Darkest Before Dawn Darkest Before Dawn
Book 3 - The Veil Series

Darkest Before Dawn

A Muse Urban Fantasy

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Publisher Description

“It’s too late to save myself, but I’ll save her, even if it kills me.” 

When Akil leaves a nine year old half-blood girl on Muse’s doorstep, it’s not long before the demons come hunting, but this time Muse isn’t the target. The Institute, Muse’s immortal brother, and the Princes of Hell, all want a piece of the little half-blood. What’s so special about Dawn, and why has Akil conveniently disappeared just as Muse needs answers? 

To save the half-blood girl, Muse must first save herself, but is it already too late? Muse’s humanity is failing. Her demon hungers. The darkness coiled around her heart lures her toward madness. And all that stands between Muse and her demon’s lust for destruction, is the hope that some half-bloods do get happy endings. 

The veil weakens. Titles will fall. A new Prince rises. And if Muse can’t stop them, the demons will have their day. 

Praise for The Veil Series

"This emotional, supernatural novel keeps up a brisk pace without leaving the reader behind... A solid start to the series." Publishers Weekly. 

"Action-packed, raw urban fantasy that’s edgy and eclectic." Amazon reviewer. 

"This is a fantastic book, and one of my new favorites! ...a brilliant and original (urban fantasy) tale, entwined with a fascinating element of romance. I am eager to dive into the next book in the series to see what happens with these fantastic characters." Moonrise Books Blog 

"I almost cried. It was THAT heart wrenching." Nocturnal Predators Reviews 

"Steamy and sensual in places whilst heartrending and profoundly poignant & deep in others." Amazon reviewer. 

"Beyond the Veil" has everything you want in a good urban fantasy read... Muse is a great main character, that is "real". She is fast becoming one of my fave heroines. And what can I say of the men, but sexy alpha men are my weakness and this one has two!!" Night Owl Reviews 

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance 

Sub-Genre: Demons. 

Due to adult themes and scenarios this book is recommended for +18's. 

The Veil Series Reading List 

Wings of Hope (Prequel novella) 

Beyond The Veil (#1) 

Devil May Care (#2) 

Darkest Before Dawn (#3) 

Drowning In The Dark (#4)

Ties That Bind (#5)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
April 7
Pippa DaCosta
Phillippa Lancaster

Customer Reviews

Joymabsmith ,

Best read ever!

Watching as Muse struggles to protect this little girl, keep Stephen close to her, find what Akil has planned and all the rest kept me in the edge of my seat. One of the best series I have read.

Mikky@NPReviews ,

Life Just Isn't Getting Any Easier For Muse...

I really, really, REALLY want to strangle something. You're probably wondering why the sudden violent streak, well I blame Mrs. Dacosta for creating such a wonderful and heart wrenching book.

It just isn't getting any easier for poor old Muse. This time around she's been shot, caged and manipulated....so the usual. Akil has dumped a 9 year old for Muse to keep "safe" and things just go to Hell (almost literally...hehe). Conclusion: The crap Muse is putting up with is officially Akil's fault.

Akil has once again gotten his way with events. Which was VERY surprising because for a minute there I thought Muse was actually his equal and could handle him and decipher his diabolical and very well played plan of attack.

As much as it pains me to say, Stefan is just...URGH! I don't even know how to finish that sentence. I am 100% Team Stefan so I was pretty angry with the turn of events. Not necessarily on what happened, but with the unknown. I pretty much speed read through the last chapter so I may have missed/misunderstood something, but I did not like the turn of events. I need facts not maybes, theories or assumptions.

Just one more thing: The epilogue was a jaw dropper.

Favorite Quotes:

"You must have me confused with another sociopathic demon."

"Sometimes, there is o right thing. Sometimes wrong wins, and that's okay. Life can't be distilled down to right and wrong. It's about that messy grey area in between and how we deal with it."

"A Prince of Hell feared me. What kind of monster did that make me?"


"I am chaos eternal. I desire everything in this world and the next offers. I am greed. I hunger. [...] Oh, how I hunger... I want the pathetic mortals of this world to bow before me. I want all that they own, all they desire, every marvelous creation of theirs, but there is only one thing in this world that I need, and that Muse, is you."

Mr.Gundy ,


Things just keep getting worse for Muse. You definitely feel for her. How many enemies can one girl have? The story will keep you entertained and staying up way past your bedtime!

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