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Veil of Shadows

(Lightworld/Darkworld #3)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  410 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
With the immortal denizens of the subterranean Lightworld and Darkworld societies locked in battle, the heiress to the Faery throne is exiled to the human realm above. Accompanied to the Upworld by her mother's most trusted adviser, Cerridwen is bound for Eire and the last Fae stronghold on earth. But even this fabled colony is no true haven.

In the absence of the true Fae
Paperback, 329 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Mira Books
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Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
A wonderful transformation of a spoiled child, Cerridwen is mature and exudes confidence, befitting of the true Queene of Faes. First, she must deal with Danae. To fufill her destiny, she needs be patient and wait until the time is right to fight. Cedric, his character as always strong and loyal. His relationship with Cerridwen gets more intense and bittersweet.

A page turner of a read – the struggles, the deceits, the fights and best of all, the love between Cerridwen and Cedric.
Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Well I have to admit with the conclusion of "Queene Of Light" I was concerned whether I would enjoy this series. Some elements were present from the get go: The writing was beautifully crafted, the Lightworld/Darkworld areas were intriguing, the politics were different than I have run across before. But I never felt close to part fae/part human Ayla or her lover, the fallen angel Malachi, perhaps because they didn't have enough 'humanity' for me to connect to. Plus, you know, first novels always ...more
Jul 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the series.
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, faeries
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Dec 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fae
So I finished up this series Lightworld/Darkworld (a trilogy) by Jennifer Armintrout. The first book had a lot of character and world building, but still managed to be a good read. I really love to read books on fae and that was the reason I chose to read this series. The second book was fabulous and I loved it. The third book just fell short. I didn't feel fulfilled. I didn't have any warm fuzzy feelings in my tummy. I just didn't feel much at all. I read it... I finished it... and I really did ...more
Oct 16, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, fantasy, young-adult
I've just finished the Lightworld / Darkworld saga, and well, thank goodness it's over. Overall, these books were disappointing and really didn't live up to their full potential. There's a novel concept here, but really, the three books together were not cohesive, and honestly, mostly the characters made me really mad. I hated all of them probably 90% of the time. Which isn't a great way to spend 900 pages worth of time.

So, I probably wouldn't recommend this trilogy to anyone. But if you're rea
At first I thought that the author skipped parts of the life of the series, but now I realize that she was just choosing the best parts, the important parts so to speak, of the generations seen in this book.

The books sums up the series nicely. You are left with hope.

There was also a little misleading by the author. I didn't expect that Cerridwen's solution would be so simple and when it seemed it was I was disappointed. I literally thought, "Boy, that was the climax of the book?!" But Armintro
Amanda (The Literary Hoarders)
This has to be my least favorite out of the trilogy. Cerridwen was still a spoiled brat and reacted to things before deciding if it was is the smart thing to do. I honestly felt sorry for Cedric to be stuck with her knowing full and well that they were going to end up together anyways. This book kinda fell flat without Ayla and Malachi but it was enjoyable with a weak ending that was a little to cheesy pie to me.
Solace Winter
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
What kind of cop-out novel was this? The first two were amazing, I couldn't stop praising them, but then there was this: forced romance, forced plot, contrived "villains" and treachery. Everything about this screamed amateurish while the first two were a pleasant dark force of nature. I'm saddened by this ending.
Nzea McQuitery
May 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I would've never thought that Cedric and Cerridwen would ever get along....but I just hate the ending when she dies and comes back as an angel. But I always wondered what would've happen if Ayla didn't pair them up in the second book
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Great finish!
Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I Didn't like the ending.
Jan 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Okay, thought I had this in my system. Best of the 3 books, but a really funky ending. Kind of an odd trilogy.
Angst, rrrr makes me grind my teeth.
Kara Callahan
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very good book!
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
how i wish there were more stories to this..(only 3 books) i could read it for a very long time..
Nov 15, 2010 rated it did not like it
I thought it didn't make much sense, and it took me a while to read.
Molly Moblo Perusse
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I loved this series.
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist
Of all three books I like this one the most. I love the leads, their interactions, and relationship. If you want a quick read, that is "good", then this is for you.
Mar 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Defiantly the best book in the series, Cerrwidden is much more likable then Ayla was. And Cedrick turned to be a sweetheart awww...:D
Feb 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Didn't like the ending,too vague
Sep 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: troutface
My Fav. of the THREE.
Isabelle Macnider
Really great series.
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011, library
I really enjoyed this series
Dec 31, 2010 rated it liked it
The ending became a little stilted, but still an enjpyable series.
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Jennifer Armintrout is a pseudonym for Jenny Trout.

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