The City of Veils: A Young Adult Epic Fantasy

· Princess Vigilante Book 1 · Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
5 reviews

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Winner of the 2019 Florida Author Project YA Book of the Year!

From bestselling author S. Usher Evans comes an award-winning young adult fantasy series filled with masked mischief and mystery. Fans of Throne of Glass and The Kiss of Deception will get swept away in this brilliant series about a runaway-princess-turned-vigilante who must resume her royal duties when her father and brother are murdered.

Two dead royals. 

A slimy crime boss. 

A city on the brink of chaos. 

Thirteen-year-old Princess Brynna fled an arranged marriage and became a masked vigilante. Now, at eighteen, she's on the cusp of taking down the city's most ruthless crime boss, Lord Beswick—that is, until her father and brother are murdered, and she's dragged back to a life she thought she left behind.

Even as she juggles council meetings and royal decrees, Brynna refuses to give up on her vigilante mission to bring Beswick to justice. But the politics of Forcadel are as volatile as its streets, and Brynna isn't sure whom she can trust in the castle. And with two royals dead in less than a month, she must use all her wits to keep herself from becoming the third. 

Get swept away in a brand new world of intrigue, adventure, and masked mischief that Foreward Reviews calls, "entertaining from the first page to the last." 

Series Order

1. The City of Veils

2. The Veil of Ashes

3. The Veil of Trust

4. The Queen of Veils

Praise for The City of Veils

★★★★★ "Once I started, I didn't want to stop and I did cry a few times (just a few tear drops here and there)." - Goodreads Reviewer 

★★★★★ "I related a lot to Brynna. We are both so stubborn and bullheaded, unwilling to admit fault, it made reading her story feel like I was reading about a piece of myself." - Goodreads Reviewer

★★★★★ "I've always loved books with snarky female leads who can kick some ass." - Goodreads Reviewer

★★★★★ "I highly suggest this book to anyone who read the Throne of Glass series. There are some similarities to the way the two women are in hiding and are thrust back into their royal titles. This book is full of great fight scenes, emotional blows, and great moments of laughter." - Goodreads Reviewer

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5 reviews
Theresa Snyder
April 16, 2019
Brynna is one of my new favorite characters!!! Brynna is smart, sarcastic, tough, strong, caring and stubborn! She is definitely not perfect and I found her to be so relatable! Felix is the best! I love how he is over-protective and loyal and able to stand up to Brynna. A lot of funny moments between the 2 of them. Brynna's sister-in-law Katherine kept me guessing as to whether she was telling the truth or if she had other motives. Most of the time I wasn't sure who to trust and not trust. I really loved the world building, all the twists (the more twists the better!) and all the great characters (and I hope we get to learn more about some of the side characters in the next couple of books). This is another fantastic book by S. Usher Evans. One that I couldn't put down and with that ending, book 2 can't get here fast enough!
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Sheila Gabler
October 11, 2021
Read this in less than 2 days! Great characters even the secondary make you want to get to know them better! World building is amazing and the storyline is full of fun twists and lots of suspense. Looking forward to the continuation of Brynna's story - she has major challenges ahead.
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Cleo elora
June 7, 2019
Good book. The storyline is interesting and the characters are well written.
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About the author

S. Usher Evans was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. After a decade of fighting bureaucratic battles as an IT consultant in Washington, DC, she suffered a massive quarter-life-crisis. She decided fighting dragons was more fun than writing policy, so she moved back to Pensacola to write books full-time. She currently resides with her husband and two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit, and frequently can be found plotting on the beach.

Evans is the winner of the 2019 Florida Author Project YA Book of the Year (The City of Veils) and is the author of young adult and adult novels.

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