Review: Soul Searcher: The Reckoning Part 1

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Soul Searcher: The Reckoning Part 1 by Stephen S Arend

Soul Searcher: The Reckoning details the journey of one man, Rork, as he strives to find his past and answers to the strange memories and images which have plagued him for the past ten years. In making this journey, he will discover who he really is…and was.

Along the way, Rork gathers to his side an enigmatic forester with ties to a long-forgotten race, that young man’s secret protector, and a boisterous islander with pride as large as the open canyon country.

In the end, Rork finds himself torn between what he must do for himself and what he can do for others around him, for he learns of friendship and caring, and that it hard for a man with only half a soul. The past cannot be changed, and for some, the reality of that may prove too much to accept.

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Review

*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review *

Rating: 2.5 stars

Soul Searcher: The Reckoning Part 1 is a fantasy novel telling the story of one man’s journey to find out the truth about his past and discovering just who he really is on the way.

I wanted to enjoy this novel. The plot really drew me and I was looking forward to reading it, however, I just couldn’t get into it. There was a lot of description, which usually I don’t mind at all but the way it was written made the story feel disjointed and broken up so it was really hard to follow what was going on. The dialogue suffered the same problem and the words spoken between the two main characters seemed almost forced.

This considered I really can’t give The Reckoning Part 1 more than 2.5 stars. The author clearly has talent and has taken a lot of time to world build, but unfortunately in its current form this novel just didn’t read well for me.

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