Veil of Darkness, the second book in the Elements series follows the story of Talon and Gage after they have been separated by Gage’s decision to try and save their mother from evil forces which kidnapped her the day the boys were born. Talon is determined to find a way to open the portal to rescue his brother and mother. Years have passed though with no sign of how to open the portal and Talon must embark on a journey to learn more of his destiny to right his future. As Talon embarks on his journey he must learn how to deal with the anger and frustration inside him before he destroys those he loves. Gage jumped into the portal with no thought or plan and his story follows him as he meets new friends and enemies and begins to fall in love. Gage also needs to learn how to better use his gifts to find his way safely through this new place.
Finally Talon finds a way to get to the dimension which his brother is trapped in and the story wraps up with a final battle and the brothers having to make some difficult decisions. New friends and old will come together and the story shows how love can make one stronger.
Ms Fuentes writes a compelling book that is easy to lose one in. She gives fantastic descriptions of the new dimension and strong, enjoyable new characters. I am looking forward to reading the third book in the series, Elements: Kingdom of Aqueous, which is set to release in the spring of 2012. I have given this series to both of my daughters to also read and they enjoy the story as well.
Talon Thorn’s entire world comes tumbling down around him as he experiences the unexpected separation and possible death of his twin brother Gage. He struggles to balance the emotional onslaught of anger and guilt in a life where triumph can fade to cataclysmic despair in an instant.
With the ancient prophecy to protect mankind still looming over him, Talon remains confident he can unlock the impenetrable gates to an unknown dimension and free his family from the evil that has held them captive for so long. Reality cross connects with fantasy and shatters the misconception the Earth realm is the only civilization within our universe after Talon uncovers the path to mystic portals.
Dark forces remain ever present and are lured by Talon’s fury combined with his supernatural abilities to harness the elemental power of fire along with extraordinary shape-shifting skills. He must embrace the courage to control his amazing gifts and follow the hidden evidence that may lead him to discovering his lost family or deliver him directly to the enemy. Malicious minions have challenged the sole survivor of the ‘Brothers of Prophecy’ and will try to obliterate the only remaining force that can save humanity.
This is the second in a series that needs to be read in order. Book one is Elements: The Beginning.