Shaman of Souls

Scars of the Necromancer Book One

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Pub Date 28 May 2022 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2022

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“Memorable characters elevate an often surprising tale of magic and faraway lands [and] the ending packs a punch… and forges a clear path to a sequel.” - Kirkus Reviews

Young Xeile is dying, and in his final act he sets out on a mission to find the one who killed his mother. But the mission is complicated when clues lead him to Trifectus, a city that’s just been locked down due to two brutal killings. Xeile quickly discovers that to complete his task he must help the peacekeeping Guardians of Trifectus solve the double murder. To even have a chance of cracking the case, Xeile will have to commune with spirits to find the killer, an act considered almost impossible by most of the living and punishable by death to the rest. Yet as he speaks to those spirits of the past, he uncovers a dark future. The murders of both the townsfolk and his mother are just the beginning, heralding the return of sinister magic and death for the entirety of the continent. Will Xeile be able to find the answers he seeks? Or will death take him before he can fulfill his dying wish?

“Memorable characters elevate an often surprising tale of magic and faraway lands [and] the ending packs a punch… and forges a clear path to a sequel.” - Kirkus Reviews

Young Xeile is dying, and in...


Advance Praise

“The well-developed characters ease readers into [the] mystery… with details revealed only gradually, and genuinely shocking turns. ” - Kirkus Reviews

"A compelling novel in an original setting with deep lore and an expansive world with mysteries around every corner." - James Horton, Worldcraft Club Podcast

“The well-developed characters ease readers into [the] mystery… with details revealed only gradually, and genuinely shocking turns. ” - Kirkus Reviews

"A compelling novel in an original setting with...


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Featured Reviews

i liked the use of Necromancy in a different way, the characters were great and I really appreciated the risks that the author took in the book. It was a great start to a series.

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I loved this book. If you are a fan of a d&d setting, mystery and a great talent for description, then this book is for you. The setting is rich and full of an interesting history I can not wait to learn more about, the characters are both wonderful and flawed, but also not falling into the typical stereotypes you expect from them. There are surprises all around, and they are all delightful in their horrificness. Read this book, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank you so much publisher for providing an arc! I just devoured this book. It was so nerve-wrecking so I can not express enough about the plot. The plot is so interesting that you will find yourself gasping everytime you find something new.
I really like the worldbuilding, and how the author can create a world that has the capability of making us vicariously live through it. I feel like the introduction was a bit too slow-paced for me. The characters are fairly interesting.
Henceforth, it was quite a good read.

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THis book was interesting to say the least. It was scary and eerie. there is no other way to describe it.

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Honestly the best thing I can say about this book is that I vibed with it. I enjoyed the plot, the magic system, and the overall aesthetic and feel of this book.

I think the storyline was paced well and so subtle with its plot shifts and revelations. As for the writing, it was so intricate I felt myself gradually getting in deeper into the world and the characters. I can definitely see the potential for the rest of the series with regards to relationships between the characters and the way the book ended. If anything, pick this up for the insanely gorgeous cover and dynamic between two central characters who I'm sure the readers can resonate with. I'm also living for the devotion towards eachothers the characters have in this story. We'll have to see how things turn out in a potential sequel.

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