- Paperback: 323 pages
- Publisher: Pendrell Publishing (April 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983558019
- ISBN-13: 978-0983558019
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,336,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oldsoul was one of those books that when I first heard about it I was thinking it was going to be like most of the other books I've read recently in which the main character can communicate mentally with other people, like telepathy, except he could communicate with dead souls as well. I was completely wrong. For me it was more like reading mission impossible or bourne identity with the addition of the main character getting feedback and advice from relatives, other oldsouls etc through his mind, with the help of Erin.
I couldn't help but picture the story as an action movie as I read, huge all out fight scenes including missions and explosions and flying cars. I also think it would make a great graphic novel and through the author interview I discovered that is what he originally hoped for this story.
As the main character is a young policeman at 18 years old, this appeals to a younger audience and with a less focus on romance and more on battle, a great book recommendation for boys.
I was also a little surprised to find a focus on family ties as well. There is a story connecting Jason with his father and his grandfather that really appealed to me. I liked the struggle that he is put through, he has some hard decisions to make and only with the help of the other oldsouls is he able to fight back. After all you can't really be considered for the title of superhero without a sidekick or two.
Jason is a young cop on patrol one night with his partner Marty, when they are caught scoping out a secret meeting of a notorious Italian crime family. As he comes to after being beaten and tied up, Jason hears a voice in his head telling him to hold on, and all hell breaks loose as a group of weapon-wielding vigilantes comes to his rescue. Confused, bleeding, and in pain, Jason later wakes up in a strange room, and his new life begins. According to his new friends Solon and Mela, he is an "Oldsoul," a vessel for hundreds of reincarnated souls, who all reside within Jason. Better still, he is automatically equipped with each soul's particular talents and knowledge. The speaker for the group is a soul named Erin, a young girl whom Jason gets to know quite well as the story progresses, as they learn to converse with each other without speaking aloud.
Solon also explains that the Oldsouls are facing war with the Athanatos, immortal beings who want to destroy the Oldsouls. Luckily, the Oldsouls have a weapon that can drastically hinder, if not kill, the Athanatos: their own blood. (Likewise, Athanatos blood is dangerous to Oldsouls.) Coincidentally, Jason just happens to be the Oldsoul known as the Ancient of Days, the one who is destined to defeat the enemy. The Oldsouls have a mission to keep their race going, and their best chance at survival, Jason, is finally part of the team.
The action is fast and furious as the Oldsouls try to stop the evil Athanatos Moravec.Read more ›
Like my above title says, halfway through still enjoying it. Would have preferred an Audible.com version. Its a new writer with his own recipe, and with fiction, Different is great.
Jason is a normal eighteen year old guy who lives in Philadelphia. Well, he thought he was normal, until the Oldsoul saves his life, and then they kidnap him. Darrius, the leader of the Oldsouls, tells Jason they've been waiting for him for a long time. And that he's The Ancient of Days that will win the war against the Athanatos. Jason thinks they're crazy, and he also thinks it's a good possibility that he's crazy, too, until he hears Erin's voice talking to him in his mind and when he develops special abilities, he can't deny the truth of who he is any longer. But Jason has kept a few of his new abilities hidden from the Oldsouls, and the last person he ever wanted to see in his life again will be the very person he needs.
Jason has another reason to stay with the Oldsoul. And her name is Mela. Jason has it bad for Mela. I loved Jason's beautiful feelings and thoughts for Mela. Jason is definitely a charmer. He definitely charmed me right to swoon heaven with his romantic feelings for Mela. Erin is hilarious when it comes to Jason's relationship with Mela.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A mixture of everyday pain, joys, love and hate. With old world fantasy of immortality and showing how even that can be taken away..,Published on February 20, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I would like to see a sequel. I had a little difficulty with the fonts deciphering between the characters who were inside the other characters.Published on June 26, 2013 by Janice Ottley
The idea that not only do you have past lives but all your past souls live inside you, and can help you do superhuman things -- yeah, that's intriguing, and with better dialogue... Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by B. Perez
I didn't want to put it down. Great read. Genuinely unique idea- a one-off - I had a hard time slotting this into other sci-fi/psych fare. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Holly Summerhays
loved loved loved it dan! i picked it up and couldn't put it down until i was done! great work!Published on April 13, 2013 by HeyUitsMe
I had the good fortune of helping edit the manuscript before it was published. Dan is a passionate writer, and he worked hard to bring this book to life. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Carrie Snider
Oldsoul was unlike anything else i've read, which made me want to read it as soon as I read the premise for it. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Laura (The Reading Nook