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Soulkeeper

The Keepers, Book 1
Written by: David Dalglish
Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
Length: 19 hrs and 1 min

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Publisher's Summary

When ancient magic suddenly returns to his land, a warrior priest must answer the call and protect his world from monsters that were once only legend in the first book of USA Today best-seller David Dalglish's epic fantasy trilogy.

Devin Eveson is a Soulkeeper, traveling through remote villages as a preacher and healer. But when a mysterious black water washes over the world, the veil is torn, flooding the land with ancient magic and forgotten races: fire that dances as if alive, corpses that walk, and creatures that can manipulate time itself. And not all the creatures that have re-awakened remember humanity fondly. 

As the land grows more dangerous and more chaotic, Soulkeepers are turning up dead, their bodies transformed into macabre works of art. Devin must set aside his words of peace and accept his new role: slayer of monsters and protector of the human race. 

For more from David Dalglish, check out:

Shadowdance
A Dance of Cloaks
A Dance of Blades
A Dance of Mirrors
A Dance of Shadows
A Dance of Ghosts
A Dance of Chaos
Seraphim
Skyborn
Fireborn
Shadowborn

©2019 David Dalglish (P)2019 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"Soulkeeper is a fast-paced, page-turning ride with a great, likeable main character in Devin Eveson. It's the definition of entertaining" (John Gwynne, author of Malice)

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  • Paul G. Peppers
  • 2019-03-25

This great story kept me entertained.

This great story kept me entertained.from the beginning. Many fantasy stories use myths and folklore. Some use it well some not so well David has come up with a new and original slant on magic and joins my short list of great fantasy authors.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-17

Nice Suprise

I really liked this book, It's a little different than what I usually get but I have to say I enjoyed the story and narration

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-18

highly recommend

everything in this book was top notch from character building to world building and in the end left me wanting morr

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-03-29

So amazing I can't wait for book 2

This is bloody amazing. I haven't seen any of David's work for years and I love this new book. The world Is so amazing and he has so much potential here.

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  • Sailfish
  • 2019-08-12

Repetitive plotlines became monotonous

David Dalglish writing style was good but his tendency to burden the story with redundant passages needlessly slowed the pace of the story to ill effect.

What follows are light spoilers.

The story starts out in a highly religious, bordering on fanatical, mundane society revolved around 3 deities (sisters) that seem to be a mashup between christian Holy Trinity and Roman-Greco mythology Fates in that they are revered as the creators of life along with controlling the human souls. There is a 2nd pantheon of gods who control the arcane magical abilities and entities who resurface after being cast down millennia ago by the three sisters. What follows is a bloody conflict of the arcane demigods to reassert their influence in the otherwise pious mundane world.

Regrettably, the reasons given for the arcane banishment is only vaguely touched on and the arcane demigods method for forcing it back into human society seems overly brutal and, frankly, a bit nonsensical.

Nicholas Tecosky narrating performance was very good.

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  • Brenda T
  • 2019-06-29

Fun world and interesting characters.

I really liked this story. Never read this author before, and I had no expectations. This book is the perfect break/palate cleanser to read in between heavier books. The lore of the world is unique, with a simple magical system that was logical and not over done. Lots of mystery and questions left to answer, which may be a turn-off for some, but I find myself patiently anticipating the next story.

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  • Austin Swift
  • 2019-09-17

phenomenal story with an incredible performance.

strong story, from start to finish. the narrations are solid and well performed. a great listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-02

an awesome concept

I love the idea of a hero that has forgotten about magic and fae creatures being forced to interact with them again. such a good story

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  • Michael F. Kelly
  • 2019-07-29

Very slow start

The book started so slow it’s amazing I continued to listen. It was so dark and devoid of interest. However and thankfully, it rose to a level of interest and I fully enjoyed it overall.

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  • Sandy M
  • 2019-05-09

Never Been A Fan of Zombies

SoulKeeper, the name caught my eye.
If it would have said Zombies, I would have passed.
I still have 16 hours, ugh
Not sure I can finish, but will try. Narrator is good.

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