Beyond the Veil
B. B. Griffith
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The bell that holds power over death has been lost. The race to find it has begun, and our world hangs in the balance.
Caroline and Owen search for the bell across the land of the living. Ben Dejooli, now known as the Walker, searches the land of the dead. Their mission is to protect the bell and keep it secret. Others seek the bell as well, but they have different plans... plans that could disrupt the careful balance between life and death that has stood since the beginning of time.
When a young boy finds the bell out in the plains of Texas, he quickly becomes the target of a showdown between the lands of the living and the dead, and those that want to rule over both.
Loved the 2nd book
I read a lot. Usually 2-3 books a week. I read the first in the series and had to have this one. Another powerful read. I can't wait for the next book. I love the style of writing and all of the characters.
A Story That Won’t Let Go!
The second in the Vanished series, Beyond the Veil is every bit as mesmerizing as Follow the Crow, the first in the series. The bell has found a new Keeper in Grant, an eight-year-old boy. Caroline and Owen, tasked with protecting him, have left the Navajo reservation and rush to Grant’s side, but following close behind are the two agents who want the bell for some diabolical goal of their own. Ben Dejooli, now the Walker and responsible for escorting souls to the veil that he can’t cross himself, and the members of the Circle tasked with protecting the bell begin to realize that something is out of balance and getting worse by the day. As the veil grows weaker between our world and the one beyond, our heroes mobilize to save the world and the souls of everyone in it.
The Vanished series is one of those wonderful stories that kidnaps a reader and won’t let go even after the last page. I love the different points of view, the dialogue, the characters, the story…really everything about this series. And especially Chaco! I was afraid that this might be the end of the story, but it looks as if a third in the series is likely. Mind you, neither of the first two books end as cliffhangers. They are complete stories in themselves, but the overall story continues. If you like fascinating characters and plenty of action in fantasies that inspire as well as entertain, the Vanished series is for you.