Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
Eve Silver doesn’t just paint a pretty picture with her prose. Her descriptions will bring you in to the Otherkin world, will evoke strong emotions. Her words can cut, can overwhelm and can bring butterflies to your stomach. In other words, I love reading her books because during the time from cover-to-cover I feel like I’m in another world. An impressive skill, and a damn good reason for readers to pick up her novels.
In Sins of the Soul we find demigod Alastor Krayl dealing with the fact his father is the Underworld god of chaos and accepting his role as a soul reaper. Bonding with his brothers made it all possible, but now someone as murdered one of them. If he can find his brother’s darksoul and reunite it with his body, he could bring him back. Only the darksoul is missing and time is running out. On his hunt for the killer, he meets Naphré Kurata.He’s not sure if she’s the killer or a witness, but he can’t keep himself from wanting to save her.
Naphré has her own troubles. She’s forsaken her birthright in a sacred order to become an Underworld enforcer. Not her ideal plan, but slightly better. When she meets Alastor, she’s not sure what to think. She’s torn by duty and an inherent distrust of soul reapers and her growing need to know him, even love him.
Both try to keep secrets from one another, and watching their information tug-o-war unravel is gripping. Really, the only downside to Sins of the Soul is the rather abrupt ending. Things tie up quickly in the last few pages, but still leaving a ton of new questions. Perhaps this is why we’re so lucky the third novel in the trilogy, Sins of the Flesh, comes out October 1. We want answers.
Even though this is the second in a rapid-release trilogy, you could pick it up without reading the others and not feel left behind. Surprising, but true. And we really do suggest you pick up Sins of the Soul.