Soulbinder Review

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.

Soulbinder Review:

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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.

My Thoughts:

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.

Four stars.

Over To You:

Have you read any of the Spellslinger series? What did you think of them?

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