Book Review: Ascending the Veil by Venessa Kimball


A veil beyond our universe has been parted and Jesca must ascend that veil in an attempt to save both those she holds dear and an evolving human race on the cusp of global collapse.

This bock complements the others in the series.
This is the continuing saga of Jesca Gershom Kahn and her Dobrian Guardian allies, of whom she is related to many; and their fight against the manipulative Sondian Guardians..

The twists and turns in this story leave you wanting more, right up to the final word. The ending makes you wonder if this was intentional or Venessa just stopped writing. The way Venessa writes makes it hard to put the book down.

I could spoil the book for you. But I won’t. Throughout the entire conflict between the Dobrian and Sondian Guardians,  Jesca has had to grow up and fast. We learn how Jesca is able to handle the stress of being a Dobrian Guardian with an implant, called a Copula, and powers, such as telepathy.

My rating for Ascending the Veil (Piercing the Fold book 3):

I would have normally rated it 5 Dragons, but there was a few errors in the manuscript. Most notably was the formatting at the end of 27 and the beginning of 28 (the heading). They run together and, thus, the last paragraph of chapter 27 is centered on the page with every line instead of the normal formatting like the rest of the book.


meet the author
In 2010, Venessa Kimball was struck by an idea, a story, that needed telling. Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa embarked on writing what would become her debut novel, Piercing the Fold: Book 1; a mature young adult/ adult crossover, paranormal, science fiction series. July 2, 2012, Venessa Kimball independently published the first book in the Piercing the Fold series. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim, released March 14, 2013.

In August of 2013, Venessa joined the publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. The Piercing the Fold series will be re-published with them beginning with Piercing the Fold: Book 1 on September 3, 2013. Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 will be re-published on September 24. 2013 and Ascending the Veil: Book 3 will be released for the first time on October 18, 2013. The final book in the series, Book 4 (Title TBD) will release in 2014.

As for the future, Venessa is already filling her Work-In-Progress folder. Two of her future projects are contemporary fiction and will reflect her diversity as a writer in other genres. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, participating in charitable 5k and 10k races(crazy…but she loves to run), catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.


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