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The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

G. P. Ching
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Book Description

Sometimes the end is just the beginning.

Book 1 of 6 in the bestselling Soulkeepers Series.

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths and questions her motives for helping him.

Don't miss these other books in The Soulkeepers Series!

  • Weaving Destiny (Book 2)
  • Return to Eden (Book 3)
  • Soul Catcher (Book 4)
  • Lost Eden (Book 5)
  • The Last Soulkeeper (Book 6)

Read the bestselling novel that readers call an utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written adventure!



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"One of those rare stories that seizes your attention from the start and never lets it go. I would highly recommend The Soulkeepers. It has everything a reader could ever want." - Sarah of ThatBookishgirl.com

About the Author

G.P. Ching is the bestselling author of The Soulkeepers Series and The Grounded trilogy as well as a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre novels with paranormal elements and surprising twists. G.P.'s idea of the perfect day involves a cup of coffee, the beach, and her laptop. She splits her time between central Illinois and Hilton Head island with her husband, two children, and a brittany spaniel named Riptide Jack. Learn more about G.P. Ching and her work at gpching.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3313 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing; 5 edition (March 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RR1NZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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184 of 199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Soulkeepers August 8, 2011
By Laura
Format:Paperback
I'll be honest, the first time I sat down to read this book I had a hard time getting into it. I finally set it aside for a while. It wasn't the book's fault. Or the author's. I just had a lot going on in my life at the time and couldn't manage to summon the focus necessary to absorb this book. And it deserves that kind of focus.

There are so many things going on that you need to be able to concentrate solely on this book to give it the attention it deserves. It's like one of those movies where you can't risk looking away for a second or you will miss something. That said, you want to trust me on this: it's worth it.

For a teenager, Jacob is a strong character. He is well developed, as are all the characters, with all the flaws and quirks necessary to make him become real. He has a very strong sense of self and loyalty. He is a kid who knows who he is and he refuses to let anybody change that. Even in the small town atmosphere that he finds himself in. When he is taken from his home in Hawaii and forced to live with his Uncle in Paris, Illinois, Jacob has to adapt to an entirely new way of life. Not only is he living with relatives that he never even knew existed but he also has to leave island life far behind. No more sand and sea, casual attitudes and acceptance of his differences. Here his differences are glaringly obvious and he's not allowed to forget it.Jacob also slowly becomes aware of the fact that he is different in other ways too. Ways that aren't quite....normal. In a quest to figure out who...or what....he is, and his quest to find his missing mother, he is brought together with Dr. Silva and they have adventures quite unlike anything I have read before.

Even the secondary characters, Malini (I loved this character), Uncle John, Dr.
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96 of 104 people found the following review helpful
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Ever since he recovered from the car accident in which his mother went missing, Jacob has been suffering from disturbing nightmares. The doctors say it's just his brain trying to recover from the trauma, but something about them feels too real.

Miles from his home in Hawaii, living with relatives that he never even knew existed, the dreams still come to him night after night. And now he's having them about his neighbor across the street. A woman who appears to float more than walk and who doesn't need shoes even in the dead of winter.

Already an outcast at his new school, all he wants is to find out what happened to his mom and go home. But with no money and no leads there will be no quick escape for him from the small town of Paris, Illinois. And when he is pushed to the limits one too many times, Jacob learns a secret about himself that makes him question who he really is and if his dreams are more than just fantasy.

With no one else to turn to, Jacob is tempted to accept the offer of help from his mysterious neighbor, Dr. Silva. But he has a feeling that she is keeping secrets from him and her help comes at a price. One that even for finding his mother just might not be worth paying.

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The Soulkeepers is an utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written young adult novel by author G.P. Ching. From its very first words - "Death lived up to Jacob's expectations" - the story will pull readers in and take them on an adventure as Jacob discovers abilities he never knew he had and tries to uncover the truth about his mother's whereabouts.

The story is equal parts paranormal mystery and epic adventure as Jacob learns about the importance of what he is and what his role is in the battle of good versus evil.
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120 of 133 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story. November 27, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3.5 stars.

I usually try to stay away from books about fallen angles and religion. Not because I'm not religious myself, but because too many books seem to mock or contradict one religion or another in the process. I don't know if I would've read Soulkeepers had I known it was this kind of book but I ended up enjoying it. I think for me, it's best to ignore all the religious innuendos and just read it as a story. I can't do this with every book, but with Soulkeepers it was fairly easy to do.

The thing I enjoyed about this book was how easy it was to get into the story. It didn't slow down and there was always some mystery hanging in the air which kept me intrigued. I liked Jacob as a main character and found him to be a breath of fresh air. I don't always like reading about guys from their POV, mostly because I don't totally relate, but I liked Jacob's personality and it was easy to relate to him on some level and in turn like him.

I liked Malini and I'm certainly curious to find out what kind of role she'll play in the future. Overall, I enjoyed this story... don't LOVE the whole religious aspect of it (this is again my person preference) but as a story it was good.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic February 23, 2012
By L. G
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was one of the best books that I have read in a while. It was engaging from beginning to end. I actually finished in a couple of hours. The action was crisp, it moved at a good pace and the handling of the religious theme, good/evil was quite good without being overpowering. In some ways it reminded me of the Golden Compass series which I loved. I appreciated the imperfections of the characters, they weren't all squeaky clean and perfect. I also liked that there was that element where you had to determine who was on the right side or if there was a right side. I would also recommend this for the Young adult/ teens as although there was some romance it was kept light and age appropriate. Good themes- redemption, forgiveness. A really good read. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely EXCELLENT!
Extremely well written. Weaves perfect images in your mind as you read along. I enjoyed it very much! I finished the second book as well and am ready for the third.
Published 6 hours ago by Kim Bales
5.0 out of 5 stars Crapy
This is awesome but can you add mlp to it
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Published 15 hours ago by Jackson Wildcat Library
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
I liked the topics covered in this book, the focus on forgiveness.
I felt like the character development need more. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved the story. very different
Published 1 day ago by Peggy
5.0 out of 5 stars They are all very good, but so far
A page turner with plenty of suspense and surprises that kept me going hard to the end and buy the next in the series. You cannot beat the price. Read more
Published 1 day ago by D Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow
It was an okay read but I found the pace slow.
Published 3 days ago by Scott BigBookReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome start of a series!
I could not stop reading it! Very well written and love the story line!
Published 3 days ago by Keith H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars unexpectedly good
I went into this book thinking it had a good premise and started reading it mainly because it had high reviews. Read more
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G.P. Ching is the bestselling author of The Soulkeepers Series and The Grounded Trilogy as well as a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre novels with paranormal elements and surprising twists. G.P.'s idea of the perfect day involves a cup of coffee, the beach, and her laptop. She splits her time between central Illinois and Hilton Head Island with her husband, two children, and a Brittany spaniel named Riptide Jack. Learn more about G.P. Ching and her work at gpching.com.

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