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Review: Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn (Indigo Court series #2)
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Review: Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn (Indigo Court series #2)

by The CaptainOctober 20, 2011

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE, so read on with confidence!***

TLDR recap:

Cicely is back and badder than ever!  She’s a woman on a mission in the second installment of the Indigo Court series, ready to go to the mat for her man Grieve, friend Kaylin, and cousin Rhiannon.  Cicely is going to be pushed farther than she ever thought possible as she discovers more secrets of her heritage, just who is really on her side, and secret alliances among friends and foes.  A lot of the things she thought she was sure of are turned on their heads in Night Veil.  This is a GraveTells Recommended Read!

  • Title: Night Veil
  • Series: The Indigo Court  series – book #2
  • Author: Yasmine Galenorn
  • Prominent Characters: Cicely, Grieve, Rhiannon, Kaylin, Lannan Altos, Peyton
  • Recommended reader age: 18+
  • Sexual content level: Moderate, some what explicit

 

Thoughts:

The story that started in Night Myst continues in Night Veil at a more break neck pace.  Whereas there was alot of time spent on learning the workings of the Indigo Court and bringing the cast of characters together in Night Myst, this novel is more about finding out just who everyone is, and who they’re not.  It’s about breaking old alliances and forming new ones.  The snake hiding with the rabbits.  That trusted ally you thought you knew.

Cicely is so darned likable that I find myself biting my lip a lot when I read her books.  I worry about the girl, you see.  She’s so busy running around trying to save her friends that she keeps putting herself in peril.  So far, those episodes have left her relatively unscathed.  I say relatively, because the poor girl definitely takes her lumps. She is learning the hard way that to be magic born and young in a world that is populated with very old, ancient beings who have spent hundreds of years plotting their various schemes is to be viewed as a cute plaything or pawn on the board at best, a Happy Meal in the hands of a destructive two year old at its worst.

She’s also finding out that villians have their own brand of sexy Smex Beam attractiveness, and maybe she needs to find a way to put a little more distance between herself and a certain bunch of vampires.  It’s not going to be easy though, especially since she’s feeling a bit conflicted by some developments in that area.

The moments that Cicely and Grieve have on stage together are hot, tension filled, and achingly sweet.  These two are meant for each other, but they have a lot of obstacles to overcome to get there.  The history that is present only makes the present more poignant.  Scenes from the past are woven seamlessly into the plot arc, and serve to deepen and enrich the love story here.  Thankfully, Ms. Galenorn has signed a deal with her publisher for two more books in the Indigo Court Series, so we readers can get more Cicely and Grieve goodness!

She leaves us with another cliffhanger ending that has rearranged and repopulated a chess board we thought we had memorized.  The plot soup just keeps getting deeper and thicker in the Indigo Court Series.

 

Memorable quotes:

Come into my parlor said the spider to the fly:

Knowing Lannan, anything could be coming my way.  He closed the door softly and turned toward me.  The golden man, Apollo incarnate, with shimmering hair and obsidian eyes, and oh-so-breathtaking looks.  But looks were deceptive.

 

It can really suck to be a star-crossed lover:

“I don’t care, I don’t care if you kill me.  I just need you — now, forever, in my life.  I need you to be with me, to touch me, to love me.”  I burst into tears.  “I can’t stand this — I’m in pain.”

 

If you liked Night Veil of the Indigo Court series…

If you liked Night Veil of Yasmine Galenorn’s Indigo Court series you might also like book one, Night Myst.  You may also like the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris for its use of bad vampires with all sorts of political machinations, deep plot threads, and large ensemble cast.

There is also the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison, which features witches, demons, vampires, werewolves, and mysteries a plenty with lots of butt kickin’ action and tough chicks.

 

Final thoughts:

The story that started in Night Myst begins to pick up some steam here, so the slowness of the first book is largely remedied.  There is more time spent on action, and less time on world building.  Cicely and Grieve get more stage time together, which I loved – their scenes are beautifully written and heartfelt.  We also get to see some of the secondary characters do things that are rather surprising, and the plot twists were things that I didn’t always see coming.  I’m excited to see where this series goes in the next two books.  I give this a hearty Recommended Read!

Rating: Night Veil

A Must-Read!

 

Related links:

  • Buy Night Veil (Indigo Court Series #2): Amazon
  • Buy Night Myst (Indigo Court Series #1): Amazon

http://www.galenorn.com/: Author Yasmine Galenorn’s website

http://www.charlaineharris.com/: Author Charlaine Harris’ website

http://www.kimharrison.net/: Author Kim Harrison’s website

 

No payment or compensation was received for this review and the opinions herein are honest and unaffected by any outside factors.

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About The Author
The Captain
When not in pursuit of two small children, a sausage shaped black lab, workaholic husband, crazed hermit crab, bachelor's degree, Jensen Ackles, or editors, I spend time writing and reading PNR/UF as fast as my overtaxed eyes and fingers can read and type. I'm busily writing a series with plenty of Smex Beam deployment and the occasional short story. I am susceptible to bribes involving chocolate, peanut butter, and interesting combinations of the two.
5 Comments
  • Ash
    October 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Now I really want to read this. 😀

  • Captain Dirty Pants
    October 23, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    It’s a great series, but it is NOT light and fluffy stuff. So, if you are looking for a non-relationship one night stand sort of book, this isn’t for you. 🙂

    Galenorn really builds a complex world and characters in this, so be ready for bein’ all involved and having to think and remember stuff.

    I want to hear what you think if you read these! Get back to me and let me know, Night Myst and Night Veil are the only two books of hers I’ve read, so I don’t know what her other series are like.

  • October 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Ok, I’m a cover slut 🙂 and I can turn down a bad ass chick with blood on her…this is going on my to-read shelf NOW!

  • Captain Dirty Pants
    October 27, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Hey Cass!

    Yeah, I <3 the covers for these books too. Actually, if there's a naked dude on a book a lot of the time that will turn me off from buying it no matter how much I may look at it (and drool) while in the aisles of the store. Lol.

    The cover for Night Huntress #1 (Halfway to the Grave) is what got me to buy that one too, just a hawt chick who looked bad ass on it.

    Once you read these I 'd love to hear back from you and what you thought! I had a hard time pulling quotes cause everything felt too spoilery! And Cicely definitely lives up to the cover image: tough, gorgeous, knows how to fight, and a fierce and loyal friend. The sort of girl you want to have on your side, that's for sure. 🙂

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