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Piercing the Veil

Book One of The Veil Saga

Publisher: Your Wildest Dreams
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel | Series
Age: YA (12-18)
Genre: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Historical Fiction
Language: English
Key Phrases: dwarves · Elves · goblins · legends · magic · mythology · myths · Santa
“My wife and I listened to the audio book during our recent trip from Colorado to Texas…WOW…just WOW! What a wonderful book that is exciting, well-written (very akin to Brandon Sanderson), intriguing…it’s got it all. There’s some historicity to the story that really ties in some great, well-known and beloved themes. Steven Guglich writes in a way that gives his world (our world) depth, mythology, and a rich tapestry from which to explore the fantasy realm of The Veil Saga.”
– Alex Marquez
Where did the magic go?

They say that legends are born, not made.

But for Jeremy Goodson and Masaru Hagen that is far from the truth. Confronted by something that neither of them can explain, two complete strangers from opposite sides of the world embark on an unforgettable journey that will forge them into living legends.

It has been almost 4,000 years since magic disappeared from the Earth. Hidden from humanity by the Veil, those who possess magic live in ancient settlements across the globe. Over the centuries, these beings have pierced the Veil, leaving behind glimpses and shadows of the fantastic and arcane. Fueled by distant memories and humanity’s desire for wonder, familiar stories of myths and legends have been passed down for thousands of years in nearly every culture and nation.

Jeremy Goodson, an average, overweight teacher in New York City finds his entire world turned upside down when a stranger tempts him to leave everything behind and start a journey that will test Jeremy’s mysterious gift and bring magic and hope back to humanity.

Masaru Hagen, the adopted son of American tech entrepreneurs living in Tokyo, has been guided by an unseen voice all his life. On the eve of his twentieth birthday, the voice leads him across thousands of miles, on a mysterious and perilous mission he alone can undertake.

But there are principalities of this world that will do whatever they can to stop Jeremy and Masaru and keep magic out of the hands of humanity forever.

One of these men will bring hope to the world; the other will bring death. The world they once knew will be changed forever, not only for themselves, but for everyone on Earth…and maybe not for the best.

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