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Legacy of Souls (The Shattered Sea Book 2) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B07F6HYFQK
- Publisher : D. Wallace Peach; 1st edition (July 31, 2018)
- Publication date : July 31, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2345 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 291 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,141 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Author D. Wallace Peach has masterfully woven rich detail into a complex, action-packed tale filled with political machinations. The second book expands on the concept of swallowing a person's soul to absorb his or her essence and reveals what happens to free souls if they're not swallowed. Although the story is told from various points of view, everyone's story seamlessly interweaves into others to drive the story forward. The pacing can leave you breathless as you anxiously read to find out what happens to each character from scene to scene until the riveting climax. The three-dimensional characters are engaging, and their motivations and actions often surprise you, heightening the unexpected twists in the tale.
I highly recommend "Legacy of Souls" to fans of epic fantasy that enjoy unique world-building, complex stories, and engaging characters.
The premise that one could swallow the soul of a deceased person and feel their influence, good or bad, plays a substantial role in the story. In some cases, having wisdom passed on through the soul stone can change the outcome in a dangerous situation. In other cases, swallowing a soul with more active skills, such and swordsmanship and discipline is even better. The important thing is to choose wisely and sparingly, lest madness take over.
The plot to save a kingdom and a loved one is believable, allowing that we are in a fantasy world, a world built beautifully by author Diana W. Peach. Her choice of language helps to set the scenes effortlessly as the action keeps us turning pages. As I read this novel, my one fear was that my e-reader would need its battery recharged before I could finish the book. I recommend this book to anyone who won’t mind losing a night’s sleep when they can’t put the book down.
Because of Bel's love, Raze finds the courage to move past the differences that controlled his relationship with his father. Even so, he keeps a careful distance as he retreats back into his life avoiding the political overtures that normally occur from a noble birth.
However, when his father begs him to attend a royal wedding with him, Raze stalls filled with guilt, not willing to give up either his lifestyle or his newfound reconciliation with his father.
Finally, Raze agrees to accompany his father and brother to the wedding when a horrible crime is committed, leaving his family accused of the murder while the royal family hunts them down.
By the time Raze escapes to the freehold, he finds most of his beloved family killed, and Bel kidnapped by the slavers. It is the death of his friend, Samoth, that changes the man forever. Raze chooses to swallow his soul which adds the necessary soldier's skills he needs to survive and to save his family.
Once again, this author has waved her magic wand and created a world like no other. Here, life is filled with danger where human souls are bought and sold by the rich to increase their power. Political motivations and shifting loyalties explode within the schemes of the governing family, while the slavers do their bidding.
The characters and situations within these pages are unforgettable. For me, it was the philosophical dilemma of absorbing another person's soul that I found so intriguing. Think about the possibility of accepting the soul essence of someone else into your existence. New skills and knowledge would have to integrate, for better or worse. If you swallowed too many souls, disaster would ensue as the personalities clash for control with possible madness being the end result. Would you swallow a soul?
This is a brilliant two book series that will keep you guessing until the end. As with most literature penned by this author, I could not put the story down. I read into the wee hours until the last closing chapter came to a satisfactory end. Now, I can't wait to see what D. Wallace Peach conjures up next for me to read. <3
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 STARS
This book also contained several battle scenes (I can tell Wallace has honed her fight scene skills since Aeris, the first book of hers I read) that often defy expectations and add twists. The political intrigue begun in book 1 comes into play in this volume, and it won't disappoint. I definitely think jumping in here without the first book might be difficult, so look there first (Soul Swallowers) if you haven't already.