- Title: Veil of the Dragon
- Author: Tom Barczak
- ISBN: 9780985402204
- Page: 305
- Format: Paperback
Chaelus, Roan Lord of the House of Malius is raised from the dead by the hand of a child His kingdom stolen by the evil dragon, Gorond, Chaelus only hope to reclaim his throne rests with the child knight who saved him, the heretical order to which the child belongs, and the truth about Chaelus which they alone protect.
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“…all seemed like a ghost that he could scarcely remember…”There is a lot to like in Tom Barczak’s Veil of the Dragon. Barczak is an artist/architect who delivers a splendid adventure with interesting characters, a beautiful style, and a haunting medieval setting. Veil of the Dragon is well-done, angelic warfare. Occasional sketches by the author are a nice touch, but they are not finished or abundant enough to affect the read. Barczak’s dreamy style carries the story well enough on [...]
First a disclaimer--Tom is my friend and I read parts of this before it was published. That said, I thought it was terrific. Engaging, imaginative, fun. I know next to nothing about the fantasy genre, but if I did, this is the kind I would want to read.
I cannot do this story justice. His provocative, intense style just sucks you into his dark world; a dark world, where light shines the brightest from Chaelus, its incredible savior.
3.5This is a really hard book for me to review, because I'm of two very different minds about it. It is beautifully written. The use of language is almost awe-inspiring. It's just pain pretty and its slow, measured recitation gives it an eerie, heavy feeling of mystical gravitas. However, that same atmospheric writing, no matter how beautifully the words are strung together, comes across as emotionally flat and provides only an anorexic outline of what is actually happening in the story. In the [...]
Our story opens with Chaelus, Roan Lord of the House of Malius. The thing is, Chaelus is dead, the latest in a long line of victims to fall foul of a blight sweeping the land: the Dragon’s Sleep, a rot that consumes both body and soul.Yet death – it seems – is not the end, for Chaelus is resurrected by one of the land’s sacred protectors, a Servian Knight, Al-Aaron. Someone who, it transpires, is a mere boy.Thus begins a journey that leads this unusual pair in search of their hearts desi [...]
This was an interesting fantasy, and to me at least I haven't read anything quite like it before. The pace starts fairly slowly but soon engages the reader well enough and the suspense continues until the end. Revelations abound for the main character, and the reader and the Dragon of the title is both more and less than he, and the reader imagines. To me this is, in essence, a journey - a journey of faith, self belief (or the lack) and and the journey of life and death, which is not clear cut. [...]
This is one of my favorite books i try to read it every 3 months or so.
Veil of the Dragon is a creative, passionate fantasy story of swords and dragons that dips into Christian iconography and flows like Proustian poetry. The author has found a way to tell an interesting swords and sorcery story in a new lyrical, cascading fashion. The story may seem to flow like a morality tale of old, but not one you have ever read before. This is a new way to see an old story we think we all already know. The tone is dreamy, subversive, and daunting, but the overall effect is ma [...]
I read the whole thing, but failed to understand any of it. Kept hoping it would make sense, and didn't feel like I could write a trashing review without being sure it didn't. It jus doesn't work. I suspect it is supposed to be a treatise, a religious one, on evil. But it fails as a story and the characters fail to be anything. It is just words on a virtual page that fail to become a world, a story, or people.
Beautifully-written fantasy about a man facing his destiny to save the world from evil, who has to overcome the evil within himself and those who are supposed to help him on his way. The main attraction of this book is the prose, highly visual (not surprising, since the author is an illustrator and architect; the book is illustrated with the author's own drawings) and impressionistic, weaving visions and reality together. There's a lot of Christian symbolism and religious themes in the book, whi [...]
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