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  • ISBN: 0553383264
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Christopher Golden
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spectra (January 31, 2006)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • FB2 size: 1890 kb
  • EPUB size: 1227 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 197
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The Myth Hunters, . Part of The Veil series by Christopher Golden. For another long moment he stared out at the ocean, his view obscured by this new veil of snow, then turned and strode across the frozen grounds of his father’s estate. The rigid grass crunched beneath his shoes.

The Myth Hunters, . The enormous Victorian mansion was an antique red with trim the pink of birthday-cake frosting, though Oliver’s mother had always insisted upon referring to it as rose so as not to impugn the masculinity of the household.

The Myth Hunters book.

Author : Christopher Golden

Author : Christopher Golden. Genres : Fantasy, Horror. In this enthralling new tale from bestselling author Christopher Golden, one man is drawn into a realm just across the veil from our own, where every captivating myth and fairy tale is true, the vanished exist–and every fear is founde. .Yielding to his father's wishes, Oliver Bascombe abandoned his dream of being an actor and joined the family law firm. Now he will marry a lovely young woman bearing the Bascombe stamp of approval.

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of such novels as Of Saints and .

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of such novels as Of Saints and Shadows, The Ferryman, Strangewood, The Gathering Dark, and The Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. Working with tor Amber Benson, he cocreated and cowrote Ghosts of Albion, an animated supernatural drama for BBC online. In between the last two books, I decided to pick up the first book in the Veil series, the Myth Hunters, after reading a little about it. This, by far, is the best series of contemporary, urban, dark fantasy (or whatever you'd like to call it) I have read, hands down.

Oh, and please thank your mother for the te.Halliwell gave a gentle nod of agreement. Well, for the hospitality, then. Detective, I’m sorry, just. you really think that Oliver is responsible for all of this?. He hesitated a long time before responding. I think he has a lot of the pieces missing from this puzzle. Beyond that, I wouldn’t want to speculate. During his first excursion beyond the Veil, Oliver had come to think that time passed more or less in sync on both sides

Author : Christopher Golden

Author : Christopher Golden.

THE MYTH HUNTERS: Book One of the Veil. Christopher Golden is the award-winning, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of such novels as Of Saints and Shadows, The Ferryman, Strangewood, The Gathering Dark, and The Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Enjoyable horrific fantasy, first of a new series, from the author of Wildwood Road (2005). Oliver Bascombe is on the verge of getting married but is having some doubts. All those doubts fall by the.

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In this enthralling new tale from bestselling author Christopher Golden, one man is drawn into a realm just across the veil from our own, where every captivating myth and fairy tale is true, the vanished exist–and every fear is founded….Yielding to his father's wishes, Oliver Bascombe abandoned his dream of being an actor and joined the family law firm. Now he will marry a lovely young woman bearing the Bascombe stamp of approval. But on the eve of his wedding, a blizzard sweeps in–bringing with it an icy legend who calls into question everything Oliver believes about the world and his place in it…. Pursued by a murderous creature who heeds no boundaries, Jack Frost needs Oliver's help to save both himself and his world–an alternate reality slowly being displaced by our own. To help him, Oliver Bascombe, attorney-at-law, will have to become Oliver Bascombe, adventurer, hero–and hunted. So begins a magnificent journey where he straddles two realities…and where, even amid danger, Oliver finds freedom for the very first time.
Reviews about The Myth Hunters (The Veil, Book 1) (7):
Still In Mind
Amazingly satisfying and MODERN, as far as fantasy goes. I always picture satisfying fantasy to be something with an air of dust and age to it, when men spoke fancifully, and narrated their stories thus. All ensuing attempts, at least for me, seem to fail because, stories like Dragonlance are weak imitations, right down to the Tolkein verbiage. Golden attempts none of that and seamlessly blends the world of myth and legend with our own, in regular commonplace English. Even his hero, Oliver, is a normal, albeit wealthy man, with insecurities, temptations, and weaknesses, and he reacts to his strange predicament of being thrust "beyond the Veil" in normal, understandable terms.

As Amanda says, one gets a sense of Stephen King, and it's not just the Maine backdrop to the beginning of the story. I think mostly it reminds me of the Tower, with worlds behind worlds and the allusions to corners being turned onto parallel dimensions where things could be slightly, or significantly, off-kilter.

