The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons, #1)
Release Date: 02/20/14
Summary from Goodreads:
GAME OF THRONES meets GRACELING in a new young adult fantasy by bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis. Told in alternating male and female perspectives, THE SHADOW SOUL has been hailed as "an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." (Happy Tails & Tales Reviews)
When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to—until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret—magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh.
But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat.Because their meeting was not coincidence—it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn…
Praise for THE SHADOW SOUL
The writing is flawless. The story and plot line, and plot twists, had me captivated and enamored for the first words. I couldn’t put this book down for anything, and I absolutely cannot wait for book two. The world building is amazing. I feel like I can feel the spirits when Jin speaks of them. And I can feel the fire on my skin like Rhen. And the secondary characters are just as great as the main characters…It’s an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more. - Happy Tails and Tales
I loved the characters. Jinji is an amazing girl of such strength. Reading about her sometimes brought tears to my eyes because I couldn’t help but love her from the beginning. And Rhen, even though I was suspecting him of treachery he didn’t fail to be surprising at every turn… I can’t wait to find out what happens next!" – Creating Serenity
Praise for KAITLYN DAVIS
Kaitlyn Davis writes some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book; they are fast paced and so well delivered. – Reflections of a Bookworm
I really enjoyed Ms Davis's writing, I was riveted throughout and was eager to see what would happen - there was drama, danger, action and romance that was wonderfully detailed and described. – Obsession with Books
This is wonderful addition to the YA fantasy world. It's a unique story about a girl seeking revenge on the deaths of the people of her tribe. Jinjii is the epitome of what it means to be a warrior. Her strength could be felt through the pages of the book and I felt myself engrossed in her world as she took on strange dangers.
Along the way Jinjii meets Rhen, a prince. He was loyal, and is after the exact same enemy that Jinjii is after. The two embark on an adventure to look for the very people who destroyed everything; the very ones that inflicted so much pain.
If your a fantasy lover, this is a book you will not want to miss out on. The battles and action sequence of the book was astounding!! I felt as if I were apart of the story myself. The images that are distiller into my mind only make me the much more impatient for the second book to get here.
The Shadow Soul has it all. An amazing heroine and hero, plot, the beautiful descriptions, and the many,many secrets that keep you guessing throughout the book. It's definitely an entertaining read.
The Shadow Soul – Buy Links:
Amazon (paperback): http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Soul-Dance-Dragons/dp/1494900092/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392903909&sr=1-1&keywords=the+shadow+soul+kaitlyn+davis
Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy.
Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.
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