Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review: Soul Born

All Opal wanted was to be respected as a wielder of magic, but her teachers passed her over time and time again. When a mysterious warlord embarks on a conquest to destroy the lands of Illyia Opal seizes an opportunity to step out from the shadows of her instructors and take her rightful spot among them.
Tala, an alluring young elf, was banished from her tribe, hunted and nearly killed by the beasts that dwell in the deep forests, but more than anything else she is a survivor. Joining forces with an ancient elemental power Tala finds herself in the center of an unrelenting human war. She never wanted any of this.
 
Flesh like leather and bone as strong as steel Karn, a veteran from the first kingdom to fall, is fueled by vengeance. While pushing ever headlong into battle Karn
 
Through death of soul, their world is born. (goodreads)

My thoughts... Welcome to a world of good and evil, right and wrong, dark and light. Kevin James Breaux has created a high fantasy world full of mystery, action, violence, love, and deceit.


Readers are introduced to the characters, Opal and Karn in the beginning of the story. Opal is a powerful mage and Karn is a warrior. They seem to be the perfect pair, in love, with a deep respect and passion for each other. However things are not always what they seem to be. When the enchanting elf Tala comes into the picture many paths change course. Another memorable character in the story was Zian, a powerful creature with an iron will and a soft side. The characters were very unpredictable. I found myself switching allegiances often and frequently angered by their actions.


Soul Born takes readers on an animated adventure. The pages of this 306 page novel are packed with action. There is something for everyone. The battle scenes are violent and bloody. The romance is steamy and sultry. The plot is mysterious and will leave you guessing. Breaux did a phenomenal job of world building. I could vividly imagine the lands these characters explore.


I could not end this review without mentioning the end of the story. I was shocked and overwhelmed by the actions of the characters and the results it produced. Hang on to your seats readers, it's gonna be a wild ride.

For more information, visit Kevin James Breaux at his official website.

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