As part of my October Goals, I set myself the challenge of writing a book review per week and today, I’m fulfilling that with a one-day post-publication review of Soulbinder by Sebastien De Castell.
I was incredibly lucky in that I managed to win a copy of this stunning book from Readers First, which is the first ever book I’ve won from them.
Kellen and his murderous squirrel cat, Reichis, are on their own. They’ve heard rumour of a mythical monastery, known as the Ebony Abbey. It’s a place that outsiders can never find – but Kellen is getting desperate. He’s been told that the monks inside the Ebony Abbey know more about the Shadowblack than anyone else – and that they even know how to cure it.
Then Kellen and Reichis are separated and for the first time, Kellen must face the world alone – and venture deeper into shadow magic than he ever knew he could.
This was amazing.
The growth of Kellen over this book was utterly sublime. Character growth is one of the biggest things I look for in a book and Castell supplied it in bucketloads.
The plot was unpredictable, but in a fun and exciting way. The trademark humour of the Spellslinger series really shone through once more.
I can’t talk about this series without quickly mentioning those gorgeous covers as well. I love how they’re all co-ordinated to match a theme of decks of cards and they look rather lovely on any shelf.
Soulbinder has a real western-y feel about it and is an adventure packed full of heart, humour and mystery. It’s emotional, with plenty of plot twists to keep you guessing.
I won’t give too much more away, as there are some cool surprises, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next spell-binding book in the Spellslinger series.
Over To You:
Have you read any of the Spellslinger series? What did you think of them?