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Protector (Anniversary of the Veil, Book 1) by [Smythe, Vanna]
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Protector (Anniversary of the Veil, Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in Anniversary Of The Veil (3 Book Series)
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About the Author

Vanna Smythe is the author of the Anniversary of the Veil fantasy series. She has been writing creatively since her early teens, though one could say her creative writing efforts started long before that. While still in kindergarten, she once tore up a library book to make alphabet soup, and has been fascinated with what words can do, the pictures and worlds they can create, ever since.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1763 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: SBV Publishing (19 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007J6DN2A
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #279,528 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
I'd give this 3 verging on 4 stars.

I found the start extremely confusing. I like prologues, especially mysterious prologues, but this one was a little too mysterious to be interesting. Once I met the character Kae, however, I found the story to be much more enjoyable.
I like Kae, although he came across as a bit cocky to me sometimes, and I find myself reading for his and Issa's relationship conclusion (or at least I hope.) He also seemed to come by things too easily. (Winning fights (physical or otherwise), finding the princess, blocking out intruders etc. I would have liked to see him struggle some more.
I might sound picky but I love fantasy books. While the whole term fantasy pretty much says an author can make up whatever the hell they like, the food choices didn't sit well with me. Fried chicken just isn't fantasy.
I found the dialogue repetitive at times, resulting in, me as the reader, feeling a bit clubbed over the head with certain points. I feel some of the dialogue would have been better phrased another way or written in prose, as in some cases a character is telling another something they already know. Normally a person would say "Continue as normal" or something and not explain in such detail and have the character nod since he already knew this. Not a major criticism for most people, but I feel this is what stopped this book from being so much greater in my eyes.

Overall very enjoyable. Now onto the second!
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1000 years ago The Veil was formed that separated two realms and now, as the Anniversary approaches a sacrifice will need to be made to reinforce The Veil.
Princess Issiyanna (Issi) is the Beacon, one of the people needed to reinforce The Veil and a group of Keepers cross The Veil to abduct her and lead her to her purpose.
Kiyarran (Kae) has wanted to be a Protector all his life. He is a young man with powers that have not been seen for many many years. He is determined to rescue Issi.
That this is a first novel by Vanna Smythe is quite astounding. She not only tells a wonderful story with characters you can't help but care about, she also brings her world to life. The developing relationship between Issi and Kae is brought on steadily and at a pace that fits well with the story - when they are happy, you are happy for them, when things are going wrong you ache for them to be ok.
The secondary characters also bring something to the story. The Priests, who are the main power in Issi and Kae's world are mainly devious types with only their best interests at heart and their 'asassain branch' The Pure Ones are a particularly evil creation.
This book has certainly left me wanting more and I look forward to the next installment eagerly.
I had hopes for this book from the offset but I could never have hoped it would be this good.
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My first impression of Protector (Anniversary of the Veil, Book 1) by Vanna Smythe, was that of a novel which is smooth, consistent and well structured- resulting in a good, easy flow.

Smythe has presented her readers with a fairly long prologue, but it does instantly put you in the middle of the fantastical world Smythe has created. It is full of intrigue but plenty of attention to detail to give the reader a wide view of the location the novel is set in. Smythe does have a knack for depicting landscapes throughout her work, described as both beautiful and desolate at the same time, with complete clarity and a refreshing tone.

Moving on I found the events of the novel interesting, the pace again is consistent and enjoyably fast, but I also felt that Smythe's work was lacking in its ability to not only grab my attention but also hold it. However readers please do stick with it, as it does get better! By chapter 20 I found, for the most part, each character had come into their own and my attention was fully grasped and it didn't let go until the final chapter closed.

In her writing of High Priest Rhaldan, the priest's role and beliefs often get lost as Smythe concentrates heavily on effectively conveying a more sinister side of Rhaldan. This isn't to say Rhaldan isn't supposed to be filling this sinister role- but more that when in one paragraph Rhaldan plots hero Kae's murder, yet in a following paragraph the reader is privy to Rhaldan's inner reasoning of protecting the Kingdom and the "greater good".

With so many factions within factions I found it difficult to pin point which side of the Veil I should have been rooting for.
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I enjoy lengthy fantasies with many characters and complex plots. Therefore, it is no surprise that I love this book. The premises is intriguing and the world-building part of the story is well done. In a crowded genre, it isn't easy to create a fresh and rich fantasy world, but the author has done exactly that. The characters are complicated people -- no black and white cookie-cutter characters here -- which are developed gradually. These are not people who are all good or all bad, except for one high priest (hey, every story needs a good villain). I like that a lot. All real people have both positive and negative qualities and those in this story seem very real. Plus, the main protagonists are very appealing. I won't summarize it to avoid giving spoilers, but following the plot was great fun for me.
Yes, the prologue left me a bit confused but that's a good thing. If a prologue explained everything, why would we need the rest of the book? And yes, this book is the first part of a longer story which obviously is not finished at the end of volume one. As I said, that makes it my kind of book. To other readers who may think they won't like such length, I encourage you to try this. It's well worth anyone's time. I will definitely be buying volume two as soon as it becomes available.
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