The Jack of Souls by Stephen C. Merlino

Harric is a good guy.

He saves damsels in distress because it’s the right thing to do. (And also, he likes girls.)

He’s joined up with folks who are off to save the land from evil. (But he needed to get out of town quick anyway.)

He keeps in contact with his mother. (Unfortunately she’s dead and working hard to kill him too.)

He thinks carefully about making the right decisions. (Except for those highly questionable situations that he dives headlong into.)

And he works hard selling his wares. (While he fleeces unsuspecting persons out of any money he can.)

I always like a book with a good guy don’t you?

Would I recommend it? This is far more than just a fantasy book with a good guy. It’s full of new worlds and magics, culture clashes and ideals, angry immortals and horses (it never hurts to have good horses)… it’s epic fantasy! I finished it, promptly took the book my husband was reading away and put this in his hands instead. If you’re a fantasy lover put this next on your list!

I’d also like to recommend popping over and reading Barb Taub’s book review and interview with the author but, unfortunately, it’s titled: “Don’t read this review…Go straight out and buy 5-star epic fantasy The Jack of Souls”

I feel that leaves you with two options:

Follow her advice and go buy the book.

Or, if you are one of those people who is terrible at doing what you are told, read it anyway, realize that she was right, and go buy the book. (That was me.)

But really, the choice is yours.




9 comments on “The Jack of Souls by Stephen C. Merlino

  1. barbtaub says:

    Best. Review. Ever.

  2. Rosie Amber says:

    So glad Barb inspired you to buy the book, that’s what good reviews are all about.

  3. Becky says:

    I love your book reviews – not too wordy, and to the point! Perfect! 🙂

  4. I’m looking for something new, thanks for the tip. 🙂

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