The Ether: Vero Rising (An Ether Novel)

Book 1 of 3 in the Ether Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.178256

The Fiercest of Warriors?

Vero Leland always suspected he was different from others his own age, ever since his childhood attempts to fly. But he never could have predicted the truth―or how much his life was about to change.

Soon after his twelfth birthday, Vero learns he is a guardian angel and is abruptly transported to the Ether, the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth. Yet before he can be counted among these fierce warriors, Vero must learn to master his growing powers, competing with other angels-in- training and battling demonic creatures known as maltures as well as mythical creatures such as the leviathan.

Until his instruction is complete, Vero needs to alternate between the Ether and his regular life. If he survives training and accepts his destiny―a destiny he did not choose―he must leave everything behind, including his family and the life he loves. Meanwhile, an evil is growing―the maltures are rising, and Vero appears to be their target.

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on February 4, 2014 by Zonderkidz
ISBN-10: 0310735556
ISBN-13: 9780310735557
46 Book Reviews
  • sister
    sisterabout 6 years55 stars
    This book was great! I also read Ether series book 2 Pillars of Fire... its even better that Vero Rising! now i cant wait until Book 3!
    • dreamerjewl
      dreamerjewlalmost 7 yearsFeatured
      This story is based on Vero, a boy that finds out he's not human, but in reality a guardian angel. I like it cause of everything on angels. It talks about the Ether, which is the space between heaven and earth, where both Angels and Demons dwell, just on different sides, and STILL hate each other. A must read! CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK!!!
      • sister
        sisterover 6 years55 stars
        I agree totally! And I already read book 2 Pillars of fire... even better than Vero Rising... and that was my favorite book! (FYI... big surprise at the end of the book... now I can't wait for book 3!) My new favorite series of all times!
      • asma234
        asma234almost 7 years55 stars
        Vero finds out he is a Guardian Angel,and has to find warriors in battle and all kinds of cool things.Vero wasn't like the kids his age,and he knew that.He tried to fly at one point which is crazy,but as you read you learn why.Vero has to train to know his future,but if his future is to become a true Gurdian Angel.That means he has to leave his family and everything he loves behind.Throughout the book you'll learn he was adopted as a baby,and maybe that's why he thought he could fly when he was little.I think this book was pretty awesome,and I'd read it again and watch the movie if it's really coming out.Five stars from me.This Author put a lot into this great book.
        • mydogdiva2
          mydogdiva2almost 7 years
          Similar to the Percy jackson series I loved the adventure.THank you dogo books for giving me this amazing book.I would recommend this book to all.
          • cerulian
            cerulianabout 7 years55 stars
            The Ether - Vero Rising is the great tale of the journey the main character, Vero, goes through when he finds out that he is a guardian angel. He is not just any guardian angel, he is special. He is not happy when he finds out that the person who he has to guard is the boy he likes the least. Vero learns many sad things and cool things along the way. On this supernatural journey, Vero meets new friends, learns life lessons, and unlocks his potential.
            • ian21tang
              ian21tangabout 7 years55 stars
              This is a very interesting and exciting book to read. I loved the plot and I actually find it easy to believe in the concept of the Ether. Please like if you think it kinda makes sense.
              • tim0706
                tim0706about 7 years44 stars
                I really enjoyed this fantastic book. It is about a guy name Vero and goes to Ether. This story is real mind blowing to me.
                • dreamerjewl
                  dreamerjewlabout 7 years
                  IT IS MIND-BLOWING!!!! This book makes you just think and think and think! If you go on a spiritual level, thinks just make so much sense!! in any case, this book is just incredible, written so skillfully and very well done! It keeps you at the edge of your seat in some cases and you just can't put it down! Totally reccomended!!!
                  • sister
                    sisterover 6 years55 stars
                    I AGREE! And I can't wait for Book 2... it finally comes out next week and I am buying it!
                  • ruff8
                    ruff8about 7 years55 stars
                    Vero Leland is sent to the Ether to become a guardian angel to answer prayers and earn his sword. He also helps his guardian angel friends too, Ada, Greer, Kane, X, and Pax.
                    • joywjlee
                      joywjleeabout 7 years55 stars
                      The main character Vero finds out that he is a guardian angle and that he must train at a school in Ether. I loved this book because it was full of details and made me think that I was living inside the story and going through the journey with Vero...