Above the Veil Paperback
by Garth Nix
Part of the The Seventh Tower series
Fourth of the thrilling fantasy adventure series set on the Dark World, where society is ranked according to its colour clan and the most precious commodity is light.Tal and Milla are no longer alone in their quest.
They have been joined by the rebel Underfolk led by Crow, Tal's old foe.
But now they must all work together to discover the secrets of the Castle and the Dark World they all inhabit before it is too late.The darkness is growing deeper.
The shadows are growing stronger. And Tal and Milla are in greater danger than ever before...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/06/2009
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780007261222
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Review by kw50197
Although Tal and Milla discover that the reason for the mysterious disappearances of Chosen over the years is related to the plot to remove the Veil which protects their world from Shadows, their mistrust and different beliefs do not permit them to work together. Thus despite their desperate situation, each chooses to goes their own way with Milla returning to the Icecarls while Tal attempts to locate the missing Keystone guardians. Instead of death, Milla is named the Icecarls War-Chief to lead the invasion force to the Castle. And meanwhile, Tal must escape from the army of free-willed Shadows guarding the Red Keystone. These and many more such events make for a rather exciting read. Whether it is Milla and Tal's escape from the pursuing Chosen, Milla's desperate flight back to the Ruin Ship or Tal's attempt to hide from an army of Shadows.What will Tal and Milla do should their paths cross again ? Will these once allies be able to work together to oust the invading Aenirans or will they kill each other ? Why would Shadowmaster Sushin work against the Chosen ? In the end, how will Tal and Milla resolve this situation ? It will be interesting to see the choices Tal and Milla will make. These two who were once enemies turned trusted companions, only for betrayal to make them uneasy allies forced to work together for their survival.