading the fight, but it is against an enemy he has never faced before. Well written, this author has created a world that is easy to imagine, with some great characters. Sci-fi lovers will really enjoy this book. Highly recommended.
Brian Wilkerson
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tim Metivier asked me to read his novel, "Veil of Darkness". It is a science fiction space opera with fantasy genre magic.

PLOT

I have great things to say about this book as a whole, but not about the plot. I have nothing good to say about the plot. This is because the plot is prologue.

That's the gist of it. The most direct plotline is an assassination mission on the Coalition's leader, Rokan Sellas, and while that is well constructed, it is diminished by the larger plot structure. We get sev
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Timothy Metivier was born in Madison, Wisconsin and grew up in Buffalo, New York. He enjoys the cold weather so much that he went to college at Colgate University in upstate New York before returning to Madison for his MA in Classics from the University of Wisconsin. He runs competitively as part of the Bergen Elite Running Club and also enjoys playing racquet sports of all kinds.

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