Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours, I found another great author with another great book! “Soul Meaning” is A.D. Starrling’s first book in the “Seventeen Series.” Join us tomorrow at my blogger spot for her interview and an inside look at this fantastic new author. There’s also a Rafflecopter giveaway you might want to enter 🙂

Dariel’s Review: “Soul Meaning” by A.D. Starrling

Product Details

  • File Size: 556 KBSoul_Meaning-800-Height
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008L8IU8C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 

 

My name is Lucas Soul.
Today, I died again.
This is my fifteenth death in the last four hundred and fifty years.’

The Crovirs and the Bastians. Two races of immortals who have lived side by side with humans for millennia and been engaged in a bloody war since the very dawn of their existence. With the capacity to survive up to sixteen deaths, it was not until the late fourteenth century that they reached an uneasy truce, following a deadly plague that wiped out more than half of their numbers and made the majority of survivors infertile.

Soul is an outcast of both immortal societies. Born of a Bastian mother and a Crovir father, a half breed whose very existence is abhorred by the two races, he spends the first three hundred and fifty years of his life being chased and killed by the Hunters.

One fall night in Boston, the Hunt starts again, resulting in Soul’s fifteenth death and triggering a chain of events that sends him on the run with Reid Hasley, a former US Marine and his human business partner of ten years. When a lead takes them to Washington DC and a biotechnology company with affiliations to the Crovirs, they cross the Atlantic to Europe, on the trail of a French scientist whose research seems intrinsically linked to the reason why the Hunters are after Soul again.

From Paris to Prague, their search for answers will lead them deep into the immortal societies and bring them face to face with someone from Soul’s past. Shocking secrets are uncovered and fresh allies come to the fore as they attempt to put a stop to a new and terrifying threat to both immortals and humans.

Time is running out for Soul. Can he get to the truth before his seventeenth death, protect the ones he loves and prevent another immortal war?

 

Review

I received a review copy of “Soul Meaning” free of charge in exchange for an honest review. “Soul Meaning,” book one of A.D.Starrling’s “Seventeen Series” is aptly categorized as a supernatural thriller. Let me start by saying the first book in any series is challenging to say the least. The author has to balance introducing readers to a new world with dumping too much information and confusing or boring them too death. Well, Starrling came pretty close to finding a perfect balance here. This book has something for the paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and science fan.

Back in the day, “Highlander” was one of the few shows I taped to make sure I didn’t miss an episode. Starrling took me back to those fond memories with Soul, and added a feudal plot twist not present in the Duncan McLeod stories (Crovirs vs. Bastians). Filled with non-stop action and adventure, detailed fight scenes and an intriguing lead character, not to mention the rich mix of supporting characters, this is definitely a page turner.

Did I mention how much I enjoyed it? “Soul Meaning” is well worth the time of any reader who enjoys reading for entertainment and doesn’t mind learning and thinking along the way. Starrling’s well-researched environmental and historical facts enrich the story and make it even more real. My only complaint if I must have one is that it got a little wordy at times, but the writing style is fast-paced and I loved the characters. I could very easily see a movie-making deal in the future. Rich and savory. I look forward to the next installment. 4.5 rounded up to 5***** stars. Great job!