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The Veil of a Thousand Tears
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Eric Van Lustbader is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling thrillers and fantasy novels, including Last Snow, First Daughter, Blood Trust, The Ninja and The Pearl series. Lustbader was chosen by Robert Ludlum's estate to continue the Jason Bourne series, and his Jason Bourne novels include The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal. Born and raised in Greenwich Village in New York City, Lustbader worked in the New York public school system and in the music business before turning to writing full-time. He lives in Manhattan and on the South Fork of Long Island with his wife, Victoria, who is also an accomplished author.

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Bestseller Lustbader offers the second installment in an ambitious fantasy saga both sketchy and overly detailed. Having saved the besieged planet Kundala from destruction in The Ring of Five Dragons (2001), Riane, the magically transformed and gifted child of the Kundalan sorceress Giyan and the assassinated regent of the V'ornn invaders, stands revealed as the Dar Sala-at, the Chosen One of Prophecy. Now Riane searches for the Veil of a Thousand Tears and its power to release Giyan from possession by the archdaemon Horolaggia. En route she acquires information (little of which anyone understands at this stage in the epic) and companions with names like Tezziq, Rekkk and Thigpen. Resistance fighters, nobles and others pursue their own agendas through an impenetrable maze of destiny and double-crossing. While his blend of pseudoscience and fantasy owes a lot to Arthurian legend, Asian fairytales and the work of Frank Herbert, Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. Unfortunately, maps and appendices do little to unravel the elaborate physical and sociopolitical background, swamped by an abundance of names and terms more easily gargled than remembered. Even experienced disbelief-suspenders will have trouble believing in members of a warrior caste who only know one swear word. Lustbader fans will be thrilled, but readers used to more mainstream fantasy may be daunted. (July 24) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Fulfilling her role as the Dar Sala-at, the destined liberator of the Kundalan people from their V'ornn conquerors, Riane delivered her world from destruction by finding and using the legendary Ring of Five Dragons. Now, however, the world lies vulnerable to a plague of daemons, suddenly freed from their imprisonment by the cosmic energies of a dangerous spell. The only hope for banishing these creatures rests in the discovery of an ancient artifact known as the Veil of a Thousand Tears. The sequel to The Ring of Five Dragons plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice for fantasy collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Praise for Veil of A Thousand Tears "The sequel to "The Ring of Five Dragons" plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . "--"Library Journal"
"Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader." -"Booklist "
"Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . ."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. "The Veil of a Thousand Tears" is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel."--Dave Drake, author of "Lord of the Isles"
Praise for Veil of A Thousand Tears " The sequel to "The Ring of Five Dragons" plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . " -- "Library Journal"
" Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
" Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader." - "Booklist "
" Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . ." -- "Publishers Weekly"
" Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. "The Veil of a Thousand Tears" is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel." --Dave Drake, author of "Lord of the Isles"
Praise for Veil of A Thousand Tears "The sequel to "The Ring of Five Dragons" plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . "-"Library Journal"
"Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans."-"Kirkus Reviews"
"Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader." -"Booklist "
"Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . ."-"Publishers Weekly"
"Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. "The Veil of a Thousand Tears" is
Praise for Veil of A Thousand Tears"The sequel to "The Ring of Five Dragons" plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . "--"Library Journal"
"Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader." -"Booklist "
"Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . ."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. "The Veil of a Thousand Tears" is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel."--Dave Drake, author of "Lord of the Isles"
"The sequel to "The Ring of Five Dragons" plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . "--"Library Journal" "Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader." -"Booklist " "Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . ."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. "The Veil of a Thousand Tears" is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel."--Dave Drake, author of "Lord of the Isles"

The sequel to "The Ring of Five Dragons" plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . "Library Journal" Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans. "Kirkus Reviews" Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader. "Booklist" Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . . "Publishers Weekly" Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. "The Veil of a Thousand Tears" is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel. "Dave Drake, author of Lord of the Isles""


The sequel to The Ring of Five Dragons plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . Library Journal Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans. Kirkus Reviews Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader. Booklist Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . . Publishers Weekly Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. The Veil of a Thousand Tears is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel. Dave Drake, author of Lord of the Isles"

"The sequel to The Ring of Five Dragons plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . " --Library Journal"Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans." --Kirkus Reviews"Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader." --Booklist"Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . ." --Publishers Weekly"Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. The Veil of a Thousand Tears is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel." --Dave Drake, author of Lord of the Isles

-The sequel to The Ring of Five Dragons plunges deeper into the history of the land of Kundala, unlocking new secrets in a fascinating world of forbidden sorceries and alien technomagic. A solid choice . . . - --Library Journal-Lustbader erects a strong armature of myth, magic, technology, and religion to support his unstoppered imaginings . . . World-building that should attract a new universe of fans.- --Kirkus Reviews-Another highly enjoyable, fast-paced, exciting fantasy from Lustbader.- --Booklist-Lustbader creates a unique tale with the compelling style that has distinguished his writing since his renowned Sunset Warrior fantasy cycle in the 1970s. . . .Lustbader fans will be thrilled . . .- --Publishers Weekly-Eric Van Lustbader has created an exotic world which the reader feels without ever fully understanding. The Veil of a Thousand Tears is a remarkable extended prose poem rather than simply being a novel.- --Dave Drake, author of Lord of the Isles

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