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by Christopher Golden

Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Christopher Golden
ISBN: 0553383272
ISBN13: 978-0553383270
Language: English
Publisher: Spectra (March 27, 2007)
Pages: 400
Fb2 eBook: 1331 kb
ePub eBook: 1780 kb
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part of Veil Series.

Christopher Golden His recent comic book work includes the creator-owned Nevermore and DC. .Издание: перепечатанное.

His recent comic book work includes the creator-owned Nevermore and DC Comics' Doctor Fate: The Curse. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family.

Living in a reality just beyond the Veil, humanity’s myths and legends are caught in a struggle for their very survival-against hunters far more powerful than they are. Into this struggle has stepped a New England lawyer who once wanted to be an actor-a man who both longs for the mortal woman he was to marry and is desperate to rescue the sister who’s been taken hostage

The frightful and wondrous, the angelic and bloodthirsty.

The frightful and wondrous, the angelic and bloodthirsty. Living in a reality just beyond the Veil, humanity’s myths and legends are caught in a struggle for their very survival-against hunters far more powerful than they are. Into this struggle has stepped a New England lawyer who once wanted to be an actor-a man who both longs for the mortal woman he was to marry and is desperate to rescue the sister who’s been taken hostage.

Part of The Veil series by Christopher Golden. The detective came up beside her. The two of them stood a moment and just listened. If something was in here with them, wounded and enraged, surely they would hear it breathing. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51. Page 2. Halliwell did not even hesitate. He went to the door, tensed as though he might jump aside if an attack was forthcoming, and flung it open. The hinges creaked loudly. Inside there was nothing but dust and shadows. But there was no sound at all. Halliwell swung the door closed.

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had made herself very small, there in that rounded prison. The moon and starlight that came through the high, arched windows provided no comfort. As though she lay in her bed at home and could burrow underneath the bedclothes for protection and privacy, she huddled there, lost in thought. Her mind wandered, lulled and lured by the voice of the Vittora

Now, young feller, Berl said, what we’re gonna do is, we’re gonna use you to keep the monitor occupied.

Now, young feller, Berl said, what we’re gonna do is, we’re gonna use you to keep the monitor occupied. Where’s that combat rifle of yours?. Berl frowned, reached under his pack, and pulled up the rifle. You’re not thinking I’m gonna let you have it, are ya?. No. Point it at me and shoot me. Because I’m not doing a thing till you give me more information. The more I know-the better my chances. Berl’s frown became a scowl

Second book in a series. Too much slogging through an alternate reality trying to get to a destination while fighting off the bad guys

Second book in a series. Too much slogging through an alternate reality trying to get to a destination while fighting off the bad guys. It reminded me of Two Towers by Tolkien and I found myself shouting "Get to the castle already" about half-way through the book. Feb 09, 2008 Slynne rated it really liked it.

For centuries they lived amongst us. The frightful and wondrous, the angelic and bloodthirsty. Living in a reality just beyond the Veil, humanity’s myths and legends are caught in a struggle for their very survival—against hunters far more powerful than they are.Into this struggle has stepped a New England lawyer who once wanted to be an actor—a man who both longs for the mortal woman he was to marry and is desperate to rescue the sister who’s been taken hostage. Neither hero nor warrior, Oliver Bascombe now finds himself brandishing a magical sword, walking in the company of a woman who sometimes appears as a fox and a man made of pure ice, and dueling with albino giants and winged killers. For in the world of the Borderkind—and the realms that exist beyond it—Oliver is discovering just how vulnerable are humankind’s myths, the dire consequences of their extinction, and the reason he was chosen to save them.…
Comments to eBook The Borderkind (The Veil, Book 2)
Vobei
** spoiler alert ** This series gets better as it goes along. The writing, I think, still leaves a lot to be desired. It's filled with cliches and is overly repetitive, continually summarizing and resummarizing the dire situation the characters find themselves in, describing and redescribing how Frost looks, and what is it with the "finger of dread" that pops up in every chapter. I've never felt a finger of dread in my life. Scared as hell, yeah, but no finger (thankfully).

That gripe out of the way, this story is worth it to watch the relationships develop between the characters, especially the pairs: Kitsune and Oliver on the one hand, and Julianna and Ted Halliwell on the other. The juxtaposition is a little overhanded and not very subtle, but still well done, and, while I was a critic of Oliver and Julianna's relationship and questioned the true extent of his feelings for her and the contrived nature by which he rediscovers them, I was actually really happy when they were reunited, while at the same time absolutely devastated for Kit, which is a wonderful sort of paradox to feel from a fantasy book.

The Atlantean conspiracy lacks real motivation I think, and Ty'Lis is not too impressive a bad guy. I though Sandman far more menacing and dark, and his brotherly battle with the Dustman is what fantasy epics are all about. I have a question for Golden though: do your main characters ever stand fight, or do they always just book it when trouble starts to brew? Just kidding. Actually, the battle scenarios and ensuing escapes kind of lends a feeling of enormity to the figures who are fighting. Like Frost and Kit are powerful and they do amazing things, but they're nowhere near the level of these other myths/legends.

My only request: More Nagas! (and Jaguar people, but to a lesser extent)
Jode
I discovered this great new author and series quite by accident--picked up a copy of The Lost Ones and then realized it was the third book in a series. Reading the blurb on the back got me intrigued, so I ordered the first two books from Amazon. BorderKind is the second in the series, and continues the story of a man and woman trapped on the other side of the Veil--the magical barrier between our mundane world and the world of Legends and Magical Beings. There they encounter such notables as Jack Frost (who does quite a bit more than nip at their toes), Jenny Greenteeth, a Japanese foxwoman, and just about every legend or fairy-tale creature you have ever heard of in your bedtime stories. Christopher Golden weaves a great tale that is far less predictable than it might seem. Well worth the read!
Via
great
Lli
Christopher Golden continues his great trilogy with The Borderkind. As someone who had never even heard of this author before buying The Myth Hunters (Book One), I have been pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I usually stick with Stephen King, Dean Koontz, etc. But, I'm glad I picked up the first book because it has really been a joy to read. If you haven't read the first book, you can't skip it because you'd be lost, so read Myth Hunters first. If you have already read Myth Hunters....well, you are already reading this one I bet!
Mavivasa
I just finished The Borderkind. It was definately a great followup in the veil trilogy. I cant wait for the final chapter to see how everything turns out. Theres some great battles, new scary enemies. The only real criticism I have, is that I hate cliff-hanger endings. Unfortunately, you kind of need one in the middle of a trilogy.
Kigabar
Christopher Golden does an excellent job in creating a beleivable world & believable charaters. You will never look at Jack Frost the same way again.
Kanek
I greatly enjoyed the "Myth Hunters" much to my surprise, and this is a fairly decent follow up. But it sort of left me with that middle of trilogy feeling. Will be looking forward to the final book, but didn't like it as much as the first one. Am also looking forward the author's "Baltimore".
The initial entry in this series was an absorbing, mind-boggling story that rivaled Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" in terms of its subject matter, quality, and level of wonder. This entry falls far short of that level, though it does have its strong points.

Borderkind takes 400 pages to move the story along and get the central characters ready for the final installment. There are far too many fight scenes between The Borderkind and the Hunters that only seem to differ in their locales, and in which of the less-important characters we've just met die. There are also far too many pages detailing the feelings that threaten to 'overtake' whichever character we're reading about.

The chapters featuring series hero Oliver Bascombe are excellent, and help make up for the overly long stretches where we must travel with lesser characters.

I will read the third book, and hope it swings back toward the high level of quality the original entry had.
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