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Reviewed by Charles Remington for Readers' Favorite
An airborne palace is attacked suddenly and without warning by a single, seemingly invincible assailant who proceeds in a very short time to decimate the guard, bring the palace crashing to the ground, and kidnap the incumbent princess. A Soul Divided: The Blood Fire Trilogy Book 1 by Daniel M. Quilter sets off at a cracking pace and maintains this momentum until the very last page. The princess must be rescued, but it would appear that there is only one man who can track down the terrifying kidnapper and get her back. He is the lost brother of one of the surviving palace guards, a wisecracking space pirate with whom the guard has had no contact since they were children, and who is now wanted, dead or alive, for a string of murders and crimes on any number of planets. Ordered to track him down, the guard reluctantly complies, eventually succeeding by means of bribes and extravagant rewards in getting his wayward sibling involved in the fight.
High tech space travel rubs shoulders with the occult in a well thought out racy plot, peopled by credible characters and pretty awful monsters. The dialogue is brisk and very funny in places; our hero seems never to be short of a smart comment or riposte. A Soul Divided brings a breath of fresh air into a sometimes over serious, apocalyptic genre. It is reminiscent of the work of Harry Harrison (Stainless Steel Rat/Bill the Galactic Hero), a brilliant author who brought humour to science fiction. I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to further installments from Mr Quilter in what I am hoping will be a long ongoing series.