This is the last of the loose trilogy of Dishonored tie-in novels. I thought the first entry--The Corroded Man--was a decent if not serviceable book. Unfortunately, the quality of each subsequent novel has dropped considerably until we're left with this shell of a story.
The book follows Billie Lurk a year after "Dishonored: Death of the Outsider." The world has changed after the Outsider's downfall and now portals into the Void have appeared all over the Continent. Billie Lurk goes to investigate their cause and try to fix a world she helped break.
Basically, not much happens in "The Veiled Terror" until the very end. This is made worse by the perfunctory and monotone writing style. The most egregious crime, however, was the story's flow. I'm not exaggerating in saying that 80% of book's narrative is: Billie travels from point A to point B. There, she finds a character that provides her with exposition. Armed with this new info, Billie travels somewhere else until she discovers yet another person who graces her with an info dump to move the plot along. Rinse and repeat.
There are a couple of interesting lore snippets referencing the world after Billie's actions in "Death of the Outsider," but these are better found on a wiki or a forum. It's just not worth it to slog through this novel, however short it may be.
- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Titan Publishing Group (1 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1789090377
- ISBN-13: 978-1789090376
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.9 x 17.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 136 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)