I enjoyed the use of myths and legends from around the world beyond just the standard Western litany of Greek and Norse gods and heroes. Among the main characters are a Native American trickster, a Chinese dragon, a Japanese trickster/demon and Jack Frost, who's just the winter man. Golden imbues each of these with strange, but culturally acceptable powers. At times, it seems Golden's research into these myths is just superficial, and they take on the most stereotypical elements of their complex histories, but the attempt is admirable. Certainly there's a wealth of material for him to draw on in the construction of the Two Kingdoms. What's kind of disappointing is the mix he chooses. I have my eyes out for recognizable deities and legends, and find them wanting. The less notable villains seem like hodgepodges of animal parts with no connection to real human legend at all, but his choice of main villain in the Sandman is sublime and well done. I have to admit that this construction of the legend is fascinating and frightening.

I feel three stars is appropriate, there's a wealth of potential that makes me excited, but execution-wise I expect better, but maybe I'm spoiled. I definitely am interested in seeing where this is going. Atlantis, the Mayans and greater legends await, or at least I hope.
Bukus
I enjoyed this book. I really liked the characters, both human and myth. I bought it for my Kindle. I was unhappy to find out that there are two sequels and neither is available for Kindle. I can get them with a free Kindle app to be read on my phone, tablet, or computer. Really? I don't think many people over the age of 16 want to read on one of those devices when they've got a perfectly good Kindle that's kind to the eyes. I ordered the two sequels used, because I want to know what happens to everybody.
Sadaron above the Gods
Mr. Golden's Veil series is a wonderful read. He did extensive research into the variations of myths and children's stories to craft this creative and entertaining twist on every child's fairy tale you ever read or were read to. The suspense and mood are inlaid with brooding and a touch of whimsy. The main character is a very human Oliver Bascombe who seems to often stumble his way in and out of trouble but always displaying enough resourcefulness and inner strength to survive, as he realizes that he is the product of two worlds -- one of myth and the one we all know as the realm of men. Golden has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards. He is an engaging speaker and writer as well as an excellent anthologist.
Ynneig
The Veil Trilogy by Christopher Golden is about a lawyer named Oliver. On the night before his wedding, Oliver is having serious doubts about going through with it when Jack Frost (a very awesome rendition of the character) sweeps into the room with a wound in his side, says he's being hunted and needs help. A stunned Oliver helps him outside, where he finds what exactly it was that attacked Frost - a gigantic creature with the body of a man and the head of a falcon, wielding a flaming sword. Frost manages to open a gate through the Veil, and Oliver shockingly finds himself in the world of Myths - legendary creature from all sorts of mythologies. Everything from Father Christmas to the obscure Jenny Greenteeth. It turns out that many of the Myths are being killed off by these powerful Myth Hunters (such as the falcon creature), and they don't know why. And, of course, the plot escalates from there.

It's full of well-developed and just plain *cool* characters, genuinely scary and/or awesome villains (like the Sandman), and it's just a fun read.

Whenever I came across a character from a myth I didn't recognize, I'd look it up just for fun. But although there's quite a few mythical characters to keep you amused and intrigued, the main "party" (in RPG terms) remains the same. This helps you grow genuinely attached to a character who might otherwise remain nothing more than a curiosity, like Jack Frost.

The book focuses on Oliver and his party, but parts also focus on the detective trying to find Oliver back in the real world (he just disappeared, after all) and Oliver's sister. But far from becoming confusing or tedious, these parts serve to further flesh out the intriguing world and characters Golden has created.

I love finding a series like this - I've been burned so many times on so many fantasy series. I get 1/4 of the way through the first book, declare it Amazing, and eagerly buy the second (and third and fourth) book. Then I get a little farther into that first book, and everything just goes downhill. Happily enough, that's not so with this series. The book stayed solid throughout...actually it just got better as it went along. I'm now 1/4 of the way through The Borderkind (second book in the series) and I bought the third and final book, The Lost Ones, with complete confidence.

If you love a good, fun story and awesome characters - if you like a good dose of "fun" along with your depth and character development, then I highly recommend this series.

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