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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Indigo Dreams Publishing (1 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907401482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907401480
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,056,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frances Galleymore is a novelist, poet and screenwriter based in London, UK. Her first book was published to brilliant reviews and her work since has been praised in national newspaper reviews for being 'immensely enjoyable' and 'haunting and memorable'. Her most recent novel, Veritas: Finding The Goddess, is an eco adventure and magical quest described as 'sure to delight' and 'a fantastical read'. www.francesgalleymore.com

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... It is so important people know that this is not the set design of how to live and your book is a fine example of some different ways to live. Quite wonderful! I trust it will reach a lot of people. --Anna Mackenzie

"sure to delight... a fantastical read" --Vanya Silverten

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Frances Galleymore is the author of five previous novels which have been widely praised in the UK and published in translations abroad. Her short stories have appeared in the Mail On Sunday and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and she is an award winning television screenwriter. After working as a healer for seven years, Frances has more recently become a poet concerned with twin themes of the natural world and the magical. She lives in Muswell Hill, north London. Previous novels published: Safe / Widow Maker / Lifemask (Orion) Dangerous Relations (Little, Brown) Orange Tree (Jonathan Cape) About previous novels: immensely enjoyable Independent Galleymore writes with a real impact Sunday Times haunting and memorable New Woman

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Veritas was an enjoyable book, which I really did like, even though the following might not make it seem like I did. Veritas is somewhat of a parable, whose message and metaphors sometimes got in the way of the story, at least for me. This was unfortunate, as the core story takes an interesting mixture of dystopia and otherworldly realm, where the magic realm, Veritas, is an allegory for the body, its emotions, and systems. At each stop in Veritas Jona, and the reader, learns a life lesson, which she needs to leverage to be able to complete her journey.

I liked the passages in Veritas the best as they were more cohesive and felt less rushed. Some of the events described in the books, especially in the earlier parts and the parts set in the city seem rather abrupt and hiccuppy; Jona spends about a year trapped in the city of Gulgot but the entire time from her capture to her escape to Iscelt is described in 45 pages. I would have liked to have seen more of Jona's time there. How did she avoid indoctrination, how did she manage to keep her spirit up and stay sane? These would have been interesting concepts to have visited more in depth. At times the story felt rather too linear, a sort of "now we go here and do/learn this so we have solved another part of the quest"-quality. As with the allegory, this intruded upon the narrative for me. Then again, Koning van Katoren, one of my favourite childhood books, which I read and reread countless times, has the same problem for me now, so that may be due to the fact that I'm a bit old for the story.

One of the strong of the novel was its protagonist. Jona is a strong and clever girl, who puts duty before herself.
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By TonyH on 12 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback
What I especially like about Veritas is one senses it was not written for any market but because the writer wanted to and enjoyed writing it. And this surely is what we want from our writers, the ability to surprise themselves and us, to take us places where no one has ever quite been. Veritas does this. We may not always like where we go. It is, after all, a story of overcoming negativity. And aren't the most memorable journeys ones where we triumphed over difficulties! And like every great journey there are astonishing beauties. The writer, Frances Galleymore, obviously enjoys cooking words and inviting you to share the feast. And more than that, not just words but ideas and feelings. It is more than a sensuous journey, it is a journey of the soul.
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By Maddy on 23 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback
Veritas: Finding the Goddess is a wild, fantastical journey into an alternative world of crystals, magic, goblins and goddesses. It is fast-paced and full of suspense yet with dreamily lyrical passages so beautifully described that they almost demand a re-read. Galleymore's language is refreshly new and creative, and the many diverse characters and creatures are colourful and drawn with imagination. Jona, in particular, is wonderfully drawn and an inspirational figure; goodness personified! The book has been written with compassion, optimism and is a wonderful book for both adults and children. A modern fairy story which cares deeply about the future of our world, and delivers a potent message.I want to know what happens next...
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