~Written by Joshua Silverman
The ancient powers lost to Potara have returned. The Brotherhood of the Black Rose rises to bring Thoth into disorder. And, while the Brotherhood reclaims their power, chaos reigns among the survivors. Six individuals have emerged from the aftermath struggling for control over their lives and a divided land. Kem and Shirin, who abolished the five thousand year reign of the Amun Priests, rule from the golden throne of the Oracle’s Chair in the Hall of the Nine. Dio and Axios struggle to piece together a resistance worthy to challenge the ancient magic which resides in the Great Temple of Amun, and Leoros and Atlantia try to remain true to their hearts and their cause despite tragedy.
But when the Book of Breathings is discovered, the path to immortality is revealed. Leoros and Kem race to capture the Soul of the World unaware of the challenges awaiting them. This time, the gods themselves will intervene.
In a tale where boys become men and girls become women, where treachery and deception are around every corner, and where primeval mysticism finds its way back from the grave, victory is reserved for neither the good nor the evil, but the powerful.
The Soul of the World is the second book in the Legends of Amun Ra series and I found it to be more captivating than the first book, The Emerald Tablet, which I also enjoyed and recommend reading.
The Soul of the World picks up right where The Emerald Tablet leaves off without skipping a beat. The war of Good versus Evil rages on keeping the story fast paced and intense. Myths and legends continue to be a main theme and the author artfully expresses his knowledge of Greek Mythology. This is one of my favorite aspects of his writing and it adds to the intrigue. With the help of Atlantia, Leroes continues on his quest to fulfill his destiny and save the people of Potara from the Brotherhood of the Black Rose and total destruction. Can Leroes achieve victory?
The Soul of the World is well written and flows easily. The author's growth as a writer shines through. If you're a fan of fantasy and/or mythology I highly recommend picking up a copy.
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