Soul Seeker


Fiction - Supernatural
393 Pages
Reviewed on 10/13/2022
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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

Kaylin McFarren presents Soul Seeker, an urban paranormal romance adventure that delves into the cross-political world of humans, souls, angels, and demons. Crighton Daemonium is a highly-skilled soul collector working for the big boss himself, Lucifer. Crighton torments his human target, Benjamin Poe, as well as his family, but Poe exhausts all means to fight back and protect his son. But demons are cunningly deceptive, and Poe is tricked into committing a murder that merits his execution. Crighton continues to go about his business collecting souls until he meets the angel Ariel that will put his true nature to the test. And then there is the Sovereign Sector, a privately held organization of rogue scientists whose intelligence and skillsets include advanced technology that allows them to battle angels and demons in the spirit realm—and Crichton finds himself at their mercy.

Soul Seeker takes you to a different world—an imagined, detailed spiritual world of opposing forces that have been made popular by different Abrahamic faiths. McFarren throws in the element of super science to add to the excitement. Moreover, she picks up from where the apocryphal story of the angelic rebellion left off. It is fascinating how McFarren writes about demons as creatures whose desires are no different from mortals. Here you will see Crichton’s character put to the test as he walks with humans and falls in love with an angel. McFarren never fails to keep you turning pages as she makes it difficult for characters to achieve what they want. This is a story that deeply explores actions ruled by emotions. Soul Seeker exceeds expectations when it comes to paranormal fiction.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Soul Seeker by Kaylin McFarren is book 1 of the Gehenna Series. Arriving in Lochton, Illinois, Crighton Daemonium has a job to do – add to his count of wicked souls. Crighton is a demon and he tricks his first soul, Benjamin Poe, into handing over his soul to protect his son. Once he has Poe’s soul, Crighton continues to hunt until the Sovereign Sector kidnaps him. The Sovereign Sector are scientists who experiment on the supernatural and this forces Crighton into a relationship with the one Angel he was tasked by Lucifer with capturing. This changes everything as untold secrets are spilled and loyalties begin to change. When Lucifer makes the demon the target of his revenge, so begins Crighton’s longest journey yet – will he redeem himself and get away or is he doomed to be enslaved forevermore?

Soul Seeker (Gehenna Series, Book 1) by Kaylin McFarren is an amazing story of actions and emotions, of right and wrong. There is a fine line between good and evil and this book demonstrates that perfectly. As the first book in a series, this one is guaranteed to hook you and you will be begging for book 2. It’s a different take on the supernatural genre, with romance, demons, angels, and more in the mix, a unique plot filled with dark, brooding action all the way. The characters are amazingly well developed and their stories emerge gradually through a series of dialogs that transport you into the dark underbelly of the supernatural world. With plenty of twists and turns along the way, this book will have you hanging on until the last page – I can’t wait to read book 2.

Rabia Tanveer

Soul Seeker is the first book in the Gehenna series by Kaylin McFarren. Crighton Daemonium got to Lochton, Illinois to collect the souls of wicked people. After successfully nabbing the soul of a desperate father, Crighton goes in search of his new victim and has orders from Lucifer to capture an Angel for him. However, he is not expecting to become a victim himself. Crighton and the Angel are captured by the Sovereign Sector, people who like to experiment on supernatural beings like them. They perform experiments that result in Crighton and the Angel forming a soulmate bond. But that is not what hell’s soul collector needs. It not only goes against what he is, but it also puts him under the wrath of Lucifer. Crighton knows that if he wants to survive, he needs to do something, but how? He would first have to get out of the clutches of the Sovereign Sector and he needs to get the Angel out of there too. Plus, Crighton needs to stay out of Lucifer’s reach. Can he do it all?

Sharp and descriptive, Soul Seeker is a thrilling novel that kept me on the edge of my seat. Readers will feel a surge of excitement as they read page after page of the intricate plot and brilliantly composed characters. Author Kaylin McFarren develops the characters at a steady pace that is not too fast or too slow. The writing style is crisp and clear; you can imagine the appearance of the characters in your head, hear their voices, and feel their desperation as they struggle to survive. The action is relentless in this story, and it just keeps on building up until the very last page. The background building is phenomenal, the universe building is believable and the writing style is very modern. It is a tremendous start to a new series, entertaining and fun until the end.