Beyond The Veil (The Grey Wolves #5)
by Quinn Loftis
Expected Publication Date September 30, 2012
Though the Serbian pack has been brought to heel thanks to the downfall of their Alpha, the war is far from over.
Desdemona, a witch of unfathomable power, has escaped the wolves’ wrath, but she will not go quietly into the night. She takes refuge in a place where even the smallest sliver of light does not dare to enter. Though she had to flee, she has not given up on the treasure she wishes to acquire. Her depravity knows no bounds; she's even willing to search for the one who can assist her in opening a Veil that has not been opened in millennia – with good reason: the danger is incalculable.
Meanwhile, there are major changes rippling through the Romanian Grey wolves. Decebel has become Alpha to the Serbian pack in an effort to begin to unite the Canis lupis species. Their numbers are dwindling in the wake of the shortage of true mates and lack of offspring. The wolves are beginning to lose faith and darkness seems to be crashing in on them from all sides. But the winds of change are blowing, changes that will alter the future of not only the Canis lupis, but of another ancient race as well.
Amidst all of this, Sally is continuing to come to terms with her relationship with the playful, charming, flirty, unbelievably handsome bartender – who happens to be a member of the Romanian pack.
If all that weren’t enough, the Fates have decided to pay a little visit to Jen. It’s time to collect. She cheated the Fates of a life, her life. Now they want what they are due. The problem? It’s more than Jen is willing to pay.
Yes, the war is indeed far from over. Bargains will be struck, declarations will be made, sacrifices will be given, love will be tested, and trust will be questioned as evil makes its stand against them all.
My Thoughts: Quinn has blown me away yet again with the next book in the Grey Wolves Series, Beyond the Veil. I have absolutely fallen in love with this series. The story and characters are incredible. Hands down, Quinn has the hottest werewolves imaginable and I one want so bad. Beyond the Veil continues where Out of the Dark leaves off. It starts off with a bang and crescendos into an impending explosion, the likes of which the supernatural world has yet to see.
Desdemona, the epitome of evil and the last living witch, has managed to escape into the inbetween where she is plotting her next attempt to take over the supernatural world, and seeks to enlist the help of the King of the Warlocks, Cypher, enticing him with an "offer he can't refuse." He's a new character in the series and is actually a pretty cool dude. You'll be so surprised when you find out about this "offer he can't refuse." We get to see and experience more of Sally and Costin. Sally is the pack's gypsy healer, and Costin is a werewolf, a quite yummy one at that. The mating signs and bond increases between them and boy is it intense. If you thought Fane and Decebel were bad, well Costin rivals them in every way when it comes to his little gypsy healer mate. He is a total hottie and loves Sally more than life, but when he finds out that her being a healer makes her a "wolf magnet," it is more than he can take. We were introduced to the Fae in the last book, and we get to see a lot more of them in Beyond the Veil, including the hottie Adam, who Jen so "true to character" refers to as "Legolas." Then of course there is Jen and Decebel. The series wouldn't be complete without Jen. If you haven't read the series, then it will be worth it for you just to get to know her. Decebel has taken over as Alpha of the Serbian pack, and he and Vasile, who is Alpha of the Romanian pack are working together not only to bring unity in the packs, but to defeat Desdemona. Peri from the Fae, is also working with them. We get to see more of Jacque and Fane also, and they also find themselves being targeted by the evil old bitty. The Fate's also pay a visit to Jen, and her relationship with Decebel is put to the test as they face one of the most difficult situations they will ever enounter. We also get to experience more of some of the old characters in the series, as well as some new ones, and we are introduced into the world of the Pixies in this story as well.
The Great Luna even makes an appearance in this book, petitioned by Peri, and she is not a happy camper with the Fae Council and the way their are handling their responsibility to the supernatural world. She makes some changes in the order of things that will blow your mind. That's all I can say without spoiling it for you and I can't wait for you to see what that is. There are also changes made in the order of the packs, which will surprise you, as well as news of new life and impending death. As Desdemona's plan is set into action, the wolves, their mates, and the Fae encounter one of the most difficult situations they have ever faced, and the females in this story find themselves in a position that "true to character," they rise up to. I absolutely cannot wait to see what these badass girls are going to do in the next book in the series.
Quinn has continued this series with a bang, and her stories just keep getting better and better. You find yourself completely caught, hook, line, and sinker, in the world she has created. Beyond the Veil, is filled with romance, passion, fierce loyalty, danger, intrigue, intense action, suspense, and some of the best humor out there. Quinn is such a talented and gifted writer, and she just keeps taking it to a new level with each new book she writes. The Grey Wolves Series is one of those that both young and old will cherish and enjoy, and if you haven't read it, hurry and get it, you won't be disappointed. If you love paranormal romance, the supernatural, and especially werewolves, you will love this. If you don't like or aren't crazy about werewolves, then by the time you read this series, you will also be wanting one for yourself. This is another exciting and captivating installment by an outstanding author, and I am again on the edge of my seat and biting my nails waiting on the next book in the series.
About the Author: Quinn is a 31 year old wife, mother, nurse, and writer, not necessarily in that order. She lives in beautiful North West Arkansas with her husband, son and Nora their Doberman pinscher. She loves writing, reading, and crocheting. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, favourite book(s) is Pride and Prejudice, The Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs, and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. She loves to be silly and have fun, loves music and thinks there is no greater sound in the world than that of her little boy's laughter.
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