Book Launch – D Wallace Peach – Liars and Thieves – Unraveling the Veil, Book 1

I am so thrilled and excited to bring you a book launch that I’ve been quietly waiting to share (I had the supreme honour of a sneak peek at this one), and finally, here it is. Please celebrate the launch of D. Wallace Peach’s Liars and Thieves, Book 1 in a new fantasy series, Unraveling the Veil.

Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.

Three unlikely allies stand in his way.

A misfit elf plagued by failure –
When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.

A changeling who betrays his home –
Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.

A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets –
Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.

When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.

Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.

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Book Review – Liars and Thieves, Book 1, Unraveling the Veil

If you’ve read D. Wallace Peach’s Rose Shield series, you know she’s a master of fantasy world-building and creating multi-layered, memorable characters. Peach does this to the nth degree in Liars and Thieves, so much so, that I know this is a book I’m going to want to read a few times to fully grasp its complexities and richness.

Liars and Thieves sees a world of three races commingle with mistrust and simmering unease, as they go about their day to day lives. Elves live a high-life of wealth and privilege, spoilt and pampered, but solely dependent on crystals mined by goblins to live their decadent lifestyles. The goblins (easily my favourite race), embrace logic in their austere world beneath the Raveen mountains and dole out crystals to the dependent races sparingly. Changelings, duplicitous, unpredictable, and wild, live in their forest…when they aren’t spying on the other races.

Into this melting pot of tension, folk of all three races begin disappearing, and it’s up to three misaligned, reluctant adventurers, to set aside their animosity toward one another, their inherent mistrust and deep-seated hostility, and learn to work together to uncover the truth behind the disappearances.

Liars and Thieves is a literary treat, brimming with Peach’s trademark deliciously descriptive passages, filled with exceptionally well-thought-out world-building and lore, and chock full of interesting characters. I am hooked on this series, madly in love with one of the lead characters, and cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you’ve read Peach before, you know you’re in for a treat. If you haven’t, what the heck is wrong with you?

D. Wallace Peach – Author Bio

D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.



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Twitter: @dwallacepeach

43 thoughts on “Book Launch – D Wallace Peach – Liars and Thieves – Unraveling the Veil, Book 1

  1. Hey, Jess! Thank you. ❤ The final stop on the goblin-train tour! I just love your review and couldn't be more grateful for the effort you put into helping me get this book ready and off the ground. It's a better story for your feedback. Thanks so much for sharing your blog with me. I hope you feel tip top soon and have a healthy, happy, safe week. Happy Writing.

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  2. Excellent review of Liars and Thieves, Jessica! I agree with you that Diana is a master of fantasy world-building and creating memorable characters. I too loved this book and can hardly wait for book 2 to be available. Thank you for hosting Diana’s book tour!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Miriam. You and Jess were wonderful to get those early reviews in. I couldn’t appreciate it more. This is the last stop on the tour. Special thanks for taking the journey with me. ❤ Have a lovely week.

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    2. It was my pleasure, Miriram! I’ve been a massive fan of D as a writer and a human being for some time. She’s one of my favourite writers and such a wonderful person. I was thrilled to host her and ‘Liars’. Thank you for popping by!

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      1. They are a sub race of dwarf. Not at all smart, most can’t count beyond two. They are dirty and make their living as scavengers. Still, like the great mage Raistlin Majere, I have a soft spot for them.

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  3. Now that’s a review! This is on my Kindle and TBR and I can’t wait to get to it. I just need to read faster so I can catch up. I’m so looking forward to discovering this world and these races, especially after reading your review, Jess.

    A huge congrats to Diana!

    P.S….hope you are doing well, Jess 🙂

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    1. Thanks for taking a peek at Jess’s review, Mae. When I first read it, I had to laugh at the last line. I hope that when you get to the book, you enjoy it. I totally understand the TBR pile challenges! Lol. Have a great day and take care.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Teagan. And thank you for your review too. This blogging community has been so kind to me. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. And I hope your internet problems get resolved soon. If not, Guns of Perdition is a good read for getting out your frustration! 😀

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