Seer of Souls

The Spirit Shield Saga Volume 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
294 Pages
Reviewed on 03/19/2016
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Author Biography

Professional by day, book nerd and fantasy champion by night, Susan is a masked crusader for the fantastical world. Championing mythical rights, she quells uprisings and battles infidels who would slay the lifeblood of her pen. It’s all in a night’s work, for this whirlwind writer. Discover this for yourself by joining the quest.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Seer of Souls (The Spirit Shield Saga, Book One) by Susan Faw opens with Mordecai the wizard saving the souls of two infants from the poison that killed their mother, Princess Gwendolyn. They are born again and live as twins, Cayden and Avery Tiernan, in a little village called Sanctuary by the Sea. Both possess magical talents which they keep hidden from the public, as magic in any form has been outlawed by the ruthless Queen Alcina, who sends regular patrols to scour the kingdom for signs of its use. Alcina also constantly recruits soldiers as the war between the Kingdom of Cathair and the Primordial is escalating.

Faw’s Seer of Souls has the classic theme of prophesied individuals who will be the key to preventing the destruction of their world. Fantasy fans will like the intricate world building as well as the plot. No fantasy world is complete without ethereal beings. The Primordials are elf-like people with magical abilities. There are also spirit guardians, demons, and others. Faw’s prose is easy to read and not laden with heavy terms, which some fantasy novels tend to favor. All the characters are well developed and the Primordial seeker, Ziona Aspenwood, is my favorite. That said, Avery Tiernan’s role is slightly secondary to her twin in Book One, as the plot mostly centers on Cayden and his journey in discovering more about his power and his past. All the same, I have no doubt that Avery will shine more in the next book and I look forward to it.