Soul Swallowers by D. Wallace Peach

Soul SwallowersHave you heard? D. Wallace Peach has released a new fantasy series, and news like that is worth our attention.

Soul Swallowers is D. Wallace Peach’s best book to date, and that’s saying something. From her prior books I’ve come to expect expert plotting, three-dimensional characters, and truly magnificent world building.

In this book, Ms. Peach has taken a single world-building premise—that people can swallow other people’s souls after they die—and worked it into a fantastic, detailed secondary world. Here, the powerful squabble for ever more influence while the wretches and unlucky are sold into slavery. The main character, Raze, has turned his back on a life of wealth and privilege, and joins another man in building up a small farm, a freehold, assisted by former slaves who soon become an extended family.

But the Byzantine politics of Raze’s former circle soon entangle him again, and he’s forced to re-enter his old world to try to save the members of his new family.

Soul Swallowers transported me to a completely different world, one that I enjoyed exploring and was reluctant to leave. I highly recommend it.

Now here’s the place where you should imagine the radio announcer’s voice saying, “But wait, there’s more…” Because Soul Swallowers is Book One in the Shattered Sea series, which means that when you reach its finale, the story isn’t over. There’s still Book Two, Legacy of Souls.

I was lucky enough to read Legacy in its draft stage, so I can comfortably affirm that this series is complete and well worth the time invested reading it. Legacy of Souls is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

But first, go check out the Look Inside on Soul Swallowers here:

Happy Reading!

Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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56 comments on “Soul Swallowers by D. Wallace Peach
  1. balroop2013 says:

    Wow! What a wonderful review of Diana’s book. The cover is mesmerising, conveying a quiet message that this book is special and then the theme is no less enticing! Thank you Cathleen, for recommending this book, I know it is another treat from the fantasy world that Diana creates so effortlessly in her books. My best wishes to her for the success of this book.

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  2. Thank you so much, Cathleen. If the book shines it’s because you helped with so much of the polish! You deserve a vacation. I’m just tickled with my first review – honestly couldn’t be happier. I’ll reblog next week and do another bit of celebrating! Hugs. And Happy Writing!

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  3. Jennie says:

    Wonderful review, Cathleen!

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  4. Being transported is the best! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  5. Fantastic review! 🙂 Sharing… xo

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  6. Sheron says:

    Excellent review for an excellent fantasy author.

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  7. robbiecheadle says:

    A great review of Diana’s new book, Kathleen.

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  8. Given what an authority you are on the high-fantasy genre, Cathleen, this is no small praise! I loved Catling’s Bane and can’t wait to read this one…

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  10. Annika Perry says:

    Cathleen, a superb review of Diana’s latest and you pull us into the book straightaway. With your close knowledge of her earlier books and her next in this series your review has added depth.

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  11. Jina Bazzar says:

    Great review, Cathleen. Books that transport you are definitely the must reads.

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  12. Lyn Horner says:

    Lovely review, Cathleen. I love D’s writing, can’t wait to dive into this new series . . . after I finish the Myth of her Myths of the Mirror series.

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  13. Thank you for the excellent review of Diana’s new book. I enjoyed Catling’s Bane and have Oathbreakers Guild on my kindle. This new series sounds so intriguing. I’ve read some excerpts on Diana’s blog. What a fascinating idea – to swallow the souls of other people when they die! I anticipate this series will be well received in the fantasy literature genre. Diana is a masterful writer. – Molly Stevens

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  14. A new release by D. Wallace Peach is ALWAYS something to celebrate. Oh! The worlds she brings us to. I can’t wait to read the Soul Swallowers!

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  15. Such a wonderful review! Now, if I could freeze time until I catch up on my TBR… Good luck with the new release, Diana!

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  16. MG WELLS says:

    Excellent and wishing you a blessed week.

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  17. Ann Coleman says:

    I’m not sure how I missed this post the first time around, but thanks for the review and recommendation! I will certainly look into it…


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